Best Use of Onions (2008)

R.U.B.

Poor onion! Lowliest of the alliums, stepsister to cruel sisters leek and shallot, it struggles to become glamorous. Never has onion come so close as at R.U.B. (Righteous Urban Barbecue), where it's offered as the odd-sounding "onion strings"—a stupendous basket of lightly battered shreds fried into a straw-like heap, enough for the whole table.