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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

Budapest itinerary?

i am arriving in Budapest from Boston in the early PM..staying at Hotel Corinthia

I'll be looking for first night's dinner, next day lunch and dinner.

I'm looking at Cafe Lou Lou for first dinner.

Next day.Lunch..Pesti Dizno

Dinner..Costes

Thoughts/other ideas, suggestions

thx

Jun 03, 2015
9lives in Europe

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

LinkedIn shows an Odette Bery teaching cooking at a school in the UK.

We were neighbors and friends in the 70/80s and I'd bump into her on Charles St now and then more recently..while she was at Wellesley.

A move to the UK and teaching would see seem very plausible.

Jun 02, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

Was the Wharf the Sail Loft?

Michael's acroos the street in what is now a health club?

Jun 02, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

Hampshire House was ground floor and Quaffers was upstairs. lots of good times.

I still see Bette from time to time. Not in a Rolls Royce but a sporty convertible.

Jun 02, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

few more..

Purcell's on School St for steaks

original Chau Chau on Beach St..first time for salt/pepper fried soft shell crabs

lot of old favorites mentioned her..fun thread

Jun 02, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

B&G Lobster Rolls = Pricey

"Market price" seems to be what the market Will bear.

Jun 01, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

Locke Ober

Biba

Galleria Italiana

Jun 01, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Places to eat from a Beaufort SC native.

Friends just passed through on their way from FLL to Boston..raved about Old Bull Tavern..

Over..:)

May 28, 2015
9lives in Southeast
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Casual Sushi Rec

If you can expand your geographic area to Broad and Milk St near the Finanial District, Sakura Bana is excellent. Sushi bar, tables or takeout.

May 26, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Soft shell crabs

Roche Bros in DTX had them today.

May 22, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Soft shell crabs

Yes..Xinh xinh is closing Monday or Tuesday.

May 22, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Soft shell crabs

Peach Farm Seafood in Chinatown has fresh soft shell crabs. I haven't made it there yet this year but they always do a good job..salt and pepper fried.

I had them fried at Xinh Xinh in Chinatown..ok but a little heavy on the batter.

May 21, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

May 2015 Openings and Closings

That's too bad.

Xinh Xinh replaced the much loved Nam Vang in that spot 8 years ago.

May 19, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Best place in Boston for lobster roll?

Hook's makes a great lobster roll..cold mayo version..2 sizes. They will toast the roll on request.

Considerably less expensive than most other places mentioneded.

More of a fish market than a restaurant..stand in line and sit at a few small tables inside or at the picnic tables outside with a sort of industrial view of the harbor or cross the street to the Greenway.

Few other menu items..clam chowder, lobster bisque, cole slaw.

It where I usually go for a lobster roll.

Close to the Aquarium t stop

www.jameshooklobster.com

May 15, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Pit Stop Barbecue

I used to be a big fan.

Haven't been lately.. Not for any reason x it's not the easiest place for me to get to and the M&M truck sets up a block away from me on Wednesday.

Hopefully some one has some recent visits.

May 10, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Roche Bros. Downtown Crossing?

Foley's has been on the Fish Pier for years and has a good reputation for quality.

May 08, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

Roche Bros. Downtown Crossing?

We are neighbors. I agree, No more Shaw's or WF with Roche Bros open. Great addition to the area.

I'll still buy most meat at Savenor's on Charles or shop at CMart (it's called something else now) but overall quality is great at Roche Bros. RB is selling dry aged Choice beef.hopefully they will carry prime dry aged at some point.

GG..best bet for parking is probably Beach St garage in Chinatown.

Fried Flour Tortillas In or Near Boston

I haven't been but Papi's Sopapillo truck parks in the Financial District on Monday...other places around town. They claim to be Santa Fe "style."

Sounds like what you're looking for.

May 03, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area

El Molino/Chilean on Broad St

I've been walking by this place for a little while and finally got to check it out this week. They're open about 4 months.

I had the Chacarero sandwich...beef,string beans, avocado, cheese, tomato, habanero.. which was delicious and a rice pudding dessert, also recommended. They have a handful of other dishes which I haven't tried yet.

It would be natural to compare this to the original Chacarero. I haven't been to Chacarero in a little while, but in my recollection the execution is slightly better at El Molino. It's not as busy and they're not making as many sandwiches.

No line at 11:50 on a Thursday.

Mostly takeout..maybe a few small tables??

Apr 24, 2015
9lives in Greater Boston Area