Dine and Dash: J.P. Licks and Jamaica Plain

One of the many benefits the South End bestows upon residents is the ability to easily hop a train to get to other neighborhoods. The Back Bay station station is three minutes away from my home, opening up a dizzying variety of dining options. Chinatown sits a couple stops inbound, and a couple more stops finds the North End.

I never struggle to find food in the South End; it has more fine-dining than I’ll ever need, but sometimes I want something a less expensive and more casual. Yesterday we tried something new; we took an outbound Orange Line trip to Jamaica Plain

I don’t really know much about Jamaica Plain, but I hope to spend a little more time in that part of town. It’s an odd mix of student-Bohemia and Latino influences, resulting in lots of inexpensive, authentic Mexican food. JP also has more green-space and parking than any other neighborhood in the city.

Last night we stopped at J.P. Licks for some ultra-rich ice cream. We live closer to the Newbury Street store, but taking the train cut the walk in half and allowed us to visit the original location, which is always more fun than visiting a satellite location.

While we waited to be served, I noticed a sign sign reading “W O W: waffles on weekends.” Sunday, we’ll hit J.P. licks for some waffles before the Dash, and when we’re done with the Dash, we’ll try some of the cheap Mexican food we heard about.

110 Rockview Street, #3
Jamaica Plain, 02130
Beds: 2/Baths: 2
SQ.FT.: 939
$380,000
Open House: Sunday, May 4 11:30 until 1:00

284 Chestnut Avenue, #1
Jamaica Plain, 02130
Beds: 2/Baths: 2
SQ.FT.: 710
$279,000
Open House: Sunday, May 4 noon until 1:30

42 Union Avenue
Jamaica Plain 02130
Beds: 4/Baths: 2
SQ.FT.: 2002
$469,000
Open House: Sunday, May 4 noon until 2:00

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  • http://www.thegeminiweb.com/ Rhea

    JP rocks. I live here and I am glad you ventured out to see what makes it so great.

  • Sunshine & Lollipops

    Oh my GOSH! Jamaica Plain?

    Did you need to bring your passport?

    LOL!

  • http://blog.redfin.com/boston/2008/05/the_greening_of_southie.html alyk

    Rhea, I never had any reason to to head out to JP, but I wanted to see what it’s like. Any thoughts on what else makes the neighborhood great?

  • http://blog.redfin.com/boston/2008/05/the_greening_of_southie.html alyk

    Sunshine & Lollipops, I felt like I was in a different city, but I didn’t need my passport. With so much parking, I couldn’t believe I was still in Boston.

  • Echoroc

    Wonder Spice on the corner across from CVS is one of the best thai places in the city. Just another reason why JP is cool.

    Emack and Bolio’s, also on Newbury, has a location in Rozzie Square too if you feel like venturing out a little further.