Friday, July 8, 2011

Tots are making a comeback...

I have fond memories of tator tots in the school cafeteria. Those little fried puffs of potato...Mmmmm. Well, I feel like they are making a comeback in my adult life. Does anyone else feel like we are seeing more tots on restaurant menus lately?

Between Happy Dog (hello dipping sauces), brunch at Touch Supper Club, and last night at Reddstone...I see a lot more tots popping up on my plate.

I was in the mood for a patio, so we headed to Reddstone right after work. After trying one of their 10 cent tacos for Taco Night, "R" and I decided to share the Taters & Dips with chipotle ketchup, truffle aioli, and buttermilk horseradish ($8).Behold the house-made tator tots. I didn't know that they existed. But these fried puffs of mashed potatoes were clearly a far cry from the standard shredded nuggets that we are used to. While I can say that the 7 tots were not worth the $8 price tag, they were pretty fun to eat and inspired us to try to make them at home.

Then we shared the BBQ'D Duck Pizza with duck confit, smoked gouda, crispy onions, cilantro, red peppers, and Reddstone BBQ ($18). The pizza was more than enough to share and also take home leftovers. I love the flavor combination, but felt that there was just a tab too much sauce since the slices were a little soggy. Also, we both loved the soft, doughy crust. This was a winner. I think I'll go have the cold leftovers for breakfast right now...So, what do you think - are tator tots "in"? Any other Cleveland restaurants serving tots?

1261W. 76th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 651-6969


Alana said...

I love me some tots! The Ironwood in Westlake has awesome taters. :)

Unknown said...

I love tater tots!! I cannot have a sloppy-joe without the. Treehouse also serves tots with their burgers

M said...

I'll have to say that the tots at Happy Dogs are a delight as well (best with the jelly!). Haven't tried them at Reddstone... last time I was there I got a cold orange soup that I couldn't quite get a taste for.

Bite Buff said...

Thanks for the additional thoughts, ladies! I do love me some tots. :)

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