By Jordan Martins @Jordan_Martins
I made the short trek over to Brigham Circle Diner from my place on Mission Hill, where you cross everyone from hipsters with nose piercings and cute girls in moccasin boots, to hood dudes with scowls. The diner welcomes everyone: the elderly, older working class locals, and college kids, but in recent years it's really been known for being the weekend late morning/early afternoon hangover cure for the college crowd. Come in around noon, and you're just as likely to hear, "I was so fuckin' wrecked last night" as you are to scoop a wonderful breakfast burrito.
On weekends, breakfast really seems to be the Brigham Diner's specialty, but I went in feeling like lunch, so I tried the Turkey Club Wrap with Smoked Turkey. At $6, it was one of the most expensive items on the menu—but that's not saying much considering you can grab nearly anything for under $8—and it was accompanied by a bag of chips and a dill pickle (that pair comes with all sandwich combo options). It's pretty much your standard club, but it rivals the heroes found in New York's bodegas. The turkey came in large and satisfying chunks, and, although it was smoked, retained its juiciness. The pockets of bacon were neatly nestled between the lettuce and turkey, and there's enough mayo there to add texture and flavor, but not enough to overpower or get messy. The meal was light enough not to disturb your stomach, but heavy enough to fill you up—perfect for a hangover. Overall, the Brigham Circle Diner is good food at a cheap price point, and if you've spent all your money going out last night, this is certainly the move.Brigham Circle Diner
737 Huntington Ave.
Boston (Mission Hill)