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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

D'Guru opens, provides downtown with a new Indian cuisine option

Recently opened on Devonshire Street is D'Guru, a lunchtime spot for Indian food. Prior cravings for Indian food were only partially satisfied by trips to Indian Entrees at the Corner Mall or Bombay Club in Faneuil Hall, with perhaps an occasional trip to the fancier Mantra.

At D'Guru, entree combos are 6.95 for vegetarian, 7.95 for chicken, 8.95 for lamb, and 9.95 for seafood. Samosas are 1.50. Combos come with a veggie side, rice, and bread.

This is primarily a takeout place, as there are only a couple of tables and some high top seats. Given the limited space, the owners of Guru the Caterer had planned to cook the food at their Somerville location before bringing it downtown. This may or may not be the case, but the food seems to confirm transport. Overall the food is quite good - full flavored and some decent heat. But the chicken is a bit overcooked, perhaps sitting in the high temperature sauce for too long, and the naan is a bit thicker and less puffy than normal.

So while the food tastes better than that of Indian Entrees or Bombay Club in the food courts, there are fewer menu options and some drawbacks of their kitchen being located elsewhere. Nevertheless, D'Guru is a great place to work into the lunchtime rotation.

Pictured: Chicken Tikka Masala Combo


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Towne is Open!

The newest Lyons Group restaurant, Towne is open for business. It's sure to be a hit, considering Jasper White (Summer Shack) and Lydia Shire (Scamp, Lock Ober) are the chefs behind it! For more info on Towne, check out its website here.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Go see Jaws at the Somerville Theater!

Is it just me, or does Jaws turning 35 years old make you feel ancient too? Good. Well come by the Somerville Theater Thursday and Friday and enjoy some beer and sharks!

Watch Jaws at Somerville Theater and drink some Narg. Four showings each on Thursday and Friday (Narragansett Beer is sponsoring the event. However, no free beers :( ).

For info on schedule of movie times, click here.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Head to b.good's BBQ tomorrow!

Tomorrow down at 500 Harrison Ave (SoWA market area) from 1-6pm b.good is hosting a family BBQ for local artist Sidewalk Sam and his organization, ArtStreet.

For $15 at the door (kids are free) the BBQ is offering local burgers, local beer, & local bands. A ticket gets you burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, corn, salads, ice cream, shakes, a beer, live music, and live sidewalk art.

Click here to buy tickets ahead of time and for more info.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Legal Raw Pop Up Opens at Fan Pier

Legal Seafood adds a new venue today in South Boston - the Legal Raw Pop Up.

Legal Raw Pop Up is located on the waterfront by the Fan Pier Cove Marina and Boston Harborwalk. This new outdoor restaurant is a self-service café offers a limited menu of summertime favorites including lobster rolls, hot dogs, clam chowder, shrimp, oysters and burgers along with wine, beer and cocktails.

Legal Raw is open daily (weather permitting), from 11:30am till 1:00am. Legal Raw is located at: 28 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210. Legal raw will only be there until mid-September, so don’t miss it!

Photo courtesy of Legal Seafood.