Before today, one of the main reasons we came to Germantown was to visit one of our favorite restaurants, City House. They are known for authentic, rustic Northern Italian cuisine. You will not find spaghetti and meatballs and lasagna on the menu, but what you will find are dishes like Octopus Ragu and Smoked Chicken Strozzapreti. They might sound like odd combinations, but I promise…. they work and will knock your socks off. I really need to do a full review on the restaurant, but for right now I will just tell you a couple of our favorite things that we always order. Our number one favorite is the Belly Ham Pizza. It is what they are famous for and you can not leave without ordering it. A little insider tip, if you want to look like a local, ask for an egg on top of the pizza. It sounds weird, but it is ALL THE THINGS. We always order the Frico as an appetizer. It is a fried cheese that they switch out the ingredients for seasonally. I just checked the menu and right now it is a potato frico, but in the summer they will occasionally do a peach frico that is delish. You really you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. I can’t forget their catfish and anything that they do with grits. Just go! On Sunday’s you will find more “traditional” Italian fare mixed into the menu like meatballs, and lamb in what Tandy calls a Sunday gravy. Don’t miss City House. P.S. If you can, grab a seat at the chefs bar where you can watch all the magic happen.