Leaving Dudley Square last night, after the monthly meeting of Project Hip Hop, bleary eyed from about 12 hours of wearing hard, gas permeable contact lenses, which at that point felt like Frisbees, I wound my way through Harvard Square and tried to see it as if for the first time. It looked pretty good.
There was Tasty Burger! Park, a new restaurant, with $12 Martinis made with Raj gin (A retail bottle costs $49), and Pinocchio pizza! I found a parking space! Homeless men, one in Flip-Flops, gathered below the street level in front of an entrance to a shelter run by a church. Passing by them, it was: Two slices of fresh from the oven pepperoni slices, corners, please, and then a drive past the spanking new Toscano on a corner where once a very square women’s clothing shop–Clothware–provided Christmas gifts of Hanro underwear for well over a decade.
Home, finally, and a Martini and “A Day at the Races” and the slices noted.