No surprise here, this place is like the holy grail of steak and cheese sub shops. I have been lucky enough feed my belly with one the these since the shop was in Maynard way back in the day. A damn tasty steak & cheese that has been known to cause cravings in people as far away as Rapid City and LosAngeles. A no thrills shop that you get what you pay for (that is a mini sub pictured be warned.) The only steak and cheese that I know of where the steak is chopped small. It almost melts in your mouth like a little bit of steak and cheese heaven.
I stopped in for breakfast at the MV Bakery and grabbed a great croissant. later that day it was a homemade cupcake. great moist yellow cake with a mountain of frosting housed in an original container.
Holly Smokes! Two indie donut shops in a row!! This place "Dippin Donuts" Has great cinnamon donuts, with a nice powdery cinnamon-sugar coating. They also serve homemade bagels which are great but...after touring NYC I was very disappointed to see them just shove a tiny cream cheese container and a knife in my bag. You take the time to make the bagel, how about getting some good cream cheese and putting it on for your customers as well. Still worth checking out.
The Salted Cod decided to stop for a quick drink to quench his thirst as he was driving to Race Point beach. Located just a stones throw from Route 6, Truro Vineyards is worth the stop.
Go with a friend and for $5 a piece you get to taste all 10 wines Cape Cod's only vineyard has to offer. Sara Hutchings the local vineyard guru was more than happy to pour us a few before the lunch hour. Sara was extremely knowledgeable and super friendly explaining everything from the vineyards landscape to the buttery effect oak barrels bring to wine. I have to admit this was my first time doing a tasting and it was damn fun. We got to hang out in the warm Cape Cod sun analyzing each variety the vineyard offers. Sara was good at keeping me on my toes by helping me pinpoint flavors and attributes of each wine.
The Salted Cod's wine of choice was their "Cranberry Infusion." Bottled in a killer lighthouse it's great for summer sipping, who can say no to that! The runner up was the 2002 Cabernet Franc. It was hard walking away only purchasing one bottle but hey I'll be back...
This is actually a two part series becuase some people are still afraid of fish. The substitute for this evening is a wonderful bourbon marinated chicken skewer. (They had salmon envey though let me tell you!)
I'm heading down to Brooklyn tonight I'm looking forward to the trip. I'm planning on picking up a Holga 6x6 camera and hitting up Coney Island & Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano (coal oven.) I should have some good pictures next week.
Came across Galleria Umberto on Hanover street today while riding my bike around town. Awesome Sicilian pizza and highly recommended arancini's. Some old guy told me "just try one" when I asked him what's in them. Turns out to be an oversize corn fritter stuffed with rice, cheese, meat and peas. Good stuff. No disappointments today, lunch was $3.45
My balcony is slowy turning into an urban farm site. I tried to get a plot at the Somerville public garden but no one has gotten back to me. This year one the list so far... Strawberries Boston Lettuce 3 varieties of heirloom tomatoes 1 hybrid tomato peas orange peppers jalapenos Basil Sage Rosemary Hopefully there will be enough sunlight.
Driving home from Bethel Maine there was an elk farm on the side of the road. The farmer was a friendly fellow who showed us around his farm. The females are a lot more sociable and apparently they taste better too.
Your looking at the original source for Poland Spring water. It was the strangest "museum" I've ever seen. The "source" is housed in an all marble and gold chapel like housing in the middle of nowhere. Originally America's wealthy would vacation at the spring and pray while drinking spring water. I wonder how many cults have been through those doors...