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Restaurants With Creamy Dips You Can Order at the Bar

Emily Flake

Eat Special Issue 2005

Stuff It City Paper’s Annual Guide to Filling Your Face

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Eat 2005

By Bret McCabe | Posted 3/2/2005

Sometimes you don't want a meal, but you want more than a snack. Sometimes you feel like getting out of the house, but you don't feel like changing out of weekend comfy clothes or dealing with the general public that is dining out's side order. You just want a quick little something, a refreshing little something, a deep-fried little something. And then it all comes together in a vision of a bar with something cold and frosty on tap and a bowl of creamy deliciousness that comes with something to dip into it.

Wings from Hell--Bill Bateman's Bistro

The typical sorta blue cheese wings sauce rendered essential by chicken wings that could make a French Legionnaire cry.

Escargot Bourguignonne Spring Roll with a Creamy Stew of Watercress, House-Cured Bacon, and Dijon--Brewer's Art

Quite possibly the fanciest bar food around. This piquant and nasally spicy creamy deliciousness nicely complements one of the richest finger foods this side of foi gras.

Freddies' Buffalo Crab Dip--Dead Freddies

Crabmeat and cream cheese and some kinda special sauce served in a bread bowl with melted cheese on top. Served with chips that the cheesy goodness really clings to when hot.

Creamy sauce salsa thingy that comes with chips--Los Amigos

We have no idea what this little number is called, and it's prolly something as simple as whipping together mayo with some tangy peppery stuff and some cilantro and lime juice, but this baby is such an ideal alternative to the red salsa same-old that you'll be asking for more--especially 'cause it's free.

Tempura Calamari--Matsuri

Some kinda creamy goodness at a Japanese place, where you wouldn't expect to find the creamy goodness, and some of the fluffiest and not greasy calamari you'll ever sink your teeth into.

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