My father is celebrating a birthday very soon, and expressed an interest in comfort food when I asked him where he wanted to go out to dinner.
I'm at a loss for what to decide. I have my own selections of comfort food, but they tend not to be for something like a birthday dinner (Brew City in Worcester), and I also don't quite live where my father does.
I'm up in the Acton area, where the pickings are even slimmer, but at least a drive up to Nashua or into boston isn't too hard, and I'm more willing to drive a distance for good food than my father, and I'm also more willing to spend some $$ on good food.
I can probably get him to accept going to Worcester (though he still groans sometimes -- I don't understand!), especially since I'm pretty sure that we'll have to go at least that far for something good.
He's a meat-n-potatoes sort of guy, and the pretty-food concept will loose many points. -- Taste of food comes very first, and the look of the food doesn't have any impact.
111 chop house comes to mind, but alas, it's been there forever, and we've been there together at least a few times over the years. Is there something else?
Since it's hudson, we'd also be willing to travel, say, to Marlboro, and a bit into sudbury, and likewise north.
Will he be ok traveling into Boston or Providence (even with someone else driving?) no.
I wish! I'd drag him down to Providence anytime! I know he'd love the food choices down there! I still need to get down to Sienna.
Hoping some folks will have at least a few suggestions!
Oh, and I will be posting my views on Acton's "Cantonese Eatery" soon - when I get a chance (short answer -- quite good! great tea selection in addition to food, owner definitely has a passion for food).