A long day of holiday shopping deserves to be rewarded by something nice to eat. Cheap and quick wouldn't hurt, either. Mount Washington's GlasZ Café abounds in the nice and quick and, while not everything's cheap, it's the holidays--you deserve to splurge a little, right?
GlasZ can best be termed a nouveau deli. It offers an abundance of goodies, including house and Greek salads, a number of chicken-salad choices, pasta salads, sandwiches, soups, desserts, etc. On our most recent visit--while out shopping, of course--we sampled a Mediterranean chicken sandwich (a chicken breast, goat cheese, pesto, and peppers on sun-dried tomato bread, $7.50) and a Mediterranean pasta salad ($8.99 a pound) that won points for fresh, yummy ingredients. We also tried a quichelike artichoke square ($7.99 a pound), and a couple of potato pancakes ($1.39 each). My dining partner had snarfed down her pancake before I even sat down, saying, "These potatoes sure are meaty!" And she was right. Although the folks behind the counter had forgotten to provide dollops of applesauce and sour cream, the cakes were, well, meaty enough to stand alone. We finished off with a chocolate-praline square ($1.90) and éclair ($1.95) from the drool-worthy dessert case. After tasting the square, I did my own snarfing.