And sometimes you can't make up your mind.
Welcome to Old Town Social, opening Saturday, reintroducing you to the restorative powers of good meat, cold beer and a really good shoe shine.
Think of OTS as your old-fashioned corner bar, which just happens to look like someone dropped a turn-of-the-century mansion in the middle of an airplane hangar: tufted antique settees, a fireplace, marble bar tops and one enormous exposed-joist barrel ceiling. (If you see Amelia Earhart, buy her a Lavender & Lemon Gimlet—she could probably use a drink.)
Strong brew like Bell's Two Hearted Ale (and about 59 others) await, but first pull up to the charcuterie bar where house-made soppressata, mortadella and pepperoni flow freely from the tap (by which we mean an antique hand-cranked meat slicer). Drop by early for a quick polish at the vintage shoe-shine station before sneaking a date into one of the secluded two-person cubbyholes and making a dinner of Smoked Sausage and Waffles, Crispy Duck Wings or Scotch Woodcock (um, not what it sounds like).
And while you didn't hear it from us, there's talk about a secret downstairs bar opening in a few weeks…
In case you need an escape from your escape.