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Weekend of junk food


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Weekend of junk food

Joanie | Aug 19, 2008 06:52 AM

After a couple nice Rest. Week meals, I went lowbrow all weekend. Sat. decided to hop on a bus to Castle Island after an appt. on Newbury St. (Don't ever take the #10, takes twice as long as the 9.) It was a great day and I had visions of Sullivan's cheeseburger in my head. It wasn't quite as good as the one I had earlier this summer, but maybe the best all around value in town. Small but not too small burger with a little bit of a crust, some white American cheese, diced onion, grilled bun, all for $1.80. Walked into Southie proper and got a coffee kahlua brownie cone at PS Scoops which wasn't the best ice cream ever, but a giant single scoop in the $2.50 range. That nite a few of us ate outdoors at James Gate in JP which would have been nice had they not allowed cigar smokers, WTF. I really wanted their fish sandwich but remembered they could go really light and uncrisp on their fry jobs so asked for it extra fried. It was by no means over fried, just right w/ good tartar sauce, excellent cole slaw and quite decent if slightly over salted fries. Friend's meat loaf was a giant portion w/ mashed but no veggies. The Shephard's pie in contrast seemed on the small side and he was still hungry. Veggie burger was a veggie burger. While walking home, I decided to bop into Sweet Christopher's who really do have good cupcakes. Got a choc. one w/ great buttercream frosting for $1.95 (saved 1/2 for breakfast, the only time I didn't eat every speck of food all week). Sun. was a homemade blueberry donut from the Harvard Sq. farmer's market, still had some fresh greasy crispness to it. Then another good cheeseburger at Flat Patties, w/ more over salted fries. The bread overwhelms that burger a little bit but a good meal for $5. I was feeling guilty with all that unhealthy eating but heck, it's summertime.

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