Lots of snacking in the last couple weeks. Hit Pizzeria Rico on Bromfield St. downtown for the first time which was good. Got a small prosciutto/provolone sub ($4.95) which wasn't the greatest but hit the spot and the people working there are very friendly, so it was enjoyable. Chocolate croissant at Bread & Butter on Washington & Green St. in JP ($2) was good but I prefer Savoy and Japonnaise (if Jap. didn't have choc. sprinkles on top). There's a new bakery on McGrath O'Brien at the light before Broadway called Sweet Brasil. Even tho lots of signs were in Portugese or Spanish, they offered Italian things like ricotta pie and florentines. Also have a case with hot fried things. I got what was advertised as cornbread with cheese but it was either some cheese I've never tasted or they meant coconut. It was was pretty yummy nonetheless ($1.25). Grabbed a tamale at Taqueria la Mexicana in Union Sq. Somerville ($1.25) which I needed to hold me over for the big Il Cap. dinner. Much better than the ones at La Pupusa Guanica, which were glumpy and greasy. This might have been a little dry and the chicken filling could have been anything, but it tasted fine and it's a bargain snack.
Cafenation in Brighton Center is a pleasant spot with light hardwood floors, a good amount of seating and a couch. They specialize in crepes so I tried the nutella w/ banana for $3.80. Good sized crepe which I liked altho I felt like they might have gone a bit overboard wth the nutella (then again, I'm not an excess sauce kind of person). Their hot chocolate was great and a small for $1.75 came in a good sized mug. It just became a bit of an overdose for me with all the nutella. There were interesting combinations like apple and brie, tuna melt, etc. ranging to $6 or so, definitely worth another try.
Went into work late so grabbed pancakes at Sorellla's in JP this morning. Got the raspberry/banana/macademia nut combo ($5.95) and almost asked for no bananas, but they just sliced bananas on top while the other two ingredients were mixed in, odd for that place. In any case, three huge pancakes with fresh raspberries and nuts, I took half home. If you've got some combo of pancake, french toast or omelette you've been waiting to try, it's on the Sorella's menu or they'll whip it up for you.