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I Love Zon's.

hiddenboston May 17, 2007 06:12 AM

We went to Zon's in JP once again last night, this time ordering a burger (outstanding once again, and the handcut fries were perfect) and the macaroni and cheese (also excellent, with a touch of mustard and farfalle pasta). We started with the soup of the day, which was a creamy artichoke and fennel. The soup was out of this world, though each bowl cost $8, which caused a bit of sticker shock at the end of the night!

Zon's is becoming one of my favorite places, and based on the relatively subpar burger I had at O'Sullivan's a couple of weeks ago, I'm inclined to say that I'm liking Zon's burgers a little better than O'Sully's these days.

One final note: I had a beer there called Founders Red's Rye, which was brewed with rye instead of barley. I really liked it, though my S.O. looked a bit green after having a sip of it. Definitely a drink that's not for everyone! :-D

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    cookiezim May 19, 2007 06:30 PM

    I just came from there. Had the chips and dip - handcut seasoned potato chips with oniony dip - in a word - amazing! Also had the soup of the day - red pepper and white bean. It was delicious but I agree that $8 for a bowl of soup is steep! Zon's is definitely going to be my go-to spot this summer.

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      lgc3 May 17, 2007 11:05 AM

      Oh Zon's! I love it... It was a regular spot when I lived in JP, and my wife and I still think of it as our "anniversary dinner" restaurant (even though we didn't go there this year).

      I think the mac and cheese is amazing -- if expensive. But it's not so pricey that I won't order it everytime I go. Several years ago they had a different chef and a perfect "cup cake" desert that was essentially a gooey over-flowing-with-melted-chocolate cake served in one of those heavy porceline "diner" coffee cups. When the chef left, so did the cup cake. It was a real blow to my heart.

      I'm a big fan of their meatloaf, and their fish specials always surprise me. I don't go there enough. But now that my mouth is watering, I'll have to pretend it's that time of year again, and take the wife out for an early anniversary dinner!

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      1. re: lgc3
        veggielover May 17, 2007 12:58 PM

        Love their vegetarian plate too...

      2. MB fka MB May 17, 2007 10:51 AM

        Yup, this place has become one of my regular spots in my new 'hood. Their mashed potatoes rock, I love the burgers, though they are a bit tough to eat because of the size. Meatloaf was quite good. I like the mac n cheese, but the last time I had it (second time ever) it had way too much mustard and not enough cheesiness. Beet salad is fantastic. And the beer selections is great.

        Those soup prices are way too high for me, in comparison to other menu prices.

        1. C. Hamster May 17, 2007 09:15 AM

          I love Zon's too.

          But I was sorely disappointed in their mac and cheese. IMO it was horrible. Tasted like heavy cream with ZERO cheese flavor. I love cheese and to me the only reason to eat such a concoction is to taste the cheese.

          Everything else has been excellent and the service so friendly and JP-ish.

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            TheScribe May 17, 2007 08:04 AM

            I am a big fan of Zon's, too. My favorite meal? The turkey burger, the best I've ever had.

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              chowciao May 17, 2007 11:23 AM

              I liked the turkey burger there the last time I went, but didnt love it. Probably because my SO got the real thing and it made me jealous! I agree w/everyone else though..it's become one of my favorite places.

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              Bostonbob3 May 17, 2007 06:46 AM

              Love Zon's, too. But jeez, when did their soup o' the day go to 8 bucks?

              BTW, my fav example of a rye beer is from Germany. Called Burgerbräu Wolznacher (although that's a real guess at the spelling).

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              1. re: Bostonbob3
                hiddenboston May 17, 2007 06:53 AM

                Gesundheit! :-D

                Now I'm wondering if they made a mistake on the soup price. The two soups came to a total of $16, whch does seem steep.

                As we left Zon's, we walked past Bella Luna, which is around the corner. Looks like a nice little place. I definitely want to get there soon (maybe combine it with bowling next door). Anyone have any recs for that place?

                1. re: hiddenboston
                  Bostonbob3 May 17, 2007 07:11 AM

                  I actually like the pizza at Bella Luna quite a bit, but somehow always kind of forget about the place.

                  Unless I'm seeing Mittens at The Milky Way.

                  1. re: hiddenboston
                    twentyoystahs May 17, 2007 08:23 AM

                    The pizza is excellent at Bella Luna. There is also a lemony-caper-cilantro chicken dish there that I used to get for takeout all the time. I think, in general, the food is good.

                    1. re: hiddenboston
                      Pegmeister May 17, 2007 09:34 AM

                      Try the mashed potato pizza at Bella Luna!!

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                        Joanie May 17, 2007 10:37 AM

                        I didn't have good luck with the mashed potato pizza when I was there a couple months ago. Can't remember specifics and it wasn't bad, but wasn't great. Needed salt I think for one thing.

                  2. PaulB May 17, 2007 06:20 AM

                    >I had a beer there called Founders Red's Rye, which was brewed with rye instead of >barley. I really liked it, though my S.O. looked a bit green after having a sip of it.

                    Fantastic beer, note it contains barley malt as well as the rye, which adds a drier finish and complements all the hop flavor. If you liked this check also Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye.

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