Written by Jack Beck
Over the past few years, the city’s high-end culinary scene has absolutely boomed, with chefs such as The Tasting Counter’s Peter Ungàr, Cragie on Main’s Tony Maw, and O Ya’s Tim Cushman, putting Boston on the map as a must-taste dining capital. Unfortunately, not many of us can afford to put down the money needed for a meal at Boston’s most highly regarded restaurants. However, the recently opened TimeOut Market provides a solution to this financial inconvenience. Here, Boston’s top chefs offer fast-casual spinoffs on their traditional menus, allowing everyone a chance to see what makes these restaurants so esteemed. Better yet, this culinary experience is just a five minute walk from our front door! Here are some of the highlights at TimeOut Market;
For years, the only way to get a Cragie Burger was to reserve one in advance at Cragie on Main, the ultra-high end restaurant of Tony Maw where only eighteen of the city-renowned patties were made each day. Now at TimeOut, you can finally find the iconic burgers in a far more accessible way, no need to call ahead. In addition to the classic recipe, Cragie also serves up a Kimichi-style burger and a steakburger, both of which hold a candle to the original. Even though the massive patties are sure to keep you satisfied, make sure you don’t skimp out on the fries, these are some of the best in town.
Ms. Cluck’s Chicken & Dumpling House
Anyone who's stayed at the Verb and tasted Hojoko’s food can tell you how great it is, so any of our returning guests should be excited to know that the brains behind Hojoko have a new spinoff that’s sure to satiate their flavor-loving fans. At the fantastically named Ms. Cluck’s Deluxe Chicken & Dumpling House, American and Japanese comfort dishes are fused to create delicious combos such as Japanese Fried Chicken And Waffle Fries, Smashed Wanton Toast, and Chicken & Dumpling Noodle Soup. If the tasty and outlandishly unique dishes of Hojoko keep you craving more, Ms Cluck’s has to be on your TimeOut bucket list.
It's no secret that Bostonians live for seafood, and as a result of our love for every delicious treat the ocean has to offer, it takes a lot for something new to impress us. Here, Saltie Girl delivers. While their classic takes on Lobster Roll, Clam Chowder, and Fish & Chips are quite satisfying, it’s the more out-there dishes that where Saltie Girl rises to the occasion. Don’t shy away from the Octopus Empanadas or Sardines in Brine, dishes like that are where this place shines.
The stars of the show at Anoush’ella are chef Nina Festekjian’s stunning Eastern-Mediterrain eats, giving this place flavors you won’t find anywhere else in Fenway. Anoush’ella, which translates to “May It Be Sweet,” offers some of the tastiest and most filling meals in all off time out, with every bowl or wrap coming with a specially-paired side dip and more flatbread then you could imagine. Deliciously unique in Boston’s culinary scene, Anoush’ella is sure to delight anyone in the mood for something new.
There you have it! Our absolute favorite spots at TimeOut Market are above, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out every other option there as well. Whether its a delicious donut from Union Square Donuts with artisan coffee from George Howell or a Nori Taco from GoGo Ya with a side of Duck Corn Dogs from The Tasting Counter, TimeOut Market has something to satisfy literally any food craving you could ever desire and mor
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