Nothing says summer like a shrimp cocktail, the signature warm-weather snack of the Pailey girls. Last night I dined with Julie, the younger sister, at the Mermaid Inn.
Though it’s right around the corner from my apartment, I rarely go. In fact the last I dined there was with Julie, last June or July. We sat in the back patio, just as we did last night, and she regaled me with tales of the online dating life, not knowing she was mere weeks away from meeting her match. And this fall they’ll move in together. What a difference a year makes!
We also had grilled Romaine salads with capers and anchovies and sweet little lobster sliders, a Monday night special — and, of course, a bottle of rose.