Caesar-Style Escarole at Arthur on Smith, Dish #96

Caesar-Style Escarole at Arthur on Smith, Dish #96

Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.

Escarole "Caesar Style" ($8 as dinner side; $12 as lunch main)

Escarole from Satur Farms gets the Caesar-salad treatment at Joe Isidori's new Italian spot in Carroll Gardens, Arthur on Smith. The leaves are crunchy, in a pleasingly fatty dressing, with slivers of cured sardine, soft and sweet like fish jerky. The egg is barely cooked, so the yolk runs wildly into the greens once you pierce it with your fork, and there are dressing-soaked croutons, ideal for cleaning up the plate.

Arthur on Smith 276 Smith Street, Brooklyn 718-360-2340

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