& Music Club
17 Holland St. Somerville; (617) 776-2004 It’s been over a quarter-century since Johnny DeLellis founded this Davis Square delight, but the food and ambiance are totally up-to-date. The restaurant cooks with only natural and organic foods and filtered water, just as it cooks with hot live blues bands most nights of the week (see the listing under Entertainment Music).
Even if you don’t give a hoot about health, the food is just plain terrific. Start with a tomato and feta cheese salad, with a baguette, for $3.95. Individual cheese pizzas are $5.50 a buck or two more with various toppings.
Entrees include both the meaty and meat-free: Try Chicken Lindsay, a chicken breast with a wine, tomato, and mushroom sauce, served over rice for $8.95. Meanwhile, tofu with ginger and vegetables on a bed of noodles is $6.95. And JD’s has great pasta dishes, like penne in an unusual tomato sauce laced with fennel and olives ($7.95).
On Saturdays and Sundays, you can enjoy the famous brunch spread of blintzes, omelettes, fruit, and pancakes that were recently lauded as the Best of Boston by Boston magazine. The $5.99 Brunch Combo lets you pick and choose from these and other options. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week; the kitchen stops serving dinner at 9:30 P.M. though lighter fare is usually available until 11 P.M.