Random rave for the dinner I just had at Alias. This may be common knowledge, but when I ate there a year it had a different menu. Now, it's all based on food grown at two farms upstate, and it appeared to me to be seasonal, fresh, and inventive -- although others may disagree.
In any case, I *never* order chicken, but for some reason, it appealed, so what the heck, I ordered the roasted chicken with acorn squash/cornbread stuffing. To my surprise, it was just about the best chicken I've had in years. The chicken was peppery, succulent, and flavorful and the acorn squash/cornbread stuffing was like sage-flavored crack for my mouth. I could have stood to have a green vegetable with it, but it was amazing, nonetheless. We split the home-cured salmon with kale for an appetizer, which I thought was delicious, if a little heavy on the oil.
Go there now and have the chicken, of all ridiculous things, before they change the menu. And if you go, and if you have the figs with blue cheese and balsamic vinegar and honey, let me know how they are.