Lazy Susan is not lazy – and that’s particularly clear on Wednesday nights.
THE HUMP Day slump is a real thing. It takes some serious treatment to turn that mid-week funk around, and I’ve got it: The Wednesday night prix-fixe dinner for two – a bargain-priced $40! – at LAZY SUSAN (2378 S. Howell Ave.). Chef/owner A.J. Dixon has catered to the appetites of meal-sharing couples for two years, developing a following for the homey meal along the way. The four-course menu, always gluten-free, is a testing incubator. If the course is a hit – example: scrumptious wild rice cakes with mushroom cream sauce – it might appear on the regular menu. Occasionally there are repeats (elk Salisbury steak), and since Dixon brought in a smoker, that apparatus has gotten a workout (flavorful tender sliced duck breast came with wilted arugula, roasted squash and celeriac puree). For dessert, Dixon might fix upside-down cake or a flourless Black Forest cake roll. Her creative muscles are due for stretching these next few months, as foraged mushrooms and vegetables start appearing in the kitchen. That’s good news for Wednesday’s dinner for two!
A dinner for two at Lazy