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Granola of the Gods & Sublime Chicken for the masses...

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Granola of the Gods & Sublime Chicken for the masses...

Heathen & Spells | Aug 6, 2005 10:07 AM

This is a re-post on these 2 delights, the 1st is expensive the 2nd is a cheap eats, both are in Cambridge: Formaggios homemade granola- I can not wax inane enough about. Yes, it is expensive $8.95 for I'd say about 12 oz- but it is the most toasted browned almost bitter granola that I've ever had- so many interesting flavours: the toasted oats, dried cranberries for piquant splash, many different kinds of nuts- it is simply esquisite. A worthy treat for oneself and loved ones- perhaps, a gift for going to someone's house for brunch- it must be tried and eaten by all. A very happy way to start the day- healthy and esquisitely flavourful...2nd: the marinated chicken dinner at Bartley's Burger & Salad Cottage (Harvard Sq., closed sundays)- for $8.25 (yes, basically the price of the aforementioned granola) one gets a half a marinated chicken- the most sublime, chickeney tasting chicken in the world, tender, flavourful- & a choice of 2 sides choosing between mashed potato- real & delicious, corn, fresh carrots, herb stuffing- very nicely spiced, squash- absolutely wonderful mashed butternut squash- extremely flavourful,delicious, baked beans, french fries, pasta salad, cole slaw, potato salad, tabouli- actually very good,- their excellent onion rings or sweet potato fries are $1.25 extra. Funnily enough, but typical for restaurants in this area the menu says (oh also the new take-out menu doesn't even mention the chicken but they do still have it & they do a very good job of packing up for take-out) that the meal comes w/ corn bread but it has always come with a classic yeasty dinner roll and a pat of butter. I love the roll but you could probably ask for corn bread instead.- Well now I am hungry for chicken dinner at 10 am so I guess I'll have a bowl of formaggios granola instead. Oh also as I posted last time re price of the granola, Formaggios also carries Alice Waters' granola which is not only more expensive than but also it seems more fitting with the spirit of Alice Waters to support local purveyers of well made and tended to food. (also, Alice Waters' granola is much more typical- it is organic and very good but the extreme toastedness of Formaggios makes it quite unusual and piquant, exhuberantly delicious)...

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