From Our Editors
Peanut-butter cream cheese, a bacon weave, and banana chips are stitched together on the 8-ounce peanut-butter-banana burger. It's one of Clay West Bar & Grill's many innovative takes on comfort food. Though chefs cook up familiar menu items, such as the Grown-Up grilled cheese, they man the kitchen like mad scientists when it comes to creating more inventive options such as the Atomic burger with banana peppers, sharp cheddar, and Loco sauce, or the Southern barbecue pizza with slow-cooked pulled pork, onions, cheddar, mozzarella, cornbread croutons, and housemade barbecue sauce. This is their MO—skew comfort food until it's somehow both comfortable and adventurous, the finest culinary line walked since chocolate ice cream was packaged as a product to reduce swelling. Not only are the chefs bold, but they are also keen on sustainability. Whenever possible, they source locally grown and produced ingredients.