Last night, I ate at 18 Seaboard and had the most melt-in-your-mouth braised short ribs over pappardelle that was to die for. I would love to get my hands on this recipe, as I am still thinking about that meal. Can you please ask Jason Smith to share the recipe? -- D.B., Cary
Braised Short Rib Pappardelle with Grana Padano is a favorite of many regular customers at 18 Seaboard (18 Seaboard Ave., Raleigh; 861-4318; www.18seaboard.com), according to chef/proprietor Jason Smith. "It's one of our most labor-intensive dishes," Smith cautions, then quickly adds: "Cooking is a labor of love!"