Our third and final tip from regular commenter Dan D. -- though, in this case, only because his February issue of Food & Wine arrived a day before my own. (Damn you, USPS routing!)
At this hip spot in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Benton Park, I loved the thick, handmade pappardelle tossed with a sensational ragù of smoked pork shank.
As you might remember from a few weeks ago, I dug this dish -- and a lot more -- too.
I called over to Niche this afternoon, but Gerard Craft is in Italy at the moment. Apparently, he texted home at 4 a.m. local time complaining that he couldn't find a copy of Food & Wine.
Congrats to Gerard, Mathew and the entire Niche family for the well-deserved national exposure.