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Snack Shack (Mendon Drive-In); Tennessee's (Braintree); Banjo's (Weymouth)


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Snack Shack (Mendon Drive-In); Tennessee's (Braintree); Banjo's (Weymouth)

hiddenboston | | Aug 31, 2008 05:08 PM

Spent the weekend eating locally-grown, organic food this weekend (KIDDING). Actually, I started at the Snack Shack within the Mendon Drive-In Saturday night. Always a great time going there--we dined on popcorn chicken, burgers, hot dogs, tacos, fries, and ice cream while watching "Tropic Thunder" and the first 20 minutes of "The Rocker" (which was 20 minutes too much, IMO). All the food was good, with the griddled burger being the best of the lot. This isn't your typical snack bar--the food there is noted for being better than your typical drive-in grub, and I've rarely had a bad meal there.

Went to Tennessee's in South Braintree for lunch on Sunday. The North Carolina pulled pork was excellent, with a tangy, slightly sweet sauce mixed with the pork, and the macaroni and cheese was also very good, though not quite as clumpy as in the past (when the mac and cheese good is there, it's about my favorite anywhere, but it wasn't quite up to snuff this time around). Funny side note--I ordered a beer with mine, totally forgetting that we were doing takeout, so I ended up pounding it down at the counter--not my classiest move, that's for sure. ;-b

Went to the new-ish Banjo's in North Weymouth this evening. This is what may soon be part of a local chain of fast-food restaurants with a Southern twist (another one is opening in the old KFC in North Cambridge soon). We ordered a bunch of items, including a roast beef sandwich (not bad, though the bun was basic and the sauce didn't have much of a kick), a burger (griddled and very tasty), a foot-long hot dog (all beef Hebrew National on a rather substantial bun), fries (basic, but good), and onion rings (tasted like they may have been handcut--very nice). All in all, I was pretty impressed by this place, though I do want to go back and try some of their full meals, such as the slow-roasted turkey, the pig-roast pizza, and the splitter (hot dog with Carolina bean mash).

BTW, I'll be going on a food trip through the Pioneer Valley tomorrow, so it's early to bed for me tonight....