Hounds! Through a lack of planning and a bit of new information, I have learned that I will be in Back Bay tonight on business. It looks like it could be shaping up to be a beautiful night, so rather than eat in my hotel (the Sheraton on Dalton) I'd like to walk somewhere interesting. My criteria: walking distance (but I am willing to walk a half hour for the right kind of place), someplace where solo diners won't feel crazy-out-of-place (even though I a very content solo diner), someplace ideally with good people watching, and someplace that serves genuine food- delicious, local, and unpretentious. Price range doesn't matter, quality does.
So, what do you think, Hounds? Can anyone spare me from ordering room service or ending up at a random tourist trap?