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First Date Food?

My deal breaker too. If he's mean condescending or dismissive of the waiter it's a no go. I also despise those who are nasty to the cab driver the barista and the security guard.

Oct 22, 2014
yumyum in Not About Food
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Mobile text size with new format

Can I just chime in to say VERY VERY small. Cannot read. Blerg.

Jul 28, 2014
yumyum in Site Talk

Is it okay to graze off your plate while in the buffet line?

Thanks for the explanation.

Jul 08, 2014
yumyum in Not About Food

Is it okay to graze off your plate while in the buffet line?

What are third country nationals?

Jul 07, 2014
yumyum in Not About Food

Women who don't eat much when among peers

I'm with you on personal preference and also ... Why the hell my dining companions gotta care what I choose one night? Maybe I want a light app and maybe I want a steak and baked potato. Why do you care? (Not YOU but anyone?)

Jun 30, 2014
yumyum in Not About Food

Waltham is the Paris of the Teens (nee the new Somerville)

LOL. steely dan

Jun 25, 2014
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

Boston to Cape

That bakery is not to be missed. I am not a sweets fan but cannot resist their Portuguese donuts. I'm spacing on the name now. Get a cup of their thick rich coffee and a few donuts to snack on while you plan out your day.

Jun 13, 2014
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian restaurant - limited to Boston itself

Loudest of the loud. Hated it.

Jun 10, 2014
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

Real Texas Nachos

I think of those as 'composed' nachos. No big pile of toppings but each chip dressed individually with cheese jalapeƱo etc. I like that style well enough but would be curious if those are the OPs version? I first encountered these in manzanilla Mexico.

May 04, 2014
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

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
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

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
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

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.

Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, Any Reports?

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

Dec 13, 2013
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

Unique dining experience for 2 in Boston

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

Dec 03, 2013
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

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
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

Sat night dinner with no reservations

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

Nov 14, 2013
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

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
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

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
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

Curious why ramen is so rare and yet sushi joints are on every corner?

My very favorite movie of all time.

Oct 09, 2013
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

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
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

September 2013 Openings and Closings

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

Sep 12, 2013
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

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
yumyum in Spain/Portugal

A Wonderful Evening -- Salts in Cambridge

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

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

I was wondering too.

Aug 17, 2013
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

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
yumyum in Not About Food

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
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

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
yumyum in Not About Food

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
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

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
yumyum in Greater Boston Area

Lobster $4.99....

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

Jul 11, 2013
yumyum in Greater Boston Area