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East Somerville Foodie Crawl - Reports?

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Anyone else attend the East Broadway Foodie Crawl last night in Somerville?

For me, the highlights were the following:

Blessing Caribbean Restaurant: Rice (dark colored, made with mushrooms) and Turkey Stew. Both had nice flavor, and made me think I should definitely try this place again sometime. It was my first time ever inside.

Fasika Ethiopian: I liked the lentils, which had a nice amount of spice. They were definitely on the sweet side, but very flavorful.

Taqueria Montecristo: Fried plantains were surprisingly good, especially given the large quantity they were serving.

I didn't get to try it, but I also heard good things about the food at Maya Sol - something about a soup containing mint?

Curious to hear what other people liked, and what people thought of the event in general!

Dave MP

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Fasika
147 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

Maya Sol
179 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

Montecristo Restaurant
146 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

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  1. Was I really the only hound at this event!?

    1. SWe loved the food crawl. Agree on Fasika and will return with our veggie daughter, and the Monti Cristo plantains were fabulous. Other favorites: Casey's steaktips and suprisingly good pizza, Taco Loco veggie quesadilla, Los Paisanos chicken taquito, Gauchao pork sausage and the fried casaba.

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      Fasika
      147 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

      Los Paisanos Restaurant
      62 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

      Taco Loco
      301 Lancaster St, Leominster, MA 01453

      1. Is anyone planning to go this year? The list of participants has expanded over years past. Joe's Liquors?? And of course LaBrasa.

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        1. re: Small Plates

          I am hoping to make it. There are a lot of little places over there that it sounds like this is actually a good opportunity to try.

          1. re: Small Plates

            Joe's was actually part of the Foodie Crawl, last year, for a wine tasting event. As a heads-up, Joe's was quite crowded by the time we made it over there. We checked in over at Louie's, made our way down to Casey's/Fasika/etc towards Sullivan, and then came back up the other side of Broadway, making Joe's one of our last stops.

            I suspect La Brasa will be quite crowded as well, as the 'newer/fancier kid on the block' - this is essentially what happened at East End Grille last year, and La Brasa has generated far more praise and buzz since it's opening.

            It is a great event to try - or re-visit - lots of the smaller establishments along the Broadway-East Somerville corridor, as CportJ mentioned. I always look forward to it. My wife and I have even convinced my steak-and-potatoes, Winter Hill 'lifer' parents to tag along, this year!

            Personally, I can't wait to finally try Rincon Mexicano.

            1. re: Small Plates

              I wish - it’s my late night at work. Still, it’s hard to go too far wrong in that neighborhood. Even La Brasa, about which I have recently complained, works hard and cares a lot.