Best American Comfort Food


It's named after State Route 24, just a block to the west, and like the roadside diners of yesteryear, the house cuisine at this Temescal hangout is all about farm-fresh gut-pleasing comfort food. Stuff like green goddess salad, a bushel of fresh veggies draped with a creamy yogurt dressing; savory bread pudding laced with wild mushrooms and spices; creamy, briny, soul-pleasing mussel chowder; a tender, crackly skinned organic roasted chicken with farro, zucchini, and bacon; smoky braised pork on a bed of grits and greens; tender, slow-cooked pot roast with heirloom carrots and sweet pearl onions. For dessert there's rhubarb pie with strawberry-ribboned whipped cream, freshly made doughnuts with bittersweet coffee sauce for dunking, and an exemplary, wonderfully uncomplicated chocolate cake. House-made lemonade, too!

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