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Crepes and more

Joanie | Mar 26, 2006 05:39 PM

Finally went to La Creperie on Mass Ave. outside of Harvard Sq. (did this used to be Arrow St. Crepes?) and it was okay. Friend and I split a smoked chicken, spinach, caramelized onion, brie & sundried tomato crepe then a dark choc. w/ banana and mango one. The savory crepe was okay but had processed looking tiny cubes of chicken which was a turnhoff. And it could have used a bit more cheese or a sauce. Okay, not great. Dessert crepe was much better. Very funk seating, not particularly happy people working there, okay for $19.47 but in no rush to go back.

Last nite we started in So. Boston at South Kitchen, I hope I can mention the drinks there. Sat at the bar for a Harpoon IPA and "martini" which supposedly had mango in it but was more grapefruity tasting, the other main ingredient ($4.50 and $10). Really nice bartenders and the food looked great, esp. the venison served next to us (~$25). The place is a little too blonde wood for me and was quiet with an older crowd early on a Sat. evening, but the menu looks good. We then walked to Andrew Sq. to finally check out Cafe Polonia but were SOL at 7:30 or so since they were busy and said they weren't going to be able to fit 2 people in that nite. So we backtracked to Stadium Bar & Grill, not quite what we had in mind, for burgers. A million TVs to watch the NCAA and a basic menu of apps, sandwiches and a few entrees all reasonably priced, martinis only $8 (didn't try any). The Stadium Burger was a good deal at $8.95 served with bacon and cheese and fries. The burger itself was great, very flavorful and the advertised 10 oz came as two patties which was a surprise, nicely melted cheese and well cooked bacon. But the shoestring fries must have been sitting around and weren't very good.

For some quick bites, beef turnover from Sweet Brasil on McGrath O'Brien was only $1.25 but not so great. Deep fried but tough exterior, needed some sauce to perk it up. You have to get to Savoy French Bakery on Beacon St. 10 min after they open to get a choc. croissant if my last two attempts are any indication. They serve a very large decent plain croissant tho. Missed out on choc. at my standby Blue Frog too so the almond stood in and they do a great job. And the yummy oatmeal choc. chip cookies from Great Harvest (I think that's the name of the place in Newtonville) are a deal at $1.25. Lastly, Dunkin Donuts does a pretty decent choc. chip cookie too.

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