BU Area Recs
Going to a show at the Agganis Arena and looking for a place to eat before. Nothing too fancy...just all around good food and drinks.
Brown Sugar is pretty decent Thai with a novel-length menu and drink options, and it's probably the closest to Agganis. If you go a little further towards Brighton, there's Sunset, bar foodish (and lots of it, another novel-length menu) with delish chicken chili and about a million kinds of beer, or Rangoli for excellent Indian.
I like Audubon Circle out that way. Great burger and good menu all around, with very reasonable prices.
I second both Brown Sugar and Rangoli as highly recommended. If you go to Rangoli, don't miss the Chaat Papri, a rarely-served Chickpea and Wheat Cracker salad that is very, very good.