Who Needs Dinner When
You've Got Snacks Like These?
Smaller than an appetizer but larger than an amuse bouche, the newest menu items—from the so-called snacks category—are getting the royal treatment with the types of inventive tastes and preparations usually reserved for entrées, making them ideal for commitment-phobe gourmands.
Buffalo Frogs' Legs
Longman & Eagle, Chicago; longmanandeagle.com
Jared Wentworth takes on buffalo chicken wings, choosing frogs' legs as the vehicle for tangy sauce, aerating the blue cheese, and fancy-cooking the carrots and celery (à la barigoule, if you're curious). The result is classic Americana, lightened and improved.