have a groupon for vinny's in somerville that expires on wednesday. had hoped to use it earlier, but life intervened.
anyway, sunday hours weren't listed on their website (which is often down due to insufficient bandwidth, but that's another story). so i call and am told they're open 3-10 on sundays. we get there at 7:40 and are told there's is an hour wait, then the guy disappears into the dining room before we can ask if we can join the people already eating at the bar.
another couple arrives. since there's no one to greet them, we tell them it's an hour wait. after 10-15 minutes, the first guy returns and we ask about eating at the bar. he tells us no, they're shorthanded, and oh yeah, they close at 8pm, which is to say, 5 minutes. i tell him i was told 10pm. he asks who told me that. i said, "whoever answered the phone we i called a few days ago."
so, no osso bucco, and i'm going to lose all but the face value of my groupon since getting there before 5/2 is impossible.