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Soulfire, Popeye's, Flat Pattie's

Joanie | Mar 10, 2008 12:18 PM

Grabbed a pulled pork sandwich and side of collard greens from Soulfire last week, mostly cuz I needed to go to a place that accept AmEx. I'm not sure if it's a proper way to serve that sandwich w/ no sauce at all, but that's what they do. I'd forgotten so didn't get enough extra sauce, they have 4 different choices. I'm not into their pickles but was VERY into the greens. They stunk up the car but the taste was great. A bit of sweetness to them, lots of tasty pork product in there. With a bottle of root beer, I think it was about $9. It's a big restaurant that never seems too crowded, but it's kind of a pleasant standby I think.

I hadn't been to Popeye's since they opened, had flashbacks of when I lived almost above them in my Kenmore Sq. days. The line was slow moving, good thing only a couple folks were ahead of me. They offer these deals where some options pop up after you've made your order so you can get an extra piece of chicken or something for X amount extra. I just went with a 2 piece white meat meal w/ cajun rice and a bisquit. I was having a nice flashback til I realized they coat the bisquit w/ margerine which was a drag. Rice was okay but pretty dry. Chicken actually had a good amount of meat on it, with a drink it was $5.99 but I think that satisfied my craving for a good long time.

Needed greasy food to feel back on track so got a single cheeseburger and small fries at Flat Patties in Harvard Sq. The burger seemed less flat and tiny than my two other times there, so it was nice to not have it drowned out by the roll. Which they do well with a nice butter and grill job. Fries were very matchstick like and tiny, fine but I think they were better before. About $6.

Had a great macaroon and pistachio shortbread from Canto 6 along with the usual good scone. Mixed berry, which has been the only flavor my past two times there. They were out of a few different croissants that people were asking about too, around 11AM on a Sat. I hope they're not cutting back, they always had interesting combos for their scones. Maybe I just caught them at bad times.

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