Squid-Ink Pasta from Whisk at Wink & Nod
Why We Love It: For a while, it seemed that the culinary program would be an afterthought at Wink & Nod, a South End newcomer that was really stressing itself as "speakeasy-style" cocktail den. Then they tapped the Whisk pop-up team for the kitchen, gifting us with a permanent home to find their glorious squid-ink pasta with baby octopus, miso, cauliflower and black garlic. It's fabulously flavor-forward.
3 Appleton St.; 617-482-0117