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mimish | Apr 22, 200809:56 PM

After driving to Amherst today to drop off my friends daughter, we had planned to go to her yoga class in Cambridge. But first she stopped off in Harvard Sq. to get a new battery for her cell. What should've been a 10 min. stop turned into about an hour. It was a beautiful day, great for people watching. While I was waiting, I read on Chowhound about the $1. oysters at 28 Degrees. When she got back (I know she loves oysters.) I say-We're already late for yoga. We have to go to the South End right now! Myself I prefer clams but I must say that those oysters were so good. Duxbury I think they said. They were served with horseradish, cocktail sauce and 2 kinds of mignonette sauce. One they called hot and had cilantro in it. That stuff made it for me. I'm converted. The drinks were excellent. I had a caipirinha drink that was kind of like a mojito and she had a vodka something that was very smooth. So for 2 drinks and a dozen oysters with tip we left $50. lighter. Then I tell her trusty Chowhound says they have $1. tapas at Masa that's close by. A Mojito for me(too sweet) and red wine for her (swill she said) and the $10 tasting of all the tapas. The little chorizo was tasty but the rest -meh! Then she says- lets go to No. 9 Park, that she tried to go there before like I told her but that her friend complained about the prices. I said we can't go there, we're in gym clothes! She said no it's ok. Beacon Hill people don't all spend their money on clothes! So off we went and had a great time in our t-shirts talking to Brahmins and the wife of some Hollywood film person who was wining and dining her way around town. I had a Floridita (reminded me of a Periodista) and she had another vodka drink along with the prune stuffed gnocchi. (another $50.+) Oh My! If I ever hit the lottery, No. 9 is on my list for a full course meal. With all the drinks we needed more food. Since making her go to Eastern Standard awhile back, now I can't get her away. I fretted that with the game on we wouldn't get near the place. But since everyone was already in the park; (you could hear the roars) we snagged a parking space and there was plenty of room at the bar. Metamorphis for her and Old Cuban for me. Grilled cheese and Niciouse salad. They put the sandwich on 2 plates without asking. They don't have the Tres Leche cake anymore and that was a good thing for us. Pretty good day.

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