March 14, 2014

Recent Eats Around Decatur

Some recent eats at old favorites and new stops around Decatur as spring finally tries to make its way here. The smoked trout salad with dressed farro, pickled beets, and squash at Cakes & Ale was one of the best things I've eaten for lunch in a while. It was a very Sweeney-esque dish that hit all the right notes on a warm March afternoon. I love Cakes & Ale and just don't seem to be able to visit often enough.
I also stopped by the new La Calavera Bakery on East College. The good folks at La Calavera have been popular mainstays at farmer's markets in the area the past two years and recently opened their bricks and mortar shop to the public. The menu isn't huge right now, but it's all mostly made by hand with organic and local ingredients. The bacon and gruyere stuffed croissant above was a tasty mid-afternoon snack. I look forward to frequent visits.
Oysters at Kimball House. Not sure what else needs to be said.
The cocktail program is as strong as ever. The Sleep Walk was a highlight with its Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum, Carpano Antica, Chichicapa Mezcal, bitter cherry, and cola bitters. Excellent.

Agnolotti with peanuts and pancetta at No. 246. Eh..I want No. 246 to be better. So often, for me, it's just okay. The same night we also shared an overly salted artichoke pizza that also suffered from a bit too much garlic. I will probably continue to find occasions to visit 246, I just wish I was compelled to do so more often. That's it, for now.

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