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ISO Childhood candy - Help! [moved from Boston board]

Bulls-Eyes? (Although they're round)

I do recall Goetze Candy having a cow on most wrappers.

Aug 17, 2007
bex77 in General Topics

Take Away Salad Near Copley?

I'm a fan of Sebastian's salads- some are ready-made, and you can make-your-own. I'm also a fan of being able to order it online- i.e- no waiting. I've heard there is one right in the Boston Public Library?

Aug 14, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Bulk dried fruit and nuts?

Try Costco.. I frequently buy dried fruit/nuts in bulk there.

Aug 02, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

FYI--Chipotle in Davis SQ.

I have to disagree with the positive opinions (to each his/her own, of course!) Anna's and Boca's burritos are truly like eating cardboard to me. Zero flavor, poorly constructed, just a poor excuse for a burrito. I truly can't understand the fascination. Chipotle, on the hand, is very consistent, delicious, and I have zero complaints!

Aug 02, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

The Oceanaire Seafood Room [moved from Boston board]

Great news to hear!

Yes, we had it in DC, and I loved it. It's a fine dining seafood/steakhouse aesthetically reminiscent of an early 1930's era ocean liner. I only ever had the seafood, which was delicious (and imaginably will be better up here), and drinks. They are known for their variety of fish -- which is a huge plus for me, as I love variety. I'm hoping the Boston location lives up to how much it was loved in DC!

Jul 31, 2007
bex77 in Chains

Sam Lagrassa's does have great pastrami!!

Well clearly... this isn't NYC, so I wouldn't even attempt to compare the two. IMO the sandwiches are great. No complaints here.

Jul 26, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Sam Lagrassa's does have great pastrami!!

I completely agree. My office gets our lunches catered from there, and I couldn't be more thrilled. If you're a corned beef fan, theirs is delicious too. I'd say the best I've had in the Boston area...

Jul 26, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

craving a mai tai. any suggestions?

Golden Temple in Brookline has a stand-up Mai Tai. Just be careful- it packs a real punch! Thank goodness I live in walking distance!

Jul 22, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Essex Seafood...bummer!

I wish I could corraborate, but I had a great experience there about a week ago. Clams were amazing (some of the best I've had), the lobster rolls were delicious, and I enjoyed the crunchy coated fries. It was all perfect.

Jul 05, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Best Shabu in NYC?

Hi,

I'll be in NYC next weekend, and have been craving some delicious Shabu. Does anyone have any good recommendations? I'm looking for a nice atmosphere, and of course, very fresh ingredients. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I've been told to check out Shabu-Tatsu in the E. Village. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

Jul 03, 2007
bex77 in Manhattan

Any Good Places for Grape Nut Ice Cream? (Besides Louie's)

Not quite local, but I tasted it at Treadwell's in Salem/Peabody yesterday. I can't say the flavor was for me, but it seemed to be a favorite amongst other customers.

Jun 29, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Essex Seafood today- excellent

If I recall correctly my "Clam Boat" was about $16.95 (with a large mound of fries too.)

Jun 29, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Essex Seafood today- excellent

Quick recap as I noticed there have been some recent threads about clam bellies and lobster rolls.

Clams- Perfectly fried, and very tender, fresh clams. The absolute best I've had in a long time.

Lobster roll- My parents (who are picky about their lobster rolls!) raved about them, and I must agree after tasting it. Very, very little mayo, and very fresh lobster on a lightly toasted roll. For $14.95 (which includes a side of fries, or onion rings) I was very pleasantly surprised. I've paid twice as much-- yet this one far surpassed any of them.

I think I will be making another road trip up there very soon!

Jun 28, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

morton's tonight... oh boy

Imaginably the writer just doesn't prefer his/her meat moo'ing? I'm partial to well-done meat myself- I don't like any red in it- just a personal preference, as bloody red meat isn't appealing to me. Just because a steak is well-done doesn't mean it will be " a flavorless hockey puck." I've had delicious steaks at Morton's which were cooked to my liking...

Jun 22, 2007
bex77 in Chains

Best places for $50 meal for two?

Why not something a little different like Kaze Shabu? $50 can easily buy an assortment of fresh seafood, vegetables and meats, not to mention a nice bottle of Sake with it. If they aren't huge foodies I imagine suggestions for 3-course lunch meals at L'Espalier (for example) wouldn't be up their alley.. Kaze has delicious food, is a fun dining experience, and might be a place to think about.

Jun 21, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Got a dining gift certificate... Need suggestions.

Not knowing your food preferences, here would be my picks if we're talking strictly the Boston area:
- Davio's
- Grill 23
- Mamma Maria

Jun 21, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Pimento Wood Chips?

How about calling some local Jamaican restaurants and asking them for ideas? I imagine they'd be happy to help. I googled Jamaican restaurants in the Boston area, and it appears there are many. Just a thought...

Let us know-- now I'm intrigued about these pimento wood chips!

Jun 19, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Pavilion Club Dining At Fenway Park

Our company seats are there, and my suggestion is to grab a bite before heading to the game. There is a restaurant inside, but I'd highly recommend steering away from it. The prices are outrageous, and the food is underwhelming to say the least. I generally stick to using the waitress for beer and popcorn...although be prepared to pay a hefty amount for that too!

There are plenty of sub-type shops around Copley/Kenmore-- although I'm blanking at the moment for specifics.

By the way-- enjoy the seats. They are phenomenal!

Jun 19, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Tony's in East Boston - has anyone tried?

Sorry, I haven't been-- but now I'm intrigued by this post. I wonder how the food is. Please let us know if you go, or I may have to check it out myself!

May 30, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

In Search of Vitaminenergy Drink

I found it! I was just perusing my local 7-11 in Coolidge Corner and low-and-behold the infamous Vitaminenergy drinks were being put in the cases. Bought some- they're great BTW!

May 28, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Waterfront lobster for that summer feel

Yankee Lobster Fish Market- It's on the Seaport (so for all intents and purposes near water), and I've heard great reviews on their lobsters. I'd steer away from the food at Tia's.

www.yankeelobstercompany.com

May 28, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Absolute best Crabcake in Boston?

Great, thank you! I do notice there is a crabcake appetizer on the dinner menu. It's worth a try, and I've been meaning to eat there regardless of my crabcake craving!

May 28, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Absolute best Crabcake in Boston?

Hi,

I haven't found any recents reviews on this, so I pose this question to all of you. I want to know where the absolute best Crabcake is in Boston. NO fillers (at least minimal)- just pure crabmeat. I'm a bit spoiled after living in the DC area most of my life, but now that I moved here, I need my crabcake goodness. Any recommendations? I'd prefer someplace right in Boston or nearby. I'll be willing to drive though! I don't care what kind of establishment it is either. Please help! Thanks in advance.

May 27, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Challenge: a week of cheap eats

Thai: Dok Bua in Coolidge Corner (up Harvard Street.) A dinner special is less than $10.00 and is absolutely fantastic.

Chilean: Chacerero in Downtown Crossing (Washington Street.) Easy to find- ask anyone. Everyone in that area can point you in the direction. Enormous sandwiches, and definitely filling for dinner.

Crepes: Paris Creperie- one in Coolidge Corner, one In Beacon Hill area. Yummy crepe sandwiches, and you could even afford a dessert Crepe.

I imagine you can find numerous places that hit the "under 10 dollar" mark anywhere in Boston. Most sandwiches, burritos, salads, etc.. tend to be in that range.

May 26, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Recommendations for French macarons?

I know Petit Robert Bistro had them at their pastry bar...

May 25, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

"Upscale'ish" traditional American in Boston?

I just checked out the menu, and that's exactly what I'm looking for(or someplace similar.) I've heard mixed reviews, but I'd love to check it out for myself. Any standout dishes? Thanks!

May 25, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

"Upscale'ish" traditional American in Boston?

Thanks for replies thus far! I actually live about a minute from Wash. Square Tavern, so I'm trying to steer away from this area. The Good Life is a possibility, I work right next to it, and have always had a good meal.

May 25, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

"Upscale'ish" traditional American in Boston?

Hi Hounders,

This is somewhat of a different request. I'm looking for non-fusiony, traditional, yet delicious American fare. Something similar to a Cafe/Grill that serves delicious salads, burgers, sandwiches, but not some hole-in-the-wall. Price isn't an issue. I have picky parents coming into town, and aside from our upscale picks they want a tasty lunch or dinner not full of any esoteric ingredients many Boston restaurants like to serve. Any ideas? I'm looking for these places to be right in Boston/Cambridge. Thanks in advance!

May 25, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

Prezza, Lucia, Taranta? Help!

Hi,

I just joined this board, so I can clearly see this is not a "new" topic, but any help would be appreciated! My parents are coming into town, and I want them to have a delicious Italian meal (price not really an issue.) I don't want a tourist trap, or an overpriced, hyped up underwhelming restaurant. Any suggestions for some delicious food, nice atmosphere, and great service? The restaurants I mentioned in my topic seem to be mentioned a lot, so I figure fellow chowhounds would have some great opinions! I'm open to all suggestions, but only in Boston.

Thanks!

May 24, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area

kaze or shabuzen

I have eaten at both, and hands down Kaze takes my vote. The portions are larger and fresher, the service is better, they can accommodate larger groups (they take reservations), and atmosphere- wise Kaze is just a nicer dining experience. Both places do serve alcohol, and I had a terrific sparkling Sake there recently.

I heard all of the recent raves about Shabu Zen, and I can honestly say I was underwhelmed and utterly dissapointed (been there twice now.) The service was awful, the seafood was NOT fresh (was fishy smelling and tasting, and not in a good way), and I found the portions to be entirely too small. I will never go back.

Just my .2 cents.

May 24, 2007
bex77 in Greater Boston Area