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Frozen Yogi: Indian pizza and self-serve froyo near Central Sq

Yeah Dosa n Curry still has pizza I think.

Jul 26, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Frozen Yogi: Indian pizza and self-serve froyo near Central Sq

New shop where the Indian grocery used to be at 80 River St (at William St). The grocery part is gone and the food counter now serves pizzas topped with Italian, Indian or Italian-Indian foods. For example you can get chicken korma pizza. The pizzas are cooked on screens in a brand new conveyor oven with a fancy touchscreen control.

So far I've only tried the self-serve froyo which is pretty standard, they have about 8 flavors and they are typical "yogurt" meaning actually cheap soft serve. Toppings bar is passable but no fresh fruit. No mochi or boba. Proprietors are a friendly young family, I gotta get back there soon for pizza...

Jul 25, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Great Wall Supermarket food court

Jul 25, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Great Wall Supermarket food court

These both say "C-Mart" despite being owned by Great Wall company. I don't think their one has a food court. They're just grocery stores.

Jul 24, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Red Pepper; The Phoenix Rises from the Ashes!

I love that crunchy connective tissue (the stuff you picked out).

Boston-Area Ethnic/Cultural/Food Festivals 2015?

The Burmese food fair in Allston happens about once every 6 months, expect one to happen in September or October

Jul 16, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Godavari Vs. Ritu Ki Rasoi

I love that instant pudding with canned papaya. I could eat that for days.

There were definitely some huge successes and some less-good items for me in the weekend buffet at Godavari, overall certainly better than any buffet inside 128. Also, they have meat items if that's important to you. The bread was just packaged pita type bread and we weren't offered any fresh dosa. So in that regard I'd say Ritu's is superior.

Jul 16, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

3 weeks in Boston after 2 years absence

There are far more Sichuan restaurants in the Boston area these days than there are Cantonese, though it's been that way for a while.

Jul 13, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Chicken and Rice Guys

I tried their truck near Copley shortly after they started, and found it to be a fairly poor clone of 53rd & 6th chicken and rice. Anyone who's had it a few years ago and again recently? Has it changed or improved?

Jul 13, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Kirkland Tap!

I've been a few times this summer and I think it's really solid. I do tend to order pretty lightly and focus on burgers plus a shared starter so the tab doesn't get out of control. If you're looking for big portions and a lot of drinks it's going to be kinda pricey. Service has always been good. At this pricepoint I like it a lot better than Alden & Harlow, which I would describe as overhyped. KT&T doesn't have that kind of attitude (and it's pretty easy to get a table). I know there were a lot of complaints about noise level in past years but I think it's acceptable now, at least for a dinner on the earlier side. The grilled oyster special (Wednesday, $2 each I think?) is a good look. I rate their burger higher than A&H but below Strip T's. The "signature" brownie sundae is surprisingly well put together, really appropriate temperatures and spicing, but I wouldn't recommend any of the other desserts I've tried there.

Jul 11, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area
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Great desserts in Hong Kong?

More soft ice creams:

Tokyo Secret (TST)
LOL Ice Cream @ Ball Ba Balloons Company (Causeway Bay)
The Chocolate Room (Ma On Shan)
Ten Ren (Ma On Shan)
Cream Soldier (TST)

Jul 11, 2015
Luther in China & Southeast Asia

June 2015 Openings and Closings

He opened late 2014, some time around Thanksgiving.

Jul 11, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Return to Cha Yen Thai Cookery

What's your connection to the proprietors? I'm curious because you seem particularly enthusiastic about everything.

Jul 10, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

July 2015 Openings and Closings

"is opening" like this week or just eventually?

Jul 09, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Tenoch: New Discovery, and Davis Sq. Update

"Guaracha" is a type of Cuban music. This is "huarache" meaning a sandal.

Jul 09, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Santa Banta - New Indian Waltham - Don't Bother

jesus christ, that's awful even for her

Jul 08, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Babbo Pizzeria. Enoteca

The objectively correct answer to your question: music

toddler-friendly fine dining?

Search the board for one of the several threads about high noise level, and pick somewhere that is ear-shatteringly loud. Nobody will notice the silly songs.

Jun 25, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Morano Gelato Chestnut Hill, the realness

This is tied for best gelato in the USA, in my opinion. Flavors are vivid but well-balanced (don't miss cantaloupe) with the creamy dairy element. The "cereal milk" flavor isn't just bandwagonning, it's a really solid Corn Pops flavor gelato. Most importantly, the product is churned super fresh and the texture is fantastic. Price is pretty high, similar to Amorino on Newbury Street (maybe 30-50% more expensive by volume than Tosci's), but the atmosphere is better (I don't like Amorino's assembly line pan-dessert cafe atmosphere; Morano is just gelato plus a couple other things, in a small clean room) and the flavors are more well balanced.

Jun 24, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Is there better ethiopian food than Asmara in Boston

The best Ethiopian meal I've ever had was at Zenebech Injera (T St NW). After that, Habesha. After that, the old Fasika in JP.

Jun 23, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Anybody been to the newly opened Santouka Ramen in Harvard Square yet?

The cheek meat is a la carte as an add-on to a bowl of noodles. The chashu that comes in a regular shio or miso bowl is just the "regular" kind, rib I guess.

Jun 22, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Biryani Park is Coming Back (I Hope!)

"65" is a dry fried prep with seasoning based on Kashmiri mirch, coriander powder, ginger, garlic, and acid

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_65

Jun 19, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Help! Best Indian Restaurant in Boston

Buffet: Ritu ki Rasoi
Menu only, or if you need meat: Darbar

Jun 19, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

First trip to Boston

ever since the marathon bombing they've gone so far with the july 4th security theater, if it was even worth going near the Esplanade before (personally I would say no) it's absolutely not worth it now.

First trip to Boston

that's "at" the bridge, not on it, since they don't seem to have any plans to reopen it on the 4th as far as I know

Jun 17, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Shepard in Cambridge

early paper menu... "market price." smooth

Burmese Food Fair in Allston

Thanks for the photos, I always enjoy the food at these.

Jun 14, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

July 2015 Openings and Closings

if only

Jun 14, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Iced coffee on Nitro?

Got one at Sunny Boy this weekend, it was a bit under-nitro'd (compared to Stumptown in Portland and compared to this earlier SB image https://instagram.com/p/3j5AlhF_AZ/?t... ) but not bad at all. Two other undesirable aspects: it's not a full pint and it's $4.50. Supply and demand, I guess.

Jun 14, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Iced coffee on Nitro?

I really don't like Dwelltime (expensive even for cambridge, awkward seating arrangement, rude-incompetent service) but I went over for the nitro. Placed my order, paid, left a tip. Was brought a (really small) glass of cold brew on ice. I brought it up to the counter and said "this looks like it's just regular cold brew, but I ordered nitro". They said it was nitro, I said it sure didn't look or taste like it, they said oh yeah, we're out of nitro today so we just poured you a regular cold brew and charged you for nitro (50 cents extra) without telling you. 5 minutes later I think I got my 50 cents refund? Dumb.

Jun 13, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area