Stopped by Dorchester yesterday to pick up some Irish soda bread at Greenhills Bakery. The place was packed, with everyone trying to buy apple pie or ISB. The bakery was having a weekend special of Irish stew (lamb) and corned beef sandwich. Didn't have the stamina to try the sandwich, but ordered a cup of stew. Cooked well with LOTS of veggies (carrots, onions, celery, etc) and herbs (parsley, rosemary, etc) and a fair amount of lamb. Not too salty and very hearty; perfect for a cold, overcast day.
After watching everyone order apple pie, I couldn't resist and ordered an apple square for myself. The crusts (upper and bottom) were quite thick; actually, TOO thick, as they were unbaked towards the center. The apples seemed to be fresh, but not enough spices as much as I would have liked. I ended up just picking out the apples inside, wishing I had a few dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg with me.
In any case, I highly recommend the stew at Greenhills. They will have it today (Sunday, 16th) and maybe tomorrow; you may want to call them to confirm.