One reason that we would find it really difficult to move away from this area (“Camberville”) is the culture within each neighborhood that I don’t think you’d be able to find in suburbia. For instance, Union Square. It’s a short walk from where we live now and it has so much cool stuff going on. Obviously, our favorite these days is Bloc 11 Cafe, but there are also places like the Independent, Great Thai Chef restaurant (proclaimed by Tony to have the best tom yum goong soup), Grand the store, Capone Foods and so much more.
This particular post is about the Independent. They have consistently good food there and a nice, cozy atmosphere. We tried their deviled eggs appetizer and they were so tasty! I don’t think I’ve ever seen deviled eggs on a menu before, but I have to say that if I ever own a restaurant, that’s something I’d like to include on the menu. They’re so simple but so yummy.
Tony had the french dip sandwich and I had the steak and gruyere cheese sandwich appetizer with a side order of french fries. The food was delicious and the portions are generous. With a beer and a glass of wine (and before the tip), our bill only came out to $40. Not bad for a Thursday night outing.