The best things in life are passed down through generations—just like the allspice and cinnamon-scented oxtail of Chef Jerome Grant’s ancestry, currently on offer at Sweet Home Café in The National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Oxtails might be considered a “tough” cut of beef, but when they're stewed at a gentle simmer for hours, the meat melts right off of the bones. In other words, braised oxtails are a perfect hearty comfort food to warm you during the cooler months.
Cheese, beans, tortilla chips, and maybe a smattering of sour cream. You know the nacho drill. But the dish itself invites a much broader interpretation, like our spin on a coastal shrimp boil. Instead of red potatoes we used thick-cut kettle chips.