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Although 94% of the ref’s calls are incorrect, hostilely confronting him at his birthday party is illegal. Give sportpinions their proper venue with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of grilled fare and drinks at Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill, located a short walk from Fenway Park on Boylston.
Twenty-four flat-screen televisions line the walls at Jerry Remy's, a Red Sox–loving establishment that offers plenty of drinks and a replay-worthy menu. Warm up off-season insides with pan-seared crab cakes ($12), or make the Green Monster the main event: a pound and a half of buffalo wings side by side with six beef and cheddar sliders, cheese fries, and beer-battered onion rings ($35), a tasty population in competition for a variety of dipping sauces. Entrees are less traditional, such as savory-sweet pumpkin ravioli sidekicked by broccoli rabe, roasted fall squash, spiced pecans, and bourbon cream ($13). Grapefruit butter slides over grilled swordfish ($16) in another intriguing option. Jerry Remy's free WiFi ensures that fans with wireless devices can access up-to-the-minute Shih Tzu stats from hot-dog competitions that might not make it onto the screens. A Harpoon IPA draught ($7) expertly whets winning whistles, and an Impossible Dreamsicle (Milagro Silver tequila, orange liquor, prickly-pear syrup, and fresh lime, $9.50) consoles the down-and-out.
Jerry Remy is a trusted Red Sox name. He's a former Red Sox second baseman, current Red Sox commentator, and, according to legend, a lifelong Red Sox pajama wearer. Wood interiors, warm recessed lighting, and upscale food presentation make this hangout for baseball buffs stand out like a cracker jack in a sack of peanuts.
- Everything is large. The 30-seat bar features 20 draft beers, including Jerry Remy’s Red Ale, slightly reminiscent of Bass. The menu is oversized and features big plates of typical bar food. Everything is homemade, “down to the salad dressing,’’ our friendly waiter tells us. – Bella English, Boston Globe
- Most of the scoring on this menu comes out of a Texas-style barbecue smoker. – Robert Nadeau, Boston Phoenix
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About Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill at Fenway
Yes, you can hear the cheers of Red Sox fan's during a home game at Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill at Fenway. And the park's right field wall is easily viewed from a spacious rooftop deck. But the interior is what really reminds you that you're dining at the brainchild of the Sox's beloved announcer and former second baseman. Katharine Q. Seelye of The New York Times said in a 2010 article, "The most striking feature inside the restaurant is the view—on television. Two outsize high-definition televisions, measuring 11 feet long and costing $225,000 each, hang above the bar." The "screen monsters" make you wonder if you've stumbled onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange or a spaceship control-deck manned by extraterrestrial sports fans. If you can't find a seat near the bar, there are 30 60-inch high-def televisions scattered throughout the pub.
Jerry Remy's generously portioned menu has caught as much attention as its collection of huge TVs. Robert Nadeau of the Boston Phoenix said, "Most of the scoring on this menu comes out of a Texas-style barbecue smoker," citing the authentic taste of the beef brisket and the juiciness of the smoked half-chicken. Bella English of the Boston Globe agreed that the large smoker located in the parking lot makes “succulent brisket, ribs, and chicken,” and reported that the huge desserts "must be seen to be believed."