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Tavern at the End of the World - lunch

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Tavern at the End of the World - lunch

taooffood | Sep 28, 2009 05:09 PM

Read about this place on hiddenboston's blog, so a small group of us stopped by for lunch last Friday. Think the place used to be called Sullo's, a neighboorhood dive with no special character (except me there drinking Scotch ;-). It cleaned up nicely - relaxed, casual, homey feel. I'd call it an eclectic menu of upscale pub food, well selected beer list.
Things we tried:
Crispy calamari - good, slightly overcooked, but fresh tasting, side sauce added needed tang
Salad w/ cajun chicken - Chicken perfectly grilled with deep spice flavors, good selection of greens (including frisee, personal favorite), very good dressing (yeah, ubiquitous "rasberry balsamic vinaigrette", but house made and tasty)
Cape Cod fish fry - very large portion of cod, scallops, and shrimp in a decent light batter. Shrimp and scallops properly cooked, but somewaht tasteless. Two huge chunks of cod, on the other hand, were obviously very fresh and full of subtle rich flavor. Fries tasty, home made but somewhat mushy. Side cabbage slaw ok, but slightly slimy from sitting under very hot seafood.
American hot pizza - way better than average bar food. Crust a little tough, but flavorful with great balace of cheese/sausage(andouille?)/heat.

Staff was very friendly and cordial, but seemed new and somewhat inexperienced (how could we tell? Waitress said "I'm new" ;-) - need to return in the evening a couple of times, but first impression was definitely positive.

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