Dessert with no Reservations.
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Best Bites of Boston
Community Focus: Boston’s Food Trucks
Clover Food Lab
Vegetarian food stall. Rosemary fries never tasted so good! The Chickpea Fritter Sandwich-like a falafel- is awesome and priced at just $5! Super fresh vegetarian makes this a local favorite. M-F, 8am-7pm. Credit cards accepted. Clover Food Lab. 7 Holyoke St. (near Harvard T-stop)
Asian fusion Vietnamese. Lemon grass chicken on rice noodles, Bahn mi, Pho are popular dishes. For every meal sold, the owners donate a meal to the Meal for Meal World Food Programme-School Initiative. They also donate proceeds to the Tooter. Org, a micro-entrepreneurial programs that support Boston food truck start-ups. Momogose. Located at 70 Carleton St. (Kendall t-stop) M-F, 10:30am-3pm. No credit cards.
Noshable Notables 2012…
All kinds of new flavors and ingredients are being served in restaurants across the country with flavor combinations like maple bacon, puffed potato topped meatloaf, and lasagna, to pink beet juice infused cakes with goat cheese and horseradish whipped cream frosting.
Srirachia Hot Sauce
Best New Ingredient
This spicy new red chili sauce, pronounced sir-ra-cha, is showing up in everything from burgers to rice dishes to eggs. Look for it in the Asian food section of supermarkets, from amazon.com, or even at Walmart. Known as ‘the rooster sauce,’ the origin of its flavor originates from Thailand and is made using jalepenos that are pickled in salt, vinegar and preservatives.
Best Comfort Food
Fried chicken and buttermilk waffles. Creamy ritz cracker mac ‘n cheese. And every Wednesday night is Sloppy Joes! Need we say more? Visit Trina’s Starlite Lounge.
Best Sticky Buns.
Pastry Chef Joanne Chang’s Sticky Buns beat Chef Bobby Flay’s in a Food Network Throwdown Challenge. These buns are worth a try as well as her pastries, sandwiches and other goodies. Visit one of the 3 Flour Bakery locations.
In business since 1955. Local favorites include honey-dipped and powdered-sugared varieties, and a huge coffee roll. Visit Kane’s Donuts.
Best Pizza Pie
The ambiance at this legendary North End institution adds just the right amount of ‘tasty’ to the crust of these incredible, brick oven baked pizzas. Try the St. Anthony’s Pizza with sausage or the old world classic, the Napolentana. Pizza Regina.
Best Local Pastry Chef
Sofra is a tiny, neighborhood café that offers a modern Eastern Mediterranean. Diners can enjoy savory stuffed flatbreads, or simply get cake and coffee. Pastry Chef Mara Kilpatrick has a foundation in authentic Middle Eastern cooking techniques and spices and incorporates unusual flavors into her dishes. Try the apricot pistachio tea cake, chocolate hazelnut baklava or local favorite, Earthquake Cookies.
Eat out with the Best.
Whether you’re looking for a great place to share good conversation amongst friends, a romantic hideaway to rekindle an old flame, or a special treat for you and your family, please choose a restaurant from our list of participating venues. You’ll be happy you did.