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?
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.
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.