Burger Rating: They get no rating because the idiot in the kitchen that night cooked ours well done, though we begged for rare and relented to medium rare as that's the lowest they go. Fuckwads.
Fry Rating: 7/10
I've now been taken to The Gallows (South End in Boston) on two dates. If it were my money in question, I'd probably never have gone because it can get pretty expensive. It's possible to keep your bill down to a reasonable range, but you have to be very disciplined in the face of a really interesting menu.
The space is nice, with fun spooky-ish decorations. On 8 PM on a Wednesday it was way too cramped, loud and dark for my taste. At 5:45 on a Saturday, it was a bit better on all three counts.
On the time I arrived when it was full, we had cocktails in the lounge area while we waited. They have a fun cocktail menu, all $10. They also have fun bar snacks, such as a $6 daily taco, $5 pumpkin seed cracklins, and a $6 scotch egg.
The menu changes constantly, so you can't expect all of these things to be there, at least in this exact form, if you go.
|Pumpkin, Cheddar, and Ale Soup - $10 - with pickled porcinis and fried sage - The pickled mushrooms brought so much flavor to this soup whose flavors otherwise blend with beautiful subtlety. I loved it.|
Our server couldn't sing the praises of the Ploughman and the Farmer highly enough, so we got those.
Chicken Liver Pate
|The Farmer - $14 - Cremont, Great Hills Blue, Clothbound Cheddar, heirloom apples & pears, concord grapes, honeycomb - I think this one stays pretty constant on the menu, and for good reason.|
|Everything was awesome. I'd never had such flavorful grapes before, and the honeycomb could bring tears to your eyes.|
|Potato Skins - $14 - with foie gras, mission figs and brie - This, however, was my favorite dish of the first night. Fortunately, it's still on the menu. TGI Fridays ain't got shit on these potato skins!|
|In the restroom they have creepy decorations like these.|
Foodie Asshole Lunch Highlights:
- Tuscan Bread Soup - $10 - cranberry beans, prosciutto, mustard greens, kale, parmesan
- Carpet Burger 2.0 - $17 - fried oysters, sweet & hot zucchini pickles, mayo (and more good burgers, served with fries or greens)
Foodie Asshole Brunch Highlights:
- GRAPEFRUIT BRULÉE - $4
- BRAISED PORK BELLY & SWEET POTATO HASH - $14 - pineapple braised belly, peppers & onions, poached egg
- WILD MUSHROOMS ON BRIOCHE -$14 - hen of the woods, chive scrambled eggs, greens
- FRIED CHICKEN & WAFFLES - $14 - caramelized apples & pears, walnuts, honey
- PORTUGUESE EGG SANDWICH - $10 - smoked ham & bratwurst, swiss scrambled eggs, sage-mustard gravy (This obviously means it's on a Portuguese Roll, which is of course one of the world's best forms of bread.)