It's no surprise that El Techo de Lolinda's chicharrones de carne are the stuff of legend. While inspired by Latin street food, these crispy morsels are not your basic sidewalk cracklins—El Techo's chicharrones are roasted and fried chunks of pork shoulder, and taste best when shared with your friends over a long (and margarita-filled) evening. Bottoms up.
Though they're officially called 'toasted raviolis' on the menu at new Marina eatery Spaghetti Bros., these delicious pockets of pasta and cheese are actually deep-fried. According to Chefs Erik Lowe and Aaron, they're a St. Louis specialty, and they taste very similar to fried mozzarella sticks (in the best way possible). There's some leg work involved in making these at home— the ravioli dough and marinara sauce are both made from scratch— but you'll savor every moment. Try it out over the upcoming three-day weekend.
You already know Wes Rowe of Wesburger makes one of the best burgers in San Francisco. Rowe, who hails from Austin, has been doing a weekly pop-up at Mojo for the last two years, and is known for topping his burgers and tots with signature Tex-Mex queso dip. Now you can make your own dip at home (just add chips!)
Feeling chilly? Warm up with this seafood chowder for the soul.
One of our New Year's resolutions this year is to eat more salads: the super fresh ricotta and kiwi salad from The Progress is one we could eat every single day.
One of the many great things about State Bird Provisions is that the menu is served dim sum-style. A red cart rolls through the restaurant loaded with small plates meant to be shared. Though the menu changes often and adapts to the season, there are a few mainstays that have been on since the beginning and aren't going anywhere. The crispy pork belly is one of them, and we got the recipe just for you.
To really get the parties started, punch is essential. Here are three bowls from some of our favorite bars to get your guests in the spirit.
With Hanukkah right around the corner, it's time for Jews and gentiles alike to partake in the holiday tradition of devouring latkes. We're partial to the perfectly crispy-on-the-outside-pillowy-on-the-inside version fried up by Locanda chef Craig Stoll. Enjoy them at home surrounded by family and friends ... or all alone with Netflix, we're not judging.