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Hanging out in Norwood


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Hanging out in Norwood

Joanie | Dec 18, 2004 08:13 PM

So I took the detour to Norwood after a Frugal Fannie's run to try the famous Lewis'. It's a real townie bar with sports on many TVs, keno and a guy selling lottery tickets in a little window by the doorway. The bartender was a wicked nice guy and couldn't believe I'd never had a Lewis burger. I usually keep it simple w/ just a slice of cheese or maybe sauteed mushrooms and onions, but got the cheeseburger w/ egg salad and ham (also comes w/ lettuce, tomato and onion). You could really get two sandwiches out of this since they serve it on three buns (I got rid of the middle one) and since the burger isn't that big, certain bites were kinda just egg salad like. Burger was tasty but very well done. It's $4.25 for maybe a 5 oz burger, small order of thin fries was $1.50, served on tiny paper plates. Other basic sandwiches, a few dinners like steak tips, in the $6-9 range. I'm glad I tried it but no need to go back.

Walked around Norwood center which is very cute and has a few other cool options. Cedar Market had an amazing selection of middle easatern pastries and foods. I tried an egg roll looking thing that I thought was gonna be filled with a pistachio or baklava type thing but was custardy and not too sweet. A nice treat for a $1 and lots of people were lined up for the schwarma and wraps. Stopped at Perks Cafe for a latte which is a cute little rustic looking place with lots of sandwiches and cakes. And the discovery of the day was Dandy's donuts on Washington St. just past the green on your way toward Boston. The biggest donuts I've ever seen, crunchy and homemade. And cheap but I'm not sure how much, just that I got a fair amount of change back from my $1 bill. I got a plain cruller w/ jelly and will definitely make a return trip cuz they all looked amazing. And they're HUGE. There's also a little diner and ice cream shop that I'll keep in mind.

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