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Jan 31, 2008 09:48 AM

Please post one NEW chowish find

I'm beginning to feel like the spin cycle on a washing machine - all the same places keep getting hashed and rehashed.

Let's keep the board fresh! Please post one brand new chowish find OR a favorite that doesn't get any play on the board.

Examples: it would be uncool to talk about Iggy’s or Prezza.

I'll start. The espresso at Petsi's isn't ever talked about and it's darn good, depending on who pulls it. They use Terroir beans and really take care of the entire process. We already know how great their baked goods are, but I quite like their espresso too.

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  1. Here's another: the grilled cheese sandwich at True Grounds is really excellent.

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    1. re: gini

      How odd. I just had that grilled cheese 20 minutes ago. Melted cheeses (Gorgonzola swiss and something else) on rye with tomato. So good.

      1. re: yumyum

        I *think* the third cheese is Provolone. And it is sooo good! I get it on sourdough b/c I like the added tanginess.

        1. re: yumyum

          That sounds somewhat like the 3-cheese (cheddar, swiss and muenster?) grilled cheese on rye at Verrill Farms in Concord. Also very good!

      2. Great topic!

        Not sure if this counts as new, but certainly light on air play: love the prepared foods available from Formaggio. Saffron-braised fennel, coconut rice pudding, it's all the things a snotty Camberville yuppie [shuffling feet, looking shifty] would make at home if he had the time.

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        1. re: finlero

          Along the same lines, Formaggio also has great soups and mini sandwiches. The mini sandwiches are usually only on Sundays for $3 a piece. The paninis are pretty good too.

          Also, throughout the weekday, there may be cheese sandwiches that can be grilled on the press (also $3). The cheese in these sandwiches are leftover cheese bits so they always taste different. Beware though if they are served on bagels. One time I got a cheese bagel and it turnout out to be cinammon raison. yuck.

            1. re: beetlebug

              not to mis-lead people- but get your facts --str-8!!-- the ''mini' sandwiches are offered on SATURDAYS-[ same price on sunday-- and sometimes not offered at all]-- and are mostly- 'reuben-ish' types...$5 each--- get 3 for 2 people and you are good-- and BTW--- a cinnamon/raison bagel is APPROPRIATE for a cheese match-- up
              these are much better $$s them you will get or hi-rise[so delicious tho]

          1. The food at Goody Glover's is pretty good and under-appreciated. That said, there are a lot of better places close by (Neptune, etc.).

            I think we actually DO find excellent holes-in-the-wall here (Angela's, Villa Mexico, Romano's Pizza for Mexican, any number of places), but then fixate on them. But until something else comes along, what's a Hound to do?

            Hmm, just noticed that most of our "finds" lately have been Mexican. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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            1. re: Bostonbob3

              Bob, I think that we do a great job finding new places too! I'm just hoping to encourage 'hounds to write in about places that don't get a lot of air play. And there's definitely nothing wrong with Mexican.

            2. Not sure that this is a find, exactly, but my favorite thing that I've eaten out lately is 2 different Brussels sprouts dishes.

              At Washington Square Tavern they are shredded, tender, and sweet. $3.50 as a side. At Green Street, they are left whole and nicely browned. Not quite as sweet and tasty as WST, but get points for being served with bacon. Lots of bacon. In fact, I would say it's about a 3:2 ratio of sprouts to big chunks of thick crispy bacon. $5 for these.

              I would welcome recommendations for other places to get tasty Brussels sprouts.

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              1. re: maillard

                I think Joanie recently posted about them at Green St and they sounded quite good.

                1. re: gini

                  I did just have those on Mon. and another good brussel sprouts dish at Toro last week.

                  In the Indian vein below, I think the samosas at the store a couple doors down from the Corrib on Harvard St. are good, a $1 now I think. I'm hoping to say later on that Sasso is surprisingly good, will see in a few hours.

                2. re: maillard

                  brussel sprouts at Sorriso - roasted with pancetta and grana OMG so good, but def. not healthy. Next I would get them to toss that with some fresh pasta. mmmmmm.

                  1. re: MB fka MB

                    So true, these are soooo good! Something tells me that they just might be willing to toss with pasta. Brilliant idea! I'm on a mission.

                    1. re: kittychow

                      Brussel sprouts sauteed in duck fat. (Stole the idea from a certain restaurant). Amazing.

                3. Someone else posted this find originally.

                  The tuna tartare deviled eggs at Gargoyles. These are virtually identical to the ones from the former Dedo.