Tried Blue Star in Roslindale Sq. on that rainy Sat. for breakfast altho they've got a ton of lunch choices like grilled and fried fish, sandwiches, greek salads, etc. I went with a basic 2 fried eggs (over medium) w/ bacon, home fries, rye toast. Greasy and fine for $3.50. I love these kinds of places and hate when they get gentrified.
Ate at the bar at Sidney's in the MIT Hotel Sat. nite and it was good. Was in the mood for a burger and theirs was served w/ caramelized onions and sauteed mushrooms which is always a nice extra ($10 w/ fries). Got a slice of Swiss w/ it and thankfully didn't order it medium well cuz it was overcooked, but still tasty. My friend started with crabcakes ($8.50?) which tasted as good as they looked when I saw them a while ago. Two smallish cakes served w/ greens and remoulade, nice. He went with sirloin (seemed to be med. rare as ordered) that came with 3 huge onion rings and greens and was happy with it. Got busier as we were ready to leave (9:30) but that's a big room that doesn't fill up from what I've seen. Not sure how much the steak was but most entrees are <$20 and I'll try a full meal soon. Plus I noticed they have a martini thing M-F from 5-8 where you get the chef's choice complimentary appetizer when you buy a martini. Had the apple one w/ dinner which was fine (altho not served in those giant glasses you sometimes get).