Carly and I hit The Craftsman last night for an excellent dinner only blocks from our house on East Lake St.
We started with the charcuterie plate. Starting on the right going clockwise that’s rabbit, pig, pig, pig, duck liver.
Carly went with the butternut squash pasta (delicious):
I rocked the rack of lamb (perfectly prepared and the kale was excellent too):
And the Boca Negra was incredible:
They have Rush River BubbleJack on tap, so I tapped that. Overall, it was an excellent meal, as usual. It was also great to see that the place was packed. I’ve wondered at times whether this was a bit too high end for the neighborhood. It’s certainly not cheap but it’s not overpriced for the quality of food (much is locally sourced, grass fed, etc.). I hope this is a sign of a flight to quality at times when money is tighter. Go out less, but go to better places when you do go out.