A large group of us were at Picco in the south end on Tues. for a b-day party and had a good time. Service was pretty together and pleasant. That was my first time except for a couple cones to go. Split a delicious Spinach salad w/ bacon, pre split for us and a good size. Got a small sausage and caramelized onion pizza with tasty homemade sausage chunks ($12.95). Escarole was on it too. Crust was a little overdone for my taste but quite decent. Then split the gingerbread w/ caramel ice cream, a very nice dessert. A few dishes of sorbet and ice cream were passed around and I esp. liked the mango. People who got tuna tacos loved them, can't report on much else but glad to have finally tried it.
Quick meal at Costello's in JP where the waitress considers a turkey burger to be related to a turkey sandwich. But I was able to get a turkey BLT (rather than the gobbler w/ stuffing, cranberry which I wasn't in the mood for) and it was really good. Served on decent French bread, sliced thin but supposedly real roasted turkey w/ a fair amount of bacon. Fries were really good that day, $8.95. Friend's veggie burger looked a little overdone but he didn't complain. Still a good place for basic bar meals in the $8-12 range (not so long ago it was the $5-10 range). As much as I have a JP standby, this is it. Tonite I eat the 2nd half of the sandwich, first eating time at home since March 10.