272017May

Gather for Dinner

When I think of Wyoming, I think of the beautiful mountains, the vast wildlife, and the parks that maintain that balance between them. So when it comes to dinner, I wasn’t too surprised to find a place that took advantage of the abundance surrounding them. Take Gather, a restaurant in the heart of Jackson. It specializes in creating wonderful dishes with local ingredients. Some of it, as we learned, were even hand picked that morning. This was a place we all hope to stumble upon in our travels.

The restaurant itself was quite large, enough tables for all your party sizes. There’s even a bar for those waiting for a free table or even those who want a small sample of the food along with drinks. For us, there was no need to wait. The season rush hadn’t started yet. Even though one can argue Memorial Weekend kicks off the high season. Judging from the crowds, or the lack of, I think it’s still off season. But of course that means we were in luck. No reservations. Walk in. Table ready. How awesome is that?

Between the two of us, we ordered what we thought was a small meal. The appetizer made it seemed as such. But when the two main courses came out, it was larger than expected and wonderfully plated. So much for trying to eat light on this trip. Though, given the price point, most people would think the portions are small. I happened to read that in the reviews. As you’d imagined, I had that expectation when upon ordering. But I have to say, regardless of the portion size, the quality was on for the price we paid. Reasonably even, if this were in San Francisco. And yeah, I know, this wasn’t the Bay area.

Overall, it was the best meal of the trip. This is a place I’ll make sure I revisit next time I’m in the neighborhood.

Gather

72 S Glenwood Street
Jackson, Wyoming 83001
+1(307) 264-1820
gatherjh.com

Verdict: In Jackson and looking for a great place to eat? Well, this is the place.

092017Apr

That Slow Cooked Short Rib

It’s been awhile since we had Thai food and what a better way to get back into it by checking out Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine. A place that prides itself in using locally sourced organic ingredients, then using it to make some unique looking and some amazing tasty dishes. For me, it was the beef short rib that caught my eye. In its Instagram worthy glory, this in-your-face slab of meat was basically taunting you to try it out. At least, that’s what it did to me and it didn’t disappoint. Non-carnivores, your mileage may vary. However, as good as the short rib was there was another star dish of the night.

So I hope I didn’t paint the wrong picture. This is a place has a huge range of Thai food. All pretty amazing as we found out. We decided to order family style even though the dishes were more individually focused. But I can’t imagine how one person can finish some of the dishes we had.

As for the service, in addition to our waitress, there were many servers going around helping out. I think we had about three others come by and check up on our drinks and meal. This was great. They even helped us portion out our beef noodle soup. Though it was probably due to the messy job we were doing. That short rib was monstrous to deal with. You should have seen it!

Anyways, great service overall, especially for a busy Friday evening, and great food. This is the type of place I see myself revisiting often, especially when friends are in town. See you soon farmhouse kitchen!

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine

710 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
+1 (415) 814-2920
farmhousesf.com

Verdict: Although it’s on the pricier side, I recommend trying this place out.

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