Braciole at Jimmy’s Place is a house favorite; it’s a flank steak, usually pounded and rolled around a mixture of breadcrumbs, parmesan, some herbs, pine nuts and sometimes raisins. Braciole is not fancy; it’s solid home-style Italian cooking.
Next time I order at Five Guys, I’m going to say, in the friendliest tone of voice of I can muster, “Hey, please just give me two napkins, okay? I’ll try to eat less like a pig than usual, and you can save some money on paper costs.” It’s a small step…but a start.
Hutong Fresh Asian Café is offering pan-Asian cuisine prepared a la minute, made fresh the moment you order it, rather than made in advance only to sit under heat lamps. I'm sure when you're turning out multiple dishes, there's a temptation to use a handful of the same sauces in many dishes, but in the six or so menu items we tried from Hutong, there was no duplication of tastes, which is saying a lot.
This year, the lines were longer and the selections wider than we can remember, and we’ve been going since our youngest daughter, recently graduated from college, was in Pilgrim’s pre-school program, the beneficiary of Pilgrim’s Cookie Walk.