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Dec 9, 2006 12:27 AM

Potbellies Kitchen IS AWESOME (other post got off topic, so i'm starting new!)

I've lived on the "west side" of South Boston for over 5 years, and am finally feeling like my little neighborhood is coming together - much thanks to Potbellies Kitchen. Here's the whole deal, for all you wonderers...
It's on A Street at West 2nd- kitty corner from Williams Tavern/My Diner building.
It opened the week of Thanksgiving. They are open Monday - Saturday, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
It is owned by a nice husband and wife, Peter & Natasha, - Peter was the original chef at Silvertone.
They do not have beer & wine license (yet?!) but are working dilligently to get one.
The prices are very fair and affordable -

I have only been for dinner, so can only comment on that -but the food is absolutely and completely what our neighborhood needs... Simple, but full menu, lots of options from burger and fries to pan roasted Kingfish special ($12 - DEAL!) to club sandwich....Fresh everthing, cooked to order - fish, pork chops, steak, sausage and peppers, calamari, salads, vegetables, hot sandwiches, burger, deli sandwiches... My partner and I have been a few times already, and with friends, too - so we have tried a number of dishes...I am not a food critic, and do not pretend to be, so I will not disect every dish we've had, but will tell you - the bolognese was perfect, simple, and delish, the fish sandwich is the yummiest mcdonald's knock-off ever, and the fact that he makes a different hot vegetable side every night appeals to our healthy selves... all the main dishes are served with choice of two sides - pick btw. salad, hot veggie, fries or (dreamy) mashed potatoes.

I am thrilled to have a place like this open in my neighborhood.

I have never posted on this site before now, but was so irritated by the conversation about Potbellies, that I was compelled to return the focus. It is not about apostrophe or no apostrophe, from what I understand, Chowhounders are supposed to be helping steer people in the direction of good food, Potbellies Kitchen is a perfect example of good food - good food that people might not just come across on their own. So - jump on the Red Line, take it outbound one stop PAST South Station (broadway) and go see our friends, Peter and Natasha, they'll make you some good food, and with passion...

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  1. Welcome, and thanks for the post!

    The apostrophe thing is a running joke, by the way. Please stick around.

    1. Had the Cuban sandwich ($7)for lunch yesterday and it was excellent. As I recall the place has four tables and a small sit down counter area. The sandwich was not on the regular menu but was listed on the blackboard. I had the sandwich as take out. He does have an open sign on the door now.

      1. I got over there the other day and loved it. The two folks who work there are great, and they definitely seem to put some thought into everything. Love the blues music being piped through the speakers, too!

        It is what it is--cheap eats with a few interesting dinners entrees--so if you're looking for upscale dining or beautifully presented food, look elsewhere. But I could easily fall in love with this place, since it's simple, off the beaten path, unpretentious, and friendly.

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        1. re: hiddenboston

          It's counter service, not full service, yeah?

          1. re: tatamagouche

            No, it's full service. All the specials are written on the boards above the tables, but there is an everyday menu, and they do come over to take your order.

            Word has it they will be getting a liquor license very soon (perhaps this week?).

        2. Peter and Natasha: I'm so happy to find you again. My Calamari and Burger with fries brought tears to my eyes; I've missed the real thing for these many months. NOW! To The The Meatloaf! I'll be back Very Soon.

          1. My wife and I stopped in last evening. We're glad we did. The Spicy Green Beans were outstanding. So was the Macaroni Salad, not heavy on mayo, just right. We both had Roasted Eggplant Soup, also very good.
            We were told that they were expecting a decision on a beer and wine license soon. Hopefully that'll work out. It's the only bad thing about the place.
            We are lifelong residents of South Boston and an establishment like this would be a welcome addition.

            Good luck and Welcome to South Boston!!

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            1. re: plt3012

              Just look around at all the great independently-owned restaurants that have closed over the past few weeks, and it seems like more and more of a good idea to support the good "ma and pa" places like Potbellies. I know I'll be going back whenever I can. Yes, best of luck to the owners of this terrific little spot.