I love Strip Ts. Why? the flavors, the creative way they get to those flavors, the keen desire to please, the low-key vibe and casual atmosphere, the extremey reaonable prices for the incredible food.
I eat out more and more rarley--why? I am cooking more than ever at home due to dietary issues. and budget is aways a concern. So when I do go out, I love it to be someplace that will be a home run, like Strip T's).
So,having expressed my undying love for them, I want to find a StripT's alternative. I live deep into Quincy. Getting home from work, tending to things there and then heading back out to Watertown is a big endeavor. I want to find some places that can fill in for Strip Ts when I just can't get over there.
Whatever price to satisfaction ratio I have at Strip Ts (which I would say is 1:1 for me) I'd like to duplicate.
Any thoughts on something Boston-or Southie/Dorcester on south that I should consider for:
delicious and unusual flavors at a price point that is fairly affordable? I'd love to go to #9 Park, Hammersley's, Eastern Standard, Mistral, ErbaLuce, Coppa, Toro-the list coud go on and on--every night. but it is not in my budget nor would it help my waistline.
I' love to have in my back pocket a few closer alternatives to STs.
Sure I like Fat Cat; have a great fondness for Alba; Abby Park has a great vibe for dining at the bar; I want to love Remick's but cannot (I have to give their execution a sad 6 out of 10).
There's lots more places I could comment on. With all the money and time in the world I would try them all.
Since that's not the case--where would you go if you were tying to get smething like Strip T's--but closer to Quincy? (I'm sure folks in ohter areas woudl like such a list, too!)