A recent mention of Costello's burgers made me want to get back there. So after wandering around the First Thursday arts thing in JP, we stopped by and got one of the last tables around 8PM. My friends go to James Gate all the time but had never checked out the townier Costello's or Galway. They were suitably impressed. Esp. when 3/4 of the things are <$8. I had a good bacon w/ blue cheese and bacon (made sure it was real blue cheese and not dressing whenI ordered) for $6.95. Not oversized, cooked as ordered, maybe a little too salty but that's fine. One friend had the BLT baguette which was delicious, good fries with both. With two Diet Cokes and a vodka tonic, it was $22 w/ tax. I think this is where the Triple D's crowd will come when they go upscale, altho there was a fair amount of college types there and it didn't seem as townie as it used to.
Grabbed penne w/ sausage and mushrooms in white wine sauce at Bottega Fiorentina in Coolidge Corner on Wed. and that really hit the spot for $5.95. Nothing too special about it but a tasty meal with leftovers.
Yummy green tea and ginger ice cream at 3 Scoops on Washington St. in Brighton. Went in with a different flavor in mind but couldn't pass those up, very creamy and refreshing.
Got goat roti at the Carribean festival around MIT last Sun. but something about it just wasn't right. Maybe cuz it was this big gloppy mess that was too hard to deal with, trying to avoid the bones, etc. I took most of it home but haven't bothered eating it and it's past its prime now for sure. My nephew enjoyed his Star Wars popsicle tho.