Cafe Mami gone (?) and Danny's Diner steak + cheese, also Taqueria Mexicana (eh)
Tried to go to Cafe Mami for lunch yesterday since I was home, but it was all shut down at 12:10 in the afternoon. I know that gourmand888 had noted recently that perhaps the chef's wife was ill and they might be closing, so maybe the poster was right? I sure hope not since this was about the only stall joint in Porter Sq exchange that I liked to get food....if my hamburg set meals and tonkatsu are gone for good I'm going to be really bummed out.
Swallowing the bitter bile of disappointment after finding Cafe Mami shuttered, I continued up Beacon St to the new Danny's Diner and got a decent but unspectacular steak and cheese. Pretty bland stuff, and it didn't help that they failed to put on the hots that I asked for. Fairly nice little place though, and the people were friendly. Looks like maybe an OK place to get pancakes or an egg sandwich, and given the dearth of decent breakfast spots in the area I think I'll give 'em another shot in the morning.
Also finally went to Tacqueria Mexicana in Union Sq last Saturday....tried a chicken torta, which I have to say really wasn't all that great. Gloopy shredded chicken on a bad sub roll.......not good at all. Maybe there's better stuff on the menu, but my first visit here was fairly unimpressive.