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
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 ;-)
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.)
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'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.