If it seems like my food/alcohol choices are a little less controlled on Tuesdays, it’s because Niles nearly always has Tuesdays off, so it’s become something of a date night. This time, we were itching for something we hadn’t had before, so we had dinner at the Boiler Room, near the California stop on the blue line. It’s not super new to the neighborhood, but it’s new enough that we hadn’t tried it yet.
The place is great – excellent, very unique decor, family-style tables, good music. The cocktails were imaginative, to say the least. I wish I could remember what exactly was in my “new fashioned”, but it was delicious, with a single dark maraschino cherry in the bottom. The pizza was pretty great too. For pizzas, for me at least, the crust is key (which is why it’s doubly heartbreaking that I’ve never been able to make a decent pizza crust myself), and the Boiler Room’s crust is expertly done. We had their signature pizza, and while the sliced “PBR Meatballs” were suberb, it probably had twice as much house-made giardiniera on it than I would have liked.
In the end, it’s a great addition to the neighborhood, but since I have to walk past Ciao Napoli to get there, I’m not really sure how often we’ll make it all the way to Boiler Room.
UPDATED: Okay. That said. We are on WEEK 6 of c25k you guys! And I have noticed a significant difference in how easy or hard it is to run, based on what I decided to eat that day. If I was running Tuesday, it would have been a disaster. We are planning to run Wednesday – although who knows, since it’s the great flood right now – so I’m going to have to be very thoughtful about how I eat.