Meet the Mayor: The Haven

Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.

The Haven
Matt Lee

So what makes the Haven such an, um, haven?
Well, it's a really nice bar in Jamaica Plain. It's definitely less of a JP bar, and by that I mean it's not full of dogs. I don't like bars that are full of animals.

Puppies are cute, though.
Yeah, dogs are fine. I don't hate dogs, but I don't want to go to a bar and have a dog sniffing my leg while I'm trying to drink. I get that maybe that's not a popular opinion in Jamaica Plain - but leave the dogs at home.

Is haggis worth the hype?
I don't know. I'm a vegetarian. They make it here. I'm told it's very good. It's like a sheep's stomach full of oates and meat.

Your thoughts on dumpster diving?
It's not for me. I feel like freeganism often takes things away from the homeless, and that's not necessarily cool. There's a difference between a homeless guy going into the trash can at Whole Foods and a college kid who has an iPhone taking stuff out of the trash can. It's like, don't buy the iPhone. Get some groceries.

What if you've got a hard on for an iPhone?
Seek medical attention.

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