Fri. was the Topsfield Fair and the requisite cider donuts. Man, those were the best ever because besides being fresh out of the fryolator, they had a more pronounced cider flavor than usual. One for an app., two for dessert w/ hot cider. After a lobster roll which I'd never seen there. It was pretty good on a nicely grilled hot dog bun, good amount of lobster, not the best but decent for $8.50. Friend had a kielbasa sub for $5. The Grass Roots played the hits and I got to ride a motorcycle up and back.
Sat. was the apple festival on the common in Harvard MA where I lucked out on a piece of pie fresh out of the oven ($2). At the flea market is a woman with a ton of baked goods and I picked up a pumpkin whoopie pie for later, awesome. She bakes out of her house in Lancaster and I've got her card if you're interested. Stopped at Verrill Farms in Concord for the first time and they've got a baked good section that's quite impressive, along with nice looking salads and refrigerated items. Got a great mocha scone w/ choc. chips.
I'll probably be banned for divulging where I ate on Sun. but I took advantage of the $10 gift card I got in the mail and we ate at Vinny T's in Brookline for my 1st time, after seeing the Motorcycle Diaries (okay). It was okay. The olive oil and roasted garlic w/ bread is tasty. We started with a decent greens w/ gorgonzola, apple and walnut salad. Nuts should have been less and smaller but nice vinaigrette. Friend got angelhair pasta w/ veggies and I had farfelle w/ grilled chicken, broccoli and tomatoes. It was a nice dish, not too heavy, fresh ingredients, and I'll be eating leftovers probably all week at lunch. The sizes *are* insane but I knew that going in and figured that spending that $12 was a good deal for 4 meals. Altho if the server called us or the table next to us "guys" one more time, I would have had to slap him silly. The funny thing is, when they shook that candy jar at the end of the meal where you get something if a red one comes out, I actually "won" and got a $50 certificate. That could feed you for a month.
While shopping on Mon. passed Central Street Grill in Natick, a little Greek hole in the wall where I got an obviously hand formed cheeseburger, grilled and greasy, w/ fries for $5.39. Breakfast served all day, nothing more than $8, that kind of place. You smell like grease when you leave but that's okay once in a while. Ended w/ a big oatmeal choc. chip cookie from Great Harvest in Newtonville. Now I need to do some walking.