Upscale, Not Stuffy
Marc Hurwitz visits Precinct 10 in Weymouth for his July 14 review in DigBoston, arguing in favor of this particular suburban shopping center restaurant. It’s “upscale without being overly stuffy or formal,” with an unpretentious menu of modern comfort food, he writes. Hurwitz calls special attention to a clam chowder of ideal consistency that comes with “plenty of chopped clams and potatoes,” as well as tater tot poutine with pulled pork and house-made meatballs with beef, pork, and sausage. Precinct 10 smokes its meats on the premises and offers a platter of rich options like brisket and ribs. Sausages are also made in-house. Other highlights for Hurwitz include baked mac and cheese (with 10 cheeses and fried chicken) and grilled Atlantic swordfish. He recommends the cocktails, including the Pineapple Queen with vodka, passionfruit, spiced agave, and lime.
Solid Greek Takeout
Hurwitz also stops into Grape Leaf Mediterranean Grill in Newton Highlands. He calls the eatery “quite an impressive place that has the potential to become a regular haunt for those who love Greek fare.” He samples much of the fare with minor complaints, like the falafel is a bit sweet, but he thinks it makes for a solid place to grab some Greek takeout.
The Cure for Summer
The Improper Bostonian has a review on newcomer Bab Korean Bistro. Critic MC Slim JB thinks naeng myeon, a Korean noodle soup in cold broth, might be the cure for summer. Slim writes, “The interplay of sensations here is beguiling: savory vs. tangy vs. sweet; capsaicin fire battling the icy broth; the tender textures of egg and beef and vegetables contrasted with those insistently chewy noodles.” The writer tries many other dishes, like the bibimbap, but circles back to cold soup.
• Not All Shopping Center Restaurants Are Created Equal [DigBoston]
• First Look: Grape Leaf Mediterranean Grill [DigBoston]
• Fiery Freeze [The Improper Bostonian]