I've been seated for a jury at Suffolk Superior and I need to find lunch in the area all week (it's going to be a long one). I lived in the North End for 5 years and know the area well, but since moving further out I have gone p.t.-vegan--not total "straightedge militant hardcore vegan", but "health conscious, Bittman-inspired Vegan until 6pm". So in other words if there is the option, I take it, if not i'll go vegetarian.... if thats not an option, and since I'm from the midwest there are times of the year when it is not, I don't sweat it too much. Nonetheless I realized as I headed out today that the lunch-scape is much different now, and I felt a stranger in my own home.
I went to Flamepoeira on Lewis Street today and got a bamboo and noodle dish but was pushing the time limit walking back (I get an hour, and have to go down 10 storeys or so, get there, eat, and return).