Have loved gas station/auto repair shop architecture for as long as I can remember. Very excited that one of my favorite new restaurants, Lilia in Brooklyn, is located in a former auto repair shop (for more on their excellent food and service, see below, big shoutout to Sean Feeney, Managing Partner).
And, for my next trip to Wisconsin, I am excited to check out Lewis Station Winery, which operates out of a re-purposed and remodeled Texaco gas station in Lake Mills.
See below for my Lilia recos, plus photos (based on two recent visits):
My Lilia faves:
Grilled Scallop, Walnuts, Yoghurt, Marjoram (there are only 2 scallops per order – they should make this a bigger main dish)
Black Bass, Salsa Verde, Coal Roasted Potatoes
Ricotta Gnocchi, Broccoli Pesto, Basil, Pistachios
Malfadini, Pink Peppercorns, Parmigiano Reggiano (delicious, like a cacio e pepe)
The two soft serve ice cream options are AMAZING!!!!
They also have a Barbera wine for $75 that is fantastic and their amaro selection is terrific – highly recommend the Ciociaro.
I can’t wait to work my way thru this entire menu!!!
Dishes that are very popular that I am NOT crazy about:
Cacio e Pepe Fritelle (basically a deep fried pasta fritter!)
The cauliflower starter – had it twice now, underwhelmed.