Farm-to-Table Fresh at Blue Ribbon Rustic Kitchen
Hillcrest’s Blue Ribbon Rustic Kitchen subscribes to sustainability, offering an artisan approach to its seafood, meats and handmade pastas.
Since opening in the heart of Hillcrest last summer, Blue Ribbon Rustic Kitchen has been scoring accolades from locals for its farm-to-table approach—most notably its artisan handmade pasta dishes. The low-lit space, backed by brick walls, creates a cozy, bistro-style retreat from the bustling neighborhood outside. Menu standouts include the crispy goat-cheese gnocchi with duck confit and caramelized cipollini onions; the carnaroli risotto with bone marrow and oxtail ragout; and the merlot-braised short ribs with lacinato kale and fried polenta cakes. Blue Ribbon also serves cocktails, beer and wine. 530 University Ave., Hillcrest. 619.501.6795. blueribbonrustickitchen.com