Local 149 in Southie Flavorful Choice for Summer Supper & Beer
A few weeks ago a friend and I were searching for something good in Southie (there is so little worth mentioning) and I found Local 149. It was a night of the Bruins finals so the bar and in fact entire restaurant were mind-numbingly loud, but I'm presuming that's not a regular thing. The food was highly flavorful and a pleasant surprise. I had the raw tuna which was meant to be a riff on a fish taco, but it arrived in a red cabbage leaf with fritos around the sides for a touch of the taco. The serving was quite small, the flavors big, and I didn't get the red cabbage at all. My friend had the tuna burger which was large and perfectly done - almost enough for two. We ordered the special fries which we nearly ate all of because they were so addictive. Couple of problems:: Noise is a biggie as I said. Also, the plates are really big and the tables really small. Makes you feel like a bull in a china shop and getting up from the table when you're done is a challenge and you're likely to spill someone else's drink at the next table. However, that said, I'm ready to try more of the menu. The tables are so close together that if you had a mind to, you could just spear a sample of your neighbor's food. Likewise, private conversation is just about out. That said, we liked the vibe and the service which was uber-friendly, and as Ahnold says, "I'll be baaaack....."
149 P St, Boston, MA 02127
Went last night for the first time and based on that I'd say the noise is always that loud! Why do restaurants do that??? Anyway, my friend had the taco salad as well and her reaction was the same as yours. Way small. And what do you do with the red cabbage shell? I had the salt sandwich, er, the ham and cheese sandwich. Could not taste the ham because of the overwhelming saltiness of it. And it came with presalted fries! The best part was the little bits of pickled raw veggies they added as a garnish. I could have had a side of those! We may go back some day but neither of us will be in a rush.