There are a few places in JP that I love and would hate for anyone in the neighborhood to go through life without. So, out of my concern for your well-being here are three places I think all JP Patch readers should know:
1. Gondres Bakery between Jackson and Hyde Square is great. The owner Leonardo is one of the nicest guys in the neighborhood, and his bakery makes fantastic cakes. If you are planning on having a party or just want something sweet, I highly recommend going by his shop and checking out their stuff. Oh yeah, I should mention everything is extremely inexpensive. You can get 4 biscotti for the price you would pay for one at a typical grocery store, and you can get a beautiful cake for a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere. http://www.facebook.com/GondresBakery
2. Gail's Cafe (directly accross from Jackson Square T stop) is not such a secret anymore, but did you know they have amazing Roast Beef? I am from the south so when I moved to New England 7 years ago all the Roast Beef shops seemed strange to me. Now I get it. If you want a lunch that will keep you full until breakfast the next day get a Roast Beef sub from Gail’s (they also make a smaller sandwich). I'm sure the rest of their stuff is great too, I just cannot bring myself to order anything else. http://www.gailscafeandgrill.com/
3. Egleston Square Main Streets is a fantastic organization that everyone in JP should consider supporting. Betsy Cowan the director has done some wonderful work in the community and has been a true friend to the local business owners. There are literally hundreds of causes and organizations to support in our neighborhood, but this is one of the ones we would really hurt without. If you have some time, check out their website www.eglestonsquare.org
Do you have any shops/organizations/meals to add? Share them with everyone in the comments section.