Sumthin’ Sumthin’: The Carriage House

Sumthin’ Sumthin’: The Carriage House

By and large, it seems the expansive and varied menu executed each weekend by chef Devon Sanner is generally something to look out for.

Seaside Rendezvous: El Berraco

One of the first things, aside from the unique appearance, you'll notice about El Berraco is the service. Arguably some of the best in town, the staff is fast, helpful, friendly and attentive.

Serving Substance

It's certainly not common for a chef-owner to have a hand in both the wine list and cocktail offerings for more than an opinion, but Levy's voracious desire to read menus and learn about anything with flavor has made him a knowledgeable contributor outside of the kitchen as well.

Roll Out: Sushi-Kito

With ingredients like bacon, carne asada, cream cheese, Queso Chihuahua and more, the truck isn't concerned with offering traditional Japanese-style sushi at all.

Brewing Bros: Ermanos

In general, dishes seem to be on the right track flavor-wise, but Ermanos is a bar first.

J Without K: J’s Chicken and Waffles

Those waffles? Sweet, fluffy heavenly discs that captured butter and syrup like they knew it was good for them.

Pretty on the Plancha: Latin It Up

The phrase “Latin sandwich shop” might not immediately paint a clear image of the menu at Latin It Up, and, indeed, the small counter service restaurant isn’t really serving just one type of cuisine.

Love Shack: S. Antojitos Salvadoreños

While it would be easy to spend the entire summer discovering all of the eats the swap meet has to offer, any exploration of the dusty little south side setup near Drexel Heights has to start somewhere and it's easy to dip a toe in, so to speak, at S. Antojitos Salvadoreños.

Meat Your Master: Jay's Barbecue

"You can't just stick a meat thermometer in and tell if a brisket is done," he says. "You have to pick it up and feel it."

Omitted Aromatics: Jasmine Restaurant and Market

Overall, it seems Jasmine tones down its spices, though for whom, we do not know.

Tiki Party Summer

Gaudy garnish, fresh fruit juice, exotic spices and a whole lot of booze make tiki cocktails flavorful, in-your-face little works of art that smell and taste just as good as they look.

Raison Déjeuner: Café Santa Rosa

Sundays at Santa Rosa means menudo, as it does at many other local eateries. However, Santa Rosa's menudo is truly something special.

A Food What?

Pivot Produce was conceived, oddly enough, in a parking lot.

Use Your Noodle: Fresco Pizzeria

While Fresco didn't offer anything near a mind-blowing experience on any front, it really isn't a bad spot by any means.

Slice of Life: Sachiko Sushi

Sushi joints are kind of like dive bars.

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