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Sultana Bakery, Angela's Cafe, Re-tamale Restaurant, A&L Bakery, Cafe 303


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Sultana Bakery, Angela's Cafe, Re-tamale Restaurant, A&L Bakery, Cafe 303

limster | Sep 29, 2007 10:29 PM

All East Boston:

Sultana Bakery, Maverick Sq.

A basic flan slice, just the right sweetness, pretty dense, but a little cornstratchy in texture rather than the gorgeous "chewy" rich density that I like most (Alex's Chimis is current my favourite for that).


Angela's Cafe


This is a serious mole poblano -- sweet spicy bitter in harmony with notes of peppery smokiness, nutty flavours, earthy, complex and deep. It's a plate wiper. Handmade corn tortillas come in handy here. Sides of fluffy rice and decent refried beans (could use a lot more lard here imho). Probably be back soon to score the sopa de tortilla and tinga. The ceviche tostada looked good too. Keep eye out on the specials board.


Re-Tamale Restaurant

A 2 month old Colombian place on Chelsea street between Gove and Paris Place (roughly halfway between Santarpio's and Maverick Sq) on the North side of the street. A small menu, meat heavy as per the cuisine. They make their own morcilla/blood sausage. Tried the chicken tamale -- soft masa, very chickeny, with peas and carrots, evocative of a chicken pot pie -- very enjoyable. Definitely worth checking out and digging deeper.


A&L Bakery

A cannolo shell like everyone elses in the North End. Good filling, chalky, a little like Mari's version but less lumpy and vanilla-ey and slight softer. Good stuff and can hold its own to the North End favourites.


Cafe 303

Came across this place on the way to A&L. A new cafe with pretty good espresso - nice crema, robust roasty body, a decent finish without too much acidity. Comes with a little cookie from Bindi with a light cocoa flavour that I enjoyed.

They serve breakfast and lunch, sandwiches and salads, as well as a number of pastries.

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