I haven’t reported in a while even though we’ve been eating out even in these days of Omicron. We’re either so sick of Covid or we’re just foolhardy. But we are using our best judgement in the interest of Spring Onion’s school.
We’ve been to our very own local, Heights Pub, several times now (~6?). It’s definitely not a destination but for pub-starved Arlington, it fits the bill. We’ve had the gamut of pub grub (big meal salads, great steak tips, hot dogs, nachos, chicken sandwiches) and they’ve all been good renditions. B once ran into the chef, who asked how the food has been - B wholeheartedly said “it’s been good! Thanks!” Always friendly service. We once went and it was busy. We now know to go at off-hours. We are grateful we can walk to-and-fro.
My brother and his family came up to Boston at the last minute after Christmas. We got takeout from Sono, which is our guilty pleasure. And it was exemplary for that type of crowd-pleasing sushi/maki. We still haven’t made it over to Toraya v2.0. Will soon.
Yo, we went out for NYE, which we never do. We parked at North Station and then went to the aquarium because we had free tickets from a neighbor (wicked busy, almost uncomfortably so…we kept moving away from people). I wanted to go to the Sail Loft for a late lunch/early dinner but it got a little later than we expected (we planned to see the kiddie NYE fireworks at 7 pm over Boston Common) and I was afraid that the Sail Loft would be too crowded. B found a reservation at Elephant and Castle for 5 pm. This is a place I’ve been to several times during my mis-spent youth. Well, it ended up much better than I remembered. It was fairly empty at 4:30 pm when we showed up early, but there were enough folks in there to make it feel convivial. We had a bunch of food (a tasty roasted tomato/feta dip, chicken pot pie, Mac and cheese, other things I can’t recall), nice adult beverages and big chocolate milks pours. What stood out most, though, was the friendly hard-working server telling us that the management really took care of the employees even during the roughest days of the pandemic. I was actually shocked that they were even still open. We finished up and walked over to the Common for a spectacular fireworks display the walked back to our car at North Station. An awesome evening out, which we all needed.