Hot pot is the Chinese equivalent of fondue – a communal pot of broth set on a portable burner at the table, set to cook everything from meat to mushrooms.
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This is so much more than a restaurant named after space debris. Diner-y eats like meatloaf with beer gravy and the compact turkey dinner are instant pick-me-ups.
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The emphasis on eating without utensils draws greater attention to the textures and flavors of the meat and vegetarian stews served directly on a thin, spongy pancake. Pop for the chicken doro wat ?? a spicy chicken stew (drumstick included) with hard-boiled egg. Group of four or more diners? Even better. Bond over beef tibs.
An easy little east-of-Oakland spot to roll into for apps at the bar or a more organized affair in the cozy white-tablecloth dining room. Beer dinners are becoming Tess’ claim to fame. The cozy, private garden patio makes a lovely setting for a summer night.
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Chef Justin Carlisle housed this impressive little creation in an unlikely space. Simple ingredients from Wisco farms are transformed. The restaurant’s website lists a sample menu, an accurate representation of what was available for the first two months of Ardent’s life. Read more…
Milwaukee old-style pizza, cracker-thin. Light and crispy. Sausage and cheese is a standby, but experiment and find your favorite. The lowbrow dining room is often packed elbow to elbow with ‘za eaters, leaning on the red-and-white checked tablecloth. The tasty house red wine is served in jam jars, of course.
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Walker’s Point and Bay View may be known for small plates, but the East Side offers its rendition, in this casual, low-lit venue just off of Brady Street. Share some deviled eggs, a charcuterie plate, mussels and others from chef Rebecca Berkshire’s menu. Read more…
Apollo Cafe offers all the great Greek delicacies. From a Friday Fish Fry to chicken souvlaki to broasted chicken and all the goodies in between, Apollo won’t disappoint your Greek food cravings.