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Arlington Hts Something Savory -- so glad to have it here!

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Arlington Hts Something Savory -- so glad to have it here!

rlh | Mar 9, 2006 12:56 PM

We tried Something Savory Sat. night for dinner (early, since they're currently only open until 8pm...) -- we were the only customers upon arrival, but most of the few tables were full when we left. Not sure it's a destination spot, but very happy to welcome it to this neighborhood of relatively-limited dining options (beyond serviceable Asian and sometime-OK pizza)!

Noting that our visit was on only day 3 of operations, the interior is spartan at best, the plates were plastic, and there's no beer/wine yet(they need a more accessible washroom is one of their hurdles for this), but the overall feel, food quality, and warm, professional service were really outstanding. The food itself reminds me (very happily!!) of the early (glory) days of Green Street Grill in Central Square.

The mussel appetizer ($8) was spectacular! Maybe even better than Central Kitchen or Aquitaine -- really (but no frites here). Steamed, small fresh mussels with a touch of Guiness, herbs, etc. -- really perfect. Bread was readily available and refilled for sopping up every drop of the broth.

Main courses also impressive: a large piece of seared halibut with mango salsa was fresh and delicious and the BBQ sauce with lots of shrimp was really unforgettable (we needed more sopping bread for this as well). Both entrees came with generous sides of vegetables and jambalaya. They were $14-$16 each.

We tried the bread pudding ($4.50) for dessert -- a generous serving of a basic, not-so-rich and not-too-sweet version that one of us loved and the other thought needed some kind of strong/rich sauce.

We'll definitely be back to try lunch, takeout, and dinner again and again (hopefully they will extend the dinner hours!) -- hoping others will also give it a try and it will thrive and stay here a long time!

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