My dh and I went for dinner at Hungry Mother in Cambridge on July 15th. We arrived just before 6 p.m. without a reservation and were happy to sit at the bar. We scored two seats on the side, mine right by the window in the corner and the bartender was fantastic.
We started our meal with drinks - a sweetened iced tea for dh and a beer from Gloucester for me. I wanted an unsweetened iced tea but sadly they do not have them so settled for a large ice water with my beer. Our appetizers were the beef tongue costini (so amazing), and the pimento cheese. Next we shared an order of shrimp and grits and after our bartender told us about the special salad that evening which was a beet with horseradish viniagrette we ordered that and shared it as well. My husband who dislikes beets was very happy with the salad and we both enjoyed the shrimp & grits so much.
For entrees I ordered the Flat Iron Steak with yukon potatoes and carmelized onions and my dh ordered the cornmeal catfish with collard greens and rice. My steak was perfectly cooked but my dh's catfish was amazing. We also ordered a side of the grits with tasso ham to share.
Desserts were also fantastic. I had the chocolate cake with the glass of milk - a true old fashioned cake and the milk was fantastic, cold and creamy. My dh had the lemon pana cotta.
We consider this one of the best meals we have had in a long time and are planning to get back there as soon as we can. We also met some nice people sitting at the bar and the bartender was knowledgeable and pleasant.