The Chef: Aurelia
The Menu: A delicious medley of brown basmati rice, chipotle chile-infused pinto beans, Native Kjalii Foods' Roasted Green Salsa and Roasted Molé Sauce, and Turtle Island Marinated Tempeh, all under a layer of melted nacho-style Teese. Yes, this was one of the most flavorful combinations we've had in a long while. Aurelia didn't stop there, and also busted out a light side salad and some lovely sautéed kale with onions and button mushrooms. We'll be in blissful, full-belly comas if anyone needs us.
The Goods: You really just can't go wrong with rice and beans, can you? Perfectly flavorful on their own, they also make an ideal base for any sauce, topping, condiment, or seasoning you could ever want to use in the kitchen. Do tell, what's your favorite rice-and-beans-based dish?