by Jamie Rogers
There is regular “comfort food” and then there is food of such sublime unctuousness that a different term is necessary: let’s just call it “fried.” Two offerings at Missoula’s Double Front Cafe fall into this elevated category, and they aren’t chicken.
Offering #2: After you’ve savored the wedges, it’s time to raise the bar. In an even more outrageous effort to nourish your inner child, Double Front also offers sweet corn nuggets (also $6.99). Take a thimble-sized globule of creamed corn, batter and fry. The result is a swingers’ party of tastes and textures: crunchy, creamy, savory and sweet. Dip them in ranch to add a layer of flavor. Or, what I really recommend, is dipping them in maple syrup. It’s absurd and delicious.
Bonus: You will find the wedges and nuggets on the Double Front menu with the other appetizers. This means, technically, you should still have room for a main event. Which is a good thing, because Double Front fries chicken too.
Where to find 'em: Double Front Cafe is located at 112 W. Alder Street in Missoula, and features two dining rooms: a street level family friendly space and a bar in the basement.
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