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Ford's Filling Station for lunch

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Ford's Filling Station for lunch

cvc | Apr 7, 2006 06:43 PM

By the time we were halfway through our fried Ipswich clams and shoestring fries, FFS was completely full today at lunch and although we may all wonder if we're going to spy the Hollywood elite at such a place these folk were working people from around the area (and that means Sony, as well) and they were there to eat and talk. I didn't realize until just this moment that bread wasn't served and we didn't miss it. I had the pulled pork pannini and my friend the pub burger (not to be confused with the Hungry Cat's pug burger which it is in that style of). Ford's version, however, uses a large soft bun and a strong Point Reyes bleu cheese. I preferred it. The butterscotch pudding that closed the deal separates itself from the others with caramelized walnuts and an unsweetened whipped cream. It was delicious.

I must confess I loved everything about this restaurant including our server Karen who actually waited on our every word when asking if we liked things. Not even the stileto heels could dim the hostess's good nature. I would still avoid the primary dinner hour for now. My sense is it gets frantic very quickly. But I'm quite content to continue at lunch for awhile or try a combination of those cheese and meats at the bar after work. The wine list has got to be the coolest short list in town maybe twenty selections total with some by the glass. If you need some quality there's the Handley pinot noir for $11 and if you want to impress your agent there's somebody's reserve cab for $150. The house lemonade was very good. The total bill came to $58 before tip.

What's opening next door? Something called Simply Greens, an organic restaurant. Now what better compliment to the man who brought us the ultimate organic restaurant?

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