Where should I have dinner tonight?
Eschewing leftovers from last night's "party", I'm going out. I'd like to try something new and am open to anything on T.
I'm having a craving for Chinese but, again, am pretty open and it's only 10:40 am now.
A beer and wine license (or BYOB)
Under $30 for app, main, and a beer or two, including a tip.
On T (not up for buses or heavy rail tonight, sorry)
Bar seating a plus but not a requirement as I'll likely be solo.
I'm kinda tired of the South End and Cambridge; will happily do East Cambridge though.
No short ribs. I'd be happy not to see another short rib again in my entire life.
Good cocktails a plus, but not required.
How about Island Hopper on Mass Ave near the Hynes Station? Pan Asian, warm friendly owners, good food, beer & wine and in your price range.
Or, if you can switch to Indian, India Samraat at 52 Mass Ave. Wonderful family who will pamper you there too.
No bar in either place but they are solo friendly.
re: Sal Monella
Sal, you and I were thinking along the same lines. I was about to suggest something pub-like and comforting after last night's loss (at least that's I need). Atwood's, Deep Ellum, the Independent, or Highland Kitchen would fit all bills except easy subway access and Chinese food. In the same vein, there's Publick House, Audubon, Miracle of Science, River Gods, Green Street, Washington Sq. Tavern. The Druid is nice, too. If you are seeking out Asian, how about something like Zenna Noodle Bar (I've never been in, but I remember a favorable Phoenix review)? I think they have beer and wine.
Edit: Sorry for all the Cambridge recs...gotta read posts more carefully.
I ended up at Deep Ellum. I had a great wurst plate with pickled cabbage (more like kim chi than sauerkraut) and diced sweet potatoes. I also had a decent glass of whiskey, a half-pint of a really smoky beer (rauchbier, perhaps?) and an incredible aged Unibroue, a 2004.