Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Foley's Backstreet Grille, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare.
If gluten is something you try to avoid, check out the G-free menu at Foley's Backstreet Grille. Low-fat fare is also available for those keeping an eye on their diet.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Foley's Backstreet Grille is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Foley's Backstreet Grille with their complimentary wifi.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
The dress code at Foley's Backstreet Grille is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Catering services are also available.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Save time and money on parking when you take advantage of the open lot next door.
Foley's Backstreet Grille makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Foley's Backstreet Grille.
Foley's Backstreet Grille offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
If you're more of an evening diner, you're in luck. Though all three meals are served, the restaurant's dinner menu will blow you away.
So when you need a tasty and satisfying meal, visit Foley's Backstreet Grille and munch on some American eats.
Swing by Foley's Backstreet Grille today and enjoy a delicious American meal in a casual setting.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Foley's Backstreet Grille.
Town Spa Pizza does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list.
Town Spa Pizza is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This pizzeria also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this pizzeria has kid-friendly food and seating.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Town Spa Pizza can seat both large and small groups.
Show up a bit early if you want to be seated right away — Town Spa Pizza doesn't take reservations.
Town Spa Pizza is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
At this pizzeria, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
We understand parking is expensive. That's why we've got a parking lot for you. Spend your money on our delicious food and drink.
The only payment method that Town Spa Pizza accepts is cash.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Town Spa Pizza — swing by for your favorite meal.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Town Spa Pizza. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Town Spa Pizza for a tasty pizza pie.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. Town Spa Pizza's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
So head over to Town Spa Pizza, where you can sit down to a delicious pizza in a relaxed, casual setting.
Next time you're looking to indulge in America's favorite dish, call the team at Town Spa Pizza to help you out.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Denneno's Pizza have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at Denneno's Pizza, a local favorite.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this pizzeria, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Get to dinner early — Denneno's Pizza does not accept reservations.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Denneno's Pizza, so dress for comfort when you come.
Or, take your grub to go.
Throwing a big party? Count on Denneno's Pizza to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Denneno's Pizza is a local eatery that serves up free parking.
Cyclists are in luck. Denneno's Pizza provides bike parking.
Denneno's Pizza is a cash-only restaurant.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Denneno's Pizza's pizza say it is the absolute best.
If you can't get enough pizza, be sure to try the pies at Denneno's Pizza, which earn ratings too hot to handle.
Next time you're in the mood for a casual night out, be sure to stop for a delicious pizza at Denneno's Pizza.
For a hot pizza that packs in all the flavors you love, stop on by Denneno's Pizza.
Find just the right amount of sweet and sour on the menu at Chinatown, a highly-acclaimed Chinese joint that has foodies talking nonstop.
For conscientious eaters, Chinatown has plenty fresh and healthy items on the menu.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Chinatown.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
Folks tend to dress down at Chinatown, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
This restaurant serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Chinatown cater for you.
Our customers come for our delicious food. They stay in our free parking.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Chinatown — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Supper is exceptional, though the restaurant also offers breakfast and lunch.
When you're seeking upscale Chinese cuisine, look no further than Chinatown.
If you are looking for an innovative and creative Chinese restaurant in the area, check out Chinatown.
Fresh and flavorful Chinese favorites flood the menu at Stoughton's Cheng Du Restaurant.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
Cheng Du Restaurant is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Take advantage of the restaurant's reservation system, and book a table for your party.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Cheng Du Restaurant, so dress for comfort when you come.
Cheng Du Restaurant prides itself in its delicious catering.
Eating requires the perfect environment. This restaurant's pickup and delivery options let you choose where you want to dine.
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.
Tired of long commutes? Dine at Cheng Du Restaurant and enjoy the nearby parking and public transit access.
Cheng Du Restaurant makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Cheng Du Restaurant happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
There's a fortune of flavor waiting for you at Cheng Du Restaurant, home of the best Chinese cuisine in town.
At T.G.I. Friday's, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Got kids? No problem at T.G.I. Friday's! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Wifi here is on the house.
The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up.
Keep it casual at T.G.I. Friday's, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Save some dough on parking at T.G.I. Friday's.
T.G.I. Friday's offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at T.G.I. Friday's.
Stop putting off the best meal of your year and come into T.G.I. Friday's' restaurant for some good old American favorites!
There's no doubt about it. A satisfying meal can always be found at T.G.I. Friday's.
In Boston, a sunny day is not complete without a delicious meal or cocktail on the patio. Of course, man’s best friend loves the warm weather as well, but not every place allows pooches to hang out with the patrons. Here are three spots that have their welcome mats and doggie treats ready to go.
The Terrace at Tamo Bistro & Bar | 1 Seaport Ln.
All summer long, the Seaport Hotel’s Tamo Terrace welcomes furry friends for Cocktails and Canines, held on Wednesdays through August from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They roll out the red carpet with plenty of fresh and organic dog treats, plus a delightful selection of human-only cocktails.
The Yard at the Liberty Hotel | 215 Charles St.
The Yard at the Liberty Hotel hosts Yappier Hour every Wednesday night from April through October. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a cocktail from the full bar while your dog sips a pup-tini. A snack menu from Clink seals the deal, though the comfy couches certainly don’t hurt.
Flour Bakery + Cafe | 1595 Washington St.
Of course, it’s easy enough to create your own puppy picnic by taking advantage of the patio spaces all around Boston. Start the day off right with a latte and a sticky bun at the South End location of Flour, where dogs can sun out on the patio.
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This article is part of Amanda Maguire’s Vegan Guide to Boston, which profiles Boston’s best vegan products and businesses.
One of the biggest concerns in going vegan is the prospect of having to give up your favorite comfort foods: the baked macaroni and cheese, the burgers with all the toppings, the old-fashioned milk shakes too thick to drink with a straw.
Fear not, because Veggie Galaxy Diner & Vegan Bakery (450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge) has you covered. Owned by Adam Penn, Veggie Galaxy serves up plant-based meals that will take you right back to your childhood. Well, assuming your childhood included delicious meals made from scratch, right down to the burger buns and ketchup. I paid a visit to Veggie Galaxy to chat with Penn about his epic diner food and what makes it so noteworthy.
GROUPON: What is Veggie Galaxy's best-selling menu item?
ADAM PENN: Our best-selling item since the beginning has been the Kendall Square Burger.
[Editor’s note: It’s a black-bean or mushroom-chickpea burger topped with beer-battered onion rings, roasted red pepper purée, roasted garlic mayo, and baby arugula.]
G: Could you tell us a little about the inspiration behind this dish and whether you initially expected it to be so popular?
AP: As a vegetarian/vegan diner, we knew from the beginning that there would always be some tension regarding … healthy food versus traditional comfort food. The Kendall Burger, topped with giant deep-fried onion rings, was our nod to the comfort food side of things, and it quickly became clear that that's what most of our customers are looking for. We still try to provide some healthy options as well, but most of our customers come to us because we're first and foremost a diner.
G: Are there any new menu additions you're particularly excited about? I noticed you offer Blue Plate Specials each week.
AP: Our most recent weekly Blue Plate Special is vegan chicken and waffles. It [was] a customer request a while back, and we finally got around to doing it. It's been more popular than we even imagined, so we extended it to a second week and are now planning to put it on our late-night menu. … We also recently added a Meatless Monday meatball sub, which is one of my personal favorites.
G: What makes Veggie Galaxy's food taste like home?
AP: Pretty much everything is prepared from scratch, including items that people at home would normally just buy from the grocery store, like our condiments, our seitan, and our burger buns. So, in our opinion, it's better than home.
G: Why did you opt to go plant-based with your menu and strictly vegan with your baked goods?
AP: The reasons for going vegetarian and vegan are pretty well known at this point, and it's not something we like to preach about. We're providing vegetarians and vegans the opportunity to enjoy classic diner foods without the meat. While we do have dairy and eggs on the menu, pretty much anything can be made vegan. We wanted to make sure vegans could enjoy our desserts, too, so we left the eggs and dairy out of those altogether.
G: What has been your best moment as a business owner at Veggie Galaxy?
AP: I don't know if I can point to one best moment. When we have a full dining room of happy customers, I can look back on all the effort that has been put in to get to this point and feel content in knowing that we're doing exactly what we set out to do.
G: When you're not making french toast stuffed with vanilla-nut vegan cream cheese, grilled corned-beef seitan reubens, and lemon meringue pie (my personal favorite), what are you cooking at home?
AP: Neither my wife nor I are really cooks. When we do cook, we keep it simple—herbed roasted vegetables over couscous is a favorite. I'm personally a big fan of pasta, so pasta and veggie meatballs are a favorite of mine. Though I have to admit that at home, as opposed to at the restaurant, we just buy the meatballs from the store.
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Photos: Aaron Scott
Though it had one of the quietest openings in recent history, Korean restaurant Seoul (156 Cambridge St.) is already making a name for itself. Its extensive menu of traditional Korean cuisine makes it a rarity for the area and a welcome addition to Beacon Hill.
Seoul has taken over the the space where Ma Soba used to be, and the owners obviously knew that major changes to the interior were just not needed. Still, the space somehow appears even larger than it did before, especially with floor-to-ceiling windows that push out to let in pleasant summer breezes. The decor is fresh and minimal, which keeps the spotlight on the food and its intricate flavors.
Seoul’s menu is divided into standard categories of appetizers and entrees, but it is written primarily in Korean with only the dish names translated into English. Luckily, the friendly, attentive servers are adept at guiding patrons through the menu and the different options available for each dish. To further customize each plate, banchan—a collection of small condiments—are delivered to each table and rotate for variety. My personal favorite was the kimchi, whose perfect blend of spice and tangy vinegar made it a great accompaniment to the already flavorful dishes.
To start, I had the scallion pancake, which was absolutely fantastic. Served on a cast-iron dish sizzling with heat, it was browned to perfection and chock-full of scallions for maximum flavor. The cake itself was light and not greasy despite its sizzle. The exterior was crunchy, while the insides were bursting with light onion flavor and gentle heat from the spicy kimchi that I elected to add. Personalization may be one of the best parts of this dish—you have the option to add different proteins or extra spice, if you so desire. I wanted to eat every single bite of this, and it’s enormous.
The japche quickly became another of my favorites here: vermicelli is stir-fried with lots of vegetables, soy sauce, and a bit of sweetness—and, in my case once again, some extra heat (though diners can also request it mild). As a spice lover, I thought it could have been a tad hotter, but it had a great kick that mingled with the umami and sweet flavors. The noodles were perfectly cooked and held the sauce well, whereas the vegetables and chicken (beef, tofu and seafood are also available) added textural contrasts to complete the dish.
With its large menu of traditional, customizable dishes, Seoul has been making its mark on the Boston restaurant scene as the new go-to spot for Korean food. Though it’s definitely still stretching its legs, I see great things for Seoul.
Fiona’s rating: 3.5/5 stars
Good for: date night, family dinner, lunch, spice lovers, adventurous eaters
Alcohol: beer and wine only
Outdoor seating: no
Photos by Fiona Coxe