Letter: Glenwood’s restaurant scene on fire
Autumn is moving out. The mornings are crisp and the sun hangs low in the sky. Just the sort of thing that makes you dream of cuddling up with a significant other … Alas, I am single. But that is not to say that I am not madly in love — with Cianfotta (pronounced Chee-in-phota).
Have you been to downtown Glenwood recently? There are at least 10 restaurants in a two-block area. The atmosphere is vibrant, the people are out and about and the food is delicious. I lived in San Francisco for 10 years and this is something I experienced there as the foody city grew in the dotcom era — neighborhoods of eateries!
Now, the Cianfotta is special — this is a teenage, Twilight obsession that I have with the warm bowl of love. You can find it at The Pullman and it offers up an herby broth with potatoes, fennel, garlic, green beans, eggplant, mushroom — the list goes on — a dollop of basil, arugula, magic, pesto joy on top and it is a warm dish perfect for a lonely girl.
I cannot say enough about this dish and believe me, I am on a budget of $280 a week, including gasoline and dog food, and I still find room for my sexy stew. I just can’t complain about not having some man on my arm when I have the Italian Underground, Smoke, The Lost Cajun, the new Grind, the new Riviera, Juicy Lucy’s, Pullman, the Brew Pub, Slope and Hatch, J.H. Chen — I don’t want to leave anyone out, but it is unbelievable! To think, lil ‘ol Glenwood would be the hot spot for culinary craft and delectable dishes … I am truly spinning out of control in heavenly happiness. So, grab your lover, your friend, your neighbor, (unfortunately, you can’t bring your dog) and head downtown for an appetizer and a drink. Eat locally and fall in love.
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