Soups to get you through the winter

Twin Cities slurpers that will chase away the cold

Avgolemono at Christos, $5.35

A hearty bowl of lentil and sausage soup from Black Forest Inn keeps the winter chill at bay
Alma Guzman for City Pages
A hearty bowl of lentil and sausage soup from Black Forest Inn keeps the winter chill at bay

Though warm and filling, this Greek soup looks forward to spring with all its lemony zestiness and is traditionally served at Easter. It uses whole eggs (and usually a few extra yolks for richness and color), which are emulsified in lemon juice, much like the process of making Hollandaise sauce — sort of what avgolemono tastes like, in fact. The soup is further thickened with a scoop of rice and begs for a plate of Christos's freshly made pita bread. If you want to continue the custard-y trend through to dessert, get the Galaktoboureko — a nutmeg-flecked custard-y cousin of baklava that's wrapped in flaked phyllo and drizzled with honey.

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josh019
josh019

I am sure these are all delicious.. but nothing can beat the Pho or the mexican counterpart Sopa Del Rez - which is rare, but if you find it, it is delicious.  It is a beef based broth with rice, veggies and roast beef and comes with fresh cilantro, jalapenos and corn tortillas.

 
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