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The Burren, Somerville – Davis Square

When Steve suggested the Burren for lunch, I laughed, as I thought he was kidding. After all, the Burren was where I would go for drinks after working a hard 2pm-11pm shift at a residential treatment facility (first job out of college). I remember my first time there; I was getting up to leave, and my two (drunken) colleagues asked why I was leaving. I told them I had restraint training early in the morning. They laughed and said they could teach me everything I needed to know about restraints. Whoosh! Next thing you know, I’m on the floor of the Burren in a prone position. It wasn’t pretty.


Fast forward to lunch: It was me, Steve, his mother and his friend Kerry. Steve had just given us a tour of his new condo and we went for a quick bite. It was a beautiful day, so we opted to sit outside. I got a turkey club and I was pleasantly surprised. It had thick slices of roasted turkey breast, nice crispy bacon and thick tomato slices. My fries were golden and crispy. Kerry got a Thai beef salad and said that it had a lot of flavor. Steve got a chicken breast sandwich (like he does every week at John Harvard’s) and his mother got a turkey sandwich. Both seemed to enjoy their food. Service was prompt and friendly and prices are quite reasonable. It’s a good option for lunch, if you are in the area.




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Aug. 13th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Steve had turkey, much like yourself but not the club style sandwich. If JH had turkey on the late night menu, I'd include it into the rotation. I realize my diet tends towards the monotonous, so I need to resist any efforts to oversell that inaccurately.
Aug. 20th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
Stephen's diet is monotonous...
...let's not even begin to assess his personal life.

Thanks for the mention G - I feel like a rock star!
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