The Downtown Crossing work crowd officially has a new nom-spot to be excited about; replacing what once was a Dr. Scholls storefront, locales are happily welcoming JM Curley as the newest addition to the handful of bars and eateries inhabiting the area. Satisfying the cravings of both foodies and beer-hungry cronies alike, their menu's filling and fun with a healthy variety of reasonably priced beers to go with it.
Lunch will likely run you $11 or less, with fan favorites like the burger topped with griddled onions and russian dressing or the pastrami sandwich stuffed with french fries, which has already started making quite the name for itself.
Open for a little over a month now, it's also becoming a regular stop on the after-work circuit. With $5 beers and a nice list of craft cocktails, you'll usually find it buzzing after 5pm. Sides like cast iron cornbread and brussel sprouts topped in duck confit and gruyere are perfect for sharing, and you'll never find yourself without a complimentary basket of popcorn nearby (ask about the bacon chipotle flavored kind -- you won't regret it).
But what's even better than what these guys are serving up, are the people who are actually serving it! Waitstaff are attentive and ridiculously nice. Quality food and caring employees definitely set these guys apart from some of their neighbors, and you'll likely find yourself thinking about your next visit before you've even left. They'll even serve you food well into the wee-hours with a late-night menu that's available until 1:30am. But if you're out drinking that late, just keep one thing in mind, they don't take kindly to rude and disorderly behavior so just make sure you keep yourself in line. ;)
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Michelle Zippelli is a Boston based hedonist who is committed to finding the best food that Boston has to offer. She has lived in Boston for 6 years and works in online marketing. Michelle loves meatballs, live music, exotic cheeses, Mexican food, spur of the moment dance parties, and all things pickled.
Jacki Morisi is a self-proclaimed bon vivant extraordinaire. A Boston native whose waking hours are exclusively focused on travel, music, food, and fare ... emphasis on food and fare. She's a firm believer that just because you're living on a young professional's budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste, and carries this mantra into each and every dining endeavor.