From Our Editors
Magnolia caters to its neighborhood patrons, filling tables and mouths alike with a menu of gussied-up culinary classics. Chefs layer a half-pound patty of grass-fed beef from Estancia Farms atop a brioche bun with oven-roasted tomato and butter lettuce to concoct the monstrous Magnolia burger ($13). The organic, free-range chicken of the jidori chicken ($23) dons a perfume of fragrant herbs and mingles with its entourage of whipped Yukon Gold potatoes and oven-roasted brussels sprouts, allowing homemade butternut-squash ravioli the freedom to recline in a savory pool of brown butter and sage ($16). In contrast, palate-priming orders of baked macaroni and cheese ($10) elicit childhood memories of the days before rampant macaroni-art production caused a shortage of elbow pasta.