Last night we went to The Blue Ox for dinner. We hadn't been in a while and we both had a craving for some Matt O'Neil yum yums. Once again, we were not dissapointed. I'm sure a lot of you have pork chops now and then but have you ever had The Blue Ox pork chop special? This was so much more than a pork chop that it deserves a different name. Stuffed with fontina cheese, caramelized onions, and a few other things, it was lightly seared, breaded, and pan-fried. It came with a delicious side of chive mashed potatoes and the veggies were in some kind of phenomenal sauce. The whole meal was to die for, but that wasn't really what struck us the most after leaving the place.
We looked at each other and said, "Wow, that was fun." We kind of felt like we were at a wedding reception (a fun one). We were seated in the high tops near the bar (my favorite place to sit). Tons of friendly and familiar faces were around the bar. Lots of great conversations and catching up with our awesome Downtown Lynn neighbors to be had. The chef, Matt O'Neil and his wife Joanna both stopped by to talk about the upcoming weekend and Arts After Hour's show, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which Matt O'Neil is going to be a part of on June 19th. If you're a Blue Ox fan and want to support the arts downtown, June 19th is the day to come see the show.
If you haven't done so already, check out the Blue Ox this weekend. You definitely should get a reservation even on Sunday as they will be packed being the only thing open down here and people having Monday off. Enjoy and tell them Corey from downtownlynn.com sent ya!