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A Tale of Two Seatings: Thmor Da and Bronwyn

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A Tale of Two Seatings: Thmor Da and Bronwyn

gourmaniac | Jun 3, 2013 11:41 AM

I had the rare opportunity of two chowdowns in one day on Saturday with a lunch at Thmor Da in Revere with 6 other hounds and dinner at Bronwyn in Somerville with 3 others.
Both were fun events with kindred canines and both good food and value (in their own way). Now onto the food.
I hadn;t been to Thmor Da since it was Floating Rock and the food is about the same wonderful excellence that I remember before FR moved to Central Square to mine Yuppie gold. With 7 hounds, we got to make a small dent in the menu: Tiger Tears, Pork Larb, fried squid, beef chow fun, sour soup with spareribs and coconut milk, chicken with basil and peppers, and others I can't recall. Highlights for me were the sour soup (which reminds me of Khao soi) fried squid (remarkable fry job) and Tiger Tears. This feast was $15 per person. Amazing.

Bronwyn is a little more upscale and fills an almost empty niche in the Boston food scene: German/Austrian. Beer list as reported is extensive. I and 3 hounds shared the wurst platter, haxe and three salads: asparagus, gerkin and German potato. The wursts were good quality but somewhat indistinct (similar grind as another poster noted). The standout for me was the blutwurst. The haxe was pure porky goodness and remarkably tender but half the size of similar knuckles in Germany. The sides tasted great especially the asparagus (with gingerbread and almonds) but should have been twice the size for the price. With a drink each, $35 per person, which was fair value though not the bargain that Thmor Da was.

Overall for me an excellent chow day but recovering from the resultant food coma.

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