Dinner

My trip to Zaftigs…

Monday after work Ben and I went to Brookline to my favorite deli for dinner. We met up with Lara – who is leaving us on Thursday (and moving to Wisconsin). 😦

Here is the lovely lady that greets you when you walk through the door at Zaftigs Delicatessen! 🙂

Before we sat down, I knew what I was ordering – a potato pancake and a cobb salad.  But first we had our traditional bagel chips with amazing herb cream cheese which is made on site!

Now for the record I do not like run of the mill cream cheese. When I think of cream cheese I always say, “yuck” in my head (I know, how mature)…. but for some reason I have always loved Zaftigs bagel chips and cream cheese.  I think it is because of all of the spices that go into the mix. Today our awesome (and helpful!) waitress let us know the spices that go into the cream cheese… here are a few of them: garlic, rosemary, oregano, thyme.  All together it makes for a fantastic mixture of taste. I might try to recreate this cream cheese one day – the thought is tempting.

Here is my bagel chip with a thin layer of cream cheese (Lara and I think it is whipped!)

I have so many favorite things at Zaftigs soemtimes it is really hard for me to decide what to order… but at least here I know that I will never be dissappointed with what I decide on!  One of the best things about Zaftigs is that they serve breakfast all day and night and I love breakfast at anytime of day, I must say.

For a brief moment I flirted with the idea of ordering my favorite sandwich –  the Rachel (grilled pumpernickel, smoked turkey, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing – which I always order on the side).  But I went with what I was craving most of the day – a cobb salad and a potato pancake.

The pancake comes with sour cream and apple sauce. I love that you can just order one pancake, it can be the perfect side to a salad!

My cobb salad was was amazing as always!

The salad had what I would consider the traditional ingredients to a cobb – turkey, bacon, hard boiled egg, tomato, sprouts, avaacado, on mixed field greens. I ordered the wonderful lemon vinaigrette dressing on the side and used about 1/2 a tablespoon through out the salad.  It was wonderful. Oh – yes, for the record, I ordered the salad sans bleu cheese.

After dinner, we walked around Coolidge Corner for a while. We went back to Brookline Booksmith after already visiting our favorite bookstore before dinner!  It was during our meal that I remembered what I had been wanting to try and find… and luckily I found the book Julie and Julia by Julie Powell – this discovery made my day!

I cannot wait to start this book tonight – and I hope to finish it before the movie comes out later this month!

In my book shipping, I also found another book I am eager to read:

After browsing for books, and an unsuccessful attempt by Lara to try and re-sell her books, we were off to JP Licks.

I opted for a small, soft serve fat free yogurt – which was surprisingly fantastic!

Thanks for treating me to my yogurt, Lara! Flavor was “cookie” and it was wonderful!

Wow, for a Monday evening it was busy. I still have not made it to the grocery store… so I hate to report that tomorrow’s food will probably be dull again!
Ben and I will be at Fenway tomorrow night for the first game in a Red Sox / Yankees series and the forecast is for rain. I hope the forecast is wrong!!

I’m signing off for now. I am going to start my new book. I’ll be back to write more tomorrow – good night for now!

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4 thoughts on “My trip to Zaftigs…

  1. Thanks Erin! Yes the salad was sooo wonderful! Thanks for the comment – and your blog link – it’s great!

  2. I LOVE Zaftig’s + JP Licks!!! My best friend lives in Coolidge Corner so I’m lucky enough to hit both of them up pretty often!…That post made me hungry!! : )

  3. I didn’t realize Julie & Julia is going to be a movie! Let us know how the book is (I haven’t read it yet but it is on my list).

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