Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Mason Jar

After months of talking about this place, my co-worker and I finally came here over the holidays.  It's a little hard to find if you're not looking for it (there's only like 3 parking spots and 1.5 of them were taken up by a Smart Car-don't get me started).  The place is quaint and it feels like you're in someone's kitchen.  The service is great, our waiters were really nice (they get brownie points because they complimented me on my mustard yellow peacoat).  The food here is comfort food; slow cooking and done right.

Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese and Bacon
We got the tomato, goat cheese and bacon soup to start.  This is a heavy soup.  I went into the place absolutely staving and I was full by the end of this soup.  It's creamy and rich from the goat cheese; the bacon finishes very nicely.  It's small but its a meal in itself.  

We went halfsies (I like to try everything so I usually try to go halfsies everywhere I go; otherwise I'll just end up eating other people's food anyways) on a Meatloaf Sandwich served with Brussel Sprouts sauteed with Pistachios and a Smoked Jalapeno Tuna Salad.

Meatloaf Sandwich; Brussel Sprouts with Pistachios

The Meatloaf sandwich was classic, although I had to stop 3 bites into it because I was so full from the soup. Crusty baguette with a perfect slice of mealoaf.  The brussel sprouts were the winner here.  They were sauteed in butter but the pistachios really brought out the butteryness of everything.  Highly recommend.

Smoke Jalapeno Tuna Salad

We had a long discussion about the Smoke Jalapeno Tuna Salad - was the jalapeno smoked or was the tuna?!  It was the Jalapeno.  The salad was yummy, although I hate to say, it was nothing overly special about it.  

Overall, it was a nice change of pace from the normal lunch scene. 

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