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Bday Room Rental--Boston and Surrounding Towns

Silvertone has a nice private room and does great cocktails, the restaurant and room is below street level and has a very cozy feel to it which would be good on a November night. Also, went to a similar party as you're trying to plan at Scholars in downtown crossing, we had a private space on the balcony overlooking the rest of the bar, about 30 people, it was good. Not very cocktail themed mostly beer but was a nice space.

Food to go -- as in to the airport

J. Pace is an excellent Italian market/grocer/sandwich shop that is nearby that's really good. Also, if you are willing to take a cab roughly 25 bucks to the airport (10 minutes) you could have time for a sit down meal anywhere in the seaport area.

Jul 29, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

Between Haverhill and Boston

I like Red Heat tavern in Wilmington, right off 93. The food is very good, great beer selection and is casual.

Jul 29, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

SE Mass: New Bedford, Fall River, Fairhaven, Westport...nearby RI

In Fairhaven, Jakes Diner for breakfast, Elizabeths or Margarets for dinner. Turk's in Mattapoisett for great seafood. In New Bedford, cork for good tapas and wine.

Jul 27, 2015
Karl in Southern New England

Solo Dinner in San Francisco

Thanks everyone for the responses/suggestions. They all look great and I'll have to start exploring them. I appreciate the feedback!

Jul 07, 2015
Karl in San Francisco Bay Area

McDonald’s now sells lobster rolls in New England

Not going to take one for the team on this one, just like I won't be getting a tuna sandwich at dunkins.

I have heard people speak highly of the lobster rolls at d'angelos but haven't ever had one.

Jul 01, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

Solo Dinner in San Francisco

I'm based in Boston but find myself in San Francisco a lot for work and usually we do group dinners at steakhouses. When I'm by myself though I like to branch out from the usual business steakhouse dinner. I've been going to Cockscomb pretty much monthly since they've opened when I'm in town and I absolutely love it. I'm just wondering, am I missing out on anything else great? I dine solo and prefer to sit at a bar, price isn't an option and neither is location (I usually stay in Union Square), for cuisine type I'm open to anything except Italian and would prefer a fancier type of place. Any recommendations, any places I'm really missing out on? Thanks

Jun 26, 2015
Karl in San Francisco Bay Area

Soup Kitchen

how about juicing it into pineapple juice and serving it with the soup, the vitamins and nutrients in the juice might be well served on the clientele

Jun 18, 2015
Karl in Home Cooking

First trip to Boston

JustGlad2BeHere, hope you enjoy your time in boston. Boston is a very small city so don't feel intimidated by recommendations for places in Cambridge, Sommerville, West Roxbury etc, all short cab or uber rides away (10-15 minutes max). For local history attractions the Gardner Museum is great, the Boston Atheneaum is a very overlooked place but it's amazing (a private library right by the state house with a great art collection they offer tours I think on Saturdays only), plus all the usual sites listed in the guidebooks are good. For Irish pubs in the area the druid, mr dooleys, amrheins are all high on my list. Also check out the bell in hand, I think it's the oldest bar in America.

For the Fourth of July you might want to call the hotel and ask what they would recommend. Also, check out the Museum of Science they have a private room that might have an event for the fourth that you could buy tickets for, same with the state room at 60 State St.

I travel to Houston all the time so I'll definitely be asking for recommendations!

Jun 18, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

Best price on wild salmon?

I saw it on sale in a flyer at Kylers Catch in New Bedford for $19.99/lb, it's wild king salmon out of Alaska.

Jun 16, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

Giant Subs?

Bob's in Medford

Jun 01, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

Sunday Brunch near Logan-accessible T line

I would recommend taking the silver line, that can put you right into the seaport where I think most of the restaurants there offer brunch

May 20, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

Naco Taco

Anyone been yet, I know it only opened yesterday but I'm dying to hear how it is. The menu looks very good.

May 12, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

how to season fish

blackening spice and a sear on each side. Or salt pepper, oregano and lemon is nice

May 08, 2015
Karl in Home Cooking

Best wine shop close to Route 128?

how about Bin Ends in needham or Braintree?

Good restaurant with nice bar area?

bergamot has a small bar and great food and is very close to Inman

Dinner near the convention center

I'm going to be in town tomorrow night and looking to grab dinner, I'm staying near the convention center and will be dining solo so I would prefer to eat at a bar. Anything within walking distance that I shouldn't miss, this will be my first time in Austin. Open to any type of cuisine, cost isn't an issue. I travel for work a lot so I eat at a lot of steakhouses so I'm open to that if its a truly amazing don't miss out on place, but would prefer something that's more local and has absolutely amazing food. Thanks!

Apr 29, 2015
Karl in Austin

May Graduation Dinner with elderly grandparents

2nd Sorellina

Apr 22, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

Drinks near Ribelle?

+1 on the golden temple mai tai!

Apr 17, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

Drinks near Ribelle?

Washington square tavern is right there and nice. The fireplace has a very nice bar. For beer you have the publick house. Also the drinks at Golden Temple are excellent, great tiki drinks and well poured non Polynesian drinks

Apr 17, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area
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The Return of Swordfish

I'm located near the heart of the atlantic swordfishing fleet so we eat a lot of it. At home we usually just take the steak salt and pepper and then do a spread of mayo on it and put it on the grill, 5-7 minutes a side at 350.

Apr 16, 2015
Karl in Home Cooking

Yelp for Pure Entertainment: Erbaluce

I found that one astounding too, to create that much of a disturbance and then complain!

Apr 15, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

Yelp for Pure Entertainment: Erbaluce

Thanks for the post, this made for a great mid afternoon laugh. I know it's usually frowned upon in the PR world for a chef/owner to comment back but I loved his replies to these reviews and reading them made me want to high five him.

Apr 15, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

Pre-ballet dining

Kingston Station is good and nearby

Apr 06, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area

Who makes the best tuna salad for sandwiches?

Currently eating a tuna sandwich from Jimmy John's and it's excellent! Very large chunks of nice tuna.

Apr 03, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area
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Steakhouse Houston Downtown

Thanks for the recs to Vic and Anthony's, went for dinner and had an amazing meal, great food and great service!

Apr 03, 2015
Karl in Houston

Places to eat near Tufts?

Bob's in Medford on main st has a very good steak and cheese

Mar 31, 2015
Karl in Greater Boston Area
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Steakhouse Houston Downtown

I'm staying at the new JW Marriott in downtown Houston on Main Street and would like some advice. Looking for a nice dinner for business and we tend to go to steakhouses and noticed, Vic and Anthony's, Mortons, and III Forks are nearby. Any recommendation for one over the other. I've eaten at Mortons many times and am familiar with them but never at the other two. Thanks.

Mar 31, 2015
Karl in Houston

Skimpy Pours?

As an avid martini drinker and frequent business traveler I find some variation in drink size across the country. It usually comes down to the bartender doing a measured pour using a jigger vs doing it freehand. I think the drinks, especially minimalist drinks like martinis come out better when freehand poured. In a state like Utah that requires measured and auto pourers I never order a martini because it does come out skimpy. The most liberal pours have been at steakhouses and expense account places. Out of curiosity I've never seen a cosmo on the rocks but if they took it from a martini glass and did a straight pour I could see how it would look small. I'm not a big cosmo drinker having only tried it a few times but the cucumber sounds like an interesting twist.

Mar 31, 2015
Karl in Spirits

best breakfast with good coffee in New Bedford, MA

cobblestones is good, tia maria's is good too both in downtown new Bedford. If you feel like a short drive Jake's diner in fairhaven is my go to

Mar 27, 2015
Karl in Southern New England