Well, have made a committment with a good friend of mine to dine out together once a month. Crazy how time gets away from us, and we figure if we schedule a month in advance, we have no excuses. Each month, we will take turns picking the restaurants. I work in North Andover, and my friend works in Boston, we both live in Melrose, so I think we will probably stay local to Melrose ( at least in the bad weather months).
I chose the first restaurant- Portabello's in Wakefield. Had a great meal, though it was more than quiet on a Tuesday evening. Next choice is not mine! I am putting together a list of restaurants, and so far have:
Savory Taste in Reading- would love to go when they have the wine pairing dinner
Abbondanza in Everett- rcently recommended my emdb
The small storefront place in Stonehamm on Montvale Ave- the name escapes me right now.
Would love to try the new Indain place in Stoneham, but not sure if that will fly with my friend.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated- and we will venture further afield in the good weather- Boston to NNorth Sore