Boston Restaurant Blog -- January, 2006
Tuesday, January 3, 2006
I ended up going to three more restaurants to start the New Year. I started out by going to Doyle's in Jamaica Plain for a New Year's brunch. I love Doyle's, especially on a Sunday morning, and it did not disappoint, as the food was good, the atmosphere was mellow, and the waitstaff was excellent. My belly was happily full as we wandered over to the nearby Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain for a brisk walk up Bussey Hill.
Later on New Year's Day, I ended up at Rick's Cafe on Route 139 in Randolph. I can't say I was all that impressed by Rick's Cafe, as the salad and the pizza were both rather forgettable, but perhaps I'll give Rick's another try when I'm in Randolph again.
The next morning, however, I had a much better meal at Gerard's in the Adams Village section of Dorchester. Adams Village is a throwback of a neighborhood, and Gerard's is definitely a throwback, too. You enter Gerard's through a convenience store, and sit in one of two comfortable rooms. Gerard's has the feel of so many of those old family restaurants that I grew up on, so it felt instantly familiar in a way. We ended up having a terrific breakfast at Gerard's, including such items as Irish bacon and brown bread (many of the diners at Gerard's were Irish immigrants, enjoying some of the traditional foods that are found in Ireland). I can't wait to go back to Adams Village to try Gerard's at dinnertime, as their dinner menu seems appealing.
I think I may be done with restaurants for a few days, as I feel very sluggish after eating so much food. 2006 has indeed started much as 2005 ended, food-wise.
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