Oaxacan Cheese Grits at the Painted Burro/ The Dish worth Driving to
At the risk of sounding like one of the Andelman brothers, "the dish worth driving to" at the Painted burro is definitely the Oaxacan Cheese Grits. What a revelation! Like a heavenly cross between traditional grits and corn pudding. Without a doubt the best thing we ate last night.
Curious to know what other great dishes are out there that you would deem 'The dish worth driving to"
Pinxto Pinxo-(Woburn Ctr.) Almond Pudding
Noor Mediterranean Grill (Somville) Babaganoosh
Winsor Cafe- Baked Pork Bao
Eastern Lamejun, (Belmont)- Cheese and Spinach Borek
Tango (Arlington Ctr.) Empanadas Carne
Dave's Pasta (Somville) Panforte; Grilled Cubano
Ribelle (Brookline) Banana pancakes w/ Cocoa Nib butter at Brunch
Strip T's (Watertown), Grilled Romaine, Oxtail and Spicy Sauce
I.C.O.B. (Kenmore Sq.) Lobster Roe Pasta w/ Lobster, Chanterelles, and Madeira Sauce
ExNE (Inman Sq.) Ramen with Ankimo Butter
Lately (and by that I mean for the past 6 months), it has only been on the lunch menu. I've been told that it sometimes shows up on the dinner menu, but it hasn't been on the dinner menu on my last 2 times. I did have it at lunch the last 2 times I had lunch there.
I would drive for:
Arancini at Gallaria Umberto (my wife calls them GOG, Golden Orbs of Goodness!)
Steak Tartare at Eastern Standard
Grilled Romaine and Oxtail with egg at Strip-T's
Deviled eggs with crispy proscuitto at The Hawthorne
Hot pretzels with stone ground bourbon mustard @ The Hawthorne
Idaho Red Trout @ Island Creek Oyster Bar
Crispy Fried Pig Tails @ Craigie On Main
(Can you tell I spend a lot of time in Kenmore?)