By Food Editor Pam Aughe, R.D.
Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to go out to lunch. This always seems decadent as I generally work from home and much of my work is done in the kitchen. But checking out new eateries is also an important part of writing for a local food magazine, or so I tell myself.
Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale is hardly the new kid on the block. Chef Rick Halberg, developer and executive chef, has years of experience with restaurants such as, R.I.K.’s and Emily’s and is now offering a more casual setting with modern comfort foods. Using fresh and local food is the focus, so some menu items may change with the season. Our soup of the day was a delicious winter squash soup. Expect attention to detail with house-made croutons for the salads and their own ricotta cheese for the crostini. It was a cozy place for lunch in the winter. We sat close to the wood burning fireplace. They also have a great patio for outside seating in summer.… Read More