Anyway, since I’ve been back, a few friends from school and I have created our own little “dinner club.” We’ve decided to try a new restaurant every week, one that we’ve been curious about and wanting to try. Of course I’ve found a way to further incorporate food into my social life. Have I mentioned how much I love food? I’ve had a list of “places I want to try” since before I even moved to Boston, so I have plenty of suggestions on weekly outings. Week one I suggested El Centro (remember my post about this mouth-watering meal?) which was outstanding, as usual. And last week Amanda suggested Craigie on Main, a joint in Cambridge that’s gotten all kinds of awards and recognitions, mainly for their farm fresh ingredients, and menu that literally changes daily. We were told by the waitress when we sat down that the menu was meticulously created only hours earlier, when all the freshest of fresh ingredients were brought in. Vegetables direct from down the street; meat from New Hampshire and Vermont.
Little did I know, they’re famous for their burger. Get this: they only make 18 of the scrumptious patties per night and only serve them in the bar area. We were unaware of this while making reservations in the dining room, and ended up begging and pleading with the waiter to bring us a damn burger. We started off sweet and tried “please, we didn’t know we had to be sitting over there for the burgers” and then switched to annoyed, verging on angry with “that’s crazy. We’re literally sitting three feet from the bar area, can’t you just sneak us one? jeeeezze.” But the waitstaff weren’t swayed; they stayed strong.
We opted out of dessert and were surprised by the yummy little hazelnut chocolate truffles brought to us complimentary of the house. Now, I don’t normally like hazelnut, especially in my chocolate (I’m sortof a “chocolate naturalist,” you know, “the darker the better” type) but these truffles were a perfect little ending to the very pleasing meal. And not to mention that I LOVE when restaurants bring free stuff, especially free treats at the end.. great touch! Loved Craigie on Main. Highly recommend it. But my friends and I agreed that next time we’d sit in the bar so we could incorporate the burger into our tasting.