Small Bite: Catering to All Appetites
There are just five tables and a counter, but somehow all of Southie seems to stream through Potbellies Kitchen.
There are just five tables and a counter, but somehow all of Southie seems to stream through Potbellies Kitchen. A typical night might find a biker at the bar and two couples in designer suits gathered around the corner table. The draw is Peter Irving’s home cooking, which manages to be simple enough not to put off old–timers, and fresh and elegant enough for the kind of young whippersnappers inclined to debate the merits of local goat cheese.
The menu is scribbled on wall-size chalkboards, and offers a range of gourmet sandwiches, salads (such as the fantastic “Big Salad,” packed with pickled cucumbers, green beans, and roasted peppers), and comfort favorites like pasta Bolognese, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, baked scrod, and an impeccably seared salmon served with broccoli rabe. Nothing is priced above $16, and most entrées hover near $12. That’s something that appeals to everyone. —Jane Black
87 A St., South Boston, 617-269-2233