black mission figs

This past weekend I went to Jimmy's Bar & Oven to grab a salad with a friend. I was IN LOVE with the decor and ambiance of this restaurant... high ceilings, cement and chalkboard walls, industrial lighting, an open kitchen, bar seating, and my favorite spec: a glass garage door that opens up to the outside street. I saw a man and asked if he was Jimmy. Luckily, he was. Turns out he used to own a restaurant in the South End and closed it 4 months ago to open up this new place. I did not get into too many details, but told him how much I love the look of Jimmy's (sorry I wish I had my camera on me to take a picture of the interior!)

 jimmys

jimmys

Both my friend and I ordered baby arugula salad with figs, and goat cheese. I also asked for a side of beets. The Salad was fresh and delicious, we asked for more goat cheese, since we felt that both salads could have used more. They brought us more with no charge. Hey we love cheese!

The thing we enjoyed most about the salads were the figs. They were smaller and darker than what we  thought normal figs were. We asked the waitress what kind of figs they were and she said "normal figs". We thought they had to have been soaked in something because they were oozing with goodness. But turns out they were  just ordinary figs! They were oozing with their natural sugars! Totally sweet and yummy. I found them in Trader Joes today:

 figs

figs

I just ate some now. I cut them up in small pieces and put them in greek yogurt with walnuts! YUM it was delish. I love the creamy texture of the yogurt mixed with the chewyness of the figs, and then the crunchy texture of the walnuts.

What do you do with your figs?

Posted on October 2, 2011 and filed under sweat, food.