A friend was in town this weekend and we managed to take in an impressive amount of chow that's worth a brief write-up.
Floating Rock, Cambodian in Revere -- I only got leftovers from this meal, but FR is still turning out really really good for small money. I'll let the hounds who actually ate there chime in if they want to! I'll just say they don't dumb down the spice for non-cambodians, I couldn't even eat the chili pork.
East Coast Grill -- delicious oysters as always, and the tuna tacos for good measure. One friend had not yet tried the tacos and was sufficiently awed by their perfection. I also had an Elmers' all-purpose rib which was described as in a sweet sticky sauce and it was. I prefer the more Asian-inspired single rib they used to have, but the server assured me it's coming back.
Easter pie at Modern pastry -- this seasonal treat was recommended by GalleyGirl and once again in an uncanny way this pescatarian has recommended a deliciously good meaty item. Quichelike and warm out of the oven, this meat pie was a study in ham and ham-related products. The custard is chock-full of meat and a little black pepper and the crust was a tender shell. Timing was on our side as when we walked out of Modern (Medford Square location) the line was to the corner.
Peach Farm and Neptune -- Stopped into PFS for lobster with ginger and scallions plus some oysters in black bean. Delicious as always although we were given a bit of the bum rush out the door. True there was a line, but there's really no need to be unpleasant about it -- the women at the next table almost had their half-full beer bottles wisked out of their hands as they were finishing up. Never mind, it just got us to Neptune earlier and that's a good thing since the tiny place was packed with a line out the door for the rest of the night. Great selection of oysters, including a couple of kinds from Washington State, which I love. We tried the Crudo that everyone has written about and glasses of Prosecco paired nicely. I like this spot but might enjoy it more on a weeknight or for lunch.
Tacos Lupita and GOL market -- checked out the GOL market on Somerville Ave outside Porter Square -- great looking butcher counter with marinated meats and chickens as well as a few tables and chairs for consuming the fritters and other just-fried treats. Lots of Brazilian products that I am unfamiliar with, but this seems like a great place if you need stuff for a cookout this summer. At Lupita, we shared a taco sampler (we just ordered one of each chorizo, carne asada, al pastor and lengue/tongue) a lengue torta and some pupusas. I LOVE that torta and enjoyed the new (to me) carne asada as well.
Must now eat salad leaves and dry toast to make up for it all, but it was well worth it.