Sage, formerly of the North End, now of the South End, doesn't seem like the best spot for cheap eats. Pastas hover around the $20 mark, and entrees run between $20 and $35. But between the hours of 5:00pm and 7:30pm on Monday through Friday, only $10 will buy you a heap of food in the form of delicious little bar bites.
The stuzzi menu is part of the dinner menu, but don't be afraid to make them your whole meal. For your $10, pick any three of the dishes. Everything is great for sharing - or you could just selfishly keep them all for yourself. Sage's short rib arancini (below), crispy little rice balls stuffed with savory meat, are an excellent choice, as are the hearty potato panzeroti with fontina cheese, the meatballs (polpetti - either with meat or veggies), the chickpea caponata (a lovely light salad with plenty of chickpeas and pickled eggplant), or the lightly fried zucchini (above). Depending on how hungry you are, the stuzzi could make up your entire meal or could just start your night out right. The menu on the restaurant's website is a little out of date - there were 22 choices available when this Bostonist visited.
Sage also offers pizzas for $10 each. They offer a traditional Margherita with tomato, mozzarella, and basil, as well as a white pizza with spinach and mozzarella. With a crisp crust and served on a wooden board, these pizzas are big enough for a meal, or you could split a pizza and 3 stuzzi with a friend.
Sage is located at 1395 Washington Street in the South End. The 3 for $10 stuzzi deal is available from 5:00-7:30pm Monday through Friday.
Originally published on Bostonist.