Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Revisiting Loretta's Last Call with New Menu Items (Boston, MA)

At the beginning of this year, I wrote about Loretta's Last Call, a Southern restaurant and live music venue near Fenway. They've recently revamped their menu, reimagining some dishes and adding new items on the menu, so I went back to try out some of these menu items!

The hush puppies had been recreated; now they serve Serrano and roasted corn hush puppies with honey cayenne butter ($8)
It's not that spicy but it has a nice kick, especially with the honey cayenne butter!

Another new appetizer was the Crispy pork belly with wild mushroom grit cakes & a cider reduction ($12)
My favorite part was actually the mushroom grit cakes, but the pork belly had a nice sweet glaze to it, as well - I just wish it was crispier considering the name of the dish!

Most of the people on my table ended up ordering the Hickory smoked brisket tacos, cotija cheese, avocado, pickled onion, dirty rice & red beans ($15)
I tried a bite of the brisket on its own and it was tender and flavorful. While I didn't try the tacos, everyone seemed to enjoy them!

I opted for the Dr. Pepper braised wild boar parsnip & black pepper biscuits, sauteed cabbage ($22)
The braised boar is definitely a comfort food that's good for the winter - hearty and filling. It leans on the sweet side but works well with the sauteed cabbage.

The cocktails here in general are sweet and easy to drink while you listen to the live country music that plays most nights.
The night we were there, it just so happened that they were having a whiskey tasting. They had quite a few distilleries participating, from my old favorites Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare ...
... to new ones I hadn't tried before like Old Camp, Tin Cup, and more.
One of my favorite new discoveries was Clyde May's.
Clyde May's has a bourbon but they also have an "Alabama style" whiskey, which has the addition of apples. The apples make it sweeter than the typical bourbon. I personally liked it and it would be interesting to mix with this whiskey, as well.

Loretta's Last Call
1 Lansdowne Street
Boston, MA 02215 
(617) 421-9595
Loretta’s Last Call Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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