* Bukowski's Tavern, Inman Sq., Cambridge
A poor gumbo, hardly any roux flavour, not fully warmed; won't belabour the point. Ordered poorly, heard the specials are good and worth getting, will be back to try them next time.
* East Coast Grill, Inman Sq., Cambridge
The black and blue tuna tacos are justly popular, good cumin-heavy rub, nice meaty tuna, good combo with the avocado. No, it's not refined or delicate cooking, but with the heavy handed good flavour, it doesn't have to be.
* Gelateria, North End, Boston
2 more flavours - coconut (sticky in spots, toasty shreds of coconut, not my favourite flavour), green apple (crisp, fresh and full of apple; excellent).