Restaurants that make you sing...
We went to O Ya about a month ago, didn't report back because we liked it but didn't love it and didn't really feel I had much to add about it.
After we left, I was thinking (after spending a fortune on the meal) what qualities a restaurant has that makes me want to go back again and agan. Then I thought about Broadway musicals and drew a parallel...all the wonderful musicals I love have a song or two that I can't get out of my head; I loved so much that I would just see the show over and over again no matter how monotonous it got. (O Ya didn't make me sing) So my question to you is what dishes/restaurants have that "can't get it out of my head" quality to you?
My Boston ones have been: Sorellina and Neptune Oyster
I'll limit my reply to "ten tunes". In no particular order, these places range from a simple little ditty to Beethoven's " Ode to Joy":
Tamera de Haro
Some are "in the city", others are in the nearby burbs. I think all are in the latest Zagat if you need info on places that you're unfamiliar with.
Oh, you have to go sing by the piano with Mel at Jacob Wirth's on a Friday night from 8-12. AND, no cover charge. Lots of fun and lots of songs in his song books that he distributes. Many types of beer and good apps. I know you will have an enjoyable time. Every time I bring people there, they end up wanting to return!!
I don't know if this counts, but UBurger makes me sing "Cheeseburger in Paradise" (not that Kenmore Square is paradise, but...)
Mamma Maria has this singing effect on me. As for particular dishes I crave regularly:
Pizza at Regina's
Garlic & Truffle Soup at Grotto
Grilled Cheese at Eastern Standard
Cocktails at the B-Side, particularly the Sidecar, particularly with mac & cheese
Ricotta Dumplings at Oleana
(I like cheese.)
Off the top of my head- the Cauliflower Bisque at Dante, the Butternut Squash soup at No. 9 Park, and the Butternut Squash Agnolotti at Figs- are all meals that I cannot, for the life of me, get out of my head and I completely crave.
I wouldnt force the rest of you to listen to my singing-so Ill leave that part out ;-)