Summer is food truck season in Boston. From pop-up food truck parks around the city, to food trucks at pretty much every brewery, there is no shortage of spots to grab a bite.
The Dining Car is taking all of the American classics and kicking them up a notch.
Two classics that they knock out of the park are the Mama’s meatballs and the buttermilk fried chicken tenders. The meatballs are a blend of ground beef and pork, which means that there are no dry balls here! The buns are toasted to be able to handle all of the homemade marinara in which they douse the sandwich. The cheese is then broiled to melty perfection so you can get that picture perfect cheese pull.
If The Dining Car just wanted to focus on their buttermilk fried chicken then they could win the fried chicken sandwich wars. Their tenders are ridiculously crispy and crunchy. There is something about that buttermilk dressing that just hits different. And their homemade honey mustard dipping sauce is the chef’s kiss on top.
What’s a better combination than PB&J? Beer and a burger! Bonetown is slinging gourmet smash burgers at all of the best breweries around the Boston area.
They are the perfect of example of less is more. There are usually 4 rotating burgers that you can order, and even with a limited menu, it’s hard to choose which one. No matter which one you get, you can expect your burger cooked to a juicy medium rare and dripping with cheese. The topping game at Bonetown is strong. We didn’t know we needed bourbon bacon jam on a burger, but now we want that delicious spread on anything and everything. It features chunks of buttery, salty bacon that was the ideal marriage for the sweet bourbon jam base.
If you’re wondering what to expect here, it’s all in the name.
These guys keep it simple, which has worked for them, as they now have an army of food trucks and multiple brick and mortar locations.
The chicken here is moist and packed with flavor. They also have a lamb and beef (mixed together) gyro which has a more gamey taste. The sauces bring it all together, and they have a wide variety. Our two favorites are the minty cilantro jalapeno (for a nice kick) and the creamy garlic (for a more savory vibe).
This spot is a go-to for us when it comes to reliable comfort food that hits the spot every time.