When we kicked out the Brits, we were careful to put our stamp on anything of theirs that we kept, which is why our football comes with pads, and our tea comes with Long Island. Now laying claim to the gastropub, The Local
In the dark wooded, tall-candled former R.J. Crowley space, The Local is a gastropub stripped of Brit in favor of New Englandness, serving locally sourced grub/brews that seek "to celebrate all that is good in our region". The menu starts with native favorites like PEI Mussels (Bass Ale broth, Dijon, grilled bread), Homemade Chowdah, and Brahmin-esque Warm Potato Chips w/ French Onion Dip, then moves on to "Small Things": three types of Mac and Cheese (Peas/Ham, Lobster, Truffle/Chive), Crispy Calamari (jalapenos, sweet & sour onions, "real soy"), and a Lemon Chicken Soup w/ Orzo credited to "Skinny Dan" ("The Cueeervo Gold, The Leeeemon Chiiiicken Soup..."). For the more heartier appetite, there're three types of Flatbreads (Kobe Beef, Iceberg, & Cheddar; Roasted Tomato, Basil, & Pecorino; Italian Sausage, Broccoli Rabe & Crushed Red Pepper Aioli) and "Bigger Things" like T.W.'s Marinated Steak Tips, Hanger Steak w/ Warm Soba Noodle Salad, and an "American Kobe" Burger (plays here, but beloved in Asia!).
The Local also sports a "full roster" of cocktails, several area brews on tap (Sam Seasonal, Long Trail Hefeweizen, Harpoon I.P.A., Whale's Tale Pale Ale), and eventually plans to do lunch, because what's more American than more eating?