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Lunch between Longwood and Brighton?

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CatalinaCupcake Dec 18, 2006 10:54 PM

Hi I am going to be heading between Longwood medical area to Brighton in a rush tomorrow during lunchtime. Now I know some places I could eat, none so hot, but I'd love all of your opinions on where YOU would go for a tasty bite along the way. Where would you go? I'd like to try someplace new or something I hadn't thought of, but wont have enough time to mosey around. needs to be takeout or a get-your-food-and-sit-down type of place. Lived here for a while so I know all the streets etc.

thanks!

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    cmd RE: CatalinaCupcake Dec 19, 2006 01:30 AM

    There are good places in the Coolidge Corner area, and it's right on your way. You can take out from Khao Sarn if you call ahead, or get a falafel from Rami's, a shwarma from Schwarma King (or vice versa), or a slice at Upper Crust (I know some people hate it, but I like it).

    I know there are other places if you take the Allston route to Brighton, but those are my standbys.

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      powella RE: CatalinaCupcake Dec 19, 2006 02:18 AM

      How about a yummy falafel or some other delicious thing at Reef Cafe in Allston? Be sure to ask for the white garlic paste-sauce.......it is to die for. 170 Brighton Ave, 617-202-6366.

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        psora RE: CatalinaCupcake Dec 19, 2006 06:46 AM

        Bamboo for Thai at Comm and Washington Sts. Garlic grilled pork lunch plate with noodles and veggies if they're offering that again (they did and then it was just rice, but hope springs...)

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          CatalinaCupcake RE: CatalinaCupcake Dec 19, 2006 12:43 PM

          good ideas, thanks everyone. i totally want falafel now.

          1. MC Slim JB RE: CatalinaCupcake Dec 19, 2006 01:36 PM

            Reef Cafe's falafel, which is fava-based in the Arab style, is probably my favorite in town. If you prefer the Israeli style, (based on chickpeas, which I also like), consider Rami's in Coolidge Corner, though I generally go there for their fabulous turkey shawarma.

            1. hiddenboston RE: CatalinaCupcake Dec 19, 2006 01:58 PM

              I'd definitely go for the Reef Cafe. Parking is often tough there, however, so maybe head to Rami's, where it might be slightly easier to park (there is a municipal lot behind Rami's that often has a few spots open).

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                jogo7375 RE: CatalinaCupcake Dec 19, 2006 02:00 PM

                not to get you off the falafel kick - but if you decide you want a sandwich there is Michaels (NY style) deli and Bottega Fiorentina (Italian deli) right in coolidge corner. both offer takeaway. both very good.

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                  wags RE: CatalinaCupcake Dec 19, 2006 02:22 PM

                  Quick and good places along the route from LMA to brighton:

                  - Michaels's
                  - Upper Crust
                  - Bottega Fiorentina
                  - Mr Sushi
                  - Rami's
                  - Rod Dee
                  - Anna's Taqueria
                  - Dok Bua
                  - Carlo's (if you get takeout)
                  - Rangoli
                  - Reef Cafe
                  - Shanghai Gate

                  Or, if you take a different route, you could swing through Fenway for El Pelon or Rod Dee...

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                  1. BobB RE: CatalinaCupcake Dec 19, 2006 09:00 PM

                    Dok Bua. They have lunch specials that they can serve pretty quickly. You won't regret it!

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