Thursday, August 26, 2010

Boston Happy Hour: Ivy Restaurant

Posted by Katie

What: Ivy Restaurant
Where: 49 Temple Place, Downtown Crossing
When: Thursdays from 5-7pm
Honeys Heart: $5 paninis and $5 prosecco

I walk through Downtown Crossing every other day on my way to work. And it smells horrible. Especially in the summer. And so, I don't really associate that area of Boston with delicious food.

But I should. Because Downtown Crossing is where Ivy is, and Ivy has darn good paninis, at the very least. 

Ivy thinks of itself as a very classy place, as it should. The lighting is low and the atmosphere is elegant. There's also a beautiful 22-foot marble bar, which is good because you can only get happy hour while sitting there and its length means there are plenty of seats to go around.

Happy hour at Ivy is from 5-7pm every Thursday. It includes two different choices of paninis for $5 each and glasses of prosecco, also for $5 each.

On the night I went, the choices were pulled pork with bbq sauce and muenster cheese or grilled cheese with cheddar, mozzarella & fontina. Here's a picture of my pulled pork. Very tasty.

Don't have a picture of the grilled cheese...whoops. But that's the one that Anna got and she said it was very good too.

And since Ivy is so good at posting their weekly panini offerings on Twitter, I can give you more of a taste of what they serve, because it changes each week.

Aug 19
cured local tomato with fresh mozzarella
Italiano with soppressata

Aug 5
smoked gouda & meatball 
grilled asparagus, roasted pepper & feta

July 29
classic BLT
roasted pepper w/ gouda

July 22
Chicken Milanese w/ fresh arugula
grilled summer veggies with goat cheese spread 

July 15
short rib
classic caprese

July 1
chicken meatball sliders
grilled cheese with tomato
Sounds delicious, no?