What to Eat for Dinner at High Street on Market
We had a chance to stop in for dinner at High Street on Market, Ellen Yin’s Old City sister establishment next door to Fork. During the day, the new market-cafe offers an excellent assortment of sandwiches, pastries, coffee and breads, some of which are pretty innovative. It’s at night, however, that chef Eli Kulp really gets to play.
“I’ve had a lot of fun putting my personal touch on the food at Fork,” Kulp says, “but it’s a relatively traditional menu, and people love it. It’s been popular for 15 years, so - other than updating the tastes and flavors - why change it? Here at High Street I can explore really exciting things.”
Think foraged produce, hard-to-find or unusual ingredients and a more unorthodox menu: instead of apps and entrees, the list is broken into a range of plates “to share” and a selection of larger pastas, which are all made in-house. Everything is served in rustic style, which matches the hand-crafted, relaxed decor. Even the plates and bowls are made of wood and hand-spun pottery.
“Fork is an evening out,” says Yin, “whereas here, we want folks to just drop in when they feel like it, for a cocktail and quick bite, or maybe a pasta and a couple glasses of wine.” Click through for a look at some of the best dishes on the menu (they will change often), then stop in to try it for yourself (5:30-10 PM, Tuesday-Thursday and 5:30-10:30 PM, Friday-Saturday).