Had probably the best meal of my life last night at José Andrés tapas restaurant, Jaleo, inside The Cosmopolitan. Didn’t get pictures of everything but here are some highlights…
Family style pasta ridiculous-ness at Scarpetta. We did this exact set-up twice over; with an extra Short Rib Agnolotti the second time just because. And this was after the polenta and farro risotto we shared as an appetizer.
Shrimp & Grits at Hodges in Downtown Cleveland
Everything about our meal there (and the 2 for $40 deal which included an appetizer and bottle of wine) was top-notch. Definitely inclined to make repeat visits there soon.
The amazing steak at Casa Escobar in Antigua, Guatemala.
Three of us shared a platter that included Sirloin, Strip Steak, Short Ribs, and Tenderloin. The steaks came to the table still sizzling, the wine was good, and the service was incredible. The meal debuted at #2 in my all-time restaurant meal power rankings. As my manager at work would say: “That’s STRONG!!”
The “spring finally arrived so we’re going to have a cookout even though it’s only 53 degrees” meal
Grilled Lemon-Garlic Chicken; a summer salad with Blueberries, Strawberries, Avocado, and Poppyseed dressing; Orzo-stuffed Bell Peppers, and Roasted Carrot Soup.
Pescado Frito con Patatas Fritas @ Toku Baru in La Antigua Guatemala
The highlight of a great meal. It was so good; we finished and asked for seconds of everything.
(Many more posts to come when the wifi is better!!)
So naturally - after doing a little math - I was like: “Sweet, after taxes that equals one Chipotle burrito per week.”
I’m never gonna be a grown up.
Chicken and Waffles for New York Magazine
Way up there on the “brunch power rankings” — if such a list exists. Southside in Tremont has the best version, in my opinion.
Siracha on the side: key.