OK this board is pretty slow of late so going to post about fairly mundane stuff to inspire others to post about whatever they are eating lately, however mundane. Are we really going to let New Jersey shame us like they currently are on their board???
I went early to Bagelsaurus Saturday, arriving about 8:15 to find a line (of course) but was in and out and on my way in under half an hour. The goal was to get a dozen each for a couple of friends and as always, the recipients were highly appreciative.
From there I hit Petsi Pies on Beacon Street, Somerville. A slice of spinach ricotta tart and a slice of roasted veg goat cheese for a vegetarian friend (who LOVED them) and a cheddar-bacon biscuit for me. Delicious consumed in the car, even better the next day when I heated the other half in the oven with some butter and a slice of smoked ham tucked in. (Very large biscuit.)
Bermans. I was headed to a pig roast at a friend’s where I knew the real star of the show would be his smoked brisket. He and his wife are beer aficionados while I hate the stuff. Bermans has never let me down on recommendations and did me proud again: Lawsons Sip of Sunshine and another local beer whose name I can’t remember made my hosts happy indeed. I also brought Bantam Wonderkind and Roso which were fabulous with the pig*. (Gratuitous photos below.) He informed me Monday that the bagels had been a very helpful restorative on Sunday which had been my plan.
Wu Burger. I have come to really think the eponymous Wu Burger is one of the best burgers around, certainly in the non-gourmet category. I tried their fries for the first time and they were really great too. Add to that they were screening the Pats game and it was a very nice late Sunday lunch.
*pig sourced from McKinnons Market in Davis Square.
ETA: I also hit Mei Mei for the first time for a Double Awesome, something I had had on my list for ages. Glad I tried it, don’t know that I need to have another. Lovely folks.