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treb Nov 17, 2013 07:46 AM

Curious, where did you end up eating ion Boston?

  1. ipsedixit Nov 17, 2013 10:50 AM


    And a couple of other lunches at Granary Tavern and a rather disappointing meal at Bucket List. Wanted to try Sam LaGrassa's as an homage to all things Guy Fieri but the lines were a bit too long.

    Going to Asta in my next visit.

    Any recs on your end for me?

    9 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit
      Beachowolfe Nov 17, 2013 12:34 PM

      What the hell is Bucket List and what makes you equate Lagrassa's with Guy Fieri?

      Granary is, IMO, pretty good but not worth going out of the way for. Beer list is strong compared to that particular restaurant group's other places. Nothing outstanding but some very solid offerings.

      1. re: Beachowolfe
        C. Hamster Nov 17, 2013 02:12 PM

        Yes, what is Bucket List?

        And I don't get all the Sam Lagrassa love. They cater our monthly meeting and I have only once in 8 years had a really terrific sandwich

        1. re: C. Hamster
          Beachowolfe Nov 17, 2013 02:40 PM

          Typically their catering tends to be coldcuts (at least when I've had it). They are average at best. It's really the hot sandwiches that get the attention. Plus, their half sours are pretty good.

          Pastrami Traveler's, Cubano, Roast Beef Peppers and Cheese, etc.

          1. re: Beachowolfe
            9lives Nov 17, 2013 02:56 PM

            They deliver/cater whatever you order; though they do have several pre selected packages.

            My office usually gets a plate of sandwiches including pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, ham/cheese and tuna salad. Another plate with pressed sandwiches, reubens and a few other things.

            I usually grab a 1/2 corned beef and 1/2 pastrami. I think they are excellent although cb and pastrami are both better when hot. I avoid the pressed for the same reason. We're getting the sandwiches some time after they are made. Like most takeout/catering, they lose a little vs eating in or ordering and picking up immediately.

            I have a friend who's office tends to get chicken and tuna salad sandwiches from LaGrassa's..I hear they're nothing special.

            1. re: Beachowolfe
              C. Hamster Nov 17, 2013 06:00 PM

              We have half hot and half cold. We can order anything we want . Just not all that, IMO.

              1. re: C. Hamster
                9lives Nov 17, 2013 06:28 PM

                So you're saying you've never set foot in the place but have decided that "it's not all that" and "you don't get it?" based on sandwiches that you've had delivered across town.

                Maybe you should actually eat there and then pass judgement?.

                If I had meals made at 9AM by L'Espalier or Clio and delivered to DTX at noon, I'd be reluctant to make such definitive comments about them

                1. re: 9lives
                  C. Hamster Nov 17, 2013 08:26 PM

                  No. I've been there in their brick and mortar place a bunch too. ( not my choice ). I'm often in that neighborhood

                  Maybe I spend too much time in NYC, but I think SLG is bland and uneventful

          2. re: Beachowolfe
            jgg13 Nov 17, 2013 08:07 PM

            I believe LaGrassas was on DDD

          3. re: ipsedixit
            treb Nov 17, 2013 02:09 PM

            Wow, you're own Boston thread ipse, you have made it! Did you at least figure out that on one side of Sully Sq. is Charlestown and the other side is Somerville?

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