What’s For Dinner?
The Brickery Grill and Bar's Fabulous Blue Cheese Dressing
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
FROM THE MENU OF . . . THE BRICKERY GRILL AND BAR
6125 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs
Q: I would like the recipes for two items at the Brickery in Sandy Springs. I would love the opportunity to make the blue cheese salad dressing as well as the incredible Caesar Burger. They are the best.
STEVEN BAUMRIND, Marietta
A: We first asked Bruce Alterman, who co-owns the Brickery with his wife of 35 years, Sally, for the Caesar Burger recipe. "I could tell you, as long as I can move into your basement, " he answered. "My wife told me absolutely not. And she told me in a tone that I've learned not to challenge."
The Caesar Burger, it turns out, is the restaurant's signature dish, the "mac daddy" of its "genuine-food-driven menu, " as Alterman described it - and under no circumstances is he allowed to give out the recipe.
But the blue cheese dressing, that's a different story.
Hands on time: 5 minutes Total time: Serves: 16 (2-tablespoon) servings
1 cup (8 ounces) Hellmann's mayonnaise
1/2 cup (4 ounces) sour cream
2 tablespoons cold water
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
7 ounces good-quality blue cheese, crumbled