Even though Mamo is in a pretty quiet part of the Marina, the food at this small Venezuelan restaurant is worth going a few blocks out of your way for before a night out. Happy Hour (Tuesday-Friday from 3-6pm) is the best time to come here, with $2 off beers and a small menu of things like pork arepas (each order includes two of them) that are filled with enough meat to be a full meal. If you get stuck at the office and miss the specials though, get the crispy chicken thigh served over polenta with olives and preserved lemon.
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Blue Barn’s Steiner St. venue has lots of seats and a partially-covered back section, and serves a familiar, solid menu of salads and sandwiches.
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