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Comfort food before the IMAX (Reading)?

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Hi Chowhounds,
A friend and I are going to the IMAX in Reading tomorrow and hope to find some decent comfort food (that was his request... comfort food) to grab before the movie. Any suggestions? I'm heading in from the North Shore and he's heading in from Cambridge, so it seems like we should look in Wakefield or Reading proper.
A good example of the type of food/price point we're looking for would be something like The Burren in Davis Square or The Old Spot in Salem (we don't need an Irish or English bar, but something that can feed us along those lines, without breaking the bank). Or, yummmm... the Flatbread Company in Amesbury/Porstmouth.
I've been searching the boards and nothing striking seems to come up. I guess I'm hoping for the best that there will be a diamond in the rough. And if there is a "must have" that is just outside the Reading/Wakefield periphery, feel free to suggest away!

Thanks so much,
jandazza

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  1. The Flatbread Company on the Bedford/Burlington line isn't too far from Reading.

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    Flatbread Co
    213 Burlington Rd, Bedford, MA 01730

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    1. re: bear

      There's a Flatbread in Bedford?! Be still my beating heart!

      1. re: jandazza

        Yes, Pretty much right at the junction of Rte 3 and 62, about 15-20 min from Jordans.
        213 Burlington Rd (corner of Network Drive),
        Bedford, MA

    2. Oh how it pains me to offer up a chain as a suggestion, but the Fuddruckers right in the Jordan's / IMAX has very good burgers, beer and wine too. It could be super easy and stress-free to belly up to their fixins bar and eat there. Just a thought.

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      1. re: yumyum

        YumYum, I was all down with the Fuddruckers but the said friend vetoed it. His snobbery is my gain though--since now I get to go to Flatbread!

        1. re: jandazza

          I hear you. Tell that snob to lighten up, though, and give Fudd's a try some time. For a chain burger, it's a good one. Have fun with your Flatbread.

      2. Look up Zalek's in Wakefield on this Board. It sounds like it could fit the bill.

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        1. re: three of us

          Zalek's looks good, but I'm way to jazzed about Flatbread to go elsewhere. Thanks all for your suggestions!