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Boston Dining and Drinking Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by C. Stockwell, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. SKumar

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    Yvonnes is great. Awesome cocktails and entrees. Huge wine list. Great atmosphere. It can get crowded on fri/sat nights.
    Tony C's = JUNK


    Indian food = Kashmir on newbury st = THUMBS UP. Also, Shanti has locations on Dot ave and in Cambridge (THUMBS UP). I highly recommend the lunch buffets on weekends since thats' the best way to try everything (honestly Indian food is best buffet style).
     
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  2. Greg

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    Within 1 mile of where I was staying in CA was 3 pizza places,one of them being the best I ever had and the other 2 better than just about any other place in MA or RI. I guess it depends what part of CA,but at least inn Northern CA there were a lot of pizza places.

    Pizza is good,but I was more into exploring all the Indian,Thai and vegan places in CA. Strange thing was even though I was staying in an area with an abundance of cattle farms,there weren't any tier one alpha steakhouses around. Had to go to SF for that.
     
  3. Broccoli Iglesias

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    Not in Boston, but north of Boston ...

    Los Chamos - If you like Venezuelan food. Their food is amazing. Much better than Orinoco in Boston.

    If you never tried Venezuelan food, you should go. Wear loose pants, they will get tight from all the food. They also have a gigantic burger.

    In Boston ...

    If you want a really good steak sandwich, Ruth's Chris at the old State House during lunch time. Get it rare. It is a pretty thin piece of steak that just melts away.

    Dont go ...

    To the Aegentine Steakhouse I'm Cambridge. Tango. Their food is good, but it's not even close to Argentine food. Unless you want milanesas, those are almost the same.
     
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    That place looks good..Is chicha the same as horchata ?

    The iced coffee with chicha sounds really good.

    Im so far out in the middle of nowhere every decent sounding place is 90 minutes from me lol

    Sadly the only thing I can contribute to this thread is a new Mexican place in Marlboro. Lalos Mexican Restaurant,460 Lincoln St. Authentic Mexican food that as of yet,hasn't been whitewashed for the soccer moms and dads who lack tastebuds and think nachos are the epitome of Mexican cuisine lol
     
  5. DarthRevan

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    I went to Yvonne’s twice. The first time was for drinks and they were very good. Second time was for food and I don’t know what went wrong but everything sucked, which was a shame since the location is very cool. I’m willing to bet it was a combination of pissed off waitress phoning it in that night and a very large group of college rich kids making asses of themselves.
     
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    I had to ask ... looks like in Venezuela they are pretty much the same, except Horchata is very thick and Chicha has more milk and water, so it is more liquid.

    These things vary by country in Latam.
     
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    Ok, so consensus is to go to Yvonne's on an unbusy night, like say a Monday night?
     
  8. fishgutzy

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    Boston Beer Works, near the Gaahden, had good food. My brother tells me the berr os good too. I don;t know because I stopped drinking before Ronald Reagan deregulated beer and triggered the microbrew boom.
    Been to Abe and Louie's twice. Awesome for special occasions. Last time I went with my wife, over 20 years ago, it was $120 for the two of us. And that was without any alcohol. You can bet the wait staff there does not want a $15/hr mandated wage.
     
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    Forgot all about that!

    I was pretty sure I’d figured out where it was, but never stopped by. Thread was hilarious.
     
  10. PaulR

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    I miss that pizza guy, whatever happened to him???
     
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    Pending court case if I recall correctly.
     
  12. C. Stockwell

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    Went to Santza yesterday after Regina and before the Sox game. Was with two friends and one of them had never been to Regina before. Overall, good experience. Nice place to relax post-meal.

    Friendly and helpful female bartender, I liked the wine and spirit list (their online menu is bigger than the menu they put on your table, so probably would be good to see that if you want something specific), and next to all the good food joints in the North End like Mike's, Modern, Regina, and other places. I got a Sandeman 30-year tawny port and the house Churchill cigar. Note to newbs: there is no cutting fee on house cigars. The only complaint I have is that yes, you will reek of cigar when you go there. I made sure to change outer layers before going to the Sox game.

    Nice place to go once in awhile I think.
     
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    Smokey points North ^
     
  14. C. Stockwell

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    Question: is formal wear required for weekend brunch at the Parker House restaurant?
     
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    Dress Code

    Appropriate dress is required. Jackets for gentlemen preferred. Shorts and shirts without collars are not permitted. Footwear is required.
     
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    That's why I ask. Makes sense for dinner, but will I need a jacket for brunch?
     
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    call them
     
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    Capital Grille on Boylston for the win.
     
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    Hey Greg, I'm in the Boroughs as well. You can get pretty decent BBQ at Firefly's Marlboro. Tomasso Trattoria in Southborough is excellent authentic Italian, pricey, but great lunch and bar menus. Westborough has some good Korean and Indian. Don't forget Fish in Marlboro, wicked good. Looking foreword to trying Lalos soon! There are some hidden gems out here.
     
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    I did not see anyone mentioning Santarpio's? Unless it has its own thread.​
     
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    Anyone ever been to the Spike's Junkyard Dogs on Brighton Ave in Allston? Doesn't appear far from the Green Line Packard's Corner stop. I've been to the Spike's in RI and they're great. Just curious if the Allston one is any good.
     
  22. ReluctantDecoy

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    The one and only time I've been there, I was kind of shattered. I do recall that's the first time I had lettuce and jalapenos on a hot dog, and I also recall scarfing it down, but whether it was good....I honestly can't recall. All I know is that you can't really mess up a hot dog too much, and given their selection of crazy toppings, I'd say it was probably good, aided by a fun experience.
     
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    My go-to order is the Freakin' Hot Hot Dog, a side of fries or onion rings, and splitting a basket of chicken tenders. The last time I went to a Spike's in RI was with my 6', 300lbs friend. We basically got a whole table of food and ate it all. Like under $40.
     
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    My one regret was not trying more. They had some crazy hot dog combos that I really wanted to try, but it was a tame crowd that night. If I were out with the boys, it would have been like 4 dogs each.
     
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    Prezza in the North end,,,,Neptune oyster,,,same hood,,,Regina
    Capital Grill on Boylston rocks it,,,,,
    Fleming’s ain’t too bad either
    Mastros or Ocean Prime are worth hittin
    Eastie,,Santarpios
     
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    Toscano’s
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    Not to mention they want to run every sub through the oven. God they suck.
     
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    That’s true too. My last sub was a chicken parm, the outside of it was dark brown and it was too hot to eat. I kept trying to take small bites and it was too friggin hot. Took forever to cool down enough.

    It was good though.
     
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    Our favorite restaurant is 224 Boston Street. I’m reluctant to post this.
     
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    Haven't been in a while, but that place is a gem. Did they have a change of ownership recently though?
     

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