I’ve been eating out a lot! So there is this place near my job called Soho Park and they have the best onion rings I’ve had in a REALLY LONG TIME. And I love onion rings and usually order them wherever they are served because I cannot resist them. And they usually suck. But these are great… even though my picture is not (but I took it with my cell phone, because I didn’t have my camera on me).
Officially called “Herbed Buttermilk Red Onion Rings,” these crispy, hefty rings are so great. I love that they use whole, real, red onions (I once had the worst onion rings ever- there was no real onion, just this gross onion puree mush crap at the Peculiar Pub). Then, they are crispy and flavored nicely- I guess with herbs? You get a whole pile of them (this is the second time I’ve just had these onion rings as my dinner) and they come with two house made dipping sauces -I usually choose the Spicy Sambal Ketchup- it is this excellent spicy ketchup, and I’ve tried the Garlic Aioli (but it was too creamy for the onion rings) and last time I tried the Smoked Paprika Aioli, which was good but a bit wasabi-ish in its intensity. So go to Soho Park for the onion rings! I’ve also had the Grilled Two Cheese Sandwich, which is a gourmet grilled cheese, with gruyere and parmesean cheeses, and while it’s good, the onion rings are just definitely the stand-out menu item at this place (for me- there are burgers which I’ve heard are good, but since I don’t eat meat, I haven’t had them).
Also, this is from a long time ago, but Mags and I went to Watch City Brewery in Waltham, MA, over…I don’t even remember when, and I got onion rings there, too. I seem to remember them being pretty good: