Squash or potatoes, whatever winter vegetable you might find filling this season, here are seven dishes that showcase them better than a simple mash or roast ever could.
Blink Poplar Bluff Beets
Have a healthy, but filling lunch on Stephen Avenue with beets served with shaved fennel, a minced olive vinaigrette, parmesan and lemon-infused oil.
Home Tasting Room Ham Hock Salad
A big serving of warm root vegetables with tender, salty ham hock is finished with a maple dijon vinaigrette, making for a perfect sharing plate to start dinner here.
Market Winter Squash Salad
Sweet chunks of squash are mixed with apple, candied oatmeal and kale and tossed in a tangy house-made yogurt dressing.
Monki Bistro Brisket and Monki Sausage Hash
It’s no surprise to find potatoes on a breakfast plate, but Monki’s combination of sweet poatoes, onion, brisket and sausage topped with a poached egg and, of course, hollandaise, makes you want to eat every last bite.
Notable Crispy Potato Rolls
Filled with tender rotisserie pork and served with jalapeno cheese, ranch dip and a salsa verde, this finger-friendly starter is a comforting way to kick off a meal.
Raw Bar Crispy Sweet Potato and Ginger Spring Rolls
The newly revamped Raw Bar serves up elevated Vietnamese fare including these sweet potato-centric spring rolls with a rich coconut soy dipping sauce on the side.
Towa Sushi Yam Tempura
You can never go wrong with crunchy-on-the-outside, warm-on-the-inside vegetable tempura. The yam variety here holds up well and is never too mushy underneath the light batter.
(2116 4 St. S.W., 403-245-8585, towasushi.com)