For Eldorado dwellers, snacking or grabbing a pizza has always been easy. What hasn't always been an option was a lowkey-fancy date-night spot or a great family brunch for which you don't have to drive into town. That changed in the summer of 2017, when Arable opened its doors in the interior of the Agora Center. Its unassuming location (both the mall and the subdivision) belies the quality of the upscale comfort food therein, crafted by chef and owner Renée Fox: a hanger steak you can cut with a butter knife ($24), a hearty wedge salad with savory and light blue cheese dressing ($13.50), a welcoming paté perfect for people who don't know whether they like paté ($9). The menu is full of choices that make you feel at home, but like there's also a creative, energetic chef in your home who went and picked some local pears for the dessert crostata ($7) and who isn't ashamed to also bring you a steaming plate of green chile cheese tots ($6.50). Once you're finished, we can't stress enough that you simply must get the butterscotch budino with salted caramel and whipped cream ($6.50); eating it once in winter caused it to haunt me until the next fall.


Saturday and Sunday


7 Avenida Vista Grande, Ste. B-6, Eldorado,


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