Get your grub on at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, offering a mouthwatering menu of Tex-Mex favorites.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Private rooms make any group feel like VIP guests at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
Open air seating is ready for diners at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina when the weather is warm.
Wifi here is on the house.
Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the restaurant tends to get rather noisy.
On busy nights, it's best to book a table ahead of time.
On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina's business casual policy makes it the perfect place for a number of occasions.
You can also have On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina cater your next event.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
At On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, we don't think a night out should be filled with hidden fees. That's why our parking lot's free.
On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
AM, midday, and PM meals are served at the restaurant, but supper takes the cake for best in show.
So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a Texan twist on all your favorite tacos, burritos, and enchiladas at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
For a one-of-a-kind dining experience, visit On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina and enjoy some Tex Mex eats.
For the area's highest rated Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina is an easy choice for anyone looking for a casual meal and great Mexican food.
When you treat yourself to a flavorful Mexican dish from On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, you will leave feeling satisfied and full.
Visit Joe's American Bar and Grill for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Woburn's Mishawum.
Joe's American Bar and Grill serves up a wide variety of menu items, including tasty gluten-free eats.
Catch the game at Joe's American Bar and Grill, a local restaurant with TVs.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Wifi is on the house at Joe's American Bar and Grill, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
At Joe's American Bar and Grill, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
If you're hitting Joe's American Bar and Grill on a weeknight, it's best to make a reservation since the place can really fill up.
Dress is typically casual at Joe's American Bar and Grill, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Joe's American Bar and Grill also offers catering.
For convenience, patrons can park in the lot next door, and valet is also an option.
If driving doesn't appeal, you can take public transportation, with a nearby stop at Mishawum (Lowell).
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Joe's American Bar and Grill.
Expect your bill at Joe's American Bar and Grill to come in at around $30 per person.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Joe's American Bar and Grill since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So when you're on the market for some great American cuisine, check out Joe's American Bar and Grill.
For a casual American classic, Joe's American Bar and Grill will serve you up a delicious meal in Woburn.
Build your own burger at Tanner Tavern — this restaurant serves all-American food.
It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options.
Great food plus TV equals the perfect fan meal.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Tanner Tavern is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Tanner Tavern's complimentary wifi.
At Tanner Tavern, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Musical groups perform live at Tanner Tavern, so tables can perk up with some tunes.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded.
Wear what you like when you dine at Tanner Tavern — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Tanner Tavern.
Your tab at Tanner Tavern will usually run to about $30 per guest.
Tanner Tavern provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
For lunch or dinner, make plans to try Tanner Tavern.
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, Tanner Tavern is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned food.
Visit Tanner Tavern for some of the best British pub food in Woburn.
Visit Bickford's Family Restaurant for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Woburn's Walnut Hill.
Specializing in gluten-free and low-fat fare, Bickford's Family Restaurant has something that every stomach will enjoy.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
It's strictly first-come, first-served at Bickford's Family Restaurant, so plan an early arrival for your pick of tables.
Keep it casual at Bickford's Family Restaurant — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Bickford's Family Restaurant to your next party or event.
You can also grab your food to go.
Bickford's Family Restaurant's diners will appreciate the free parking in a lot next door.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Bickford's Family Restaurant is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
The food at Bickford's Family Restaurant is not just delicious, it's also affordable.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
Whether you're a party animal or an early riser, the restaurant will be open to serve you 24 hours a day.
For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely Bickford's Family Restaurant who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town.
Find something for anyone at any time with American food from Bickford's Family Restaurant.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Lisa's Pizzeria — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
The pizzeria's menu includes an exquisite selection of pizzas and pastas.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this pizzeria won't cost you a sitter.
Arrive fashionably early for your pick of tables — the pizzeria does not accept reservations.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Lisa's Pizzeria patrons come in casual attire.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Lisa's Pizzeria also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Just let this pizzeria know how you want it. You can have the food delivered or carried out yourself.
Lisa's Pizzeria offers multiple street parking options nearby for diners.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Lisa's Pizzeria.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Lisa's Pizzeria come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
If you can't get enough pizza, be sure to try the pies at Lisa's Pizzeria, which earn ratings too hot to handle.
Come spend a casual night out over a delicious pizza at Lisa's Pizzeria.
Craving pizza tonight? Stop in for a tasty slice at Lisa's Pizzeria.
For prime Italian fare, Lisa's Pizzeria is one of the highest-rated restaurants around.
Do you hear your stomach growling? Answer the call with a tasty Italian meal from Lisa's Pizzeria.
Find just the right amount of sweet and sour on the menu at Sichuan Garden II, a highly-acclaimed Chinese joint that has foodies talking nonstop.
Sichuan Garden II features a full bar with beer, craft cocktails and wine.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this bar.
Not to be overlooked is Sichuan Garden II's no-charge wifi.
People tend to swarm the bar on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time.
Fancy-schmancy attire is not required; in fact, guests are told to keep things casual.
For those in a rush, the bar lets you take your food to go.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Sichuan Garden II as well.
For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot.
Deep pockets not required! Sichuan Garden II takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
Dine in for dinner to see what the bar is all about, or feel free to swing by for breakfast or lunch.
So take your next meal to the next level and treat yourself to an upscale Chinese meal from Sichuan Garden II.
Make your way over to Sichuan Garden II today and enjoy a flavorful and colorful Chinese meal for lunch or dinner.
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
If you look at the ground in downtown Boston, chances are you might see a red line beneath your feet. This crimson path, famously known as the Freedom Trail, snakes from Boston Common up to the glinting dome of the State House, as many Bostonians already know. It travels past the Old South Meeting House, meanders through Faneuil Hall, and then winds through the North End, eventually leading over the bridge into Charlestown. Created in 1951, the Freedom Trail links all the city’s major historical sites together and makes them easy to visit for residents and tourists alike. But you may not know that there are also some pretty darn delicious food spots along the way. Here are a few:
Fuel Up in Beacon Hill
While visitors tend to flock to the Faneuil Hall area for fast food, I’d urge you to break away from the crowds and check out Piperi Mediterranean Grill (1 Beacon St.), located across the street from King’s Chapel and Burying Ground. Everything on the casual spot’s menu—whether it’s falafel, a full-on mezze plate, or a flavorful salad—is incredibly fresh, as the chefs make all of their dishes in small batches. The menu also accommodates vegetarian, gluten-free, and other diets, and the plates can be customized to fit your cravings. Ample portions and energy-boosting fare will definitely keep your spirits up for a full day of exploring.
Cool Down in the North End
For obvious reasons, the Freedom Trail is very popular in the summertime. Boston’s summer temps can soar into an uncomfortable territory, which makes cooling off a necessity. In my mind, there is only one option when the heat is bearing down and refreshment is needed: gelato from Caffe Paradiso (255 Hanover St.). The trail will take you right past it, and it would probably be an offense to our forefathers if you didn’t stop and have a taste of the gelato, especially my favorite flavor, pistachio. This sweet treat is sure to keep you cool through your journey.
Unwind with Wine in Charlestown
The best way to end a day on the Freedom Trail is dinner at the Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar (1 First Ave.). This little tucked-away gem offers incredible food, from appetizers such as buttermilk-fried oysters and duck wings to entrees like my personal favorite, a rum- and rosemary-brined pork chop so succulent and flavorful that you’ll feel like you’ve gone to pork heaven. Beyond the food, however, there is an impressive wine list, which won acclaim from Wine Spectator. The list is a perfect combination of affordable and splurgy, with a glass or bottle for every taste and price point. The bistro is cozy and inviting, and with something for everyone, it’s a delicious place to relax after a long walk through the city.
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Photos by Fiona Coxe