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Is there better Chinese in Boston than Peach Farm?

Best little restaurant and Taiwan cafe are favorites of mine. But it depends on what you seek -- fish tank freshies or solid home style goodies (pork chop and rice plate) or other?

Mar 17, 2014
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Painted Burro Update?

I'm not a loud noticer either but I noticed painted burro was LOUD. The rajas taco was soooo good though. I'm torn.

Feb 25, 2014
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Advice from Those Who Have to Those Who Haven't...

While traveling around Ireland with my mom we often rolled the dice and just showed up at a b and b when we were tired of driving. I'd always ask to see the room and meanwhile mom would talk to the proprietress or partner. We had a series of code words when we decided it was a no go but more times than not we found friendly hospitality in Ireland's bnb's.

Feb 24, 2014
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Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, Any Reports?

Loudest place I've ever been. I don't remember anything else.

Dec 13, 2013
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Unique dining experience for 2 in Boston

Might not be ideal for a super pregnant lady though. Sushi you know...

Dec 03, 2013
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El Salvadorean in Metrowest?

Thats awesome! So glad you had fun and yums! Did she get her picture? Will you post it?

Nov 18, 2013
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Sat night dinner with no reservations

I was just going to suggest rendezvous. Call them. They will help you out!

Nov 14, 2013
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Abe & Louie's

Agreed on the steaks at Boston choppers. Good flavorful chewy cuts (depending on what you order) and perfectly cooked. The popovers don't hurt either.

By contrast I went around the corner to gaslight recently and got a jaw workout tough steak. Their bearnaise helped though.

I like making steak at home in my cast iron.

Oct 30, 2013
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December 2013 Openings and Closings

Aw! Charlotte is a lovely young woman to boot and her book is a fun read. I hope her mom is happy about all the fun times at Upstairs. I will miss this place.

Oct 19, 2013
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Curious why ramen is so rare and yet sushi joints are on every corner?

My very favorite movie of all time.

Oct 09, 2013
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Local Heady Topper Source

I thought the point of chowhound was to share the finds? I understand the temptation to keep a find undercover but I think sharing the goods is why we are here?

Oct 07, 2013
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September 2013 Openings and Closings

They were still painting today. Would be surprised if they opened tonite. Anyone?

Sep 12, 2013
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Cadaques and Begur, Catalonia

In cadaques we had an excellent meal at Nor dEst which is right on the seafront all the way down on the left as you are looking at the water. The grilled seabass was some of the best I've ever had and the lovely salad of baby broad beans with mint and jamon is spectacular. Nice chill vibe and friendly staff. Also enjoyed the tapas bar right in the middle of that strip -- forgetting the name now due to jetlag ( just returned from BCN last night). But it's the modern looking place you see right on the beach as you enter that zone. Bar RosaAzul to the right has the best sangria and friendly service too. Enjoy!!!

Sep 10, 2013
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A Wonderful Evening -- Salts in Cambridge

That's a lovely review. Thank you for taking the time! Good karma on you.

Aug 17, 2013
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Lobster, live and kicking... $3.99lb, Market Basket, Woburn.

I was wondering too.

Aug 17, 2013
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Restaurant Birthday Party- You're Invited But You Have to Pay

I believe the term is shyster. Or as my people call it a cad.

Aug 02, 2013
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Place to have meat ground

I admire those pickle crocks every time I walk by. It's the one and only time I've been able to avoid buying crockery I don't need. But now I think I NEED one. Thanks for the reminder!

Jul 30, 2013
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Do you stick your hand down the garbage disposal?

Creeps me out but I do it. Sometimes a little bone or an errant plastic thingy gets in there and I have to fish it out. I hate it.

Jul 24, 2013
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Restaurant Depot and Lobstaland Gloucester - Revisitting Two Old Faves

I'm not stripeys lawyer but I would recommend you take this offline.

Jul 18, 2013
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New Deal, Court House, other?

Was that Alive n Kicking? I've bought very nice fish and lobsters there in the past.

I love New Deal. Never a bum steer and Carl is so kind and always offers a tip or recipe advice if you need it. I do find that like most places it's best to go in looking for the freshest and best that day instead of 'I need a pound of halibut'. Who knows? Maybe you'll walk out with a daisy fresh barramundi you never knew you wanted.

Jul 17, 2013
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Lobster $4.99....

Wait. What? Women like lobster mystique?? Huh?

Jul 11, 2013
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Bar Harbor and MDI with toddlers

We had a bunch of kids from 12 to 10 months and LOVED our brunch at Cafe This Way in Bar Harbor. They are extremely kid friendly and the food is great. The pancakes especially. There's a wall full of toys and games to keep junior occupied and no weird looks when the little bugger has a melt down. Highly recommend!

Jul 09, 2013
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Neptune's Too Good for the North End?

I think he's wrong to bite the hand that feeds him. Just stay klassy Neptune!

Jul 08, 2013
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Neptune's Too Good for the North End?

Woah. The north end is a miserable place to do business? That's not exactly what he said but that place has lines out the doors. Gift horse I'm looking you straight in the mouth sez he. Blerg.

Jul 08, 2013
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Summer rooftop dining WITH RESERVATIONS?

Oh SNAP! I know to avoid fiore but is the colonnade awful too?

Jun 20, 2013
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Which restaurants are on your "to do" list right now?

Two things: conductor looks miles away from opening. I walk by every day. Nothing doing.

Get thee to portland! I had a great food weekend there recently and loved LOVED their scene!

Jun 18, 2013
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People who like everything

I feel this way completely. Sometimes I'm going out with a bunch of civilians (non chowhounds) and I'm happy to end up at a place we all enjoy. Because the conversation and company is the main event.

Sometimes I go out with hounds and we pick apart the dishes and decipher the ingredients and have a great time.

Both are lovely. I feel lucky.

Jun 18, 2013
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Cinquecento--Much Anticipated, Very Meh

It's SO LOUD!!! In fact I don't remember the food because all I can think about is we couldn't hear a word the other was saying and somehow I could hear the braying of the Gordon gecko lookalike beside us. Hated.

Jun 11, 2013
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Sunday late lunch for Dad on a business trip

I immediately thought of Neptune until I read non seafood. They do offer a fine burger I've heard but probably an Italian place would fit the bill better. I think I'd look at scampo for some yummy pasta and the mozzarella bar.

Jun 11, 2013
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Which restaurants are on your "to do" list right now?

Report back when you go! I'd love to hear what else is good on that menu!

Jun 10, 2013
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