Monday, November 26, 2007

Dinner at Federal, again!

Last night, finally feeling hungry again, I headed with a friend to Federal. I love that place! The daily specials are consistently good and a great value.

My companion ordered roasted duck with cranberry relish and roasted potatoes. It was good but a bit too Thanksgiving-ish for me. I don't want poultry w/ cranberries again any time soon, or at least until Christmas.

I ordered beef stew with spaetzle and baby carrots. Spaetzle is basically small homemade dumplings. It reminds me of homemade pasta cut into short pieces. The beef stew had a rich gravy that the spaetzle soaked up. The beef was fork tender. It was perfect comfort food and enough for two meals. I look forward to having the leftovers for lunch today!

4 comments:

Fritz said...

I might try that place but the reviews say they smoke in there is that true? I hate second hand tobacco smoke. Makes me sick quick

durhamfood said...

The back room is smoke-free.

Ginny said...

The pork sandwich at the Federal is phenomenal, so long as you don't overload it with the jalapenos that come with it.

Kelly said...

Oh I love the jalepenos! I like the carnitas too and the grilled cheese sandwich. All three are regulars on the menu.