At the risk of sounding like Granny Swank, I was very impressed with the young people at Boston Burger Co. tonight. Mr. Swank, Young Swank and I popped in spur of the moment and were whisked to a table right away. Dining room was crowded, though not packed, and Christmas Carols were warbling in the background. Nice lights in the windows overlooking the square. Our server was very friendly and immediately brought chalk and a chalkboard for Young Swank to doodle. Mr. Swank and I enjoyed our burgers (Texan and Green Monster, respectively). Chili cheese fries were somewhat of a letdown -- I prefer a thinner fry; these are more like potato wedges. The chili is very meaty and a bit dry--I like my chili smooth and spicy (DC's Bens Chili Bowl sets the standard, IMHO).
Anyway, we were sandwiched among groups of Tufts students (at least I assume -- could be Harvard) and it was easy to eavesdrop. All of them were so polite to the servers, friendly to Young Swank, and upbeat. I know it seems silly, but when you hear so much about the boorish or entitled "Stuck Genaration," it was nice to overhear students talking about their internships and pulling all-nighters on term papers, and treating servers with respect.
I then bopped across the street to CVS, where I witnessed a man get into a fight with a cash register. But that's for a different message board, I suppose.