Chef Tiffani Faison introduced Fool’s Errand as an “adult snack bar,” free of seats but full of flavor, last summer. Sandwiched between her other two restaurants, Sweet Cheeks and Tiger Mama, the eatery gets a look from Boston Globe critic Devra First. She anthropomorphizes the space with “Fool’s Errand is [the] weird little sister getting freaky to the music by herself at a house party, just owning it over there in the corner.”
From there, First attacks all the snacks. She compares it to a cocktail party full of tempting canapes.
Buttery toasts filled with melted Gruyere, topped with a bouffant of more shredded cheese. An everything-bagel-gone-haywire, seeded salmon atop bread smeared with Brillat-Savarin, one of the world’s best cheeses for anyone craving butterfat and mild richness. Smoked beef tongue with raclette and house-made hot peppers, showered in crushed Lay’s potato chips. There’s a cheeky high-low quality to it all: good ingredients in clever composition.
Though Fool’s Errand isn’t a full-on restaurant, First happily visited multiple times for the review of a “snack bar.”
The Improper Bostonian’s MC Slim JB makes the case for traveling to Watertown for a visit to Country Mile. While it’s the familiar genre of New American small plates restaurant, the critic says the kitchen comes out “roaring” with vegetable dishes like baby Russian kale, roasted cauliflower, and grilled fioretti. The seafood and meat dishes aren’t far behind with exquisite examples of curried mussels and lamb spare ribs.
Update, 2/23: This story has been updated to reflect the correct name of Country Mile.