The Short Order
Taking its name to heart, Radish & Rye — the new restaurant at Ristra’s old address — aims to serve “farm-inspired cuisine,” which means attention to seasonality and at least a few dishes that are vegetable-centric
(including, yes, radishes). The bar focuses on rye, bourbon, and other members of the American whiskey family. Rather than the youthful, forward-thinking, unfussy food you’d expect from a place with a “hipster” name, what comes out of the kitchen more closely resembles the cuisine served by other upscale
establishments in town. But some of it is intriguing and has potential. Recommended:
Bourbon Cider and Dragonfly cocktails, ham hock croquettes, radicchio salad, snappea-zucchini salad, back ribs, and pecan pie.