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Shishito peppers are popping up on local menus, and I’ve sampled several tasty dishes recently highlighting this sweet, glossy green capsicum. But Paragary’s Bar and Oven makes a version that really makes my socks go up and down—the peppers are roasted, then enlivened with fresh lemon juice, coriander and lemon butter. Crackly on the outside, soft and deliciously pungent on the inside, the peppers are an excellent, racy nibble guaranteed to perk up tired taste buds. Other standout menu items on my visit included a vivacious, colorful King salmon tartare appetizer, punctuated with diced avocado, jalapenos and fresh dill; and a sumptuous, satisfying linguine with Manila clams.