Welcome to our annual round-up of our favorite dishes from 2017! This first post will include all the restaurant dishes we enjoyed last year. Not all of them were written about here on Minxeats; some were Instagram-only posts (they'll be the ones without links). We tend to eat at the same restaurants over and over, so it makes more sense to post pretty photos than to write repetitive posts (which we are also known to do!). (I know the photos seem blurry, but if you click on them to get a larger version, I promise those will be much more in focus!)
So. Many. Parentheses. Sorry.
Ekiben is a flavor revelation! If you haven't tried it, what on earth are you waiting for? Be sure to order it with the optional Chinese sausage, unless of course you are a vegetarian.
Hersh's, especially the housemade pasta, like this tagliolini with shrimp and lemon breadcrumbs. And the pizza. Always get a pizza.
Pen & Quill. Though the chef that created it is gone, it's currently on the online menu; if you're lucky, they really still do have them. A perfect reuben, with all the gooey cheese and tangy sauerkraut, with beets instead of beef.
B & O American Brasserie, the agnolotti with smoked carrots, morels, onions, and peas really floated my boat. Smoked carrots! Everything else we tried from the Spring menu was pretty delicious, including sweetbreads that nobody else seemed to like (they took them off the menu fairly quickly) and luscious lamb ribs.
Smoke, and the Boss Dawg is my favorite. It's got everything one needs in a sandwich: pulled pork, house-cured bacon, cheddar, slaw, crispy onions, jalapeno-bacon glaze, and pickles.
By the Docks was really great, I can't stop thinking about the baklava cheesecake. BAKLAVA CHEESECAKE.
La Cuchara. Mr Minx thought they were the best fried oysters he had ever eaten. I concur.
B & O again, the Buffalo Pig Tails were dyn-o-mite (as was everything else).
Buffalo brussels sprouts at Nickel Taphouse a few times this year, and they are always dynamite. So flavorful!
Hope you enjoyed reminiscing with us. Here's hoping for a delicious 2018!
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