Eataly Boston is one of my go-to spots for delicious Italian food and wine. Several of my favorite Italian dishes are listed here and are delightful. The store is enormous, and I dislike crowds (even before the pandemic), so I had to plan when I went to Krasi Boston carefully. Sunday mornings between 9 and 10 AM, right after they open, and holiday mornings (like Labor Day) are my top two picks. Another perk is that I generally get free parking on the nearby street when I make such selections.
The last time I visited there, a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday, I bought some of their excellent cheeses, prosciutto, radicchio Treviso, and my favorite, hot pepper tortellini. In the future, I hope to visit a wine shop in Chestnut Hill that I enjoy but rarely see. The restaurant Krasi Boston, a Greek establishment across the street from Eataly, opened at the same time (noon on Sundays), providing a convenient opportunity to visit the new business. I’ve wanted to go, but they’re only open for dinner at five every night and brunch on the weekends, which I can’t make.
After getting there shortly after they opened, I found that the best seats were at the very end of the bar, close to the exit (social distancing, as always).
I spoke to two bartenders: one about food and another about wine. Choosing what to eat was simple:
Saganaki, kasseri, feta, boukovo (crushed red pepper flakes), cherry tomatoes, and a barley rusk in $14.
The wine list was more extensive, but Tasha, my waitress, was more than capable of accommodating my particular tastes. She poured me samples of a few contenders before I decided on a unique Assyrtiko she had recommended, and it was excellent.
I finished the interval feeling refreshed and with plenty of time to spare before heading to Winestone. Krasi Boston is my kind of meze spot. Therefore I will be back there again.