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Aug 9, 2013 10:16 AM

Chow Tour of Brighton

Lately I keep hearing about new food venues in Brighton. A friend and I are planning a food scouting afternoon and would love to hear about stops you think we should make.

We have started with Brighton Fish Market and Brighton Gourmet and Cellar on our list.

What would you add for anyone who wants to explore the food scene in this area?


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  1. You should start with a greasy breakfast at Eagles Deli in Cleveland Circle.

    Is Jim's Deli still open on Wash.? I liked them last time I was in at lunch.

    Neither of these are new, though. Not remotely. :-(

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    1. re: pinehurst

      While my friend planned to explore newish places, we're open to reminders of long time favorites. Other readers may have never explored this area and will be open to any and all suggestions.

      Any and all ideas are welcome!

      1. re: BostonZest

        I would get breakfast at Mandy and Joe's in Brighton Center, super old school diner that's dirt cheap and pretty good for greasy breakfast food

    2. El Pelon for fish tacos.

      Thai North blackboard menu.

      1. Imperial Pizza (329 Washington street) makes one of the best Sicillian pizzas around. The pizzaolo that works during the day, with the glasses, is very good.

        No more than two toppings, order it well done and for 15USD you and three friends are full.

        Ignore their regular pizza, it is unremarkable.

        Across the street, is Mandy and Joes, one of the last old school counter places that used to be everywhere. Fish cakes and beans, Liverwurst sandwich, sardine plate, breakfast all day and all the usual diner fare. They close at 4pm.

        1. Have coffe at Fuel next to Brighton Fish - either eat lunch or pick up some of the best Greek food in town at Esperia particularly their fabulous tzatziki and taramsalata and anything lamb. Get almond wedding cookies at Athans along with a pot of cherry rooibos tea in Brighton Center. Have breakfast at Mandy and Joes or if it's the weekend have brunch at Devlin's patio. That's for a start. (with due respect to pinehurst, Eagle's Deli is not in Brighton and not worth a stop).

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          1. re: teezeetoo

            Eagle deli is in Brighton and is quite serviceable but probably not chow crawl-worthy

            1. re: C. Hamster

              Is Cleveland Circle and Beacon Street Brighton??

              1. re: teezeetoo

                Cleveland Circle is technically Boston, The Brookline line is after the Tedeschi.

                1. re: teezeetoo

                  Yes. For sure. Cleveland circle is Brighton.

                  The Newton line is across the intersection past the first softball field. It runs through the abandoned movie theatre parking lot.

            2. Darbar on North Beacon for Pakistani (goat haleem and brains), apple fritter from Mirror Cafe, Asahi Sushi a small place on Market near Washington that feels like Japan, Jasmine Bistro.