Best Of 2020

Best Brussels Sprouts: Delwood

Nestled at the intersection of Delta and Linwood avenues in Mount Lookout Square (hence the name), Delwood is a family-friendly and dog-friendly Peruvian-inspired gastropub. Delwood’s kitchen is small and so is the restaurant, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in worth-the-wait flavor. The petite food menu offers six different sharables and eight sandwiches and salads, like their popular Delwood Burger, topped with salsa criolla (a sort of vinegary red onion and pepper mixture), avocado and huancaina sauce. But the thing that has people raving here is, surprisingly, the Brussels sprouts. These charred and crispy green balls of goodness are served with a garlicky, spicy verde aioli — and that’s it. There’s no bacon or over-easy egg or anything else to distract from the veggie itself. The cocktail menu also includes a taste of Peru via the pisco sour, made with the titular South American liquor, egg white, lime, simple syrup and bitters. Delwood, 3204 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, delwoodcincy.com.