Tonight's Dinner: Bar Toto
Met up with a co-worker and her friend at this mid-Slope restaurant/bar which I had never been to, much less heard of before Friday. Not much to say about Bar Toto except it was "eh." The menu presented so many tasty-sounding options, we made the waitress come back twice to take our orders. There were panini combinations involving ingredients like sopressata, garlic mayo and smoked mozzarella; braised short ribs; homey pastas. In the end spaghetti and meatballs won out. It didn't hurt that my eyes just happened to wander towards someone else's plate of pasketti and meatbulbs when I first walked in.
Pasta with meat usually always wins out for a carbo-carnoholic like myself. I shoulda gone with the panini or the panini burger which came with a mound of shoestring fries. The meatballs were pretty heavy and the pasta way oversauced and too salty for my tastes. The pasta thankfully was not overcooked (definitely not al dente perfection, but also not mushy at all). Hey, where was the bread? Oh, never mind, it was probably a good thing there was no bread since I would have eaten the entire basket. The prices were pretty reasonable (pasta and a glass of white wine for $20 with tax and tip) and the interior reminded me of Cafe Steinhof a few blocks south, so I would probably find myself back here again to try some other menu items.
No photo because I seem to have misplaced the charger for the camera.