Well I finally did it last night....I went to Lord Hobo. I have been wanting to try it for some time but wasn't up experiencing it for the first time with a Friday or Saturday night crowd, so Wednesday night it was.
My first thought is that is really still feels a lot like B-side although new bartenders--Thank God we can still see Joe at Highland Kitchen. I love that guy!
Our waitress was very nice and did a stellar job describing the beers when I was having trouble making a choice. She even brought me a few tastes to help in my decision. My one complaint is that although the beer list is extensive the bottles are rather pricey. I have no problem spending $12 for a bottle but I hesitate on $30. It would be great if they had some more options in the lower -mid price range. I do agree that their selection on tap is impressive and tried 2 beers, the Jolly Pumpkin and Pretty Things White Rabbit--both were very good. My boyfriend started off with one of their specialty drinks, the Chipotle Chocolate Martini (And for the record he got it in a highball glass!) We both felt it was a bit too milky and didn't have much flavor.
As for the food we started with their arugula salad with lardons and humboldt fog goat cheese and the combination of flavors was delicious. I needed the roughage from the salad to prepare me for my meal, which was the cheese and charcuterie plate. I really enjoyed it although I would have preferred a different bread. A smaller french baguette like bread would have been a better choice, texture wise--but I still did a great job cleaning my plate! The plate had 3 cheeses and 3 charcuterie. I enjoyed them all but the head cheese which you could pair with a marinated carrot and sweet pickle, was by far my favorite and made me want to rush over to Chinatown for a Bahn Mi Sandwich.
My boyfriend had the pressed Cuban which was also very tasty and it came with french fries, which were tasty and perfectly salted.
All in all it was a nice meal and I would return. Would love to hear what others think of the place.
150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02141
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