While it’s fortunately gotten a tiny bit warmer, we’re still constantly craving hearty, substantial foods. Right now, we’re having major pangs of longing for a food we don’t often think too much about: meatloaf. Something about a big ol’ hunk of meat and some mashed potatoes sounds just about perfect right now. We harnessed the power of the Find-a-Food Search to hunt down four of the Hub’s best meatloafs. Our picks are below.
•Financial district mainstay Elephant & Castle makes an excellent traditional meatloaf, but the sides are what takes it over the top. The loaf is served with Guinness-braised vegetables, green beans, garlic mashed potatoes, and sauteed mushrooms. Oh, and BBQ sauce. If that’s not enough food for two meals, we don’t know what is.
•Coda’s meatloaf may be a bit high-end (the loaf is comprised of turkey and portobello mushrooms and served with red onion marmalade), but the mashed potatoes keep it down to earth. Also, onion marmalade makes everything better.
•The Lower Depths Tap Room takes meatloaf to the next level by (how else?) wrapping it in bacon. It’s served with the vegetable of the day so you can sort of fool yourself into thinking you’re eating something marginally healthy.
•B Side serves up their meatloaf as part of a sandwich on black pepper brioche. The meatloaf is topped with homemade ketchup and mashed potatoes. Starchtacular!