Published October 22, 2012
Greek Eats and The Fresh Prince in Somerville
Ah, the good old days.
When house parties always led to kitchen-mingling. Primetime TV equaled The Fresh Prince of
. And mixtapes… were made on actual cassette tapes.
Good news: those days have just been distilled into a bar. In Somerville.
Prepare to feel at home in Daddy Jones
, the new celebration of classic drinks, Cosby Show
reruns and Greek-spun happy food, opening a week from Thursday.
This is the sort of high-ceilinged, art deco–lit, 35-seat neighborhood cocktail chamber that the part of
you with a soft spot for Carlton Banks always wanted. Think: wall-mounted public-school lockers,
house-infused gins and flat-screens
aglow with classic 1980s sitcoms
(random observation: ALF
today isn’t as funny as we remember
Something else you’ll like: it’s multifunctional. One day, you’ll quench those rare-but-real Harvey Wallbanger
urges at the bar (made here with orange juice ice cubes, vodka, ouzo and
amaretto). Another day, you’ll take a date here for Athenian nom-noms, inspired by the owner’s food
memories growing up in Greece (read: pita-wrapped grilled sausage and marinated pork with tzatziki
Or you’ll just grab a high-top near the tiny, kitchen-y bar in the back. This is where you’ll probably
reunite with high school pals during the planned mixtape parties, with you supplying your old cassette
Luckily, the Kid ’n Play oeuvre is timeless.
524 Medford St
Somerville, MA 02145