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Central Kitchen, El Pelon, Miracle

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Central Kitchen, El Pelon, Miracle

BarHound | Sep 29, 2004 01:31 PM

Some quick eats over the last few days....

Central Kitchen on Tuesday. Half dozen mixed oysters with a crsiped pork belly confit. Followed with a double thick brined pork chop. Oysters were excellent and great selection. These guys have stepped up the raw bar significantly IMHO at least 5 types when I was there. Pork confit was decadent, with great texture and meatiness along with that scrumptious fattiness that can be consumed with a clean concious only occasionally. Some pumpkin puree and a nice clean little salad alongside the pork really rounded out the dish. My pork chop was excellent, grilled nicely outside, with some serious juiciness within. Great flavor combo with a bacon wrapped onion and mashed potatoes. Really one of the better meals I've had in recent times anywhere in the area (I eat out a bit) I ate at the bar where the service is always great (It seems the service gets the only bad rap at this place) I'd repeat my experience any day.

El Pelon before the game Saturday. I could eat at this place forever, just working through the menu itme by item. (and it would probably only cost me $30 for all of it) I always get the tacos pescado (fish) Really well fashioned in the So-Cal style. Fresh fried white fish with limed cabbage and cucumbers and a zippy aoli. I love this place and hope it never changes. (except if they get a beer license)

Miracle also good on Sunday. Nicely done burger with some chips and salsa. This place is always good, never anything special (I think because of the limited menu that doesnt change) But I'll grab a burger and a brew here any day. Nice atmosphere and simple food.

Places like these make me happy with the Boston/Cambridge food scene as a whole.

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