February is the month of love, and there’s nothing our team loves more than food.
Here are 7 of the best foods we ate this month, in no particular order.
The prosciutto and fig pizza from The People’s Market in Elizabeth.
With a book in hand, I made myself comfortable on one of the couches at The People’s Market, ready to devour the prosciutto and fig pizza ($14.99). Prosciutto makes everything better. — Ashley Mahoney, reporter
Of note: The People’s Market added several new drinks and dishes to its menu in February, including a pickle pizza.
The beef stew plate from Everybody Eats in NoDa.
The takeout spot apparently always sells out of food within two hours of being open, so I had to know what the hype was about. I ordered the beef stew plate over rice, green beans and mac n cheese. It has easily become the Sunday dinner meal of choice whenever I can get there before they sell out of food. — Alexis Clinton, reporter
Cindy’s Turkey sandwich from Deli St in Plaza Midwood.
At just under $10, Cindy’s Turkey is the perfect lunch sandwich to find on Central Avenue. It’s stuffed with smoked turkey, flavorful onion and crunchy bacon, balanced with creamy avocado. But the stars among the stack are the jalapeño pimento and that spicy, creamy spread. — Alexandria Sands, reporter
The Jollof Rice from Mama Gee’s on Beatties Ford Road.
I’ve been hearing rave reviews about Ghanaian restaurant Mama Gee’s and wow, I didn’t know what I was missing. I got the Jollof Rice, which is spicy and smoky and melts in your mouth. It’s topped with your choice of meat (I chose tender chunks of beef) and comes with fried sweet plantains which are a great balance to the spice. It was so good. — Danielle Chemtob, reporter
The miso ramen from Futo Buta in South End.
My husband and I took advantage of a work-free Presidents’ Day and had a leisurely lunch last month at Futo Buta in South End, starting with their flavorful shishito peppers ($6). I had the miso ramen, which comes with rich, pecan-smoked pork belly, an egg, sesame, sweet white corn, bean sprouts, bok choy and scallions all steeped in steaming pork and chicken broth ($14). Great choice for a dreary day. — Katie Peralta Soloff, editor
The Kickin’ Chicken Sandwich from Local Loaf in NoDa.
I’m always a little skeptical of food that looks too aesthetically pleasing. Sure it looks good, but what about the taste? I can promise you, this sando checked both of the boxes. So good, so filling, (admittedly very photogenic) and made for great leftovers the next day. — McKenzie Rankin, reporter
Greg’s fried pickles from Pinky’s in Wesley Heights
I typically remove pickles from my sandwiches, but I always order a side of fried pickles from Pinky’s. It’s the only way I’ll eat them. — Laura Barrero, reporter