Five Finds on Friday: Mike Hollar

by Charlottesville29

 

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Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from Mike Hollar, sous chef of ZoCaLo. Next Saturday, March 4, ZoCaLo is hosting an exclusive five-course tequila dinner, paired with special tequilas and mezcals. ZoCaLo says it will “teach you about tequila’s origins, confirm why sipping it is the way to go, and proclaim it is completely sane to pair with lobster.” Seating is very limited, so call to reserve yours at (434) 977-4944. Hollar’s picks:

1) Foot-long Hot Dog, Old Bay Fries, and a tall Dr. Pepper at Jak’n Jil. “My father used to work there back in the 60’s and one of my earliest food memories is going to Jak’n Jil and eating two or three hot dogs with my father and grandfather.”

2) Boquerones con Ajo at MAS Tapas. “Little fishes drizzled with olive oil, little lemon, and some salt. Really simple but awesome.”

3) Polpette at Vivace. “Just the meatballs (one may want to add pasta but it’s not needed) made with pork and beef, seared perfectly and served with probably the best marinara in Charlottesville.”

4) Novum 2013 from Early Mountain Vineyards. “Great bottle of wine. Zocalo management and I toured the facility back in November and then had a tasting. All the wines were great but the Novum is, in my opinion, the best.”

5) Chicken Wings from Red Lantern. “This is a great Netflix and chill food. Just want do some couch sitting on a Friday? Curl up with your loved one and chow down on these gems.”