Five Finds on Friday: Ethan Zuckerman

by Charlottesville29

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Ethan Zuckerman, with son Galen.

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Ethan Zuckerman, of Barefoot Bucha, which has just released a new kambucha flavor.  “The Cherry Root,” made from dark cherries and sasparilla, is said to be reminiscent of a smooth cherry root beer.  On Thursday, April 11, Zuckerman will appear at the Blenheim Artisan Series, where he will discuss the art of fermentation.  Zuckerman’s picks:

1)  Ragu Bolognese at Bella’s. “Add the house salad, the calamari fritti, and a bottle of Italian red. You’ll definitely have leftovers.”

2)  Datil con tocino (bacon-wrapped dates) at Mas Tapas. “Sweet, savory, sizzling slow food.”

3)  Pork Gyoza at Now & Zen. “Try them with the spinach and eggplant dish and a roll or two.”

4)  Pastrami & Swiss on an Everything Bagel at Bodo’s. “Don’t hold the mustard, horseradish, and lettuce.”

5)  South Side of Heaven crepe at The Flat. “Local sausage from the awesome folks at the Rock Barn, spinach, and cheese–super filling, local ingredients, and under $10.”