Meat and vegetables
We always over-order at Tapeo. It's unavoidable. First, there are the must-haves:
- Boquerones, white anchovies marinated in olive oil
- Goat cheese baked with fresh tomato and basil
- The absolutely necessary pork sausage, served in a deep, intense fig reduction
- A mini shepherd's pie topped with mashed sweet potato
- Fabada asturiana, a rustic, cassoulet-like stew of beans and sausage, slow-cooked until eveything started to dissolve together
- Bunuelos: fluffy, deep-fried battered cauliflower puffs
On Thursday, we did the usual Thursday thing, topped off with overloaded plates of pizza and pasta and parmo (of sorts) at Bertucci's.
On Friday, we met up with Jerry and Heidi and Ethan and managed to snag a table at Redbones, which was loud and lively and crowded, as usual, for pulled pork and rosemary sausage and succotash and corn fritters in maple syrup.
Tonight, we're headed to Café Polonia to celebrate Huge's birthday with traditional Polish food.
All of which explains why today's lunch was grilled vegetable tacos from Anna's Taqueria.
Today's words of wisdom: avoid eating at one of Davis Square's healthier fast-food restaurants just as the kid-friendly (and apparently hunger-inducing) Dan Zanes show is finishing up at the Somerville theater. Bedlam and guacamole do not mix.