A walk down Belmont Street

Today I got my hair permed at the Belmont Beauty Salon at 195 Belmont St. The owner, Nahrein Zavaro, did a fabulous job.

Before, my hair was dry, dead (well I know hair is already dead, but let’s say it was especially dead), and colored at the bottom.

Now my hair is curly, healthy, and all one color.

Me after the perm

I HIGHLY advise people living in the Watertown/Belmont area to check out Nahrein’s place.

It’s only been around a month or so, but she has years of experience. She is very sweet, and not afraid to be honest about your hair and its needs.

Since today is gorgeous out, I walked to the hair salon. I took a few pics on the way.

Here is a sign my bf and I have long joked about. It’s hanging up in the window of the Olympic House of Pizza.

Does spag sauce and M. balls sound appetizing to you?

We think that the House of Pizza couldn’t have done a better job making spaghetti and meatballs sound less appetizing. But maybe you disagree.

Also, I didn’t realize eggplant was in fact two words. Is this not eggplant in the traditional sense, but rather a plant made of eggs?

Next is a picture of Guido’s, an Italian restaurant/bar I recently checked out.

Guido's

It definitely caters to the older crowd at night (mostly people in their 40s, 50s and 60s), but that’s all good. They were rocking the oldies classics on the electronic jukebox machine, and gossiping about west-side Cambridge happenings. One man had met WCVB’s Bianca de la Garza in Harvard Square the previous day and was proud. My Smithwicks tasted like it had been on tap a little too long, but besides that it was a fun experience. Oh yeah, the joint also has cool Red Sox photos on the walls.

Here’s a generic shot of Belmont Street:

Belmont Street

Not too exciting, I know, but I keep it real.

Next we have a photo of the Eastern Lamejun Bakers. For those of you who don’t know, Lamejun is Armenian pizza. it’s a pita crust with meat, peppers and spices on top. I had one from this place a few weeks ago, and thought it was quite tasty. You can get it with lamb, beef or chicken, or vegetarian-style.

This bakery has a variety of other Armenian products, including cheese, breads and coffee.

Eastern Lamejun Bakers

The next two pictures are of places I want to try out. One is Conley’s Pub & Grill, and the other is Michael’s Pizza. Michael’s Pizza apparently sells calzones, something a few friends and I have every Thursday for “calzone night.” Calzone night is a longstanding tradition for several members of the group, who have been regularly gathering for the tasty treat for more than six years now. My favorite calzone is the Christinezone (named it after myself since I discovered it). It’s spinach, sausage, ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese.

Michael's Pizza

Conley's

Moving on, here’s a picture of Belmont Street Gas.

Nothing too exciting, but I thought I would credit them for their relatively low gas prices. Of the various gas stations I passed by today, their gas was the cheapest.

Belmont Street Gas

My last photo was taken on the way back from the hair salon. I was admiring my perm in storefront windows when I heard “Miss, would you like to buy some lemonade or iced tea?”

I turned my head and saw three children behind a lemonade stand. They were so cute, maybe about 6 or 7 years old. I think they were home early from school because it’s Good Friday.

Anyway, I bought a cup of lemonade for 75 cents (How could I say no?). They were very happy. I asked them how much they had earned so far, and they told me $4. But they had just started, so they hoped to earn a lot more.

Their plan was to later spend their money on slushies at Belmont Variety. Sounds good to me!

Here’s a pic of the yummy lemonade:

My cup of lemonade

My cup of lemonade

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2 Comments on “A walk down Belmont Street”

  1. ina Says:

    This blog made me laugh and smile. Spag sauce, M balls and egg plant was the funniest thing I heard today 🙂
    Loving the ‘do! We have to have a curly hair night at some point. Girls night!

  2. christinelaubenstein Says:

    LOL, glad it made you happy. Hey, you free after work next Tuesday? I could meet you at Copley after work and we could get a drink/hot drink/juice? If Tues. doesn’t work we can figure out another time.


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