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Joanie | Jan 11, 2005 07:08 AM

Lee's, Church St. Harvard Sq.: Finally ate at this little hole in the wall thinking it was gonna be a great bargain but I guess being in Harvard Sq. prevents you from serving grilled ham & cheese w/ plain packaged bread and American cheese for less than $5.50. I went for the cheeseburger/fry combo which was a deal at $5.50 and got your basic patty and fair fries. Left smelling like grease.

Cafe Pamplona, Harvard Sq: Stopped in after Lee's to take a look before they closed. I had envisioned a cozy spot w/ oriental rugs and comfy chairs packed with those saying farewell. What I got was a barren room with four older men w/ BO, two cute waiters, and no sign of food. They showed me a tray of fancy pastries but I wanted something like a cookie to go (who wants to stay and eat with a BO smell pervading the room?).

Morse Fish, Washington St., South End: Finally visited this little local market/restaurant and was fairly happy with my lunch plate of clams and fries for $9.95. A dinner plate gets you a little more food and cole slaw I guess. The clams could have been sweeter and fried a little less but it was nice to have a fix on a slushy, gross day out. Lots of choices, nothing over $12.95 except a mixed seafood platter, will check it out again.

Tennesse's BBQ, Rt. 9: Before anyone tells me I should have gone to Firefly's, I just was right there and wanted to eat really quick. Got the "tangy" North Carolina pulled pork which was really pretty spicy as opposed to tangy. I got that high/sweaty feeling I sometimes get with spicy Thai food which seemed really weird. Totally picked the wrong sides tho. Asked the woman if the mac & cheese was good and she said yes but it wasn't anything special. Altho compared to the "southern style green beans". Does southern style mean out of a can? With a cuople onions mixed in?

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