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Jul 20, 2008 10:10 AM

Something Savory in Arlington - any thoughts?

hi all - i've seen Something Savory in arlington mentioned a couple times on the board now and thought i might give it a try. does anyone have any feelings about the place? favorite menu items? is it a good place to go for a meal, or more set up for catering?


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  1. I went there for an early lunch on Saturday and again, everything was really quite delicious. My fiancee had soup and half sandwich - soup was an avocado gazpacho, which I tried and it was a perfect summer soup, with a tiny bite of spice, but mostly, it was smooth and soothing with the inclusion of avocado - it looked like there was some dice and the creaminess of the soup made me think they pulsed some too. Turkey sandwich was really not a typical half - it would have been a whole if you had made it at home - again, very much enjoyed. I could see the ingredients were of top quality. She also had a very flavorful white peach ginger iced tea - unsweetened and the flavors really came through - honestly, I don't like unsweetened tea because it seems bland. This was the opposite.

    So was my homemade ginger beer, which had a really good spice to it, although it had less of a kick than last time. I enjoyed their cubano, which was huge (I took half home) and rivals Chez and El Oriental in terms of quality. It was a lot like the cubano at Highland Kitchen, which also ranks up there.

    Prices are very reasonable - the cubano was $9 - the soup and half sandwich is less - $8 or something like that - portions are very generous - the staff is always super-sweet and friendly - Fiancee said after that it is one of her favorite places in all of Boston. I'd have to agree.

    They also have some Caribbean-inflected dishes that I have tried on another occasion, and also found them to be chow-worthy. (Curry chicken.)

    I hope you stop in and post what you think. These things can be so subjective, but I think the world of the place.

    5 Replies
    1. re: Bob Dobalina

      Very nice report BD,
      I haven't been there in sometime.
      Have they a beer & wine license yet?
      I know they'd applied for one but their website has zilch for info.


      1. re: Harp00n

        Thanks. Yes - they have beer and wine - and an interesting sangria on the menu yesterday. Not sure of the selection, but they have the bottles of your choices on the right on a shelf.

        1. re: Harp00n

          They do. I remember the list being reasonably interesting but can't remember any details, I was sticking with the good (and kicky) ginger beer. Put me down as a fan of the place, though I don't make it over there very often. Very good cooking.

          1. re: Aromatherapy

            Thanks to all for their replies....

            I love Jamaican ginger beer and have had it here and elsewhere many times. Dark n' Stormy, Hmmm I wonder, if I brought my own Gosling's Black Seal rum in would they, oh never mind......

          2. re: Harp00n

            Yes, they've had beer and wine for some months now.

            I have eaten there maybe 6 or 8 times and gotten takeout the same number and have really liked my food everytime but once (and I should have known better than to order a Caesar salad which nearly always disappoints). They really do a nice job with both chicken and fish. Service is always very sweet as BD says.