What's for Dinner

Specials on tap this weekend:

Deviled Gunthorp Farm Pork Porterhouse 25
Seared free range Indiana pork, deviled sauce, cayenne mashed potatoes, maque choux

Soft Shell Crabs 24
Prime Chesapeakes, pan-fried, spoon bread, purple Michigan asparagus, and tasso-olive vinaigrette

Diver Scallops 21
Pan-seared, with Johnny cakes, Indiana snow peas, roasted red pepper cream

Panhandle Peanut Stew 13
Peanuts, coconut milk, and Caribbean spices, blackeye pea hushpuppies & Kinnikinnick collards

The last item is not only a nod to our vegan friends, but something different to try for anyone who’s into peanuts. Yeah!

Maque Choux, for those who might be curious, is one of the oldest examples of New World fusion cooking with known variants of this recipe dating to the late 17th century. It’s a fricasee of sweet corn, okra, peppers, and onions in a salt pork base. Crunchy, crispy, tender, salty, sweet, spicy. mmmmm…