Even Boston’s Brahmins go bonkers for this homey neighborhood joint where chef Barry Maiden marries greenmarket sensibility to down-home Appalachian flavors. Haute-cuisine– trained Maiden is an ace with cornmeal-battered oysters and Bourbon-braised pork shoulder.
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From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
The coolest indie films host their premieres at the Arclight Cinema, and the top post-screening tables are at David Lentz’s nearby modern seafood restaurant, which is also close to the Walk of Fame. Although the specialty is shellfish, the burger is one of the best in town.
We loved: Oysters on the half shell; merguez sausage–stuffed squid.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.