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Ball Square Cafe

Pictured above is the best eggs benny in the universe.

Two perfectly cooked poached eggs over avocado and tomato topped with the best homemade hollandaise sauce. MMM YUM! On the side is deliciously grilled-mashed home fries and a slice of fresh orange. All 9 of their eggs benny plates are scrumptious and I HIGHLY recommend them!

Brunch Village A.K.A. Somerville is where this awesomely delicious cafe is located. Here you can find fancy pancakes, french toast (even stuffed french toast, WHAT WHAT!), omelets, breakfast plates, breakfast sandwiches, eggs benedict, belgian waffles, bagels, bread, oatmeal, granola, and fresh fruit- all just as tasty as the next. They have a variety of juice, coffee and tea which is self serve and an option to purchase the bottomless mug (unlimited refills for $3.75).

Ball Square Cafe also serves yummy lunch that includes soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and lunch plates- which makes it the perfect brunch spot.

Breakfast and Lunch are served all day Monday–Sunday from 6:30am–3:00pm. Check out their website at http://ballsquarecafe.com/

Oh and BTW- they have heat lamps outside so you don’t freeze to death while waiting in line!

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…in a box.

IMG_3773-0.JPGBon Me…in a box! Yum!

On every Tuesday of the week, Bon Me Food Truck stops by my work for lunch (lucky me). They serve vietnamese cuisine- which includes viet subs, noodle salads, and rice bowls. Bon Me also serves some viet beverages and deviled eggs that you can add to your meal! I haven’t had any of the beverages, but I can tell you about the food.

Having had a viet sub before, I couldn’t resist as I first tried Bon Me. I ordered the Chinese BBQ Pork sub with pickled veges, sans cilantro (not a huge cilantro fan, I know I know). It was everything I ever wanted and more. The best part about it is the perfectly toasted sub roll. However, since that first day, I feel like the sub was never up to par as compared to the previous one. Sometimes the pork was dry :/

I’ve also had the noodle salad and today tried the rice bowl. LOVE. My favorite meat to get with it is the miso shredded pork, cause you can really mix it all together and gobble it up. The salads/bowls come with your meat of choice & dressing, a little lettuce, bean sprouts, and pickled veges. I usually top it off with the sesame seed dressing. I feel as though the noodle salad is great on a hot summer day because the noodles are cold and it is refreshing. The rice bowl is perfect on a chilly day because it is nice and warm.

You can visit www.bonmetruck.com/ to see a listing of their locations, menu, and more!

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Olde Magoun’s Saloon

I consider myself a bit of a Mac-and-Cheese connoisseur. What is there not to love about it? Loads of cheese and carbs. YUM.

To my knowledge, Olde Magoun’s Saloon has hands down the BEST macaroni and cheese. Pictured above is their mac and cheese cooked to order and served in a cast iron skillet. You can choose to have it topped off with one of the following: kielbasa, blackened chicken, chili, steak, pulled pork, or hamburger. Sometimes I order it plain and sometimes I’ll get a topping. It’s delicioso either way- the picture above is plain.

Usually, I’m not a fan of the baked-breadcrumb-topping thing. These bread crumbs are different though. They’re super buttery and doesn’t feel/taste like sawdust in your mouth. Instead it’s crunchy smooth butteriness in your mouth. They use ziti for the pasta and who knows what magic for the cheese sauce. It’s just the perfect thickness and cheesiness. You pull your fork away and the cheese is stringin’ along the dish. YUM.

Pretty much everything on the menu at Magoun’s is tasty. Another one of my favorites is the Smoked Turkey and Swiss Press sandwich. On this particular day, I tried the Grilled Reuben for the first time. Not bad- flavorful, although I’m not a huge Reuben fan so I can’t judge or really compare.

Grilled Reuben

Besides the yummy food, wanna know what makes this place awesome!? The kitchen is open until 11pm every night. Oh, and they have a pretty good beer selection!

So come on down to Magoun Square in Somerville, MA and have yourself some award winning mac-and-cheese (in my book)!