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Icarus and Rubin's


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Icarus and Rubin's

Joanie | Jul 21, 2003 07:36 AM

I'll pipe in with my 2 cents on the Icarus $25, 3 course anniversary dinner. Completely different choices than everyone else had reported. Apps. were either a cold scallop and corn soup or BLT salad. Both were amazing, kind of wish I'd gotten the salad. The bread basket had good foccacia and a rustic white. Entrees were blue fish w/ mustard sauce or a pork dish. Didn't try the pork but those of us w/ bluefish loved it. Served with a cold cucumber, sliced potato and radish side. Dessert was chocolate cake or raspberry cobbler w/ a corn bread type base and vanilla ice cream. We let my brother pick the one white and two reds from the $25 selections. Not surprisingly, the place was jammed at 8:00 on a Fri. nite but service kept up pretty well. A very nice time, try to squeeze in a dinner before this great deal ends on the 25th.

Bopped into the new Cafe Luna in Central Sq. which is a very cute place. Just got an iced tea which is a bargain at $1.25 for 16 oz. Most sandwiches are $5.95 and there was a good selection of gelato. Need to eat there for real.

Went to Rubin's for my first time in all these years in Boston and won't go back. I'm not a deli expert at all but the prices were crazy. $15.95 for stuffed cabbage!? Did they add that 1 by mistake? And another place that has a >$10 cheeseburger (with not real cheese). I went for the reasonably priced potato pancakes at $5.95 but they seemed really heavy and not that good. My friend had the pastrami sandwich ($9.99) which was stuffed with lots of meat, but he didn't think it was as good as Sam Lagrassa's. I did like the pickles but it just seemed really overpriced.

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