Living near Davis Square I’m used to being surrounded by college students for most of the year. However, I must not be frequenting the same establishments as the bright minds of Tufts University because when I sat down at Boston Burger Company, surrounded by students (and even their friends standing over my table because they were on their way out but still chatting), I felt outnumbered and old. The burger list at BBC is long and it’s tough to make a choice, but I go with the Killer Bee (American cheese, bacon, onions, honey bbq sauce) and some fries (because their burgers are served with chips).
The fries come out first. I don’t know why, I remember saying I wanted them at the same time as the burger, but I’m hungry (maybe she knew?). If you’re a fan of thick steak fries, you’ll enjoy the fries here. Personally, I prefer a thinner cut. The burger is just okay. This isn’t my first time ordering a burger here either nd I always have the same comment – underseasoned. The onion rings and bbq sauce are the best part!
I don’t have to wander too far to find a pub in my neighborhood, but looking for a change of scenery I found myself at the Biltmore in Newton. Deviled eggs, burgers, and eight televisions – a good football Sunday if you care for that type of thing. They have daily specials, several drafts on rotation, and beer flights for $10 if that tickles your fancy.
The Garden at the Cellar, a friendly bar tucked between Harvard and Central Squares, serves up some creative plates. You can order anything from foie gras to tater tots and anyone who keeps an egg sandwich on the menu for dinner is genius in my opinion. The menu is available both upstairs and downstairs (“the Cellar”). Most impressive was the foie gras served up with tender and creamy cider donuts!
Pork Belly Bun
Firebrand Saints in Kendall Square is a reliable choice for a quick bite that’s going to leave you satisfied and without regrets. On Halloween night, we were lucky to stop by during a Pretty Things pint night (you get to keep the glass for each Pretty Things beer you order!). The service is always speedy and the food never disappoints!
Lamb & Sirloin Burger: spicy pickles, frisee & harissa aioli
Beer garden at Franklin Park
Burgers, beer garden, skee ball, photo booth – it’s a crowd pleaser! Dutch Boy Burger and Franklin Park are connected, allowing guests the options of eating at Dutch Boy (diner decor and seating) or at the bar or beer garden at Franklin Park. With winter just around the corner, we decide to park ourselves at a picnic table in the beer garden.
We order a turkey burger, lamb burger, and sweet potato fries. The sweet potato fries with maple mayo are the highlight of the meal. Addictive and not overly sweet, the maple mayo wins me over! The beer list is decent, with plenty of options to please everyone at your table.