You don’t need me to tell you that Highland Kitchen is awesome. The Somerville restaurant is constantly packed and they offer some of the best comfort food and cocktails in greater Boston.
But let’s take a look at the photo below. This was my recent order at Highland Kitchen. Let’s go around the table (from top left, clockwise):
- North African Dip Plate
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Buffalo Fried Brussels Sprouts
- Creole Party Mix
- Lamb Tacos
- Potato Gnocchi with Braised Short Rib
- Deviled Eggs (not pictured)
It was a diesel and rather ambitious order. Full disclosure, I had to bring most of the jambalaya home. My apatite just isn’t what it used to be. Anyways, the best thing on that table was the Gnocchi and Short Rib. The braise broth was packed with flavor and the potato dumplings were on point—not too heavy, sauteed lightly before incorporated with the sauce. The Lamb Tacos has a great yogurt tzatziki and I loved the sauce that accompanied the fried green tomatoes. The creole mix was spicy start to the meal and the dip plate went beyond the usual suspects. The Brussels Sprouts came highly recommended and they did not disappoint. They were a new and tasty take on the buffalo trend.
So basically, show up early and order half the menu. The staff is great and you’ll have an great time. But you already knew that.