We all have our go-to restaurants with our go-to dish. A restaurant or dish that you know won’t disappoint, one that you can count on for consistently satisfying. This week, we’re stepping out of our comfort zone and exploring local menus beyond our go-to dishes.
Monday: Housemade Bologna Grilled Cheese from Maxie's
Sliced ham, mustard-mayo, caramelized cheese, and crispy fried potato skins on a TACO? You’re crazy El Jefe, we like you, but you’re crazy. Somehow this French-ish, Croque Monsieur-ish, inspired taco just works, and keeps us coming back for more (and more, and more).
Wednesday: Weber's Carrot Cake From Mason Street Grill
Sometimes after a meal at a restaurant like Mason Street Grill, which is presumably filled with steak or seafood, dessert’s out of the question. You’ve got eating yourself into a food coma and turning the server with the dessert menu away down to a science. PSA: save room!! This Carrot Cake, or heaven in a bite as we like to call it, cannot be missed!
Thursday: Scotch Egg from Rumpus Room
Ahh, the Scotch Egg. An egg unlike any other. For those unfamiliar with the Scotch Egg, it's a soft (sometimes hard) boiled egg, wrapped in sausage, breaded, then fried. Rumpus Room leaves their yolk ooey and gooey and just the way we like it. Hello, new go-to appetizer.
Friday: Fish Fry Special from Izumi’s
Stepping away from our go-to dish is a big step when it comes to experimenting with the sacred Friday night fish fry tradition. Friday night only comes once a week, you know? Luckily, Izumi’s Fish Fry Special doesn't disappoint. The panko breading adds a crispness to the fish that makes us wonder what life was like before a panko breaded fish fry.
Saturday: Blue’s Egg Salad Sandwich from Blue’s Egg
If we had to choose a biggest takeaway from our week of branching out, we’d say the Torta Ahogada from Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub is not for the faint of heart or the “I want a light lunch” diners. Luckily, we’re neither. The Torta Ahogada, served standing on its end, is filled with pork carnitas, a housemade black bean spread, pickled red onions and Pasilla aioli. All laid on top of a spicy tomato broth. Props to you, Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub, for making dunking easy.
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