Some good eats this week:
Burlington Fish House - Burlington Fish House and Grille since it's been renovated, menu expanded, and now serves beer and wine. We try to stop here anytime we're in the Burlington area. As it's also a fish market, they have wonderfully fresh seafood at great prices, friendly service (order at the counter), and generous portions. Dad had the too-big-to-finish fried clam plate with choice of two sides (12.99), mom the broiled haddock (10.99), and E and I ordered our favorite guilty pleasure, the fried lobster dinner. Not only is it always good - cooked perfectly with a light dusting of flour - but for $18.99 we had three tails, each cut in half, so six pieces of lobster with two sides. We've tried the fried lobster at Seawitch, but the Fish House is still our favorite. Haven't found any local places that serve this.
Eastern Standard - Another great time. We ate at the bar and finally got some time to visit with one of our favorite bartenders, Doug (hard to get a seat at 6:00 on a Friday). I had a sore throat so a Hot Toddy and a couple of hot buttered rums was a good cure. Thanks to the Hound who recently recommended the Raclette - that was so good to start off with on a cold winter night. E had his usual, the Schnitzel, and I had the meltingly tender beef cheeks. Finished off with a surprisingly light pineapple upside down cake.
King Fung Garden - As usual, their scallion pancakes and Peking dumplings rocked. We picked up to go, and also got the deliciously chewy rice cakes with pork and pickled cabbage, and their chicken chow mein with the fat noodles. Also, thanks YumYum for posting about being able to order Peking Duck to go. We did that a couple of weeks ago. We called up early the same day, gave them a time, and when we arrived, everything was hot and ready to go. The skin was crispy, the pancakes warm, and the soup and duck stir-fry were steaming hot and as good as always. For just two of us, it was more than enough to keep feasting on for a week.