We went to this awesome restaurant yesterday Sam’s at Louis on the fan pier of Boston for a friend’s birthday. I thought this was going to be one of those really snobby places that is high fashion and stupid – since it’s part of a retail store of all things, but it’s not. The atmosphere is hip and fun and the crowd is mixed (young professional to old money). It’s very small, but 2 of the walls are glass so you can look out to the water and so it feels a bit bigger than it really is. There are also really cute tables outside on a wrap around deck for the warmer months. Cocktails there are pretty amazing, one of them comes with a rock candy stick (I ate two of them, they were so good). The food is even better – all American food, nothing too fancy or crazy. I got the black peppercorn burger and it was one of the best burgers that I’ve ever had. The patties were so juicy, and the bun was so butter soaked – perfect combination of a heart attack ($16 heart attack). Abe got the grilled hangar steak ($26) and they were good, but my burger was better! I totally loved this restaurant and I can’t wait to go back.
The fan pier is really the place to be these days, and I love it. Parking was free. Do you know what you have to do to get free parking in back bay? You could offer to dish out really obscene acts of loving and you still wouldn’t get free parking unless you drove around for an hour trying to find a meter and fight with 100 other people for it. Tourists are another problem in most other parts of Boston. There’s nothing wrong with everyone coming to visit, it’s great for the economy, but you know I’d rather not see them on a Saturday night when I’m out to dinner. Tourists pretty much are nonexistent on the fan pier except during hours when the ICA is open.
I woke up with a slight hangover this morning and it’s a day packed full of house stuff and an interview at doggie daycare (omg, I know).