Photos and Words by Amanda DeJesus
On a sleepy Tuesday afternoon, my roommates and I went to Allston in search of comfort food. We found everything we were looking for at Deep Ellum, a bar/restaurant known for its craft beer, creative cocktails, and wholesome cooking. The name, Deep Ellum, refers to a section of Dallas, Texas known for its musical atmosphere and incomparable food.
We started our meal with the truffle gorgonzola fries. At first I was hesitant, because it sounded too heavy, but I was pleasantly surprised with the dish. The fries were covered with a light cream sauce and chunks of gorgonzola cheese. The truffle flavor was delicate and not at all overpowering. We finished off the generous helping in a matter of minutes.
For my main course, I got the wild mushroom and barley risotto, which was topped off with a sunny-side-up egg. The risotto was creamy and well-seasoned and the chunks of butternut squash and chanterelle mushrooms were perfectly done.
My roommates ordered the root beer braised pork belly and the fried cauliflower sandwich. The pork belly was crispy and sweet and tender, while the cauliflower’s romesco sauce provided a wide range of flavors. By the end of the meal, we were all extremely satisfied.