Things have been pretty quiet here so I figured I’d chime in. We haven’t been eating out too much other than our usual Saturday brunches, so not much has been happening on the dinner front.
We have a Monday holiday routine of heading out for breakfast sandwiches, and today I thought we’d hit up Time Out Market in the Fenway neighborhood to get a Mamaleh’s pastrami, egg, cheese and Russian dressing on house challah. The sandwich was pretty tasty and we both agreed we’d get it again sometime. George Howell coffee went well on the side. It’s pretty easy to rack up the costs here. The sandwich was $8.75, which isn’t terrible but not cheap, and the coffee was $3.25 for a small. Howell coffee has some inviting pastries from the excellent Seven Stars bakery in Providence, and Union Square donuts looked pretty tempting. We’ll head back when we’re looking for a casual, quick bite. The wood fire in Michael Schlow’s pizza stall had me craving good pizza, and the Craigie burger also piqued my interest to try at least once. There really are lots of appealing choices. The market wasn’t crowded at all at 10 a.m.
Parking is a bit odd. There are attendants at the entrance to the garage encouraging you to get your ticket validated so that the first hour is only $5. That seems steep to me. We ended up walking around the place and heading to Bed and Bath, and were there for a little under two hours, which cost $8. Again, that seems steep considering you are spending top dollar inside the market.
There are a few stores in the building but very poor signage and no marquee that we could see. The indoor entrance to REI didn’t have a sign at all, and we had to guess which sporting good store it was until we were outside. There is also a Blick art supply store, a florist, and a couple more places that escape me now. It will be interesting to see how the businesses hold up under those circumstances, or if customer feedback will have them address some of these issues.
Anyway, we won’t rush back but wouldn’t avoid it if we wanted a quick bite.