Oxtail a la vaccinara – Tordomatto

Oxtail a la vaccinara - Tordomatto
With celery. “Tradition” tasting menu €65
Tordomatto, Rome ITALY

I’m in love with this restaurant! We went to the Vatican Museum that morning, so I checked what was nearby for lunch and chose this place. I’m SO glad I did because the food (and service) was AMAZING! We did the “traditional” tasting menu, but it was far from it. The flavors and concepts were traditional, but the techniques and presentation were contemporary and so great! Mmm…

Bread assortment - Tordomatto
Bread assortment.

Grilled Reuben sandwich – Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

Grilled Reuben sandwich - Sherman's Deli and Bakery
Pastrami with Swiss cheese and zesty sauerkraut, grilled on rye bread, and served with cottage potatoes. $15.75
Sherman’s Deli and Bakery, Palm Springs CA

I will eventually try every sandwich on Sherman’s menu! Well, I doubt that will actually happen but I can sure try. These sandwiches are definitely two meals worth of food. Noms!

Hot and sweet chicken wings – Kokio Republic

Hot and sweet chicken wings - Kokio Republic
Mixed chicken (wings and boneless) with topped with sesame seeds, almond, and parsley. Served with kimchi fried rice balls with bacon, topped with Parmesan cheese, creamy sriracha, sour cream, and parsley flakes. Combo $13.75
Kokio Republic, San Francisco CA

I love these wings and fried kimchi balls because they just burst with flavor. But I can’t talk to anyone for the rest of the day because they are SO garlicky, lol! It’s also a great value since I really can’t eat these all in one sitting.