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The best hidden secret in Watertown’s Arsenal Mall…

September 5, 2011

…is definitely Coffee Traders, a family-owned coffee and wrap/sandwich/salad business. Every time I go to the mall or am in the vicinity of the mall, I stop there for a mozzarella and basil wrap.

The mozzarella and basil are always super-fresh, and so are the tomatoes that are also included in the soft pita. I like how the pita is nice and thin, so you don’t feel too full after eating it. You can have them add whatever sauce you’d like (including ranch and blue cheese), but I always go for their staple sauce: olive oil, salt and pepper. Perfecto. Today I introduced my sister to this hidden gem.

I got my usual mozzarella and basil wrap:

And she got a buffalo chicken salad:

She got her salad with ranch dressing (and buffalo sauce of course), and loved it. According to her, it was nice having grilled chicken instead of the usual fried chicken. She felt nice and healthy, which is a big reason why I love this little joint. It’s definitely much healthier than the other eateries in this food court (including Regina Pizzeria, a Mexican place and Burger King). She also liked how the buffalo sauce was less spicy than what she’s accustomed to.

If you can, try to support this business! It’s nice knowing the money goes to a family versus a big corporation. And they have ice cream and a wide variety of coffee drinks.

Try out the Blue Shirt Cafe in Somerville for its roast beef sandwich

January 5, 2011


I’m not usually a fan of roast beef sandwiches. I find they are too heavy on the meat and too light on everything else (e.g. Billy’s Famous Roast Beef in Wakefield). But recently I discovered the wonder that is a Blue Shirt Cafe roast beef sandwich.  The item is specifically called the Highland Ave. (the cafe is located on Highland Avenue in Somerville); it consists of roasted beef, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, and horseradish spread. I think you can get the sandwich with rye, sourdough, or wheat bread (I choose rye).

It’s the perfect blend of delicious meat, veggies, cheese, and the spread. The spread is amazingly tasty, and so is the bread. I have a hard time not shoveling the meal into my mouth. Round out your meal with a cup of squash soup and a strawberry banana smoothie.

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