Tupelo Honey Cafe Arlington: A Half-Hearted Ode to Southern Comfort Food
When I read Tupelo Honey Cafe Arlington served dainty entrees…
If you’re on Youtube, then you’ve probably heard of Chef John’s Food Wishes and then onto his blog to get the recipe ingredients. I stumbled across this recipe when I needed a quick wing recipe for a impromptu Super Bowl gathering. The first time did not go down well (I was an amateur then), but the second attempt made these wings a household favorite. It sings all the tunes with sweet and tangy notes and is sticky, finger-lickin’ good exterior served best with a wet napkin.
This was the first time I cooked oxtails and definitely wasn’t the last. At 9.99/lb at Harvey’s Market in D.C. and an hours worth of prep and cooking time, I don’t make this recipe often. But, when I do the oxtail is melt-in-your-mouth tender, rich and one plate turns into a second and then a third. The stewing liquid reduces down into a gravy filled with the vigor of Jamaica and the best thing, you’ll enjoy it even more on the second day.
Late night hunger turned into breakfast-for-dinner, and arguably the best pancakes I’ve ever had. These pancakes are what foodie dreams are made of and don’t sit in your stomach like a brick after scoffing down a full stack like the “fluffy” (but actually dense) pancakes of the past.
When your done having frozen salmon burgers, have a try at Daniel Gritzer’s Salmon Burger he calls “Worthy of It’s Name” and I’d have to agree. Purchase the freshest salmon you can, panko bread crumbs and all of the other small ingredients, because you’ll be making it again, and again, and AGAIN.
At the risk of sounding cliche, Ina Garten’s Roast Chicken is perfect for every occasion, especially one where you want to make an impression.