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Some see August as the beginning of summer’s end. We like to think that it means there’s an entire month left to savor of the sunniest season of the year.
With August having arrived, we offer five spots for a meal out. Some are old, some are new, and all are worth exploring!
Barking Crab – This Boston waterfront restaurant with a picture-perfect view of the harbor and the city (bring your camera) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style, featuring a fresh menu that’s infused with a focus on local food.
Photo: Lobster Roll at the Barking Crab
Prices are moderate for lunch and dinner, and there are daily specials, too. Stop by to enjoy the bounty of New England’s waters, from mussels and clams to lobster salad, along with the great cityscape.
The Barking Crab – 88 Sleeper St., Boston, MA (617-426-2722)
Kings Bowl – With locations in Boston’s Back Bay, Dedham on the South Shore, and Lynnfield north of the city, Kings offers plenty of weatherproof entertainment. Rainy day blues can be chased away by bowling, as well as skee-ball, air hockey, shuffleboard and billiards. If the games make you work up an appetite, the restaurant offers everything from bar bites to kid-friendly choices. The beginning of the week (Monday or Tuesday, depending on location) is also Trivia Night, so bring your wits, a few friends and see if you can win yourself something!
Photo: Outdoor seating at King’s
Kings Bowl, Boston- 50 Dalton St. (617-266-2695)
Dedham, MA – 600 Legacy Place #600 (781-329-6000)
Lynnfield, MA – 510 Market St. (781-334-4400)
Liquid Art House – Recently opened in Boston’s Bay Village on the edge of the Back Bay, this restaurant, helmed by Executive Chef Rachel Klein and Chef de Cuisine Ensan Wong, offers regularly changing art exhibits by talents from around the globe.
Photo: A look inside Liquid Art House
The works, present in every dining area, are integrated into the restaurant experience, complementing the food, which ranges from Lithuanian dumplings to a spectacular burger to higher-end entrees. Prices range from $30 to $50.
Liquid Art House – 100 Arlington St., Boston, MA (617-457-8130)
Savvor Restaurant & Lounge – Can’t make it to the Caribbean? Head to Savvor in Boston’s Leather District and grab some fried chicken, which, within weeks of first being served, won acclaim as the best in town by Urban Daddy. The menu is Southern comfort fare with Caribbean twists, a creative combination that doesn’t disappoint. There are lots of dining time slots to choose from, too, in the form of brunch, dinner, after dinner and late night. This cool neighborhood spot can also be counted on for some great live music, if you’re looking to make a night of it.
Photo: Savvor as seen from the outside
Savvor – 180 Lincoln St., Boston, MA (617-250-2165)
Crush – In Boston’s Financial District, you’ll find authentic Neapolitan pizza made in 90 seconds and 18 flavors of delectable house-made gelato. The ‘za is zapped at 900 degrees, which means that a minute-and-a-half certainly suffices, and it can come with any combination of 25+ toppings. If dinner and dessert weren’t already enough, there are salads and starters (antipasti, meatballs, and insalata Caprese) as well, in addition to wood-fired sandwiches.
Crush – 107 State St., Boston, MA (617-350-4222)
Photo: Pizza in the oven at Crush
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