Local 149…Where everyone’s going to know my name…
Never was a jaunt over the Summer Street Bridge so worthwhile. Last weekend the Boston Brunchers feasted on a multiple-course brunch at South Boston’s newly opened Local 149, which is the sister restaurant of Newton’s 2011 “Best of Boston” winner, Biltmore Bar & Grille.
As a long-time crafts collector, my eyes were immediately drawn to Local’s contemporary collages and funky decor.
And not only old gas station signs! Its long, narrow communal table is a transformed bar salvaged from its predecessor.
Drink up, ladies!
The liquor kept a-flowin’, and we kept a-drinkin’, so as not to offend our host, of course.
A Coconut Cocktail for two for me and my brunch partner, Taryn, of Sweetly Serendipity.
Mimosa with Freshly-squeezed OJ, Pom Juice and Prosecco
Peach Sangria with Mint
Local’s generosity runneth over…with food!
Fresh Fruit Salad
Fresh Oyster with House-made Raspberry Mignonette Sauce
Chicken and Waffles with Blueberries, Rosemary Butter and Caramel Sherry Syrup
Breakfast Pizza – White Pizza with Fried Quail Eggs, Smoked Cherrywood Back, Baby Arugula and Spicy Creme Fraiche
Brioche French Toast soaked in Espresso Martini with Cinnamon Life Crust (Cereal never tasted so good.)
Yorkshire Pudding – Housemade Chicken Sausage Patties and Gravy with Poached Eggs and Hash
Lobster MacMuffin with Fresh Lobster Meat, Cheddar, Egg and Canadian Bacon on English Muffins with side of Hash
A Chocolate Milkshake with a White Chocolate Straw
(A small for our full tummies, but a large one for you!)
Local 149 has all of the makings of a successful restaurant: a decor, ambiance and staff that welcomes you warmly; a chef with an active imagination and a magic touch; and exceptional customer service. What more could you ask for?
If, like me, you’re unfamiliar with South Boston, don’t let that stop you from experiencing Local 149. It’s a hop, skip and a jump away from South Station by car, and, on weekends, ample street parking is available. Trust me, you’ll be glad you made the extra effort to discover this neighborhood gem.
Disclosure: I was invited to brunch as a guest of Local 149, and paid for gratuities only. I was not asked to write a post, but have done so willingly. All of the opinions I have shared here are my own.
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