Monday, October 15, 2018

The South Side Fall Menu

If this weekend was any indication, Cleveland has moved into full-blown Fall. And I'm loving every minute of it. Besides the preferred clothing options, fun fall activities, and fires in the fireplace...it also means fall comfort foods.

Chef Natasha Pogrebinsky at The South Side in Tremont has fully embraced some of these classic flavors and hearty dishes on the new Fall Menu. Like her take on the Clam Bake!
And Sweet Potato and Sage Pierogi ($15) that are pan-fried in brown butter with fresh sage, topped with Parmesan cheese, and served with a side of dill-infused sour crème.
The Clevelander ($18) with Mediterranean jumbo butter beans stewed with tomatoes, kale, fresh local kielbasa and sausage, poached egg, and served with dark toasted ciabatta just looks as "Cleveland" as it sounds.
A fun twist on a classic side of tater tots are Our World Tots ($12) with crispy fried mini potato cakes, stacked with bacon, cheese sauce, jalapeno, cilantro, blue cheese, cheddar and hot sauce.
Lastly, my favorite dish, the Pasta of the Day. This time of year, bring on the pasta! This particular one was with fresh ricotta, a gorgeous egg yolk, crispy breadcrumbs, and spinach.
I admit, this restaurant had fallen off my radar the last several years. With Chef Natasha at the helm now, the menu already sounds more appealing to me, and overall the dishes impressed. The only ones I didn't care for were the BLT Tacos, Tuna Stuffed Roasted Tomato, and Garlic Rose Flatbread. But other highlights included the Mushroom Arugula Flatbread and Mini Chicken Tacos (these you could eat a whole bag of, like chips! So addicting.).

The South Side
2207 W 11th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 937-2288

Disclosure: I was invited to a media and social influencer tasting where all food and sangria was complimentary. All opinions stated are 100% my own.

4 comments:

Meghan McCarthy said...

I never got to try the sweet potato pierogies which made me sad. I so wanted to eat those. The pasta was my favorite, followed closely by the beans and greens on The Clevelander.

Kate @ GreatestEscapist.com said...

What a delicious event - and so nice to finally see you IRL!

Bite Buff said...

They were a highlight, so we’ll probably have to get some before the season is over!

Bite Buff said...

Agreed!