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BEST NON-CHINESE ROAST DUCK IN BOSTON?

I might take a trip there if it is so good...what was so special about it?

BEST NON-CHINESE ROAST DUCK IN BOSTON?

Looking for the best non-Asian roast duck in Boston. I heard Salts was good in Cambridge, but they seem to have temporarily or permanently closed.

Nov 21, 2014
observor in Greater Boston Area

Whole Foods Nashua??

All I know is I haven't gotten a single thing from there that I didn't think was top quality. The market is smaller, but it is still nice to have there. I have also heard that the company could be more expensive than it is according to business people, which speaks even more to the level of quality.

Oct 14, 2014
observor in Northern New England

Getting Into Paris Late, Will Be at Champs Elysee

Will be arriving at airport around 9 PM, my first visit, and will be transferred to my hotel on the Champs Elysee. Would like a unique dining experience, but can't go very far because need to turn in early. Any recommendations in the area that isn't exorbitant?

Oct 14, 2014
observor in France

Wings

Well, the wings were small...what defense is there for that. All I heard about were Buff's wings...I must have missed out on the heyday.

Aug 15, 2014
observor in Greater Boston Area

Wings

So, if there is a generic formula to buffalo wing sauce, please explain to me what makes Buffs so unique as to be the "best of Boston"

Aug 15, 2014
observor in Greater Boston Area

Wings

BUFFS SUCKS!!!

Ten wings were small and when I asked what kind of sauce they used they said Frank's Red Hot. You can get that at any supermarket around? How can small wings with a commercial sauce be considered the best of Boston?

Aug 14, 2014
observor in Greater Boston Area

Heinz 57 Sauce

I bought it at a small chain supermarket in NH

Aug 11, 2014
observor in Greater Boston Area

Boston Area Chinese Buffet

Want to amend this post...went recently and the food, mostly still cold, was way, way to oily. It was terrible.

Aug 03, 2014
observor in Greater Boston Area

FOOD SPECIALS IN MANCHESTER/SOUTHERN NH

Interested in food specials in southern NH, particularly Manchester and surrounding cities. I know of:

BOGO pizzas at 900 Degrees on Tuesdays
25 cent chicken wings from 3-5 daily at British Beer company
Amore Mondays at Carraba's

Jun 25, 2014
observor in Northern New England

Whole Foods Nashua??

Any news as to when it will open?

Jun 09, 2014
observor in Northern New England

BEST POT ROAST IN MANHATTAN?

Newcomers to Manhattan looking for best pot roast...

Jan 22, 2014
observor in Manhattan

LOOKING FOR RABBIT IN A RESTAURANT

what does rabbit taste like? Do you think this dish will really allow me to get the total flavor?

Dec 20, 2013
observor in Greater Boston Area

LOOKING FOR RABBIT IN A RESTAURANT

Have never tried rabbit and would like to. Who is currently serving it in the Boston and/or northshore area?

Incidentally, have never tried a truffle either...

Dec 20, 2013
observor in Greater Boston Area

I always feel like I am getting ripped off at restaurants

No, I went to the Oceannaire Seafood Room in Boston, which charges $30+ an entree and the portion sizes were minuscule. Then I went to Grill 23 in Boston, had a regular sized steak, side of creamed spinach, and a beer and it came to $75 dollars. That's just ridiculous. I went to a Chinese restaurant (Bamboo in Westford, MA) and the dish of shrimp and vegetables had a huge mound of noodles buried underneath it, ostensibly so the dish would look bigger than it is. It was a pasty mound that seemed to have cornstarch added to it so it would clump together.

I think it should be quality *and* quantity. What's the point of going to an expensive restaurant, dumping a bunch of cash on the table, and leaving hungry? That's the stupidest thing I can think of.

Sep 07, 2013
observor in General Topics

I always feel like I am getting ripped off at restaurants

"always feel like I gave a lot of money and didn't get that much in return"

I don't know what more to say: I give a lot of money and the portions are usually small and/or they cut corners to save money ie. watering down the hummus, or giving more noodles and vegetables instead of meat, etc.. I always feel like they are trying to give the minimum possible and charge as much as they can. I always feel like I can make something similar at home at a fraction of the cost.

Sep 07, 2013
observor in General Topics
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I always feel like I am getting ripped off at restaurants

It is not very often that I feel like I got my money's worth at restaurants...always feel like I gave a lot of money and didn't get that much in return. Am I the only one?

Upcoming Restaurant Week(s), Boston

tried Mooo... It was definitely subpar quality...

Aug 20, 2013
observor in Greater Boston Area

Upcoming Restaurant Week(s), Boston

What are the best Restaurant Week restaurants and/or is Restaurant Week even worth it (ie. a value and really reflective of the restaurant)?

Aug 12, 2013
observor in Greater Boston Area

I COMPARED PIZZERIA REGINA (NORTH END) TO SANTARPIO'S TODAY

What's the difference if the tomatoes are liquified or not? It's still tomato. Eating a chunk of tomato you get a burst of tomato-iness...mmmm. It's pretty messy, however.

Jul 17, 2013
observor in Greater Boston Area

I COMPARED PIZZERIA REGINA (NORTH END) TO SANTARPIO'S TODAY

Really? I have never tried to go through the tunnel at rush hour, but was pleasantly surprised that taking a left and then a left from Santarpio's, puts you into the tunnel, and then exiting at Government Center, one comes out right at Thatcher St. and Regina's! It must have been about 7 minutes door-to-door. The pizza Gods were smiling on me, as a parking space was available right there and I soon had two hot pizzas sitting on my lap.

Jul 17, 2013
observor in Greater Boston Area

I COMPARED PIZZERIA REGINA (NORTH END) TO SANTARPIO'S TODAY

Crust-wise, I think the NY style is what I like...not too thin, not too heavy, just a nice crisp, bread-like tender base. I think pizza should be something like a flattened-out sandwich, not a casserole or a topped cracker.

Jul 17, 2013
observor in Greater Boston Area

I COMPARED PIZZERIA REGINA (NORTH END) TO SANTARPIO'S TODAY

Frankly, I like the Upper Crust...their sauce is very chunky and very garlicky.

Jul 17, 2013
observor in Greater Boston Area

About food criticism

I don't really read the reviews, generally, I just look at the bar graph rankings for places that have a lot of reviews, to get a statistical breakdown.

Jul 17, 2013
observor in General Topics

I COMPARED PIZZERIA REGINA (NORTH END) TO SANTARPIO'S TODAY

I got the Santarpio's first, which was right from the oven, ate a slice, then went under ten minutes over to the second place, where the pie was also hot out of the oven, pre-ordered. Then I alternated slices and mentally compared them. Perhaps you can doctor them up in ordering to change the final product, but in getting a "cheese pizza" from these places, Santarpio's had much more flavor and far inferior crust compared to Regina's. That's all I learned.

Jul 17, 2013
observor in Greater Boston Area

I COMPARED PIZZERIA REGINA (NORTH END) TO SANTARPIO'S TODAY

Frankly, it is hard to truly measure the sauce when it is combined with cheese and crust in the mouth...it would be good to taste it by itself. FYI, Santarpio's and Regina are less than a ten minute drive from each other...

Jul 17, 2013
observor in Greater Boston Area

About food criticism

I use Tripadvisor...I wonder if that is any better.

Jul 17, 2013
observor in General Topics

I COMPARED PIZZERIA REGINA (NORTH END) TO SANTARPIO'S TODAY

If food (or any art) is just personal preference, why is there the field of food criticism? There must be some objective standard that can be measured. Frankly, I want Regina's crust and Santarpio's toppings, because neither of them would make me go out of my way.

Jul 16, 2013
observor in Greater Boston Area

I COMPARED PIZZERIA REGINA (NORTH END) TO SANTARPIO'S TODAY

I bought a small cheese pizza at each, since I heard they were two of the best and tried them at the same time:

Santarpio's: $10 for a 14-inch. Very flavorful (ie. probably high fat cheese), with a garlic presence, the cheese obviously a blend (I detected romano). The crust was really bad, very tough, it must have been a poor crust day. It came with a small char and had been dusted with cornmeal.

Pizzeria Regina: $9:32 for a 10-inch. The crust on this was very tender compared to Santarpio's (dusted with flour instead of cornmeal) and easy to eat. There was no char. The cheese was oozing about, but nowhere near as full of flavor as Santarpio's. I didn't detect any strong garlic or herbs, and it appeared to be topped with only mozzarella instead of a mix, but I could be incorrect. The sauce seemed to be the same as most other typical pizzas I have had, nothing that stood out at all.

The superior pizza to me was Santarpio's, as it was extremely flavorful compared to Regina's. It was also bigger to boot for the money. I hope the crust was just off the day I had it, because it was very tough, you had to yank it apart.

Big A Pizza, Milford NH

I am trying to find good pizza in Southern NH area...had Bertucci last night and it was abysmal.

Jan 06, 2013
observor in Northern New England