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My Boston/Cambridge Weekend Chowdown

Allison | Apr 11, 2005 01:23 PM

Was down for a visit (from Portland, ME) and had a fantastic visit. I think I ought to feel guilty but I just can't muster a single regret.

Friday night, I had dinner at Buzkashi as it was convenient. The lamb in our dishes was very tender but not mushy and the flavors were mild but pleasant. I enjoyed the stewed okra accompaniement.

It's all fast food heaven from there...

Saturday Breakfast -- roast duck, bbq pork noodle soup at Hong Kong Eatery. We got a side of the chinese broccoli, very good!

Saturday Lunch -- Tracked down Al's State Street Cafe downtown. It's run by the old owners of Italian Cafe which I used to LOVE and haven't had for years. I shared a steak & cheese AND an italian sub as both were my favorites. It was everything I remembered and so very wonderful!

Saturday Dinner -- Regular Chili Verde burrito from Anna's, yay! Added the hot sauce, and it was more fiery than I remember. I miss those burritos.

Snack -- party snacks including salty Ruffle potato chips. It couldn't be helped!

Sunday Morning -- Coffee

Sunday Lunch -- happened upon Singh's Roti while exploring Dorchester, what luck! Had to wait for them to open and the goat wasn't ready yet so we had the duck roti instead. The guy warmed the roti on the grill and it was really good. He warned us that it was spicy, but it wasn't really. Best wrong turn we've made in a while.

Early Dinner -- Half an Armando's pepperoni pizza! I like mine with "wet" hots on it and it was wonderful. Armando was in excellent form, as endearing as ever.

Dinner -- Grilled Wings at Redbones, they were perfect. Great char, grill flavor. The vinegar sauce is the perfect complement to these things, they were wonderful. I just love the beer selection, great options.

I was able to enjoy many beverages and much live music when I wasn't eating. We had stopped into Tavern on the Square (?) in Central but immediately hated it (the generic decor, the guy impersonating a bartender, the horrid beer selection) so we left. Enjoyed The Field and River Gods instead.

What a great, indulging visit! We're moving back soon and I can't wait.

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