Where can I find GREAT meatloaf?
I went to eat at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen in St. Helena over the weekend and had a very disappointing meatloaf. It was sort of chunky and tasted like a bunch of different "leftover" meat and fish scraps thrown together with diced jalapeno and carrots, drenched in what tasted like salsa from a can.
Now I am left with an unsatisfied urge for great meatloaf. In my opinion, good meatloaf has a moist, even texture, is very flavorful, and is not oily/greasy.
I like Blue Plate's fine, but my husband didn't like it at all -- just to give one person's dissenting opinion. He thinks it's way too fluffy, and it does have kind of an odd texture.
I love the turkey meatloaf from the takeout counter at Berkeley Bowl: it has a smooth and even texture like you want, but be warned that the flavor runs on the sweeter side.