Amuse-Bouche: McCurdy’s Junction House

When the novelty of dining halls wears off, McCurdy’s Junction House comes pretty close to Mom’s home cooking. Located in a cottage at Ives and Wickenden, it’s a down-home charm, with creaky antique chairs, kitschy wall hangings, and a ditsy floral design along the walls. An artificial fireplace and scrawled-on chalkboards are in perfect keeping with the theme.

It’s also distinctive for its seasonally rotating menu. For winter, it’s appropriately laden with hearty fare like stews, chowders, open-faced sandwiches with Thanksgiving-style turkey or meatloaf, and latkes. The spring/summer menu will be unveiled in coming weeks, but here’s one idea: spring salad with golden beets, cherry tomatoes, Gorgonzola, and lemon. Check McCurdy’s Facebook for daily specials before you saunter over. Continue Reading