Shrimp and Grits
M3, 382 Highland Ave., Somerville, 617-718-6666. www.imwithmeat.com
This trendy dish has cropped up on menus all over town. Many of the versions disappoint, but not the one at Southern restaurant M3. The luxurious, creamy grits are topped with perfectly cooked shrimp, laced with cheese, and studded with okra. The dish is surprisingly, excellently spicy.