Thursday, October 20, 2016

getting lucky

At dining!

Last weekend, my wife and I spent a night in Manchester. We had driven by the queen city many times but never really explored the place.

We were on foot and looking for a place to dine. We found the Hanover Street Chop House, which looked good, but there was a 45 minute to 1 hour wait.


We could sit at the bar--which also had a wait list, please check with the bartender.

Which we did.

And...we got a spot within about 30 seconds of being added to the list. was a corner spot, so we could converse easily. was close enough to the live piano player to hear the music, but not so close as to drown-out our talking.

Oh my God! The prices! Glad we didn't have the whole family with us!

Spared at the last moment: There was a bar-menu with smaller portions, which is all we really wanted and had much more reasonable pricing.

We shared a beet salad with goat cheese, nuts and dried cranberries. Vaishali had a fancy meatloaf with garlic mashed potatos and shoestring onions. I had some steamed hard shell clams and a petite fillet (rare) with fried oysters.

The food was great and we had just enough of it to be satisfied.

The evening could not have worked out better!

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