“Small Business Sunday’s” to feature local business at Revere Beach and more….
Welcome to the first blog of Small Business Sunday’s, a series featuring local businesses on the beach. Check us out every week for a little behind-the-scenes of the business story, the overall experience, and how we can continue to support our community businesses!
We’re launching this mini series with a waterfront heavyweight, Dryft. Located along Revere Beach coastline, Dryft is known for creating a Miami-Boston vibe, right here in Revere.
I had the pleasure of sitting down and grabbing a drink with owner Mike Aldi as he shared his vision, process, and why he choose Revere Beach as THE location for Dryft. “I look at 3 things: parking, transit, and views. And here I have the best of all 3” says Mike. “And to create a one-of-a-kind experience with a growing waterfront skyline, I jumped right in!”
Mike’s design inspiration was European mixed with contemporary industrial finishes, so you’ll see lots of fun lighting, earthy textures, and metal finishes that all tie in together. As Mike says, “It’s all about the experience,” and that’s true whether you’re sitting inside or out.
Now for the good stuff: Food, service, overall experience, and now COVID safety.
Food: We ordered buffalo cauliflower, sweet & spicy wings, fries, pizza, fried calamari, street corn and lots of drinks ????
10/10 on all of them, chef Adriano Silva definitely nailed it!
Favorite Starters: Buffalo Cauliflower (crispy, tangy, spicy, full of flavor paired with blue cheese dip to create the perfect power packed bite) and of course the pizzas made by ’the Doctor’
Fun fact: Everything for the pizza is made in-house from the crust to the sauce perfectly cooked in an outdoor Italian made oven… did I mention it was ready in under 10 minutes?
Old Fashion – smooth, not too sweet, poured over a single big cube – we’re big old fashion enthusiasts so this is an important detail.
Matadolor – made me feel like I was on a beach getaway. What made this drink special is house made Cream de Coconut and nutmeg ????
Service: We made reservations ahead of time and were promptly seated. I also noticed all tables 8-9 feet apart from one another (because of COVID) and patrons respecting the policy of wearing masks throughout the restaurant. The staff (from servers to the kitchen) were very diligent in keeping masks on and maintaining a clean environment. It definitely made me feel comfortable.
Drinks and food service were both timely and friendly. We shared a lot of good jokes and laughs and had a great time. ☺️
Overall Experience: I went with a few friends to celebrate my best friend’s birthday and we had a great time. The service was awesome, the food was great, the craft drinks were amazing (you know a good old fashion when you drink one) and the views, well that’s just what you get when you’re on Revere Beach!
I look forward to going back to Dryft and working through the menu. But until then, definitely give this place a try, you won’t regret it!!
Dryft; 500 Ocean Ave., Revere; open everyday from 11 a.m.–1 a.m.; dryftrevere.com
Stay tuned for next week’s Business of the week!
Author & Review, Meena Sharma