Tory Row

boston, savory

For the past six years my friends and I have walked past Tory Row in Harvard Square seemingly overlooking this little gem of a restaurant. Finally after trying their food now realize the error of our ways – it’s good — really good.

We’ve heard the talk about their bacon flatbread before and now we can confirm that it’s in fact worthy of all of the praise it’s gotten. It’s the perfect blend of smoked bacon, vermont white cheddar, baby spinach, and bermuda onion.

Bacon Flatbread

My friends and I can never turn down PEI mussels if they’re on the menu, so naturally we had to order them. *Are you starting to see our dilemma? Always truffle fries, always mussels…etc, etc. – it’s a vicious cycle*  Once again we were not disappointed. Ahh that garlicky broth with a hint of lemon sopped up with french bread…so good.

PEI Mussels

Some of our out of town friends were visiting so we felt compelled to also get the lobster roll. Nothing too special here – it was just okay, but the coleslaw was the highlight for me.

Lobster Roll

Overall we enjoyed our food and are more than willing to go back again. Next time you’re in Harvard Square don’t count this place out.

Tory Row: 3 Brattle Street

Simple lunch sandwich

savory

My version of the BLT sandwich (I just can’t do raw tomatoes). Layer the following: 1 piece of toasted whole wheat bread, a generous handful of baby spinach, sliced yellow pepper and cucumber, another  piece of bread with dijon mustard, bacon, and another piece of bread. Serve with a mixed green salad with a easy french vinaigrette (olive oil, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, diced shallots, garlic, and dijon mustard). Simple and surprisingly refreshing for a quick lunch. Enjoy!

Bacon Sandwich