Rosemont . . .Mmmmm, good.
Yesterday some friends and I checked out Rosemont, the new breakfast/brunch/lunch place just opened by Tracy Miller (Local). It's just west of Local (and Rudolph's) on the south side of Elm, in a sign-less building surrounded by parking lots. The interior is spare and clean. The food, as you would expect, is wonderful (I've always been dismayed that Local wasn't open for lunch). We shared a couple of apps -- white bean dip and croque monsieur triangles -- and they were great. The pan-fried fish sandwich was tremendous (the only problem was not enough of the best hush puppies ever); if you've ever had Local's burger, you know how good the burger is; and even the turkey sandwich stood out. Prices are very reqsonable -- if I recall, the most expensive items on the lunch menu were roast chicken at $15 and a small filet at $17. Service was a little slow, but it was only their second or third day open. One of our party was a guest who probably was expecting to go to a fancier place -- but he was really impressed with the quality of the food and very satisfied with his meal. Rosemont really is worth checking out. I can't wait to go there for breakfast and brunch; I expect those meals to be just as exceptional.