60 Lygon St., Brunswick East
Brunswick East needed Etta. Sure, pizza mecca 400 Gradi is around the corner, but for pasta and insanely good bread, number sixty Lygon Street is it. Chef Charley Snadden-Wilson doesn’t stop at Italy—the menu pairs plum cake with sake and ginger oil in one delicious instance and zucchini with Tilsit (a rarely seen cheese dating from the Prussian era) in another. Etta’s sourdough comes warm, smeared in sweet, slow-roasted garlic with oil for dipping; sometimes there’s a cacio e pepe whipped butter on the side. The menu changes almost daily— depending on what’s fresh at the markets—so make a reservation, and manifest that cacio e pepe butter. Images courtesy of Annika Kafcaloudis.