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A Tale of Two Donut Shops (long)

"Well, I guess I'm sort of curious as to where they'd find donuts that pleased them if Ohlin's and Linda's didn't,"

Srsly, Ohlin's makes the best glazed and the best buttercrunch I've ever eaten. Not whole wheat, and every old school donut shop I've ever heard of uses white sugar so it appears the quest was a tad Quixotic from the outset.

Fugakyu Sudbury Appalling

Thanks for the armchair quarterbacking ;-)

I've eaten at various Fugakyus in the distant past and been happy.

Never mind yelp reports Oishi two is pretty spotty as well. 3.5 stars.

Fugakyu Sudbury Appalling

Would've done Oishi but was trying to keep a reasonable budget... Next time.

Fugakyu Sudbury Appalling

Ohitashi - flavorless, inedible.

Nigiri assortment dinner tired fish nearly inedible.

Soba meat bowl - flavorless.

Ramen veggie bowl - limp and tired.

Gyosa passable.

Honestly a wreck of a meal.

Hard Cider - Made at home

I just dump a little ale yeast in a gallon jug and wait three days, drink, enjoy!

Oct 09, 2014
StriperGuy in Spirits

Best New Mixologists

My apologies. I actually do like quite a few of the links...

Post on!

Oct 09, 2014
StriperGuy in Spirits

Best New Mixologists

You seem to mostly post links to trade journals. I was serious.

Oct 08, 2014
StriperGuy in Spirits

Best New Mixologists

Are you a chowhound or a PR person?

Oct 08, 2014
StriperGuy in Spirits

Grey goose and Kirkland Signature brand vodka the same?!

ALL vodka is gluten free. Gluten could never make it through the distillation process.

Oct 08, 2014
StriperGuy in Spirits

The craft cocktail craze has jumped the shark

As I said in my post above "I think I've said this before."

I just didn't recollect the actual post. Thanks though. I guess the NY Times is just 5 years behind me. ;-)

Oct 08, 2014
StriperGuy in Spirits
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The craft cocktail craze has jumped the shark

I think I've said this before. And the article only applies to restos... And some folks do cool new cocktails really well. But a lot don't.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/din...

New restaurants in New York City are offering cocktail lists that are becoming more creative, and not in a good way.

Oct 08, 2014
StriperGuy in Spirits

Nazca Cafe Restaurant in Chelsea or another resto option in Peabody - FRI 10/10

Whoopsie... because they abut each other I always just lump them together. They are literally contiguous.

Nazca Cafe Restaurant in Chelsea or another resto option in Peabody - FRI 10/10

Rincon Limeno is very moderately priced but actually has quite a nice upscale atmosphere.

Nazca Cafe Restaurant in Chelsea or another resto option in Peabody - FRI 10/10

Haven't been in ages but used to LOVE trackside.

Nazca Cafe Restaurant in Chelsea or another resto option in Peabody - FRI 10/10

Woburn is ridiculously out of the way and Chelsea has the best Latino (not Spanish) food in greater Boston.

Rincon limeno for very good Peruvian (Nazca looks more casual) taqueria Jalisco, cafe Angela, and MANY more options.

Flour Bakery

The time I had it, it was obviously stale.

Flour Bakery

The cakes suck too. Specifically the Boston Cream Pie. SE location. And Clear flour is LEAGUES better.

Flour Bakery

Yah, that dacquoise was honestly gross. I found it inedible and tossed it.

Flour Bakery

Totally agree.

Thao Ngoc Shines on Dorchester Ave., Boston

Nice post!

Something GUD - Locally Sourced Farm-To-Table Grocery Delivery

I do believe they are open year round. I met two of the guys who are running it on the street in Cambridge. Really nice guys. They are also trying to keep the pricing competitive with Whole Foods which is pretty awesome if you consider that their stuff is local AND delivered.

Something GUD - Locally Sourced Farm-To-Table Grocery Delivery

Hey folks, haven't tried it, but just heard about this new Boston Service:

www.somethinggud.com

Looks pretty cool if you don't have time to hit the farmer's market...

Donuts!

"and you just can't do that if you're paying downtown Boston rents, unfortunately..."

That really is the truth of it.

Donuts!

Yeah the world needs more $3.50 donuts... hopefully they do some $7 "artisanal" coffee too. That way, for $11.50 you can get coffee and a donut.

Or hit Ohlin's in Belmont, and the same thing will cost you $2.

best quality tequila for mixing

Tres generaciones is a great prodcuct!

Sep 20, 2014
StriperGuy in Spirits

Pepes Pizza coming to Boston

Yes.

Lobster's at MB for $4.99lb...

I have bought MANY cheap hard shells at MB! As low as $3.99 a pound last year.

Where to find/buy Crabapples?

Thanks owades, that rings a bell. Somehow all of the trees (6 or so) seem to be in sync. Perhaps a combination of a hard winter AND an alternating year.

best quality tequila for mixing

Reasonably priced 100% agaves:

Sauza Hornitos
El Jimador
Espolon
Cazadores

None of these are really fab for sipping, but just fine for a margarita.

Sep 10, 2014
StriperGuy in Spirits

Where to find/buy Crabapples?

One neighbor has this funky strictly ornamental crab variety, the apples look for all the world like 1/2 size red delicious (unfortunately they taste like styrofoam) last year that tree must have had 300 healthy fruit. This year, not a single one that I can see.