This Tuesday was the first food tasting event hosted by LocalBozo, where a couple hundred people came together at Santos Party House to sample delicious recipes from their favorite newer restaurants. In addition to the the food, there were beers from Bronx Brewery, Blue Point Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance.
Of the eight restaurants, some of my favorites were the Rigatoni Veal Ragu from Sotto 13, Swine’s Housemade Ricotta, Strawberry Balsamic Jam and Duck Proscuitto Crostini, and Boulton & Watt’s pickles–the beets were awesome! And of course, the Mini Liege Wafels with Belgian Gingerbread Cookie Spread were unreal. But here’s the full rundown of what was featured!
Alison Eighteen – Deconstructed Choucroute
Boulton and Watt – Pickle Board: Beets, Cucumber, Brussels Sprouts, Pineapple
Rogue and Canon – Lamb Sloppy Joe Sliders with Curry Yogurt Cucumber Relish
Sotto 13 – Rigatoni Veal Ragu / Chopped Salad / Chocolate Ganache
Swine – Housemade Ricotta, Strawberry Balsamic Jam and Duck Proscuitto Crostini
The Jeffrey / Alewife – Lamb Ragu with Ricotta Gnocchi
Wafels and Dinges – Mini Liege Wafels w/ Belgian Gingerbread Cookie Spread
Route 66 Smokehouse – St. Louis Ribs with Pickled Vegetable Slaw
It was great to walk around and sample what each restaurant had to offer and discover new places to eat. Of the eight restaurants that were there, I have been to Boulton & Watt before–and it’s become one of my favorite spots. The cocktails are unique, the food is awesome comfort food with a twist, and the pickles are of course, not to be missed. Located on the corner of 1st and A, Boulton & Watt has a great ambiance and I always have a good time there! I was very happy to see them at Local Eats.
Overall, the event was a great success and I look forward to more events from LocalBozo in the future!