Tag Archives: lunch

Longwood Grille + Bar: Food Courtin’

17 Jan

Lunchtime nachos are a tricky business.  Can you get in, get great nachos and get out in under an hour?  And really, are nachos as good when you can’t get a frosty beer alongside?  Investigating the situation, one Nacho Patroller met up with the whizzes behind Boston Food Bloggers, Cheap Beets and Justin Can Cook, fellow Longwood denizens, at the Longwood Grille + Bar.  If you’ve ever wondered what your college dining hall would have been like with waiters, then this is the place for you.  If you haven’t, or if you have any objections to food courts or the spelling of “grille”, then maybe you should stay away.

  • Appearance: (6) Colorfully composed, though  startling number of naked chips were apparent right from the get-go.
  • Quality of Ingredients: (4)  Just about everything here was a little…off.  The chili was oddly sweet, something was amiss with the salsa, and the guacamole had been made with avocados that were clearly past their prime.  The homemade chips, however, were delicious.
  • Distribution of Toppings: (4) First impressions don’t lie: there were a lot of naked chips and unfortunately, none of the toppings were all that worth scooping up.  The chili, where it rested, also tended to soggify the chips below.
  • Price: (4.5) Overpriced for what they were at $9.
  • Overall: 18.5/40. When four people don’t finish a small-to-medium sized plate of nachos, that’s an indication that they aren’t all that good. If you want nachos in Longwood, skip the food court and head to Brigham Circle; that’s where we’re headed next.

Lunch Time Nachos

1 Dec

As evidenced by our sad shortage of updates and our disrespectfully sporadic Twitter feed, we here at nachopatrol.com actually have jobs. How the rest of the blogging world manages to work full-time and still have time to write and promote their work is still a mystery to us. The best we can do is dump turkey on fancy chips, eat it, and then pass out on the couch. But just because don’t have time to review nachos, doesn’t mean we don’t want them…

That’s why we’re starting a new “Lunchoble” (Lunch+Nachos+Edible) series, focusing on all the nachos one can purchase, eat, and regret in under 45 minutes. To distinguish these reviews from our regular behemoths, we’re going to rate on looks (are they pretty or cobbled together?), structural integrity (can you take them to go and are they the right size for a lunch appetite?), deliciousness (do they sate your burning need for ‘chos?), and lunchability (are they, like us, cheap and easy?). Scores will be out of 20, with 5 total points awarded in each category.

Our first reviews will favor Boston’s Theatre District. If you work down here, you know just how dismal the Mexican food situation actually is (though we haven’t yet given up on finding nachos in China Town). Hopefully amidst all those cemeteries and college students who don’t understand sidewalks, we’ll strike gold.