Trout potato adobo, carnitas, grilled lamb. Each $3.50
Tacos Cala, San Francisco CA
I just love the tacos at Cala. They’re always so tasty and such great quality. Of these three, I especially liked the trout and potato adobo. It was a nice change from your typical taco fillings. I also love the salsas that they have. I could eat these all day!
Pureed celery root, shaved celery, celery powder. Tasting menu $95
Volt, Frederick MD
Celery three ways – what?! Very creative. Maybe I’m just not a celery person, but I didn’t care much for the puree. Also, so much celery kinda overwhelmed me after a while. I also wasn’t a big fan of the lamb. It was kinda squishy(?) and difficult to cut through. I would say that it was tender, but it wasn’t that – it had an odd texture that didn’t appeal to me.
Bacon, chive oil, oyster crackers. Cup $5
Red’s Table, Reston VA
This chowder was great! I loved its thick texture and smoky flavor. I also liked the homemade (?) crackers instead of the typical oyster crackers in a bag.