On Tuesday I met one of my college girlfriends for dinner at B Street in Newton Center. I don't often find myself in this part of town, but after its initial appeal of being located directly on the green line, it's a quaint neighborhood that feels like an easy going mix where the city meets suburbia. B street fits right in with a the local vibe, it's cozy and welcoming with a trendy atmosphere. Between catching up for over three hours, Corinne and I enjoyed some wine and cocktails and shared appetizers and dessert from the well appointed menus. We were seated at a high top in the bar so we felt content to linger, our waitress Jackie kindly reassuring us that it was no problem when an hour passed and we still had yet to order food. When we finally did, I was delighted by what Chef Scott Keith as well Pastry Chef MacKenzie Courington dished up. But first, the bartender muddled one seriously good old fashioned, the Newton Old Fashioned ($12) to be precise, with Woodford Reserve, bitters, cherry, orange and raw sugar. Later, I drank a most excellent Black Cherry Manhattan ($14) where Makers Mark is stirred with house made black cherry sweet vermouth and served up. The Steamed Mussels ($12) were amply plump and came bathing in a heavenly mixture of Belgian Lager with champagne mustard, clarified butter and chunks of roasted garlic. And much to our delight, thick slices of grilled sourdough toast accompanied. Served on a chic bamboo board, the Grilled Flatbread ($12) with a sticky sweet fig jam base loaded with tender duck confit and tangy gorgonzola cheese with a layer of fresh greens on top, was fantastic. I was definitely pleased with the portion size of the appetizers, I felt that they offered a lot of food for the price. Our waitress was incredibly knowledgeable when it came to menu items, from her descriptions of the white wines Corinne debated over to enticing us with desserts, we appreciated her input. Without it we might not have experienced the magical trio of decadent chocolate, luscious caramel and a host of crunchy peanuts which formed the Salted Peanut Turtle Tart ($8). B Street doesn't take reservations, when I arrived at 6:15 there were a good amount of clientele settled in, but still a few open tables and bar stools to be claimed. I like that it was busy but not overwhelmingly crowded. If I lived in the neighborhood I could definitely see myself becoming a regular!