Josh and Heather Keeler’s Two Boroughs Larder, a stylish combination of a food and tableware market with a serious nose-to-tail restaurant, helped establish the trendy dining scene in the Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood. Josh’s menu changes daily, reflecting his passionate commitment to using seasonal local ingredients with bold, fresh flavors. Small plates offer tasty morsels, like a slow-cooked egg atop grain porridge and wagyu tartare with hot sauce and buttermilk. Local triggerfish join lamb neck and pork collars on heartier entrées, and more adventurous bits like fried sweetbreads and braised beef tongue appear with regularity. For simpler satisfaction, there’s always a bowl of delicious buckwheat noodles in a savory pork broth and a selection of breakfast sandwiches topped with housemade scrapple or chicken boudin blanc. You can build-your-own-bowl during Tuesday noodle night, and Wednesday burger nights bring towering double-pattied concoctions on brioche buns. —Robert Moss Dish, Winter 2016
Seasonal fare in a relaxed neighborhood setting at reasonable prices.