Having just discovered this wonderful site, today is my day to ask for help in getting the names of some food places I loved while living in Boston/Brookline. I already posted a note about the Japanese Bakery (see French pastries) on Becaon Street in Brookline.
For awhile I worked near the theatre district and nearly everyday in good weather, got a sandwich from a takeout that was behind Biba's and attached to another restaurant (that restaurant had one of those one-word Italian titles, maybe Pignoli?). The sandwiches came in a pita-shaped bread that didn't taste at all like pita. I wish I knew what the bread was called, it was chewy and salty, and wish I had a recipe for it and for my favorite filling, the egg salad. Can anyone help with the name of this takeout? When friends are heading to Boston I love to tell them to check out places I liked....
Looking at past postings, I was astounded to see that Moevenpick (is it Movenpick in US?) had come to Boston?! Wow--I remember the first time I went and it was so confusing with all the stations. However, once you knew what you liked there, it was simple. Just get all the cold things first!
I lived in Europe for a number of years and we always liked going there--it reminded us more of America for some reason, plus it was so reasonable. Finally, the Moevenpick ice cream had an American-like texture. Shades of home!
Just yesterday I said to someone, isn't it funny how certain dishes and meals stand out in your mind years and years later. For me it seems to be single items: I remember to this day the taste of a Rebecca Ruth "Kentucky Colonel"(hand dipped chocolates with a Kentucky Bourbon center), the almond cakes in a candy shop in Maastricht and a tomato soup with green peppercorns at the Golden Apple in Aachen (and I never found it onthe menu again in spite of many trips there). I don't know why these things, just like that egg salad sandwich, stand out in memory.
It is nice to have found this site today! It makes me homesick for Boston, though. I belong on the midwest site now. Lee