Grab some friends and head on over to Sea Dog Brew Pub for great pub grub.
The bar is stocked with TVs, so you can watch the next big game.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this bar.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Sea Dog Brew Pub.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Sea Dog Brew Pub for a group meal.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at Sea Dog Brew Pub.
Tap your foot to Sea Dog Brew Pub's tunes — live performances are often showcased here.
Prepare to face the crowds if you visit on the weekend — Friday and Saturday are Sea Dog Brew Pub's busiest days.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Sea Dog Brew Pub is all about comfort.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Parking is made simple at Sea Dog Brew Pub, a local restaurant near street, valet and garage parking options.
Sea Dog Brew Pub offers safe bike parking outside.
For an indulgent bite, Sea Dog Brew Pub serves up some of the finest pub-food creations around.
For British pub food in Hull, there's nothing better than Sea Dog Brew Pub.
For true American comfort food, head to Red Parrot for a sandwich or side of fries.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Red Parrot's wifi.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Red Parrot.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Red Parrot's style.
This restaurant lets you stop by or stay home for your food.
We're happy to report we have parking available onsite. We'll meet you here.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Red Parrot.
A typical meal at Red Parrot will set you back less than $30.
Red Parrot offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
So when you're in the mood for some delicious American dishes, don't look further than Red Parrot.
If you're looking for classic American fare, try Red Parrot for your next meal.
Fresh fare can be found at Jake's Seafood Restaurant, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Plan to indulge a bit at Jake's Seafood Restaurant, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare.
Jake's Seafood Restaurant visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Parents appreciate Jake's Seafood Restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Jake's Seafood Restaurant's beautiful outdoor seating area.
For the tastes of Jake's Seafood Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
If time is of the essence, Jake's Seafood Restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Jake's Seafood Restaurant is a local eatery that serves up free parking.
Prices at Jake's Seafood Restaurant typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
If fine food and refreshing beverages are on your to-do list, check out Toast in Hull.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Skip long waits and head to Toast with your large group for easy seating.
Free wifi is available as well.
Toast's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Toast cater for you.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Those driving to Toast can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Meals at Toast are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
Nestled on a land bridge sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Weir River, Barefoot Bob's Beach Grill channels the vibes radiating from Nantasket Beach across the street to surround patrons with tiki-bar style. In a bamboo-lined dining room, numerous high-definition televisions cast a glow on waiters toting seafood samplers, where broiled fresh haddock and scallops buddy up to shrimp before stealing its lunch money, as well as surf 'n' turf combos with Black Angus steak tips crowned by three jumbo stuffed shrimp. Thin-crust pizzas customized to please taste buds comprise a shareable lunch, whereas sandwiches and wraps, such as the north carolina pulled pork with jalapeño-jack cheese and cider-vinegar-infused barbecue sauce, convince hands to never let go. In warmer months, an outdoor patio offers ample opportunity for palm-shaded alfresco dining and tossing table scraps to hungry-looking lifeguards across the street.
Load up a pizza with all of your favorite toppings at Hull's Pizza Box.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
At Pizza Box, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Pizza Box's wifi.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Pizza Box.
The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Pizza Box to your next party or event.
Grab your meal to go at this pizzeria if you're in a hurry — or better yet, have them bring it to you through their delivery service!
Park on the street for easy access to name.
Wake up early to catch a bite of Pizza Box's breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
So if you're craving a delicious, hot slice of pizza, be sure to stop by Pizza Box.
In Boston, a sunny day is not complete without a delicious meal or cocktail on the patio. Of course, man’s best friend loves the warm weather as well, but not every place allows pooches to hang out with the patrons. Here are three spots that have their welcome mats and doggie treats ready to go.
The Terrace at Tamo Bistro & Bar | 1 Seaport Ln.
All summer long, the Seaport Hotel’s Tamo Terrace welcomes furry friends for Cocktails and Canines, held on Wednesdays through August from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They roll out the red carpet with plenty of fresh and organic dog treats, plus a delightful selection of human-only cocktails.
The Yard at the Liberty Hotel | 215 Charles St.
The Yard at the Liberty Hotel hosts Yappier Hour every Wednesday night from April through October. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a cocktail from the full bar while your dog sips a pup-tini. A snack menu from Clink seals the deal, though the comfy couches certainly don’t hurt.
Flour Bakery + Cafe | 1595 Washington St.
Of course, it’s easy enough to create your own puppy picnic by taking advantage of the patio spaces all around Boston. Start the day off right with a latte and a sticky bun at the South End location of Flour, where dogs can sun out on the patio.
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This article is part of Amanda Maguire’s Vegan Guide to Boston, which profiles Boston’s best vegan products and businesses.
One of the biggest concerns in going vegan is the prospect of having to give up your favorite comfort foods: the baked macaroni and cheese, the burgers with all the toppings, the old-fashioned milk shakes too thick to drink with a straw.
Fear not, because Veggie Galaxy Diner & Vegan Bakery (450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge) has you covered. Owned by Adam Penn, Veggie Galaxy serves up plant-based meals that will take you right back to your childhood. Well, assuming your childhood included delicious meals made from scratch, right down to the burger buns and ketchup. I paid a visit to Veggie Galaxy to chat with Penn about his epic diner food and what makes it so noteworthy.
GROUPON: What is Veggie Galaxy's best-selling menu item?
ADAM PENN: Our best-selling item since the beginning has been the Kendall Square Burger.
[Editor’s note: It’s a black-bean or mushroom-chickpea burger topped with beer-battered onion rings, roasted red pepper purée, roasted garlic mayo, and baby arugula.]
G: Could you tell us a little about the inspiration behind this dish and whether you initially expected it to be so popular?
AP: As a vegetarian/vegan diner, we knew from the beginning that there would always be some tension regarding … healthy food versus traditional comfort food. The Kendall Burger, topped with giant deep-fried onion rings, was our nod to the comfort food side of things, and it quickly became clear that that's what most of our customers are looking for. We still try to provide some healthy options as well, but most of our customers come to us because we're first and foremost a diner.
G: Are there any new menu additions you're particularly excited about? I noticed you offer Blue Plate Specials each week.
AP: Our most recent weekly Blue Plate Special is vegan chicken and waffles. It [was] a customer request a while back, and we finally got around to doing it. It's been more popular than we even imagined, so we extended it to a second week and are now planning to put it on our late-night menu. … We also recently added a Meatless Monday meatball sub, which is one of my personal favorites.
G: What makes Veggie Galaxy's food taste like home?
AP: Pretty much everything is prepared from scratch, including items that people at home would normally just buy from the grocery store, like our condiments, our seitan, and our burger buns. So, in our opinion, it's better than home.
G: Why did you opt to go plant-based with your menu and strictly vegan with your baked goods?
AP: The reasons for going vegetarian and vegan are pretty well known at this point, and it's not something we like to preach about. We're providing vegetarians and vegans the opportunity to enjoy classic diner foods without the meat. While we do have dairy and eggs on the menu, pretty much anything can be made vegan. We wanted to make sure vegans could enjoy our desserts, too, so we left the eggs and dairy out of those altogether.
G: What has been your best moment as a business owner at Veggie Galaxy?
AP: I don't know if I can point to one best moment. When we have a full dining room of happy customers, I can look back on all the effort that has been put in to get to this point and feel content in knowing that we're doing exactly what we set out to do.
G: When you're not making french toast stuffed with vanilla-nut vegan cream cheese, grilled corned-beef seitan reubens, and lemon meringue pie (my personal favorite), what are you cooking at home?
AP: Neither my wife nor I are really cooks. When we do cook, we keep it simple—herbed roasted vegetables over couscous is a favorite. I'm personally a big fan of pasta, so pasta and veggie meatballs are a favorite of mine. Though I have to admit that at home, as opposed to at the restaurant, we just buy the meatballs from the store.
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Photos: Aaron Scott
Though it had one of the quietest openings in recent history, Korean restaurant Seoul (156 Cambridge St.) is already making a name for itself. Its extensive menu of traditional Korean cuisine makes it a rarity for the area and a welcome addition to Beacon Hill.
Seoul has taken over the the space where Ma Soba used to be, and the owners obviously knew that major changes to the interior were just not needed. Still, the space somehow appears even larger than it did before, especially with floor-to-ceiling windows that push out to let in pleasant summer breezes. The decor is fresh and minimal, which keeps the spotlight on the food and its intricate flavors.
Seoul’s menu is divided into standard categories of appetizers and entrees, but it is written primarily in Korean with only the dish names translated into English. Luckily, the friendly, attentive servers are adept at guiding patrons through the menu and the different options available for each dish. To further customize each plate, banchan—a collection of small condiments—are delivered to each table and rotate for variety. My personal favorite was the kimchi, whose perfect blend of spice and tangy vinegar made it a great accompaniment to the already flavorful dishes.
To start, I had the scallion pancake, which was absolutely fantastic. Served on a cast-iron dish sizzling with heat, it was browned to perfection and chock-full of scallions for maximum flavor. The cake itself was light and not greasy despite its sizzle. The exterior was crunchy, while the insides were bursting with light onion flavor and gentle heat from the spicy kimchi that I elected to add. Personalization may be one of the best parts of this dish—you have the option to add different proteins or extra spice, if you so desire. I wanted to eat every single bite of this, and it’s enormous.
The japche quickly became another of my favorites here: vermicelli is stir-fried with lots of vegetables, soy sauce, and a bit of sweetness—and, in my case once again, some extra heat (though diners can also request it mild). As a spice lover, I thought it could have been a tad hotter, but it had a great kick that mingled with the umami and sweet flavors. The noodles were perfectly cooked and held the sauce well, whereas the vegetables and chicken (beef, tofu and seafood are also available) added textural contrasts to complete the dish.
With its large menu of traditional, customizable dishes, Seoul has been making its mark on the Boston restaurant scene as the new go-to spot for Korean food. Though it’s definitely still stretching its legs, I see great things for Seoul.
Fiona’s rating: 3.5/5 stars
Good for: date night, family dinner, lunch, spice lovers, adventurous eaters
Alcohol: beer and wine only
Outdoor seating: no
Photos by Fiona Coxe