February 15, 2015

February Food Stuffs

A melange of things I've consumed lately. Otherwise known as a picture dump with a few words. I made Kenji's version of cassoulet again this weekend. He uses chicken. It works. Cooked uncovered for four plus hours, along with some gelatin in the stock, and you get a nice little crust along with the crispy chicken legs and thighs. Great stuff.
Brisket and rare steak Pho at Chateau Saigon on Buford Highway. Solid. First time at Chateau Saigon for me. Interesting space. Slightly upscale interior, by BuHi standards, a large and diverse menu, and a newly redone and interesting wine list. Check out their spiffy new website.
What's that, you want more Buford Highway? Hard to go wrong with tacos from El Rey. Having grown accustomed to hipster, ITP-lunches that run me $20+, it's nice to leave El Rey stuffed on tacos and chips for $7.50.
Had the opportunity for a quick lunch in Oxford, MS last week while on a road trip. I tried to have lunch at John Currence's City Grocery, the restaurant that put Oxford, and Currence, on the modern culinary map. Alas, City was closed for a private event, so I walked across the square to Currence's more casual, Boree, a NOLA-inspired pub and grub joint. The fired shrimp po-boy above was solid, if unremarkable. Wish I had more time to explore around the Oxford square, felt like a fun place for eating, drinking, and revelry.
Stopped by to see the good people at Fred's at Krog Street. The cauliflower and eggplant banh mi is one of my not-feeling-like-overdoing-it go-to orders at Fred's. The bread. The bread makes it. Thanks, Rob.
Foie and pork liver pate with house mustard, squash butter, and croissant from Kimball House. The Kimball House kitchen continues to impress me lately. Initially, I thought of KH only as the oyster and cocktail place, but I've had some wow dishes over the last few months. This one killed it. So good. What's not to love about Kimball House? Carry on.

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