The Punk & Poet
This week’s edition of #FOFdinesout takes us to Southie! If you’re in the Boston area, you know that Southie is the place to be when it comes to trendy brunch. Over the past couple of years, the restaurant scene has exploded in the area. On a typical weekend, you’ll see a line of fellow foodies out of the door trying to snag a spot in one of these highly sought-after eateries.
The Punk & Poet is on the list of those Instagram-worthy restaurants. Their aesthetic is what they describe as a “cozy lil’ hole-in-the-wall” that seeks to “pay tribute to words well said by the outspoken artists of our time.” From the highly relatable neon-lit, “I don’t like Monday’s…” sign on the wall, to the plaid décor, and the wall full of books, The Punk & Poet is a hipster’s paradise!
Let’s talk about the important stuff, the food! At first glance, you may think that having a food intolerance, allergy or dietary restrictions (either by choice, or doctor’s orders), would make a restaurant like The Punk & Poet off limits. Well, think again! My server was a rock-star and she helped me navigate the menu after letting her know I was avoiding sugar, grains and dairy.
First up on my order was a cocktail, because what even is brunch without a drank!? Answer: not as fun. Am I right?! The drink menu has options for everyone in your brunch squad. From the espresso martini, to sangria, shots, beer, the list goes on! I told my server I wanted a citrus-based cocktail, but with no sugar, so she suggested “The Pink Poet” without the elder-flower syrup (simple sugar and water mixture).