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Baked stuffed Lobster in Boston's North End?

Oceanaire is a very pretty room but I don't think the food is all that good and it's very pricey.

I go there from time to time for business meals and it seems like most of the other tables are biz dinners.

My general reaction is that I find my meal ok but I am very glad I'm not getting the bill.

I'd never consider going on my own.

That said, I'd guess they'd do a fine job on the baked stuff lobster.

Sep 01, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Baked stuffed Lobster in Boston's North End?

I haven't had baked stuffed lobster at Mare but the new space is very nice.

It's the old Ida's..outdoor space with fireplaces..modern room.

Aug 31, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Narrowing Down Boston Restaurant List

I'll go against the grain on Union Oyster House.

While the overall food is awful, a dozen oysters on the 1/2 she'll at the original bar downstairs is a worthwhile take.

It fits the "traditional with history" slot and the oysters are fresh shucked and excellent.

i wouldn't eliminate UOH. I just wouldnt make a full meal of it

Aug 30, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Bagels (Somerville Area)

Love BagelLand..never been to the store but a coworker brings them to our office in downtown from time to time.

Aug 27, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Oysters

The taste should be the same but the amount of oyster meat in a deeper cup is greater than a flatter shaped oyster.

I see Neptune getting deliveries from Pangea in the AM.

Lot of great info on that site. Thx for posting it.

Aug 26, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Chow-heaven in East Boston

Thx for resurrecting this thread.

Great memories

This trip was part 1 of many trips.

I'm sure there are many great places that have since opened.

I'm sure imm forgetting many but I loved the Meridean Market for their meridian special sandwich, a Colombian market with a cumin flavored chorizo and the wonderful mole at Angela's.

A true chow treasure.

Boston Public Market is here

When i catch bluefish, I like to bleed the fish by slashing it behind a gill while it is alive..removes some of the oils.

Flesh is pure white.

Grills, broils, bakes or smokes nicely.

Boston Public Market is here

I tried 1 of those cider donuts..fresh out of the frier. It was fantastic.

Had some terrific scallops this weekend from Red's. They also had a whole collar from a big eye tuna that I'd have loved to buy but it just wasn't going to work for me that day.

Aug 24, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area
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Bagels (Somerville Area)

For your Chinatown inquiry, Roche Bros in DTX has OMG bagels; which I think are very good.

Love Bagelsaurus in Porter

Aug 22, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Boston Public Market is here

I stopped by Beantown Pastrami yesterday.

I couldn't decide between corned beef and pastrami so went for 1/2 each. I had read your post about the size of the 1/2 sandwiches but didn't really believe it possible. I ended up with 2 85% sandwiches..:)..which was way too much food but of course I finished.

Both were excellent but I thought corned beef was the winner. Both had great flavor but I had a better cut of cb..just luck of where it was carved from. The thick hand cut is great.

Couldn't very well pick it up as a sandwich and need a fork.

I'd go back for a 1/2 corned beef...well worth the $9

Aug 09, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Breakfast near XV Beacon please?

That was my thought too

I like their breakfast sandwiches.

Aug 05, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Boston Public Market is here

I think. They can exist side by side.

I happened to buy some $1 blackberries at Haymarket..bought 2 and had 1 portion after tossing out the bad ones..:)

A tasty ginger lemonade from Bon me, an heirloom tomato,from still mans and some very nice pork chops from another farmer made for a very nice day.

Aug 02, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Belle Isle Seafood

That's the place. I called them by phone the day before. They don't monitor the radio...$20 for lunch..pretty standard.

If you need much water, be sure to follow the channel...Capt Jacks is a few docks before the bridge. If you go under the bridge you went too far.

Jul 31, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Belle Isle Seafood

I was there the afternoon that you went. I was in a small boat and had been tol there was a dock outside. Unfortunately, it was gated and we couldn't find a dock.

I went back this week and docked at Capt Vikings, a 5 min walk.

Great fried clam plate and broiled haddock.

My new favorite Boston Harbor boat accessible place...didn't really have an old favorite.

Jul 31, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

New Bedford/Fall/River/Fairhaven/Westport/SE Mass

In Fall River, I used to like Sagre's.

My last trip they had a fire but the owner answered the phone and sent us to TA Seafood..loved the grilled octopus..very casual.

Jul 26, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Maryland style crabs near Boston

The crabs in the bushels in Chinatown are the same crabs as used in MD Crab style.

I don't love it for the pure cuisine but fun for the social aspect.

Seem to taste better when I'm looking at the Chesapeake..:)

Jul 26, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Breakfast near XV Beacon please?

Grass Roots?

Jul 25, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Breakfast near XV Beacon please?

I stop in at Hungry Traveler from time to time.

I've never found their breakfast sandwiches to be any better or worse than most other places.

They do have a few Korean dishes that are worthwhile at lunch.

Jul 24, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

eel

I've had the live eel at Peach Farm.

both salt and pepper fried and in a dark black bean sauce.

Both fabulous

Jul 12, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

First trip to Boston

We really enjoyed taking the ferry to Salem for a day..including PEM and Scratch Kitchen.

The ferry stops about a 10 min walk from "downtown" but last summer there was a trolley that took you into town and would be great for an elderly person who might have trouble making the walk.

First trip to Boston

top deck only..not a full tour..underwhelming imo

Jul 01, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Romantic restaurant, South Shore

Oro is terrific. Not waterview but very close. A walk along the harbor before or after is nice.

I haven't been to Tesoro, yes..much more casual. pretty sure it has water views..maybe drinks before/after?

Jul 01, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

One dinner, one lunch in Charleston

I recently had the same question.

I had a res for lunch at Husk and light dinner at the bar at Fig.

I was pleased with my choices.

Jun 30, 2015
9lives in Southeast

First trip to Boston

why do you say to skip the clams?

I get the clams often and like them..bigger the better..haven't had the oysters in a while.

I don't think they are still open in July: unless something changed this years

Jun 17, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Budapest itinerary?

WendyR, Are you doing a river cruise? I'd love to hear of your experience. My email addy is in my profile if you are motivated.

Borkonyha looks great..so many other great ideas..too little time..:)

Jun 16, 2015
9lives in Europe

best bagel in boston?

OMG supplies the new Roche Bros DTX. I find them to very good; right up there as my favorite in town.

I think Bagelsaurus is better (than pretty much everything) but I'm very happy to have OMG so convenient.

Budapest itinerary?

Thx all

I have these places on my list..just a question of where we feel like going..sure I can't go wrong..age old question of "where do I go in a very limited time?"

i'm actually rethinking "first night" and next to the hotel may get the call.

We don't go til October. I'll report on where we end up.

Jun 06, 2015
9lives in Europe

B&G Lobster Rolls = Pricey

I knew there was a reason I liked Hook's..:)

and they probably supply the others with their lobster

Jun 06, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Tacos at Tenoch, Medford Sq. and Taco Loco, East Somerville

I'm a fan of the Tenoch in the North End. Their Campecena Torta is fantastic.

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

Steakhouse on Mass Ave..Newbury Steak House

Hot dogs..Nemos?

Jun 05, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area