If you made it to their seasonal beer garden on the Greenway, then you already know that Trillium makes some of the best beer in the world (particularly the New England IPAs). Honestly, they could serve nothing but half-eaten Hot Pockets at their new tap room in Fort Point, and we’d still put it on this list on the strength of the brews alone. But then you’ll try the pulled pork and realize that this is one of the best new restaurants in the city. If you’re with four or more people, make sure to order two servings of the bone marrow so that you don’t end a friendship fighting over it.
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