Happy weekend, blog friends! 😎
I’ve already had quite a busy Saturday, but first, here’s a recap of last night.
After work, I met Mal and our friends, Josh and Danielle for dinner at Jacob Wirth in the Theater District.
I can’t believe in all of the years that I’ve lived in Boston, I’ve never been to Jacob Wirth! It’s totally my type of place!
By 5:30 last night, both the bar area and restaurant were super crowded, but the Friday, post-work cliental was friendly and upbeat.
The decor inside reminded me of a German beer hall with its high ceiling, classic dark wood, and tiny white lights hanging from the ceiling. The artwork and objects on the wall also contributed this European beer hall theme.
I didn’t drink last night, but the beer selection was excellent! There were several interesting domestic and European beers on tap, plus a variety in bottles. The individual beers were pricey, but you could order a pitcher, which offered a small price advantage.
As for the food, the menu featured all sorts of German-style comfort food mixed with with your typical American bar food. There were some pretty interesting combinations!
Our meal started with a basket of complimentary cornbread.
The cornbread was served warm with whipped butter– I couldn’t resist!
The Fried Pickles on the appetizer menu immediately caught our attention, so we placed an order to share among the table.
Fried pickles? Really?
Surprisingly, they were delicious! 😀
Pretty much anything fried tastes good, but I really liked the combo of pickle + fried. It actually sort of had a kick to it. Plus, it was a fun way to eat a pickle! 😉
For my entree, I ordered the salad + soup combo.
I started with the House Salad with honey mustard on the side for dipping.
And then had a cup of Vegetarian Blackbean Chili.
The chili didn’t knock my socks off (it was sort of watery), but I liked that it had pearl onions cooked in and was topped with a ton of cheddar cheese.
After dinner, we walked over to the Wang Theatre to see David Gray, who is one of my favorite artists ever. His lyrics are so depressing, but they amaze me. He’s a lyrical genius!
I’ve been a David Gray fan forever. My friend, Pam, introduced me to his music during the summer of 2000 before our semester abroad to England. David Gray was much more popular in Europe (than in the US), so his music was everywhere and I fell even more in love with it during my time there. Pam and I saw DG perform back in 2003 when he visited Lowell, MA, and I’ve always said it was one of the best– if not the best– concerts I’ve ever seen.
Sorry for the little tangent– I just really love David Gray! 😀
So, the Wang Theatre is absolutely gorgeous inside!
It was breathtaking!
As expected, David Gray was AWESOME! I love his energy! And his voice is even more amazing in person.
He played a fantastic setlist: Slow Motion, Sail Away, First Chance, The Other Side, Flame Turns Blue, This Years Love, Babylon, The One I Love, Nemesis, Please Forgive Me, and a mix of old and new songs. I’m pretty sure he played at least one song from each of his albums.
DG is so cool!
Be back later with a Saturday recap! Off to clean up our apartment! It’s a disaster!!!