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Sultana Bakery, Angela's Cafe, Re-tamale Restaurant, A&L Bakery, Cafe 303

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Sultana Bakery, Angela's Cafe, Re-tamale Restaurant, A&L Bakery, Cafe 303

limster | Sep 29, 2007 10:29 PM

All East Boston:

Sultana Bakery, Maverick Sq.

A basic flan slice, just the right sweetness, pretty dense, but a little cornstratchy in texture rather than the gorgeous "chewy" rich density that I like most (Alex's Chimis is current my favourite for that).

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Angela's Cafe

See http://www.chowhound.com/topics/439520

This is a serious mole poblano -- sweet spicy bitter in harmony with notes of peppery smokiness, nutty flavours, earthy, complex and deep. It's a plate wiper. Handmade corn tortillas come in handy here. Sides of fluffy rice and decent refried beans (could use a lot more lard here imho). Probably be back soon to score the sopa de tortilla and tinga. The ceviche tostada looked good too. Keep eye out on the specials board.

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Re-Tamale Restaurant

A 2 month old Colombian place on Chelsea street between Gove and Paris Place (roughly halfway between Santarpio's and Maverick Sq) on the North side of the street. A small menu, meat heavy as per the cuisine. They make their own morcilla/blood sausage. Tried the chicken tamale -- soft masa, very chickeny, with peas and carrots, evocative of a chicken pot pie -- very enjoyable. Definitely worth checking out and digging deeper.

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A&L Bakery

A cannolo shell like everyone elses in the North End. Good filling, chalky, a little like Mari's version but less lumpy and vanilla-ey and slight softer. Good stuff and can hold its own to the North End favourites.

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Cafe 303

Came across this place on the way to A&L. A new cafe with pretty good espresso - nice crema, robust roasty body, a decent finish without too much acidity. Comes with a little cookie from Bindi with a light cocoa flavour that I enjoyed.

They serve breakfast and lunch, sandwiches and salads, as well as a number of pastries.

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