Try the gigantic, tender, seared beef short rib with spicy cabbage at chef Randy Rucker's restaurant.
When a restaurant fits a chef like a glove, everything comes together effortlessly like it does at Bramble, Randy Rucker's latest Gulf Coast-inspired venture and, so far, his best foot forward. Here, he effortlessly melds Southern classics with modern techniques, creating an enticing menu that is out of the ordinary and yet familiar. Take his beef tartare with a dash of miso. Who would have thought? And yet, that bit of fermented soybeans adds a je ne sais quoi that makes you want to take another bite and another bite. Crunchy peanuts give this dish a surprising crunch. Not always available, but if the dinosaur-sized seared beef short rib shows up, order it.