Yes, this is not the first time I have featured this Nob Hill restaurant, but I ate there 2 times this weekend, Saturday lunch and last night for dinner, so I thought I should put my words where my mouth was, so to speak....why is this worth a trip through A.R.T. destructomania?
First of all, I am always Stalking the Great Cheeseburger and this is one you can count on.
2.They have Knob Creek in the bar and you can get a pretty darn good Old Fashioned if you aren't a beer drinker. If you are a beer drinker and think beer isn't just for breakfast anymore (haha), these guys pick good beers to put on tap - you won't go away disappointed.
3.Unusual and approaching-extinct, you can actually hear each other in this restaurant. What a mitzvah!
4. MOST IMPORTANTE: You are supporting a Central Ave. establishment that is so colossally and negatively impacted by the A.R.T. construction, we all need to help this corridor. Remember: We Are Better Together.
Recipe: Green Chile-Lamb Stew
MOLLY MANZANARES' LAMB GREEN CHILE STEW (Serves 2 to 4)
- 1 pound lamb stew meat, cut into small chunks
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 - 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped green chile
- 3 cups water
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1 small tomato, chopped (optional)
- salt to taste
Lightly brown the lamb in the oil. Add the flour and stir to coat the meat. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for at least an hour. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Potatoes make a great addition to this dish, either cooked in the stew or cooked separately and served alongside it.
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You aren't in Kansas anymore, Dorothy .... or in my case, This ain't no New-York-City. So, what do I know about Green Chile Stew? Truth be told? Absolutamente nada! Ningun cosa, de verdad. Pero....I know when I eat a sure thing and this recipe, when made with Shepherd's lamb from Tierra Amarilla is pretty close to perfection for this gringa. Truly. That doesn't mean you can't switch out the lamb for chicken or beef, but you'll be sorry you did.