Not too long after coming back from Europe, I was meeting up with a friend of mine who had just moved back to Boston from Hong Kong. He and I, we met by chance ten years ago at Earthfest over at the Hatch Shell. I was with a group of friends from high school, and one of the girls in the group brought him over because he looked like another guy in our group. "This is Ned," she said. Short for Edward.
Nowadays, he goes by Edward.
It's been two years since Edward and I had a chance to catch up, and with him arriving back to the city, we decided to go out to dinner together. Sixth Gear Cask & Kitchen had been on my radar for a while, so I asked if he wanted to accompany me to dinner. And off to Southie we went.
We walked into Sixth Gear Cask & Kitchen and immediately was greeted. Walking over to our table, I couldn't help but notice how eclectic the decorations were around the space, like an assortment of rustic looking clocks on the walls and books on the shelves, with a hint of wanderlust accompanying the framed world map and shiny blue globe.
For starters, we got poutine and stuffed pretzel bites. I enjoyed the pretzel bites so much more than I thought I would - they are actually really addicting. The poutine was great, too. There was still a nice crisp on the fries. For main meals, I grabbed a burger, cooked medium, and Edward got the Iron Pressed Chicken.
Between our dishes, I noticed Chef Kamal and Chef Eustace chat with the guests in the establishment. They came over to Edward and me and I learned more about their vision of their restaurant and how wanted to be one of the go-to spots to relax and unwind, but not have to worry about any shot-downing college students like their neighbor bars. Mission accomplished - they definitely are giving off the vibe they are striving to obtain.
The burger was cooked so well, it was perfectly juicy and cooked. Edward could not stop raving at how delicious his chicken was, and how moist and flavorful each piece he ate was.
All in all, it was a great meal and great atmosphere to start off my Friday night with an old friend.
I noticed that there is trivia on Monday nights at Sixth Gear. I will have to come back and test my Jeopardy skills.
MON-THURS: 5PM - 10 PM
FRIDAY: 5 PM - 11 PM
SATURDAY: 3 PM - 11 PM
SUNDAY: 11 AM - 9 PM (Brunch 11 AM - 3 PM)
Bar open 'til whenever
81 L Street, South Boston, MA 02127