Last night I went out with a bunch of friends to Panzanella, a restaurant attached to a local co-op market that we have been members of since we arrived in NC. They had a few special additions to their regular menu from Eco Farms in Chapel Hill.
The place was packed for a Tuesday night and our server was very slow in getting to us (the automatic 18% gratuity on parties of six or larger making me extra grumpy), but once we had our order in, things went more smoothly.
With my local brew in hand (an Amber Ale from the Carolina Brewery just down the road), I eyed the local pork bratwurst. I’m from the midwest and I simply cannot turn down bratwurst. Ever. It came on a bed of soft polenta smothered with peppers and onions. Delicious.
I finished the meal off with a simple cup of black coffee because I was trying to be “good” and not indulge in the local goat cheese cake with black currant compote. It hurts to write that, I bet it was tasty. :)