Every Friday, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs, personalities, or readers. This week’s picks come from Kath Younger, author of the blog Kath Eats Real Food, where she blogs about literally everything she eats. Kath’s five picks:
1) Black Bean and Corn Relleno at Zocalo. I’ve seen it mentioned before, but this pepper is my favorite entrée in all of Cville. The flavor combination of the smoked grits and the cheesy, tortilla-crusted pepper with that amazing cilantro sauce are just incredible!
2) Meritage from Jefferson Vineyards. Although I’m not drinking now due to the baby baking in my stomach, the JV Meritage is one of my all-time favorite red wines. I will have to celebrate with a huge glass in September!
3) Veggie Plate at Eppie’s. I’m a Registered Dietitian, so I gotta put some veggies on the list! I always get collard greens, sweet potato, and black beans with that incredible cornbread that tastes like cake!
5) Spicy Cashew Trout at Commonwealth. I hope this is still on the menu, because it was one of the best entrees I’ve ever had. The cashews on top were sweet, candy spiced, the trout perfectly seared, but the show-stopper is their coconut rice – so sweet and rich! [Note: Sadly, this is not on the current Commonwealth menu.]