I checked the listings, and maybe it’s people gearing up for May or June, but there wasn’t much happening of interest in NYC or Boston so I decided to stay in. First, I drove over to the Queens of Boston, which is a lively and wonderful stretch of road between North Beacon and Comm. Ave. in Allston.
It’s there and around there that you’ll find just over a dozen Chinese, Korean, and Japanese restaurants and cafes. Sakanaya, which is a fish store, sells first rate sashimi; the owner used to work at Tsukiji. Bon Bon is a terrific outpost of a Korean fried chicken company. Jo Jo Tapei is a very good Taiwanese restaurant. And recently Totto Ramen came to the city from NYC.
But I was in the mood for BBQ.
You can’t do any better than Soul Fire. $17 gets you half a rack of juicy, perfectly marinated and slow cooked pork ribs with two sides. Delicious baked beans and coleslaw, fresh as can be.
I drove home, was able to find a movie, and sat down with dinner. “Desperately Seeking Susan,” which I hadn’t seen since it first came out in the mid-1980’s is terrific. Madonna was the embodiment of a new type of woman, and NYC looked nothing like it does today. The movie showed a woman who was feminine, fearless, and independent. It depicted a city where performers who had day jobs on delivery bicycles had loft apartments in Murray Hill with views of the Empire State Building.
Now the action is elsewhere: Brooklyn, Queens.