met some friends here for dinner last night. a reservation had been made, but it still somehow took us 30 minutes to be seated. (strike one.)
this place is tiny... if you're waiting for a table, there's really nowhere to go that isn't in the way of the hostess and waitstaff. hooray for standing by the door on a cold, rainy night! (strike two.)
then there's the crowd. these waspy, snotty yuppies are why i rarely venture to monroe street. they make my skin crawl. it's like they all stepped out of the pages of a j crew catalog. barf.
we were FINALLY seated, and things were great after that. the server was pleasant and timely for the most part. the beer list is small-ish but solid. i ordered the mac and cheese and it was really, really good... probably the best i've had in a restaurant (although the bacon didn't hurt). i felt like the prices were a bit steep, but overall we were all very happy with what we ordered. i would give jacs four stars for the food, but the reservation snafu and the no waiting area thing didn't make for a great first impression.
EDIT: i am so sad to see that this wonderful little gem has closed its doors... and sorry for the people who didn't get a chance to try it. for what it's worth:
we stumbled in here on a saturday night, after just glancing at the menu and wandering upstairs around 5:25pm. the sheer number of italian restaurants in the north end is daunting... so we took a chance, and we were thoroughly impressed!
there was a group of girls at the top of the stairs who told us that the restaurant was booked, but they were told they could sit at the bar. when the doors opened at 5:30, we lucked out and managed to get seats at the bar too... this is apparently a very tiny, exclusive restaurant. (we had NO idea.)
having been seated at the bar, we quickly made friends with the bartender. the manhattans were wonderful, made with a honey bourbon. he kept 'em coming, and was really fun to talk to while we were perusing the menu. everything we ate was excellent. our meal wasn't cheap, but it was worth every penny.
i would highly recommend marco to anyone who happens to be in boston!
FINALLY got to go on a tour on saturday, and we loved it! here's why:
1. bourbon barrel barleywine. need i say more?
2. their tanks are named after characters from the big lebowski. really.
3. these people are serious about sustainability, which is super cool.
4. chaz was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time.
go here if you're ever in the area. if not, buy their beer whenever you can. you won't be disappointed!
i would give these a*holes 0 stars if i could.
i purchased a coupon for a duct cleaning through mymadisonperks.com. we set up an appointment... and the day of the appointment, the guy conveniently gets a flat tire and has to reschedule for the next day.
the next day comes, and we get no phone call, and the guy never shows up. after speaking with customer service, we set up yet ANOTHER appointment for this morning. big surprise, no one showed up, and we can't get ahold of the office either.
three wasted mornings and vacation time spent. i am beyond pissed. screw this place, call someone else. zephyr clean air is extremely unprofessional and SHADY. i'd better get a refund!
i've known becca for years and have admired her photography all along, so when we set a wedding date, there was no question that we wanted her to document our day.
becca brainstormed with me to find locations in madison, and together we found the perfect ones. she has an impeccable eye for composition and color, and took loads of gorgeous shots - she really caught the spirit of us as a couple, as well as our close relationships with our friends and family. even the more formal shots had a fun vibe to them. i have received so many compliments on the photos... everyone had a great time that day, and it really comes through in becca's work.
becca did such an amazing job... i would highly recommend her to anyone looking for artistic and personal wedding photography!
we stumbled upon the lower depths on our way to dinner, saw the beer list, and made a point to come back afterward. having not been impressed with the beer offerings we'd seen thus far in boston, we were stoked to see a place that was serving something other than sam adams and budweiser (blech). the service was great and the murals on the wall were super cool, too. excellent little bar!
we came here on a recommendation from a friend who lived in dc, and were thoroughly impressed. the staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, the beer list was top notch, and the food was amazing... the disco fries were like poutine on steroids! extra cool points for the church lamps, huge velour couch and old beer ads in the bathroom. if we lived in dc, we'd be spending a ton of time at this fantastic establishment.
this place is nasty. we made the mistake of booking here via travelocity... it was reasonably priced and "close to the t".
fyi- a mile isn't close to the t (especially when you're schlepping luggage). it smelled funky and everything felt damp. we checked out a day early and got a much nicer hotel in back bay for the same price on hotwire.
also, one-ply toilet paper.
need I say more?
an acquaintance recommended eastern standard, and i'm so glad we went during the short time we were in boston. great food (omg, bone marrow), beer/wine selection and ambiance. the dessert/wine course was unbelievable, and our server was super friendly. this place is fantastic.
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