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Vittles and Korean

Joanie | May 7, 2004 08:43 AM

On a recommendation that showed up here a couple weeks ago, I decided to try Vittles by Lechmere/Kendall instead of the 2nd St. Cafe when I had a weekday off. Both are M-F daytime only places so who knows when I'll get to 2nd St. Both have similar menus altho 2nd St. seems to have a bit more variety. Went with a roasted eggplant, mozzarella, can't remember what else panini. What exactly makes a panini? This got a very quick press on the grill, but the cheese didn't melt, it didn't have any oil or anything on the outside of the bread for that really nice grilled effect. It was tasty (around $6) enough but I won't feel too bad that I can't make it over there.

Last nite we ate at the Korean place next to the Paradise (trying to relive the hard rock late 80's but the bands didn't cooperate) whose name I've never really noticed and a quick search for Korean places in Boston doesn't bring up this spot. I was with a friend who's pretty unadventurous so we split some fried shrimp dumplings that were very nicely done, light and tasty ($5.95). Then not being an expert myself, we just got bi bim bap which wasn't like Wu Chon House's at all. Unless I got a slight variation at Wu Chon that I didn't notice (with a more experienced Korean food eater). WC's was just a great plate of bbq beef with some scallions, a side of rice and not much else. This was a bowl with the egg, a smallish portion of beef and a bunch of veggie type things on the side ($11.95). We did get the various side plates of cukes, tofu, etc. plus a bowl of miso soup. It's a relatively bare bones place, pretty quick service, seemed more expensive than Wu Chon. We didn't really get enough to fill us up so packaged blondies and brownies at Store 24 filled us up before the rock.

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