With snow on the ground and temperatures in the 20s, I suddenly got the urge for a dark stout and a burger, and trekked over to Two8Two at 282 Atlantic Avenue.
On a cold night, the restaurant felt cozy and cheerful, and I grabbed a spot next to the window to look out at their outdoor seating area - several picnic tables caked with snow and a couple miniature snowmen and women enjoying the scenery.
I ordered the restaurant's specialty, the Two8Two Burger made with their house sauce, cheddar, and roasted poblano peppers, along with a Sixpoint Diesel Stout.
For $15, I got a strong, dark pint of delicious beer and one of the juiciest, most succulent burgers I have ever had. The poblano peppers added a subtle tangy flavor and a lot of spice, the house sauce took away any need for extra condiments, and the cheddar turned the sandwich into a wondeful, cheesy mess (maybe not the best meal to order on a date).
After such a satisfying meal of classic American grub, I know it won't be long before I'm back there ordering the Breakfast Burger, made with a fried egg and bacon.