O’Day won the Portrait of a City competition, where citizens of Boston voted for their favorite artists’ works. O’Day’s art took him to TD Garden, where he painted a mural for the Boston Bruins.
The menu has a multitude of comfort foods. Lily P’s fried chicken stands out. All the chicken is pressure cooked with peanut oil, therefore ensuring it is juicy with a delicious crunch on the outside. The restaurant offers regular, hot, or black pepper honey fried chicken trays, which come with sides such as slaw, french fries with ranch, salad, mac ’n’ cheese, grilled broccoli, and Carolina rice grits.
“Shore Leave” refers to the time sailors get to go on land and relax after working on their ships. The tiki-themed restaurant with the same name in Boston’s South End attempts to emulate this aura of leisure.