Like going into the North End, without as much parking hassle.
Joe and Nemo The hot dog legend lives, right behind the State House. food in a pleasant cafe atmosphere. The wooden walls are a fresh white, with dark brown furniture and green linen in short, nicer surroundings than you usually get with this kind of food.
Be sure to start off with the fat-toush salad ($3.75/$4.50); even the small size is enormous. Greens and vegetables are mixed with mint, parsley, garlic, and bits of toasted pita bread for a refreshing appetizer. The falafel is unusual flatter and fried up crispier than most, while the inside remains moist. Just right
Entrees give you more of the familiar choices, generally ranging from $6 to $9. Among the more interesting are the broccoli-noodle casserole ($6.95), baked with mushrooms and Swiss and Parmesan cheeses. For a real bargain, order one of the eleven combination plates ($7 to $9.25), with various trios of grilled chicken, spinach pie, falafel, kafta, lamb kebabs and more, all served over rice pilaf. You get a basket of pita bread with your meal, too. Have a cup of Turkish coffee (950) and ba-klava ($1.25) for dessert. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, til 10 pm on Sundays.