Springtime Bites Abound
Springtime means local chefs/restaurateurs have access to a plethora of locally produced ingredients. These genius chef brains work to produce some of the best-tasting dishes that you can only get this time of year. Forks up.
We asked several local chefs to share their favorite springtime dishes. Visit these restaurants to try them out, along with other incredible creations. Yum, indeed.
Chef Kenyatta Ashford
Shaved Catfish & Grits: Smoked tomato gravy, holy trinity, serrano chile cheese, and locally sourced grits.
Chilled Peanut Garlic Noodles: Peanut and coconut sauce, kale, cabbage, carrots, radishes, peanuts, herb salad, smoked oyster mushrooms, & chili oil.
(He gets two because he won an episode of “Chopped!”)
Amanda Nelson Varnell
Chili Lime Chicken Salad: Rotisserie chicken, Alchemy Spice blend and fresh limes over romaine.
Restaurateur, Flying Squirrel
Butternut Squash Empanadas with Pumpkin Seeds and Aji Amarillo salsa.
Chef Andi Cagle
Six18 Restaurant and Lounge and Chef Andi’s Catering Co.
Pan-Seared Salmon Baja Bowl: Fresh peppers, onions, black beans, corn salsa, pico de Gallo and scallions over rice.
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