Despite the fact that I've been attending my school for a year and a half, there are still very few restaurants in the Longwood area that I've tried. Some are good, some are just meh, and some are just gone. So whenever I have the chance to try someplace new, I'm excited.
Yesterday I finally got to meet up with Erin of Erin Cooks. She and I have been talking online for a while now - we met randomly through LibraryThing, figured out we both have Boston-area food blogs, and finally realized that we both work in the same area of town - perfect for a lunchtime meetup! She suggested heading over to Brigham Circle to eat at the Mission, and I jumped at the chance to try a new (to me, at least) place.
The Mission Bar & Grill was the perfect place for us to sit and talk on a nasty, snowy day. I spent a good deal of time checking out the menu - I can't help but want to order fish and chips whenever I'm in a pub. I wanted something slightly healthier, though, so I went for the vegetable panini, stuffed with grilled eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, peppers, and topped with pesto and cheese. The veggies were beautifully grilled and full of flavor, and the bread was crisp and not too thick. I thought this was a fantastic sandwich, and if I'm in the area and looking for a sit-down pub-type lunch, I'd definitely try The Mission again.
So thanks again to Erin for introducing me to a great new place and for plenty of interesting conversation (oh, and for a homemade peppermint patty!). I love meeting other local bloggers :)