I met up with Christine, fellow blogger and former roommate at one of her favorite LB joints. I actually saw them featured on the Food Network show, Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. The concept is comfort foods prepared with a lot of love and an upscale touch, using local ingredients in a local neighborhood setting. This place is a gem! It’s actually a few blocks from where Christine and I used to live. Sad that the cafe started after we moved. Here’s what we enjoyed:
polenta cakes with mushrooms and cheese– so good!
yellowtail with potatoes and veggies (special); very good
their famous brick chicken – my fav!!! They actually put a brick over the chicken to give it that nice caramelization (looks almost burnt but is sooooo good!)
If you’re gonna try this restaurant, come hungry and give yourself enough time to find street parking. Reservations are recommended. The entire restaurant is about 25 at capacity, it’s intimate in a say-hi-to-your-neighbor kinda way.