Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar's staff matches wines and specialty martinis with culinary counterparts drawn from a menu of Italian-inspired steak, seafood, and pasta. Suggested wine pairings help servers increase flavor synergy, enhancing the lobster mac 'n' cheese?s fontina cheese and buttery crumbs with a sauvignon blanc hailing from New Zealand. They also embellish meals or stories about their last fishing expedition with the wildflower martini, a blend of Absolut wild tea vodka, St. Germain, ginger, and lemon juice.
Situated less than a five-minute drive from Logan Airport, Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar houses a geometrically diverse dining room crowded with rectangular and circular leather booths. A signature wall scribbled with autographs reveals the John Hancocks of the restaurant?s myriad guests, and artistic clusters of light bulbs spread warmth across orange couches and exposed brick. The seasonal outdoor patio provides a nice spot to enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch or a romantic dinner under the stars.
“It defies logic that one of the beefiest, juiciest, tastiest (and cheapest) burgers in town is, in fact, flat as a pancake,” said Boston Magazine when it named Flat Patties the best affordable burger in Boston. But logic has little to do with it. Chalk up the tenderness, flavor, and juiciness to the freshly ground beef the staff forms in-house every day. And if heft is your thing, you can always order a double. Either way, these thin but flavorful quarter-pound patties were enough to earn not only the nod from Boston Magazine, but _Time Out _ as well—the publication named Flat Patties one of Boston’s best burgers under $10, and recommended the jalapeno- and avocado-studded South of the Border burger. Other specialty burgers come loaded with sautéed mushrooms, smoked tomato jam, and rosemary aioli. And since every burger could use some company, Flat Patties cuts whole potatoes into fries and serves them plain or piled with cheese and chili.
Marilda Kocibelli paints leaves all day. Rather than brushes and pigments, however, her tools are steamed milk and coffee. She runs Dolce Vita Café, a casual oasis of handcrafted espresso drinks, cozy little tables, and sandwiches and pastries. Marilda and her staff serve hot, Italian-inspired paninis, such as the carmine, with fresh mozzarella and prosciutto, as well as the tonno siciliano, featuring imported tuna. Hot mugs of lattes and dark-roast coffee bookend meals. The cafe also conveniently provides free wireless Internet.
In business since 1996. The Computer cafe has been servicing the Boston area for all of its consumer and small business needs. From personal computers that are running slow, viruses, to small business networking we can to the job right, on-time, and in budget.
Brr Mix A-Lot's baristas concoct coffee drinks, smoothies, and bubble tea in a cafe with pale blue walls and a rounded white counter. Customers can personalize these drinks with add-ins such as green-tea jelly or tapioca pearls. For a savory pairing, try a b?nh m? sandwich piled with chicken, steak or pork.
Although it offers drinks and café fare to go, Fortissimo Coffeehouse is no drive-thru pit stop. Instead, the coffeehouse cultivates a welcoming charm with record players spinning classic vinyl and small, intimate tables perfect for a lunch date or an afternoon of getting work done. The team behind the counter helps further either of these pursuits by mixing up steaming cups of coffee, lattes flavored with Monin syrups, and smoothies filled with more fruit than the Chiquita Banana lady’s headshots. Alongside the drinks, baristas make and serve a select menu of breakfast dishes, veggie-filled wraps, and a range of paninis that can be converted into salads. The menu incorporates a variety of flavors, creating unique options like the popular Uncle Toni, which combines jerk turkey with chipotle-smoked gouda, colorful peppers, and guava spread on a choice of panini or atop a bed of salad.