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Archive for Thursday, January 2, 2014

Off the Beaten Plate: Homemade Marshmallows at The Roost

January 2, 2014

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Homemade marshmallow at The Roost, 920 Massachusetts St. Add to any beverage order for just an extra $1 or enjoy as a snack.

Homemade marshmallow at The Roost, 920 Massachusetts St. Add to any beverage order for just an extra $1 or enjoy as a snack.

Try the Vanilla Carmella beverage for $3.50, the beautiful design by The Roost barista Chelsea Rae.

Try the Vanilla Carmella beverage for $3.50, the beautiful design by The Roost barista Chelsea Rae.

What better way to complete a cup of hot cocoa or coffee than by submerging a giant homemade marshmallow into the beverage. Made from real vanilla beans, these pillowy creations can be enjoyed in addition to one of many warm specialty drinks at The Roost or as a light and fluffy sugary snack to nibble on while waiting on your breakfast Benny (eggs Benedict) or maple bacon biscuit from the bakery.

Where to get it: The Roost, 920 Massachusetts St.

What you’ll pay: $1 each

Try it with: Vanilla carmella latte, $3.50

Also on the menu: Breakfast and lunch favorites including the traditional pancakes, biscuit and gravy, omelettes, and breakfast and lunch sandwich options. Order your choice of four types of mac and cheese, trottole pasta in a cheesy bechamel base, along with roasted chicken, pork and beef meatballs, roasted portabello or tomatoes and bacon.

— Off The Beaten Plate highlights some of the more exotic, oddly named or inventively concocted dishes from local menus. Know of an offbeat item we should check out? Email food and features reporter Nadia Imafidon at nimafidon@ljworld.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/nadia_imafidon.

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