Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Normally when a friend makes a suggestion to dine at an American restaurant, I cringe at the thought of eating boiled vegetables and baked potatoes. However, when my friend suggested Burton's Grill, I knew from a prior visit that this was going to be a good evening.
Burton's Grill is an American restaurant that actually has a separate vegetarian menu, with 5 substantial vegetarian dishes, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Vegetable Risotto, Assorted Vegetable plate, Grilled Vegetable Sandwich and Angel Hair Primivera.
There are actually more vegetarian offerings at Burton's than the average Italian restaurant.
The ambiance of Burton's Grill is very lively and elegant, a nice place to meet up with friends to grab a drink and/or a few good bites.
We started the evening with the Grilled stuffed Zucchini ($7.95), made with thin slices of zucchini, stuffed with herb cheese,topped with tomato sauce, all I can say is yum yum!
For the main entree, I knew I had to order the vegetable risotto ($14.95), I love veggie risotto and it is very difficult to find a restaurant that makes it without chicken broth. The risotto was excellent, very creamy and filled with flavor. Needless to say I did not have any left overs.
Burton's also has an eclectic drink menu, that keeps changing depending on the season. I ordered the Autumn Appletini,a martini, made with vodka, red and white cranberry juice,lemon and caramel. I am usually hesitant to order apple martinis as they tend to be tart for my liking, but I loved the taste of this drink and ended up having two of them.
There are four locations in the Massachusetts area, one in Boston, North Andover, Peabody and Hingham.
I really enjoyed my night at Burton's Grill and look forward to going back in the future.
1363 Boylston St
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Its that time of the year again, the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival is taking place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. I went last year, and had a great experience. Check out my previous post for more details!
The Boston Vegetarian Society proudly presents
The 14th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
Now Expanded to Two Days!
Saturday, October 31, 2009, 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, November 1, 2009, 10 AM - 4 PM
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
1350 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Subway stop across the street
Sunday, October 25, 2009
It can be difficult to find a good vegetarian soup that is truly vegetarian. Soups at restaurants always seem to be made in a chicken or beef broth which can be truly frustrating for vegetarian soup lovers like me.
I was pleasantly surprised, that while walking through Arlington Center, I stumbled upon Jam’N Java. With a name like Jam’n Java one would think it was just a coffee shop but they have a good size menu with soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts.
For about $7 I had their vegetable soup with a half hummus vegetable sandwich, both dishes were completely vegan. I really enjoyed their vegetable soup, it was a a nice light, thin, tomato based soup made with green beans, mushrooms and zucchini. The half hummus sandwich was served on a wheat bread, with carrots, spinach, onions, and tomatoes. It was pretty standard but complimented the sandwich well.
There is a free wireless access and plenty of indoor seating as well as a few tables outside.
Jam’N’ Java is a nice place for a light healthy lunch, although there was only one vegetable soup, it was good enough for me .
Saturday, October 24, 2009
It was Saturday night and I was in the mood for something trendy and Asian. I had spent my Saturday lazing around, and was looking forward to dining somewhere fun and lively. I did some research and found some great reviews on Myers & Chang in the South End, it was just what I was in the mood for.
I loved the upbeat atmosphere of Myers & Chang. Its cozy and small, but it has this retro diner feel to it. We were able to find a table near the window, and were seated without a wait. There was a separate vegetarian menu and the service was wonderful. Our waitress was patient with all of my standard vegetarian friendly questions and offered some great suggestions.
The evening started with an Asian Mojito ($9) made with junmai ginjo sake, fresh mint syrup, and lime. It was a nice refreshing treat, one of the best Mojitos I have had in a long time.
For dinner, I ordered the red Kuri Squash soup (9), a thick creamy pureed soup. I was a bit disappointed with dish, as it was very bland and it could have used a few spices. In addition to lacking flavor, for $9 I was surprised it was served in such a small bowl.
For my main entree, I had the rainbow tofu ($10) made with peppers dressed in a hot bean paste. The vegetables tasted barbecued and the sauce had a tasty smokey flavor to it.
The dishes are smaller and pricier than most Asian restaurants and a point worth noting is the dishes are made to order so they come out as soon as they are ready. This took a bit of getting used to as my entree came out before my soup.
Overall I enjoyed my night out at Myers and Chang and definitely think it is worth another visit.