Eat Out: Flying Fig

Courtney and I haven’t been out by ourselves in quite a while so we decided to go to Flying Fig. Flying Fig is a small place off West 25th that concentrates on local food and everyone say’s it’s a great place.  We stopped at Great Lakes Brewery first for a beer.  Even though it was a bit chilly out we still sat outside and enjoyed the weather and people watching.

relaxing on the patio at Great Lakes Brewery

At Flying Fig I ordered their house manhattan and Courtney had an ommegang.  We split an order of tempura green beans that came with pineapple and ponzu dipping sauces.  They were delicious.  Crunchy yet not greasy.  The salty and tangy ponzu sauce was very tasty.  Courtney had a beet salad and I had a fried green tomato salad.  My salad was perfect.  Tangy, crispy, crunchy green tomatoes, fresh local lettuce, fresh corn, blue cheese and a vinaigrette.  Definitely in my salad hall of fame.  We order half portions of entrees – which is a nice way to do things.  Courtney had polenta with ratatouille and I had herbed gnocchi with sous-vide chicken.   All very good but the fried green tomatoes definately won the prize.  Just as we were finishing up John and Mary called to see if we wanted to meet for a drink so we went down the street to Bar Cento and had a few.  Tony and MaryAnn happened to be walking by when were there so they joined in the few as well.  fun night.

Flying Fig on a beautiful evening
The West Side Market is 100 years old this year


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