Had a nice date with Abby in Framingham on Friday night. We had dinner at Brazzille in Framingham. Tasty grilled meats and buffet, all you can eat and very nice people. The place is new and they are still working out some bugs in the service, but the nucleus of something great is there. I understand that the gorgeous and bright (even on a rainy night) room used to be a super rough biker bar painted entirely black inside and out!
After dinner to went to Pao Brasil bakery, a short drive away, and bought a nice assortment of tasties - a coconut cake, a flan and some sort of chocolate thing. Very sweet, huge portions and super cheap. The bakery had a steady stream of customers, all Brazilian, buying sweets and savories. Downtown Framingham is full of these little Brazilian bakeries, and given some of the garbage that people in Wellesley buy at the grocery store as pastry, they should all be a lot busier with out of town business.
We ended the evening with the mandatory stop at the Barnes & Noble in Natick for some browsing (we prefer the independent Wellesley Booksmith, but it was close to their closing time and Abby needed to pop into "Old Navies," as Roxanne calls it). I am looking for and not finding a good history of World War II in Burma focusing on the military rather than the political aspects of that theater. If anyone out there in blogland has any thoughts, please share them.