Went to Sonsie for my yearly visit and didn't love it the way I usually do. We split fried calamari which was done very well, but they brought our entrees while we were still picking at the app so we were too rushed. I think I ordered wrong, got a stuffed veal breast w/ artichokes, greens and little goat cheese ravioli. I liked the ravioli and I suppose the veal was done well enough, very fork tender and all that but it just didn't knock my socks off. My friend's duck on the other hand was very tasty with kind of an Indian spice flavor going on. We were stupid and each got our own dessert when one would have been enough. The winner was the choc. pecan pie w/ praline ice cream. The espresso roll w/ whipped cream was fine. Entree prices are in the $18-24 range with one steak dish at $29. There's a huge drink menu if you like that sort of thing and service was very nice. At 8:00 the dining room was just starting to fill up and was packed when we left.
After deciding not to wait for a table at Flux, we walked down Tremont St. to Thai Village which was a much more relaxing room with no wait (altho that too filled up as we ate). Split some chile chile duck (or is it chile duck duck?) and house fried rice. The duck had a nice spiciness to it (neither of us like to cry while we eat) and it was fine, quick and a bargain for the south end. Altho we checked the menu at Garden of Eden and they have some interesting meals for <$12 that I'll have to try some time.
And for the best chocolate chip cookie in Boston, go to Boston Bread in Coolidge Corner. It's $1.25, giant sized with white and dark chips, the perfect blend of soft and hard and you can get 2 or 3 servings out of it if you try really hard.
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