Wanted to go to Henrietta's Table late Sun. afternoon but they weren't serving dinner yet so we hit Cambridge 1 on Church St. when there were only about 5 other customers in there. Had an excellent mushroom/caramelized onion half pizza ($8) that hit the spot. My friend enjoyed her half roasted tomato/onion pizza with a nice salad of simple greens ($8). Service was okay, altho she brought us the wrong check. No skimping on toppings here like at some of the other thin crust places.
Had planned on eating at Cafe St. Petersburg in Brookline Village with my gift certificate last nite (friend was late, I was just walking away when he drove up) so we stopped by the bar at Zon's in JP and had a nice dinner. He was flirting with the bartender who was very nice in general and for putting up with him. I went simple withthe Zon's burger ($10) which was pretty good but the fries were overly salted and the burger might have been too, or maybe it had some secret seasoning. Served with roasted tomatoes which is different. He had a steak with spinach and some yummy blue cheese scalloped potatos ($22). Still need to try the famous mac & cheese some time. We did go for their famous ice cream sandwich dessert ($8) but the cookies are too hard when first brought out (maybe they should assemble right before serving). They had choc. cookies w/ peanut ice cream but the winner was choc. chip cookies w/ burnt caramel ice cream. Very nice. Have had lots of burnt caramel type flavors lately (delicious burnt sugar and butter at Herrell's and okay burnt caramel at Tosci's). Zon's should be my neighborhood spot, maybe I'll try to do something about that.