The other night, Mal and I realized we hadn’t seen our friends Elizabeth and Nick in awhile, so we texted them and suggested getting together for dinner sometime this week. They were all about it and suggested Local 149, a new neighborhood restaurant in South Boston with a menu that “exemplifies what it means to be ‘Exceptionally Local’ through its no-boundaries approach to eclectic cuisine, hand-selected beers and crafted cocktails, all made from fresh ingredients from local purveyors and producers in the area.” It sounded great and totally the type of place Mal and I would enjoy, so our dinner date was on!
The atmosphere at Local 149 is friendly and cozy with an open and large booths and tables with bar stools on either side. There’s also a real wood-burning fireplace where customers can hang out and relax. The art on the walls is funky and modern and depicts various South Boston neighborhood landmarks. It’s a really neat space. I just want to chill (and drink beer) there.
The four of us started with a couple of “bar snacks,” which are basically appetizers, but they’re available late-night too. We shared an order of Fried Pickles and Veggies.
And some Mac & Cheese Fritters, which were served with a buffalo sauce ketchup. Both were delicious, but I highly recommend the Mac & Cheese Fritters! Yum!
For my entrée, I ordered the Venison Chili, which was served with a Manchego and Caerphilly cheddar grilled cheese on garlicky rye bread. The chili had a smokey, slight sweet flavor with tons of meat and beans mixed in, and the combination of flavors in the grilled cheese was out of this world. It was heaven, and I pretty much housed the entire meal in a matter of minutes.
On the side, I ordered the Fried Brussels Sprouts, but I was so stuffed after eating my entrée, I barely made a dent in them. But, I took them home for lunch today!
If you’re wondering what the Chicken and Waffles were all about, Mal ordered them for his entrée.
Intense, right? He said they were awesome—messy, but awesome.
And for next time:
You read that right! Fried Fluffernutter with bananas and raspberry foam. I can’t even imagine how delicious this would probably taste. I want one! Next time for sure!
As always, good times with Elizabeth and Nick! Thanks for a fun night, guys! See you soon!