Some restaurants open with a big bang and get lots of attention and talk. Others kind of build. A few weeks ago I first heard of Terry's Turf Club, which has been open on Eastern Avenue since January. I saw an obscure blog reference, called Terry, thought it sounded cool, went for dinner that night, and fell in love with it. Within a week, I'd had a number of conversations like this: "Hey, I found a new place down on Eastern Avenue I think you'd like," I said to a friend. "Oh, Terry's Turf Club?" she said. Then, even more amazing: " Hey, I found a new place I think you'd like," to a neighbor. "Oh, Terry's Turf Club?" he said. Turns out he's Terry's doctor. . . .
I felt like I was the only person who didn't know. I worried about reviewing it--not only did it seem possible to ruin it, since it's so small and personal, but I don't know if it would be as fun to go because you read about it than just finding it. Of course, I did anyway.
Try it, it's fun. Terry says he's going to expand and build an outdoor patio for the summer.
I think he should change the name, though, to The Harriet Beecher Stowe Republican Club. He's already got the neon sign.