Nearby Restaurants Recognized on Boston Magazine List

Boston Magazine released its "Eat Cheap" list in its February 2014 issue.

Waltham Indian Market was one of the places on the Boston Magazine list. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Waltham Indian Market was one of the places on the Boston Magazine list. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Lexington did not get any eateries on the Boston Magazine's "Eat Cheap" list in its February 2014 issue, but there were a number of nearby restaurants recognized. 

The article provides an alphabetical guide to eating well on a budget in Greater Boston – for less than $15.


Seta's Cafe is listed under "W" for Whole Roast Chicken. 

"At $30, the 'Rotisserie Chicken Family Meal' from Seta’s Café looks like the priciest item on our list—until you learn what it gets you: a mahogany-skinned rotisserie chicken, silky garlic sauce, creamy hummus, lavash, handcut fries, and a bracing salad of farmers’ market veggies, all made from scratch and served in a quantity designed to feed four—making it $7.50 a person."


Waltham had three locations make the list. 

Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions was under "E" for Egg Sandwich. 

"Drawing inspiration from porcine memories of his New Jersey childhood, he created a gourmet take on pork roll, a breakfast meat usually of the 'you don’t want to know what’s in this' ilk. For his refined version, Smith grinds together house-cured bacon and sausage, ferments it, adds maple syrup, smokes the whole thing, then slices it into rounds. The roll is seared to order with an American-cheese omelet, which gets cozy with Tabasco-spiked ketchup inside a buttery griddled English muffin ($5.50)."

Waltham India Market made the list under "M" for Market Morsels. 

"Jarred curries, condiments, and sacks of basmati rice dominate the shelves here, but downstairs the mini food court is stocked with ready-to-eat kebabs, Indo-Chinese dishes, and salty-good fried chicken ($2.99 for two pieces)."

Lengua Taco's $2 taco was recognized by Boston Magazine under "T" for Tacos with Tim Cushman: "Soft, pliable tortillas encase incredibly tender, well-seasoned cubes of beef tongue and come with a flavorful arbol-chili salsa on the side."

In his review, O Ya chef-owner Tim Cushman wrote, “From the flavor balance to the quality, this is closest to the best I’ve had outside the Boston area.”


3 Country Bistro’s Indonesian Fried Rice is listed under "H" for Hidden Boston and was highlighted by local blogger Marc Hurwitz, who features off-the-beaten-path spots. 

Hurwitz said about Indonesian Fried Rice, which costs $10.50 at 3 Country Bistro:

“This savory veggie-studded dish from a tiny Asian eatery comes with a fried egg on top.”

Have you tried any of these places? What did you think? Which places in Lexington do you think should have made the list? 


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