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Some weekend eats

peelmeagrape | Feb 13, 2006 01:14 PM

First visit to Les Zygomates on Friday night. The jazz room and adjacent back dining room were nearly full. I love the feel of the place, especially during the live jazz sets. The food was okay but nothing special: foie gras salad app, vegetable-filled crepes with béchamel sauce, and steak frites.

Saturday afternoon, stopped into Christina's despite the cold. Particularly enjoyed the malted vanilla. The cinnamon would make an amusing conclusion to a homemade Valentine's day meal...the taste reminds me of cinnamon hearts.

Seized the opportunity to have dinner again at Muqueca. What a terrific, cheery little spot, with great food, excellent value and service by people who clearly take pride in their food! Savoury linguica and yucca app, followed by fish and mussel muqueca. Of course, couldn't resist the fresh fruit smoothies: "pina colada" and something involving a tropical fruit whose name escapes me (tasted sort of strawberry and melonish).

Braved the storm on Sunday evening looking for soup. Newton Center was a ghost town. Must have been a combo of Sunday night and the weather. Tried the No.1 Asian Noodle House with no luck, Sweet Tomatoes was closed and Johnny's and Thai Thai Kitchen too. Settled on Jumbo Seafood since it was either that or the Indian place on Union St. Wonton soup was surprisingly satisfying. My DC wolfed down his Hot and Sour soup. The sauced duo of stuffed eggplant and fried tofu was most enjoyable until we realized that the stuffing involved shrimp. There was no mention of shrimp on the menu and since my DC is allergic, we spent the next 10-15 minutes anxiously awaiting signs of an attack. Service was brusque and somewhat rushed (main arrived when we were only halfway through the soups, no water or drink refills were offered). They clearly wanted to get us out of there so they could close up, even though it was well before 9 pm.

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