Which restaurants are on your "to do" list right now?
Our list is all too long!! Mr. Swank and I are anxiously waiting to try:
Waban Kitchen (new spot by the talented Jeff Fournier of 51 Lincoln)
Cinquecento (OK, OK, but I'm curious)
the new Dante de Magistris spot, whose name escapes me
Life Alive is one of the only vegan places I've seen that seasons properly. I like it a lot. I've noticed a jaw-droppingly high staff turnover rate, though - I've eaten there basically once biweekly for eighteen months (one location is convenient to my work schedule) and have seen generational turnover maybe six, eight times?
Everytime I am stopped at that traffic light waiting to turn onto Mass Ave I think about stopping. But then I read their menu and I can't get pass the descriptions of the dishes. "Nurturing carrots...gracing short grain brown rice", "Our Ginger Nama Shoyu Sauce enhanced by flax oil and garlic, empowering avocado ", "Thick and comforting Udon Noodles in our sesame ginger marinade...playing with healing shitake mushrooms", and "... flavoricious nutritional power-soup and your learning how to truly nourish your body in the spirit of YUM!"
I know, I know. I just close my eyes, avoid the "Hot and Healthy Bachelor" (WTF), and think to myself "I'm ordering vegan that doesn't suck..." over and over.
Also worth noting that some of the dishes are enough of a chewing workout to tire out my jaw, which in my case is a good thing (I need my veggies).
I like the rebel, adventurer, and innocent, usually with extra beets, because beets.
Sycamore in Newton Centre... anyone been? They have been open for five? months I think.
Bondir in Cambridge. I have heard nothing but amazing things.
Orinoco in Brookline Village. My new neighborhood!
Oleana (I know I know... never been!)
Bronwyn. I sang in germany for a bit so I am SUPER curious!!
BTW, Swankalicious, Cinquecento is delicious! ;)
Puritan & Company
(damn Red Sox rain out cost me my reservation at Farmstead table on Saturday...couldn't get there in time)