Cavatelli with chorizo ragu – Barzotto

Cavatelli with chorizo ragu - Barzotto
Squash, kale. $15
Barzotto, San Francisco CA

I usually love all the pasta here, but this wasn’t my favorite. It tasted really good, but maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for the kale and squash. I should have stuck with a cheesy, meaty pasta. This was still very flavorful though.

Campanelle with braised hen – Barzotto

Campanelle with braised hen - Barzotto
Radish, sichmi togarashi. $15
Barzotto, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this pasta was really tasty. I liked that there wasn’t a lot of different toppings so you could really enjoy the flavors. The braised hen was very tender and the pasta was cooked perfectly.

Arancini – Cherry Blossom Pub

Arancini - Cherry Blossom Pub
Sticky rice, mozzarella, bechamel, marinara. $6
Cherry Blossom Pub, Washington DC

These were good (and different). I liked the sticky rice variation to keep in line with the Super Mario theme on our side of the bar. This had great flavor though. The service was nice enough, but the crowds were just too loud and crazy to really enjoy anything.