Yesterday, a bowl of gumbo from New Orleans Take Out on Monroe. So richly spiced as to be almost black, so thick with roux and file that it was almost not a soup. This is non-traditional but I crumbled up and added my sweet cornbread to make of it a kind of granular black spicy undefined entity that was the best thing I ate this week.
Today, the Beef n Brew special slice at Ian’s Pizza. Available only through tomorrow. Thin-sliced coffee-rubbed steak from Fountain Prairie, roasted wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, and gravy. Autumnal, superb.