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Loretta’s Last Call

It poured all day last Monday. It didn’t let up at all. It was cold, damp, and I was in need of some delicious comfort food to combat the weather. Luckily, Loretta’s Last Call in the Fenway area provided just that!

This was my first time at Loretta’s Last Call. I am by no means a country girl, but I found the atmosphere completely charming!

rock me mama like a wagon wheel... loved these chandeliers!

rock me mama like a wagon wheel… loved these chandeliers!

 

Loretta’s Last Call treated me and a group of lovely Boston bloggers to a bunch of delicious dishes. I dined with Elissa of Style Wire, Emily of Shell Chic’d, Holly of HollyDolly, and Rachel of La Mariposa. I must admit, I was too busy eating to take pictures most of the time, so you’ll have to pop over to Elissa’s blog to see more! Here’s what we ate:

sweet potato funnel cake, tobacco onions, fried green tomatoes!

sweet potato funnel cake, tobacco onions, fried green tomatoes!

Fried Green Tomatoes with bacon ranch & picked okra
These were to die for! I had never had fried green tomatoes before, but this will certainly not be the last time I do!

Tobacco Onions
Crispy, salty, delicious onion rings!

Sweet Potato Funnel Cake
Hands-down my favorite thing I ate that day! This sweet and savory delight in unlike anything I’ve had before. It was a big hit with all the ladies.

Hushpuppies with Honey Bourbon Butter
We ate a lot of fried food that night, but these hushpuppies were not overly heavy. The slightly sweet honey bourbon butter was a nice complement.

Hot Chicken Bites
They mean hot with these! I’m a big fan of spicy things so the kick of spice was nice, but I wimped out on them. They were served with ranch, pickles, and celery— the former two helped me out.

Fried Green Tomato Biscuit with bacon
This was basically a fried green tomato sandwich with bacon. I was happy to have more of the tomato I enjoyed so much! The biscuit had such a interesting smoky flavor.

Andouille Corndogs
These sausage corndogs were fun and easy to eat! The spice was mild.

Frito Nachos
What’s not to like about Fritos covered in cheese and chili?! This was super fun to eat, because I don’t think I’d eaten Fritos since junior high. So yummy.

Double Chocolate Fudge Cake with homemade strawberry ice cream
The chef himself brought us out dessert! This was a decadent flourless chocolate cake. The strawberry ice cream was amazing. It was so fresh tasting; nothing like the artificial strawberry flavors I associate with ice cream. It was also topped with a delightful bourbon whipped cream!

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For a rainy Monday night, there were plenty of folks around but nothing overwhelming. We could hear each other talk and sway along to the live music. I’d love to come back for the weekend crowd. I’m a sucker for drinks that come in mason jars! Speaking of which, I took a sip of Emily’s Front Porch Sweet Tea— peach moonshine, lemonade and sweet tea. It was dangerously delicious; you couldn’t taste a hint of alcohol! Will be back to drink that, for sure.

If you’re in the Boston area, I recommend checking out Loretta’s Last Call!  Check them out on Twitter (@LorettasTweetin) for fun events and live music updates!

 

[Full Disclosure: Loretta’s Last Call provided our food. All opinions are my own.]

Netflix Crawl

Boston is big on St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m sure there will be bar crawls a-plenty this weekend in celebration. Nicole is not big on St. Patrick’s Day.  A bar crawl would not be my thing either.  I guess the idea is that you have one beer and each bar, then move on to the next.  In honor of my weekend plans, I’ve made a fictional pub crawl, via Netflix!

Cheers

IMG_5021What better place to start your night than where everybody knows your name!  The crowd at this Boston bar can definitely be festive, but never seems rowdy.  Have your first beer here kicking back with Norm and the gang, and you can be on your way before Cliff gives you too many “little known facts.”

The Drunken Clam

IMG_5012We’re moving geographically now to Quahog, Rhode Island, which is fictional, but Rhode Island is so small that it really doesn’t matter where in state it’s located.  You can get things going a little more here, pounding beer number two back with Peter Griffin and friends.  I mean, that Family Guy can drink.  We’ve seen him drunk enough to assume so, anyway.

MacLaren’s

IMG_5019We’re in Manhattan now!  This bar from “How I Met Your Mother” has no shortage of attractive and gullible ladies, so make some friends now that you’re on your third.  If you’re not having much luck, maybe Barney can give you an assist.  Haaaave you met Ted?  There’s also food here if you’re feeling a bit peckish, which I always am.

Paddy’s Pub

IMG_5023I’m guessing you’re feeling it now, or at least have a good buzz going.  If you’re not drunk, someone here is bound to be.  Here we are in Philadelphia at an Irish bar, so there should be a lot of holiday spirit.  Drink down your fourth beer with “the gang” of Always Sunny.  This is really the kind of place you could spend your whole holiday binge-drinking, but remember that’s not the goal of the crawl.

Snakehole Lounge

IMG_5024It’s time to get wild in Pawnee, Indiana at the world’s sickest nightclub.  According to some rough google-ing, Pawnee is somewhere in Southern Indiana, between Columbus and Louisville, KY.  Avoid the snakejuice and have a fifth beer with the Parks & Rec department.  Things could get weird here, you guys.

The Bronze

IMG_5020Apparently the middle of this country doesn’t have much going for it, ‘cause we’re on the west coast now!  Here in Sunnydale, CA you can get your dance on at The Bronze.  If you’re not quite 21, no worries!  And if it happens to be 1999, you can catch Dingoes Ate My Baby playing some tunes.  Although this is south of our final location, I didn’t want to end the night here because of all the vampire attacks nearby.  If this isn’t place isn’t your thing, you could instead pick up your sixth beer at the bar at UC Sunnydale, but of course, you risk turning into a caveman.

P3

IMG_5022Wind down and enjoy the music and your final drink of the night at P3.  This San Francisco night spot may have its share of demonic activity as well, but I figure anything safer than Sunnydale.  I’m sure Piper and the power of three will be there if something bad does go down.  Some pretty sweet bands played here, so I think it’s a great way to end the night.

You have now covered 3,364 miles without leaving your couch!

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click through to see how weird I am for putting so much thought into this!

If you are going out this weekend in celebration, have fun and be safe!

If you’re more of a non-observant person like me, you can watch all of these shows on Netflix!

| Cheers | Family Guy | How I Met Your Mother | It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia | Parks and Rec | Buffy the Vampire Slayer | Charmed |