This succulent cut is being served all over town. We're enamored with braised beef cheek at The Rossi and Manifesto, and pork cheeks at Veritas Tavern and Sage.
In: Squid Ink
DeepWood pairs lobster-stuffed squid ink ravioli with lobster cake and roasted tail for a lobster trio, while Rigsby's has topped squid ink pasta with shrimp as a daily special.
Out: Tri-Color Pasta
In: Pork Rinds
We held out on ordering house-made versions of the lowbrow convenience store snack at The Rossi and Veritas for a while, but eventually gave in to their puffy, crunchy allure.
Out: Chex Mix
In: Bar Towel Napkins
Heavy-duty bar towels are pulling double duty as napkins at all the newest hotspots: The Pearl, Veritas and 101 Beer Kitchen all use 'em.
Out: Napkin Rings
In: Pickled Figs
Pickled fruits are relatively rare, but sweet and tangy vinegar-infused figs are a great garnish. At Latitude 41, they're paired with boursin on a prosciutto panini, while they've been spotted on seasonal salads at Sage.
Out: Dried Figs