Sycamore: Recommend the lamb and apple hash with Moroccan spices. Served over creamy polenta, it’s listed as a small plate, but is big enough to be the light dinner we should be eating. A great way to spend eight bucks.
Ingredient: Taking recommendations for a second visit; my first resulted in a gargantuan bowl of unadorned greenery. I salted, oiled and vinagered the monstrosity a half-dozen times and still couldn’t taste much. Since this was a build-your-own-salad, operator error plays a role. So, what should I have ordered (other than a half-salad)?
Kobe: Japanese steakhouses are probably the cheesiest thing I actually enjoy doing. The food’s usually good, and often plentiful enough for two later meals. Plus, the look of sheer delight on the face of a five year-old as the chefs twirl knives, throw shrimp and create onion volcanoes is priceless. Our visit last week to Kobe was par for the course: decent food, great entertainment.