SouthCoast Sides You Wish You Could Buy in Stores
Have you ever been at a local restaurant and wished they would sell one of their products? We don't mean their prepared meals...we mean some of the sauces and sides that really stand out.
You've probably heard of Ken's Salad Dressing. Ken's was just a family owned steakhouse in Framingham, Massachusetts. Their salad dressing recipe was so popular...they became known more for their salads than their steaks. Now, they distribute over 60 different flavors of their salad dressing around the world.
When I was going to Syracuse University, there was a BBQ shack downtown that was wildly popular with the students and residents, alike. The Dinosaur BBQ's sauce was so good...they decided to distribute it to supermarkets like Stop and Shop (although I haven't seen it available there for several months).
This got us thinking about local, SouthCoast restaurants that could do something similar.
With the perfect balance of spice and flavor, the wings are amazing at Saint James Irish Pub in Fall River.
The perfect companion to your chicken, mashed potatoes, or pretty much anything else because it's that good.
The Spicy Tunisian Harissa Chili Garlic Sauce at Barrett's Waterfront is the perfect sauce to accompany their signature Boom Boom Shrimp.
Not too moist, not too dry, the cornbread at Cask and Pig is just as good as their entrees.
Let's be honest--the real reason we all go to Texas Roadhouse is for the cinnamon butter to put on the amazing rolls they give out.
If you've ever eaten at the 99 Restaurant, you've probably tried the cheese and crackers. In my personal opinion, 99 should release some type of "cheese and cracker kit" in stores so we can get our fix.
The best way to start your visit at Not Your Average Joe's is with a little bread and sauce. The oil served at Not Your Average Joe's pairs perfectly with the bread, and has an awesome, peppery kick to go with the Parmesan cheese.
If you've ever gone into Mezza Luna in Buzzard's Bay, then you'll know that the tomato sauce that typically gets cascaded over your pasta and sided with the great mozzarella sticks.
Right in Fairhaven is one of, if not the, best places to get chips and salsa. With amazing flavors like the ones found in their salsa, it's amazing that they haven't started selling the stuff.
The Mozambique sauce at the Pasta House in Fairhaven is amazing. With it's perfect balance of spice and sweet, this sauce is worth trying.
Coleslaw can be a hit or miss with most restaurants, but over at Knuckle Heads restaurant in Downtown New Bedford, it's worth making the trip there.
Perfect on any menu item there, the sriracha ketchup over at DNB Burgers is worth using when you're there. With a great use of both spice and tomato flavors, the sauce is great on their fries and burgers alike.
A creamy cheese dip paired with warm tortilla chips, the queso cheese sauce served at the Tequila Lime Cantina brings a tasty Mexican flair to the typical run of the mill restaurants found around here.