Highly acclaimed for its enticing Mexican fare, dining at Angela's Cafe is certain to transport diners to the streets of Mexico, amid tacos, tostadas and burritos. The colorful cafe done up in hues of red and orange welcomes its guests and charms them with its friendliness. Among the best-selling dishes on the menu is the exquisite Chiles En Nogada that is recommended by the Chef himself. It consists of chiles stuffed with picadillo and served with pomegranates and walnut sauce, making the dish resemble the Mexican flag. Other classic items on offer are the Mariscada or mussels and clams fried with jalapenos in a garlic sauce and tilapia that must be tried atleast once.
Housed in the Boston Center for the Arts, The Beehive restaurant and bar is almost like an opera house in itself with live jazz, cabaret and a lot more action. There are fine satin drapes and exquisite artifacts adorning the eatery. A popular hangout among the night birds; the bar and lounge scene here is also upbeat and lively. The food is a regular mix of the grilled and Mediterranean variety, with lamb ribs ruling the roost. Sausages, pasta and risottos also sit happily together on the menu. The wine sure flows freely on all days and everything about the place has an arty feel to it.
Allow authentic Burmese cuisine to charm your taste-buds at YoMa. Comprising of a rich selection of tangy soups, salads and noodles, the meal is a treat by itself. The Tea Salad and Mango salad have an unbeatable taste, while the Hot Assorted Noodles is a good choice for a filling meal. Coconut Tofu Soup and Burmese Tofu Noodles are other specialties here. The restaurant is inviting and casual in its appeal, instantly putting diners at ease. Try the to-go or delivery options if hard-pressed for time.
Established in 1795, The Bell in Hand Tavern has the distinction of being the oldest continuously-operating tavern in America. This bi-level restaurant and bar features nightly live music and karaoke Tuesdays for added entertainment. The uniquely designed rooms have a character of its own and are used for private as well as corporate functions. The pub has a impressive list of draft as well as bottle beers apart from cocktail specials. Nosh on the tasty American fare along with your choice drink while listening to some music. Surely you will enjoy this historic place that has been entertaining the locals for centuries now.
Sam LaGrassa's is the place to go to for delectable sandwiches filled with creamy cheese, succulent meat and vegetables. One can choose from a variety of sandwiches, from classic to signature-styled. Chicken Parmigiani, Pastrami Po' Boy, Famous Rumanian Pastrami and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms are some of the popular choices here. The ambience is casual with locals at crowded tables relishing the food amid some lazy banter. Dine here for one of the most memorable meals in Boston.
For daring Asian cuisine enthusiasts, Myers + Chang promises to cater admirably to their needs. The chefs' interpretations of Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine are both thoughtful and novel; the Cantonese Lacquered Pork comes with kimchi flavored rice cake; the tartness of the kimchi serving as the perfect foil to the sweetness of the meat. Their pot-stickers are, predictably, excellent, as are the tea-smoked pork spare ribs. On weekends, Myers + Chang serves up a dim sum brunch menu, which is the perfect way to have a social hangover breakfast, with plenty of sharing and a riot of flavors.
PLNT Burger in South End is a one-stop destination for vegan burger lovers. Prepared from 100% plant-based ingredients, the entire menu serves a good range of scrumptious plant-based burgers. The menu also lists small plates and sandwiches including soft serve and beverages. They also provide gluten-free options for health conscious folks. Combo meals are also available on the menu and can also be customized as per customer preferences. For those who enjoy vegan, or are on a little mission of serving the planet, PLNT burger is a must-visit.
A great place to lunch, this eatery offers you all-Italian treats. At Dave's Fresh Pasta you can feast on handmade ravioli, grilled panini, spaghetti and lasagna noodles apart from the ubiquitous pastas. Perch on a stool by the window and you won't even require any company. A range of wines and beers are on offer to compliment your meal. If you are in a hurry, just grab a few items from the store as you breeze through.
Let the traditional dishes served at GRE.CO take you on a Greek Culinary journey. The dishes are prepared using locally sourced and fresh ingredients. Some classic dishes you can munch on are classic lamb and bifteki. They have a made to order menu from where customers can either choose salad, pita or plate combined with ingredients like chicken, lamb, charred eggplant and more. You can also go for lighter food options like salads, soups and sides. Since the restaurant has an open kitchen you can see your food being prepared.
Set along Bow Street, Celeste has opened its doors to acquaint the food-loving folk of Somerville to the scrumptious flavors of Peruvian cuisine. The restaurant is a joint venture between a group of like-minded friends whose passion for culinary excellence knows no bounds. The restaurant's kitchen is, however, Chef Calderon's domain and is where he and his team of skilled hands strive to recreate the magic of old-school classics. Though the menu changes with every passing week, it does manage to hang on to a few favorites like the Ceviche de blue cod, Causa de avocado, and Susado de pescado on a regular basis.
Cruise the aisles of this small specialty market for the best in gourmet foods and all the little things expert chefs use to stock their kitchens. Imported cheeses, bakery goods, meats and chocolates are just a few items one might expect to find. Prosciutto, gourmet and herb-flavored olive oil, vinegar, biscotti, French brie, lentils and Sicilian sea salt are all perfect for special occasions and entertaining. These are not your average supermarket brands either for even the domestically produced items are of excellent quality. This is also the perfect place to buy a custom-made gift basket.
In a city that takes its ice cream very seriously, Toscanini's consistently ranks among the top three parlors in informal and formal polls. The chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice creams are divine. But unique flavors, such as burnt caramel, cardamom and saffron, really set this place apart. Sorbet and frozen yoghurt are also served and the sauces are homemade. All of their frozen treats are made on premise, so all the flavors listed on the website are not always available. The coffee and espresso drinks are also recommended.