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New Burrito and Shish Kabob Places in Belmont?

opinionatedchef Dec 21, 2012 12:23 AM

Sunday's Globe piece on Best New Boston Dining Spots, which was not very impressively done imo (too many mediocre places made to sound just great) mentions these 2 new spots; has anyone tried them? The Burrito place is next to the Belmont Studio cinema and the Middle Eastern place is on Belmont St. a few blocks west of Common. Anyone tried them? The former's web menu did not list beans as a burrito component or anywhere on the menu! The latter> boy, i would be really happy to find an excellent lamb shish kabob sandwich. Anyone? Tia.

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    lovejoyeater Dec 21, 2012 12:59 PM

    The newest middle eastern place I can think of around here is on Common St., but in Watertown. I think it used to be in Belmont? Anyway, I've heard this place is good, but it's only open Fri/Sat nights for dinner. Not a good time for us, with the baby and all.
    http://www.yasinculinary.com/

    1. Pia Dec 21, 2012 08:43 AM

      I've tried Cafe Burrito -- I thought it was a great concept, but our burritos weren't very good. Pretty much the same as what you could throw together at home without much effort.

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        Taralli Dec 21, 2012 06:10 AM

        Is this the ME/Armenian place: http://www.anicatering.com/id56.html?

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          opinionatedchef Dec 21, 2012 09:51 PM

          yes; thx Taralli.

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            lovejoyeater Dec 22, 2012 06:50 AM

            It's been open since August, so it didn't come to mind as "new"!

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              opinionatedchef Dec 22, 2012 04:52 PM

              yes, my mentioned reference was the recent Globe piece on Best New Places of 2012. i was unaware of it until that piece and have not seen any CH mentions of it.

        2. StriperGuy Dec 21, 2012 05:27 AM

          The Boston Globe is a bunch of crackheads. The Burrito place is just find, but not at al noteworthy. Have not checked out the middle eastern place yet.

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