I was pretty happy with a rest. week meal there last March, esp. their wonderful hash browns. A friend and I talked about going back to the bar for those and finally did that last nite. The bar itself was quite crowded so 3 of us took a little table in the area cuz we wanted the option of their bar menu. The table wasn't nearly big enough but that was our only complaint. Lots of glasses of wine for only $7, I got a nice pour of Riesling served in a big glass and when he came back to pour a glass for my friend, he finished off the bottle in mine. Espresso martini and pom. margarita were also enjoyed. One friend started w/ lobster bisque which she liked (didn't taste it) while two of us split the wonderful spinach salad with bacon and cheese. Which elicited the comment "if all salads were this good, I wouldn't have to eat meat". We also got the chili shrimp and those were tasty as anything, 5 shrimp for $9.99. We then moved on to the crabcake sliders, one is $4.99 and they're $4 for each additional. Not a bargain but since Oceanaire's cakes are 95% crab, it was worth it. We split the "small" side of hash browns ($4.95) and they were as good as we remembered them. Crisp on the outside, moist on the inside. We asked for some sort of mayo type thing on the side and he brought a delicious garlicky aioli. We also had some of their good bread and butter. Server was really nice and lots of other people took care of us. A good batch of snacks in a gorgeous room.
On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, I stopped into KFC for the first time in probably 8-10 years. I was in Allston and needed a quick snack so got their $.99 mini chicken sandwich. It was surprisingly good, or maybe I just needed a fried food fix but it was a good way to spend a dollar. I'm going back for chicken and a biscuit. Well, maybe I'll hit the Highland Kitchen Mon. fried chicken first but I do love that stuff.
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