I went up to Boston for the holiday weekend. My buddy had some gratis Sox tickets (yes, they won). So I thought I'd hit some of my favorite (and some new, to me anyway) places to eat, take some pics and put them up here.
Here is a good slice from Pizzeria Regina (the one in the South Station food court). very tasty, not at all greasy and very crispy. Not the same as a whole pie straight from the oven in the North End, but it's pretty good.
Note the blackened parts on the bottom of the crust. This came from a good pizza oven.
Boston isn't known as a pizza town, but this slice from the Upper Crust in Brookline was very, very good. Crispy, some blackened parts on the bottom. I liked the fresh chunks of tomatoes and the basil flavor I got in some of the bites (it could use more of both). The "Crust" is a welcome addition to the already diverse Coolidge Corner food scene.
My dinner from Bob's Southern Bistro (formerly Bob the Chef's) in the South End/Roxbury area. Not as good as I remembered. the baked "glorifried" chicken was alright, nice spice to it, but seemed a bit dry. The candied yams were very good, soft, sweet, but the mac and cheese was lacking in cheese flavor.
This is my friend's mustard & cornmeal crusted catfish, collards and red beans and rice. She said it was pretty tasty, but those beans looked pretty dry to me. Perhaps sitting out too long, under a heat lamp?
Outside the Dream Diner in Tyngsboro, MA. My buddy has been getting good breakfasts here for a while.
I had the Manno omelette with corned beef hash and cheese inside, homefries and raisin toast. Solid all the way around.
Doug had a ham and cheese scramble with homefries and toast. Solid as well.
The waitstaff indulged, and took a pic of us.
We made it to the All-Star Sandwich Bar and it didn't disappoint.
This is my "Rachel" sandwich. Almost exactly like the Turkey Reuben I had at Junior's in Grand Central. Very messy and very good.
Doug said this was the best steak tip sandwich he's ever had. The green beans were really good too.
German potato salad
A treat right next door to the All-Star.
The menu (and they give you samples if you ask)
My burnt sugar with pistachios. Loved it! Like a cold, creamy creme brulee (minus the crunch).
The griddle cakes and sausage at Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe in the South End (reviewed here on Roadfood). Very good. The cakes had a sweetness that I couldn't place, but were very tasty. And they were very light too. My only complaint is that the menu advertises them as being plate-wide, which these aren't. I had this image in my head that didn't match up with what they brought me. The sausages were extremely good. Dark, crusty and with an intense flavor. These are what breakfast sausages should taste like.
These homefries looked and felt great. Wicked crust and soft texture inside, but unfortunately they were rather bland. They tasted like plain potatoes. I couldn't taste any butter, salt, pepper or any other spice in them. I just like my homefries with some flavor (bacon drippings, butter, etc) and a little seasoning.
The sign outside.
More pics to follow in Part 2...and the reviews of these down the road.
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