B Mag came out with its annual round-up of top towns, best places to live, houses that require three mortgages or a rich dead auntie, etc. We were particularly taken with their Swanky Town Smackdown, which among other things breaks down the dining choices in some of Boston’s poshest ‘burbs.
Oddly, there’s pretty much nowhere to eat when you’re wealthy. Weston, the richest suburb in all the land, has but one restaurant, Dairy Joy, a summertime haunt where you’ll pay approximately $17 for the chance to enjoy a tiny hot dog and a Dixie cup of water while being chewed to death by mosquitos. Concord is another culinary wasteland, save the new 80 Thoreau, and Lincolners have AKA Bistro for their nights on the town and nothing else. In Lexington, both Nourish and Lexx get shout-outs, but really, let’s be honest: The main draw there is Rancatore’s ice cream.
Anyway, Brookline comes out the winner, with its wide-ranging eating options, drinking options, and, not noted in the piece, fantastic taco choices (we love Dorado Tacos). So what if the Coolidge Corner Friendly’s and Finale are no more? People who can afford to live in swanky Brookline can sup swankily, too.
If you think your town has fabulous dining options (even if your burg is not trust-fund-approved), let us know in the comments! We’re partial to Arlington, ourselves.
Swanky Town Smackdown [Boston]