4. Stephanie Izard: Green Beans at Girl & the Goat
You probably think we’re going to recommend something with goat or perhaps even the notorious pig face that is the shining star at this Top Chef’s fabled local institution. Nope, it’s the green beans. Affectionately called “Magic Beans,” these tender legumes are drizzled with creamy fish sauce vinaigrette and accented by crunchy cashews. It’s a delicious way to eat your vegetables...or just to have next to that hot plate of pig face.
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