Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A night with the Maialino crew

Latest trip to North End Grill proved to be a good time. They got their liquor license so I enjoyed a delicious Brooklyn Brewery Saison on tap while enjoying some oysters. It was packed with businessmen drinking beer and whiskey. North End Grill boasts an impressive list of scotches and had a Cold Draft machine which cranks out huge block cubes that are perfect for drinks worth sipping. N.E.G. has recycled some of Tablas drink menu with the ever-so popular Kachumber Kooler and Tamarind Margarita.

Chef Cardoz's kitchen seems to get better every visit, so I'm excited to see where it goes.

After North End Grill, I went to Gramercy Tavern for dinner. I sat in the tavern with Jen, a fellow Maialini. GT always provides an excellent meal with an unbeatable ambiance, superb food, and incredible service. We got the mushroom lasagna and smoked kielbasa for entrees and the roasted oysters with hot sauce and an octopus dish both off the daily specials. A nice bottle of Carema drove us through the meal until dessert when our server brought us Madeira to complement our cheese plate. The desserts were also noteworthy and delicious. I look forward to my next visit!

We ended the night at Lilly's for Megatron's farewell celebration. Solid afterwork place to drink beers and chat the night away.

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