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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Recent eats and drinks on Tenth Street

A magnificent namesake calzone from Centro, left and center, with mozzarella, ricotta, provolone, Parmesan, and Graziano Brothers' Italian sausage. Thin, as I prefer, with a nice balance of crisp and chew. Right, I enjoyed a side of luscious marinara mostly as soup!

Fried okra spears at Bubba, left. Cut in strips they're more fibrous than sliced in half-inch pieces. Served with sides of remoulade and charred lemon aioli, the latter is superb! That and nearby Django's curry ketchup would be my ideal dipping sauces. Right, A five-buck Happy Hour priced slug of Bulleit rye is hard to pass up. Its got some oak and spice to it.

Sometimes the simple things suffice, like this Campari and soda, left. Asking for a twist was a good call, aromatic lemon oils offered a citrusy contrast to the slightly sweet bitterness of the apéritif. Right, I'll take Johnnie Walker's Rye Cask Finish over Red or Black any day. Its amazing!

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