Sumaira Flower

Sumaira Flower

July 13, 2013

Tia's Boston, Waterfront

A few weekends ago, I paid my first and last visit to Tia's located in the Waterfront district of Boston. 

Let me break the scene down for you in the simplest way possible. If you're in your 20's, Caucasian, and still transitioning out of "college mode", you're at Tia's on a Saturday night. Needless to say, I stuck out like a sore thumb at Tia's. 

I was so overwhelmed with how many people were there and how sticky the floors were. My heels kept sticking to the floors with every step. EUGH! You could barely walk in the place without the risk of getting a drink spilled on you. 

Tia's was filled with former frat guys looking to "get it in" if ya know what I mean...Not my scene. I didn't last more than hour at Tia's. I envy those who are my age and can still tolerate the nastiness of some of these places. Oh well. Tia's gets a YIKES! from me...

PS. Any place that serves me Pinot Grigio in a plastic cup automatically gets a thumbs down!

Mission Cantina, Brookline

Once upon a time, there was a bar across the street from my office called Beacon Street Tavern [BST]. BST had great food but a mediocre social scene, so when it shut down with signs saying a new place was coming, one couldn't help but be excited for an improvement in the neighborhood. 

Two months later, Mission Cantina opens. 

Mission Cantina is a Mexican restaurant that was supposed to be an upgrade from BST. 

First of all, it's almost the same place except with tacky furniture, less lighting, and overpriced nachos. 

Secondly, the service is AWFUL. None of the staff seems to know what's up and I CANNOT believe you have to pay for stale chips. 

The only good thing about Mission so far is the beautiful new bar. This is an improvement from BST. 

Mission Cantina built up high expectations and delivered a huge disappointment. I found out yesterday that it's owned by the same people as BST and employs the same staff. Why the change? Was it necessary? In retrospect, not at all! I took BST for granted :(

I hope they make some serious improvements. For now, I'm heading to the Audobon after work.