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Hate Mondays... Love The Punk & Poet

November 29, 2017

 

Recently we had an awesome dinner at the new Southie hotspot - The Punk & Poet. We walked in to punk music playing softly in the background and immediately felt immersed in both a library and bar all at once. The Punk & Poet has nailed the rebellious vibe of the 80s and 90s with classics such as American Idiot that left us with a nostalgic feeling. I caught myself singing along a few times. If you want a nice quiet meal they'll serve that up on one side of the restaurant as you sit in tartan seats with some awesome food. If you want more of a bar vibe they've got that too, with a nice long high top table acting as a divider between the two, great for a big group of friends. The atmosphere pays homage to the garage punk era of the 90s with a sophisticated twist.

 

 

First I have to call out our incredible server Jen. She was so friendly and welcoming and answered all of our annoying questions. 

 

We started off with Potato Bombs - an explosion of fried potatoes, cheese, bacon bites and served with a jalapeno sour cream. I highly recommend this dish to anyone.

 

 

I also wanted to try the buffalo cauliflower, so we did. Cauliflower is by nature a lame veg, but add buffalo sauce, fry it and dip it into homemade blue cheese and you've got a power appetizer.

 

 

To accompany our apps we also sipped on a few cocktails. First I tried the Lady Pomegranate with citrus vodka, pomegranates, lemon and orange oil. It was like a Cosmo, one of my fave girly cocktails when I want to channel my inner Carrie Bradshaw. 

 

Bae went with the Sucker Punch. It was a heavy handed pour, with whiskey, chocolate porter beer syrup, bitters, anise rinse and a lemon oil.

 

Next up: the Mains. I decided on the Pan Roasted Salmon, a huge piece of tender salmon over mashed tatoes and garlic braised greens. All of the flavors complemented each other perfectly. 

 

Bae pretended to be healthy with a salad. This was the kind of steak salad that came topped with onion rings, so Bae was very excited and pretty much just ate the steak, onion rings and a few of the veggies and completely ignored the healthy greens. 

 

 

We were too stuffed to even think about dessert, but I have heard amazing things about the warm fried cake donuts and will need to come back with a larger stomach to try those next time.

 

Would defs recommend you venture in to this unique new Southie restaurant, have a drink or a meal with friends.

 

After being in a grunge punk literary environment I felt inspired to write a Poem.

 

Here it goes:

The Punk & Poet - we had to go. And now that we've been, now we know. The food is delish, the vibe is great, we'll defs be back for our next date.

 

Thank You.

 

Foodgasm Rating:

OOOO'H

 

http://thepunkandpoet.com/

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