Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Mission, Brigham Circle

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 :)

Mission Bar & Grill on Urbanspoon


Unknown said...

ooh, i work over there too! fun for another meet-up :) that sammie looks quite yummy...

Erin said...

I'm glad you liked The Mission! You failed to mention the fact that we also discussed our "Zombie Plans." I'm just saying... Seriously though, it was great to meet you and let's definitely do it again soon.

Liney said...

That looks soo yummy - and perfect for a cold weather lunch! I read Erin Cooks - great blog. Those peppermint patties looked super tasty!

adele said...

I don't know if I'm ever going to have a reason to visit that area of town, but I do like pub food, and that looks like a great sandwich.

Julia said...

This is definitely an up and coming neighborhood! Speaking of which, have you been to the Savant Project yet? It's definitely a favorite of mine :)

Pam said...

tt - well, I have to eat every day! Let me know if you're ever interested!

Erin - I think there's just the assumption that I will discuss zombie plans, so it wasn't all that unusual for me ;)

Liney - I bet those peppermint patties would ship (internationally) well ;)

Adele - it might be a good option if you ever come visit the MFA, since it's just up the street.

Julia - I agree, there seem to be lots of great things moving into the neighborhood. I have been to the Savant Project, and I wasn't a huge fan, but it might just have been that I didn't like what I picked. There are lots of intriguing things on their menu and I'd love to give them a try.