Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Review | Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

There’s really no explanation or photo necessary – you already know that it was good. How could it not be? But let me explain. Chris and I went to Uncommon Ground this past Saturday before heading to a concert at the Metro. We had heard good things. Years ago, it was a simple coffeehouse that hosted local artists’ shows. Now, it’s an expanded, full-service restaurant, bar and, of course, still serving great brunch and coffee. I ordered the Brown Sugar & Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop with Butternut Squash and Pecan Stuffing. Delicious. And Chris ordered the Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf with Caramelized Onions and Mashed Potatoes. Now, don’t misunderstand me – my pork chop was awesome. But, luckily, I didn’t try any of Chris’s while we were there (I was too enamored with my pork chop). But if I had, I would have had one of those “damn, I wish I had ordered that” moments and then sullenly finished my mediocre pork chop all the while pining for the meatloaf. But, alas, Chris wasn’t in the sharing mood that night and it wasn’t until he heated up his leftovers (yes – they give you TWO pieces of bacon-wrapped meatloaf!) that I got a whiff of the heavenly smell and asked for a bite. After that, I can’t wait to go back. And next time, I’m getting myself some meatloaf.

Uncommon Ground
1214 W. Grace (Cross Street: Clark)
(773) 929-3680


Diana Kowalsky said...

I sense a definite bacon theme in this blog. Could we re-name this blog "J.Noelle Cooks Bacon?"

I am also interested to learn you went to a concert at the Metro ... I thought you hated going to see bands! :)

J.Noelle said...

Ah... you caught me in my tiny fib. While I personally did not attend the Badly Drawn Boy concert, I DID have dinner with Chris before HE went - hence "before heading to a concert". Chris was threatening to out me on a comment post anyway, so now it's all out in the open. Sorry to disappoint you - I haven't gotten the concert bug back!

But next time you're in town, you have to try this meatlaof since you're part of the I heart bacon club.