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Lyr, Boylston St.

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Lyr, Boylston St.

Joanie | Nov 15, 2004 07:05 AM

Or is it Lir? Doesn't matter, I probably won't be back. Had wanted a burger for a while and also to try some place new, so I chose that spot next to the Pourhouse. Typical lackadasical service I notice at a lot of Irish type places. The girl tending bar had zero personality, served me water in a Miller High Life plastic cup, just didn't like her. She was replaced at 4:00 by a slightly friendlier woman but still didn't pay a lot of attention and the guy next to me waited forever for her to look at him again to get another beer. The cheeseburger itself was okay, caramelized onions are a popular addition these days and add a nice touch. Steak fries were fine, not bad for $6.95 and if you want to watch foodball but can't see myself returning.

Four of us had dinner at Penguin Pizza in Brigham Circle Fri. nite and it was tasty. Love the duck confit, caramelized onions and potato pizza altho they could have put the toppings a little further back on the crust (large for $14.95). Seemed to be a lot of empty crusty space. Also got a blanco which was cheese, roasted garlic and pesto ($12.95). Pretty good but I've decided I'm not the biggest pesto fan in the world. Lots of interesting beer choices for the boys.

And finally grabbed something from the newish bakery in Central Sq., is it called Mariposa? A dried cherry cookie was really good with lots of buttery taste.

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