I did not make any food for last Wednesday night's pre-game tailgate.
I'd like to say that I didn't make food because I was too busy rushing to the stadium from work, but that would be a lie. In truth, I took the whole day off just to avoid the miserable post-work rush hour traffic stretching from Boston to Gillette Stadium. I had plenty of time to prepare a meal. I just didn't feel like it.
All I wanted on my day off was a (veggie)burger, shake, and fries. And so, en route to Gillette Stadium, we took a detour to b.good in Dedham. Say what you will about this restaurant chain's crunchy, perhaps slightly corny approach (why the lowercase b?) to the whole local food thing. They make a darn good veggie burger. By hand. And they make an even better chocolate malt shake...with ice cream from my neighborhood's own Toscanini's!
If b.good represents the future trend of fast food, I'm on board. Heck, their website offers an item-by-item list of what ingredients they use and where they get them from. If you live in/around Boston and haven't already been, go check one out. Then tell me what you thought of it.
Chris thought it was pretty good:
Aside: Legacy Place in Dedham has a store called Sugar Heaven. While browsing it for Joe's birthday gift, I imagined 200 ways I would overindulge if let loose in such a store as a ten-year-old. Did you know they make powdered candy test tubes?
I will leave you with a depressing photograph of what the stadium looked like for the Revs v. Rapids game: