Sometimes you walk into a place and feel immediately at home. It has the kind of atmosphere that is just cool enough to make you question whether or not you should be there and that comfortable familiar ease of laying in a hammock on a warm summer day. Avenue B is the best of both of those worlds. And the food… well that ain’t too shabby either.
It has a few seasonal standards and an almost-daily rotating menu that highlights chef Chris Bonfili’s supreme creativity. This just basically means you should go everyday. Not kidding.
When I saw the Kobe meatloaf my heart skipped a beat. My heart is still skipping actually. I’ve never had Kobe before and I couldn’t be more glad this was my first experience. The first bite of Kobe meatloaf with goat cheese and chive whipped potatoes melted in my mouth. The second bite with crispy onions and blistered tomato jam set off my senses in a way I haven’t experienced in some time. The flavors were complex yet subtle and worked together beautifully. Each bite better than the last.
Due to the near orgasmic nature of the main course, I opted for dessert. Mango and coconut sticky rice with Thai ice tea panna cotta? Um, yes please. I had a dream about that Thai ice tea panna cotta and its silky smooth deliciousness.
I don’t usually get this excited about a meal or a restaurant… but I cannot wait to go back to Avenue B.