Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Food Wine & Co.
Black's or any of the other DC-based options mentioned above). I suppose if you've tried everything in town and want some straightforward American comfort food, Food Wine & Co. is your place.
Second Thoughts from B
The fried artichoke was far and away the big winner of our night. This is a dish we discovered during our time in Rome and will not soon forget. The Food Wine & Co. version wasn't close to being as good as the original, but it wasn't a dish to turn your nose up at either. It is unfair to compare the two dishes because of the untouchable awesomeness of the Italian original, so to say that it reminded us of one of our great culinary discoveries from the last year, is a compliment.
The beer flight was interesting. Not good, not bad, just interesting. Each of the four beers were unlike anything I have tasted, but also, unlike anything I would ever choose to order again. Herby, fruity, chocolatey... gimmicky. It was like a lot of modern art... Not necessarily beautiful, but interesting.
Now to the burger. Aside from the harissa, it was completely forgettable. Only this tiny touch of North African paste made it unique. See a trend starting to emerge here?