98 Washington Street
I don’t shower in the mornings. With 3 children awake and ready for action at 5:45 AM, I hit the ground running and, unless I’m going to be in close proximity to celebrities and movie producers, don’t shower until evening.
So it was last Saturday. The day was exhausting and moments before our sitter arrived I was weighing the pros and cons of bathing before date night. Bathing won, as looking like a slob does precious little for one’s sex appeal.
We decided to paint SoNo red and, after a watery cocktail at a hip bar, decided to cut our losses and eat at Match.
Ah, Match. The bartenders’ smiling faces, the exceptional (potent) cocktails, and the excellent New American cuisine. Every time we go there we wonder why we don’t go more often. Then we remember we have 3 kids who wake up before dawn. And we marvel at how we manage to get out at all.
Who you’ll see eating here: Couples mostly, ages 30-60 years old. Some groups of girlfriends ages 35-50.
Their specialty: Appetizers and anything wood-oven roasted.
What you should eat: “Carpgetbaggers” –fried Blue Point oysters and bunch of other stuff. Mmm…
What you may not know but should:
- They’ve won every award from every local and food magazine in the country, from “Best Appetizers” to “Best Overall Restaurant.”
- Maybe it’s the name, but Match tends to attract a lot of cougars and those who prey upon them.