The Last Word: jm Curley, No. 9 Park, Snow and New Years
Our week in review: snippets of food, drink and fun stuff that didn’t make it in to a full post but we thought good enough to share. Happy Friday!
Last Saturday, a simple dinner somehow turned into a very fun night filled with friends, and four different bars. Here are the highlights
Lin’s Drink of the Week: Hemingway Heat at jm Curley, with rhum agricole, maraschino, grapefruit, lime jalapeño. I don’t tend towards rum drinks, but this was stellar. The little bit of heat from the jalapeno was just something that you don’t see often in cocktails. And just as you would expect from the talented staff behind the stick, this drink was perfectly balanced. It was so good I almost ordered a second one!
Jon’s Drink of the Week: You might be sick of hearing about Tom & Jerry’s by now, but we had the city’s best on Saturday night at No. 9 Park. You really can’t go wrong with anything there, and it was great to share our new favorite winter drink with friends.
Jon’s Latest Obsession: Fried Chicken from jm Curley. It may not look like much, but it’s four huge pieces of delicious fried chicken, with 5 different dipping sauces, a buttery, flaky biscuit and a cup of iced tea (all for $20). Amazing is the only word that comes to mind. Jon’s been craving it ever since he first had it a few weeks ago.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow: We were downtown for all of the snow on Saturday night, and it made for such a perfect winter evening (along with great, live Irish music at Mr. Dooley’s).
Happy New Year: A nasty cough and head cold kept us in on New Year’s Eve, but we still celebrated. Jon made mint simple syrup for a slightly different twist on a French 75 (featured picture), then we broke out new Mad Men-style glasses for a night cap. Classic, aren’t they?
Highlight of the Week: Jon and I were both on vacation the week following Christmas, and what better thing to do on vacation than stuff you can’t doon a normal work day? So we headed to Buff’s Pub in Newton for wings and a few cold beers. Doesn’t really get better than that on a Thursday afternoon.
Read of the Week: 20 Things Everyone Thinks about the Food World but No One Will Say. My favorite: All wine mostly tastes the same.
From the BE Archives: Chefs Shine on New Years Last year we celebrated New Year’s Eve at a local restaurant (think across the street, no driving involved) and had a lovely dinner complete with champagne toast.
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Happy New Year! Do you make a New Year’s resolution?