doing it — serving locally grown, organic, healthful food. Parkside
23 owners took that premise a step further when they planted a
10,000-square-foot organic garden a stone’s throw from the
restaurant. PS23 combines the best of casual dining with exceptional
food prepared to enhance natural flavors. There’s no designer food
here that requires an explanation from your server. Many foods
challenge past experience. Fennel, for example, takes on a new
personality when it’s carmelized, as do parsnips when smashed into
hash with potatoes or apples.
arranged the menu according to price to encourage customers to share
dishes and to experiment with new flavor combinations.
PS23 also has a
menu completely devoted to foods prepared without gluten, including a
braised short rib sandwich. Also on the gluten-free menu, a
bacon-lover’s dream, crisp braised bacon made with uncured pork from
the belly that comes with apple parsnip hash and pickled cabbage.
I tried the
rotisserie chicken with caramelized onion cracked pepper mash and farm
vegetables. It came with a bonus, a corn muffin so moist, it melted
without butter. The chicken — hormone, antibiotic and cage-free —
was juicy, lightly seasoned and tender. The grilled veggies, carrots,
zucchini, asparagus and red pepper, approached nirvana, as did the
special, ribeye with green beans and toasted almonds, smashed potatoes
and two fat onion rings, disappeared as my friend exclaimed over the
perfection of her meal.
2300 Pilgrim Square Drive