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Joanie | Dec 30, 2003 10:54 AM

I'll blather on just cuz it's kind of slow here. Finally made it to Buff's Pub in Newton Corner last week and it was packed the day after Xmas. Not that it takes much to fill up but it's a fun spot. Makes me think of the places our parents took us to in VT, cheap and rustic. My mother had never had buffalo wings before (no Jessica Simpson questions tho) so we got a half order w/ fries. They were fine, fairly spicy and messy and a good amount of wings. Altho not enough of the meaty side and the fries were average at best. Caesar salad was overdressed. Even tho that sounds like lots of complaining, it was only about $10 before beers and everything on the menu was pretty much less than $7 except a few specials on the board. I definitely want to go back to try some sandwiches, chicken tenders and see what their Cubano is like.

Grabbed lunch at the Deluxe Diner in Watertown and had a decent grilled cheese w/ bacon on light rye, cole slaw and fries. Except they went and added that damn special spice to the fries which I'm 95% sure wasn't advertised. Just don't like that extra stuff on my fries. Another cheap meal at $5.

Not thrilled with the maple scone at Bread & Butter by Green St. in JP. It's probably done the more traditional way but was way too crumbly for my taste, esp. when there was no butter or clotted cream to put on it. Plus the maple flavor was barely noticeable. Have yet to try their twice baked croissant but they were closed the day I tried for that so I stopped at Mike's Donuts in Forest Hills station. This and the Mission Hill Mike's aren't related to Mike's in Everett are they? In any case, they make a fine donut if you're in the area.

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