Southie 6311 College Ave./63rd St., Rockridge/Elmwood, (510) 654-0100. B-L-D daily; $.
This tiny spot is next door to its mother restaurant, Wood Tavern. Seating includes stools at a white marble counter facing the kitchen action, high tables for two, a few possibilities for larger parties, and sidewalk tables. Everything is made with high quality ingredients and prepared in full view behind the counter, providing a little show. I ordered up the Spicy Hog sandwich, a spectacularly flavorful creation filled with pulled pork and a slaw mixed with aioli and jalapenos. On my list for future visits: the Fried Chicken Salad made with house-fried chicken bits, black beans, piquillo peppers, avocado slices, tortilla strips, and a parmesan-lime vinaigrette; and The Balls sandwich made with Niman Ranch beef-pork meatballs, provolone, reggiano, and a La Farine baguette. I simply didn’t have room for the ice cream sandwich consisting of two oatmeal cookies filled with house-made rum-raisin ice cream, or the lemon cream pie with huckleberry sauce. Oh my.
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