Flatbread Company

Some days I’m so unmotivated to cook. Okay, some weeks I’m so unmotivated to cook. Thankfully we now live around really good and consistent restaurants that are both kid-friendly and delicious to both minor and adult palates. Last night we indulged in pizzas from the Flatbread Company in Bedford. The restaurant is funky, has a good beer menu and over-the-top Sangria, occasionally has live music, and great pizza oven theater. There are two wood-fired clay ovens that make up the bulk of the kitchen area, with one taking center stage that kids gather in front of on a conveniently positioned bench. On another note, the tiny people are often so unattended in front of the clay pizza oven – the size and shape of an igloo – you wonder if one of them will end up in it before parents notice. In addition to pizza theater for the kids, they also provide paper and crayons for drawing, and fist-sized balls

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We All Scream for Ice Cream

Yesterday it was Coffee Oreo. And while I had ordered an adult small, I still ended up with a pint of homemade ice cream shoved into paper cup. The kids both got kid-sized servings, but they weren’t considerable smaller than what I received. Out of the dozens of flavors offered at Kimball Farm here in Carlisle, I think I’ve tried 6 and none of them disappoint (although my husband has encountered an odd flavor here and there). Nobody, and I do mean nobody, can beat their strawberry frappe with chocolate ice cream – a frozen treat I was never able to get off the east coast. They just opened at the beginning of the month and we’ve already been 5 or 6 times. It’s going to be a long summer…

Lobster Hut

I’m sure there will come a day I can make the 90 minute trip to Plymouth without stopping at my beloved Lobster Hut to buy a clam strip roll and onion rings, but yesterday was not that day. Having eaten at this place off and on for 30 plus years I can say it still doesn’t disappoint. While I am no longer interested in the clam bellies and the nastiness they contain, the strips have not lost their luster. Next time I think I’ll actually indulge in a lobster roll and coleslaw.