I’ve had many good meals at One53 (they also own the popular Lucy’s Ravioli Kitchen), which is currently offering a $25 prix fixe menu Monday-Wednesday, with a good choice of entrées, including one of my favorites, their chicken Milanese. I’m always railing against boneless, skinless chicken breast, but this dish is one big (and unfailingly moist) exception for me. The prix fixe comes with soup or salad and ice cream or sorbetto.
And at the Rocky Hill Inn, a friend and I recently enjoyed the Roasted Griggstown Chicken pictured here (with fingerling potatoes and creamed spinach), and the lamb shank shepherd’s pie. This sweet spot, in a historical building, was lovingly restored by Chef-Owner Evan Blomgren and his wife, Maria, who charms the front of the house.
Times are tough all over, but especially so in the restaurant business, where margins are notoriously slim to begin with. I like to support locally owned businesses, and these independents, which offer a wide range of menu options and prices, deserve as much encouragement as we can afford them. I’m happy to do my small (& delicious) part, and thank them for being there.