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Best **wedding cake** in Boston

Cakes To Remember
(617) 738-8508
248 Cypress St, Brookline, MA 02445

they are the "fancy" cake maker in Boston. Pricy, but excellent.

Aug 09, 2006
jonathan in Greater Boston Area

Saturday Breakfast Near Ritz

a good friend of mine eats at the Ritz on Arlington- every single saturday with two 2 year olds and a 3 year old and the place treats the kids gloriously; they feast on chocolate pancakes, fruit, croissants, etc. i would definitely eat there.

Aug 01, 2006
jonathan in Greater Boston Area

Mini hamburger buns?

Does anyone know of a retail outlet that sells mini hamburger buns? We're having a party on Sat with mini pulled pork and would love to have actual buns rather than quartering full size ones. Anywhere in metro Boston would work.


Jul 21, 2006
jonathan in Greater Boston Area

The Merits Of High Priced Sandwiches [Split from Boston board]

I am really surprised at the "outrage" over the sandwich prices. I would pay $10 anyday for something high quality & home made. When you get a foot long sandwich for $5, you get what you pay for.

Jul 18, 2006
jonathan in General Topics

Best Deli in Boston?

the true term is "juicy" as opposed to "lean" when it comes to corned beef and pastrami. if the brisket is not homemade, it is hard to buy commercial "juicy" meats. as an aside, I too have been searching for a decent deli in Boston-- just recently did a 2 day deli only stint in NY-- and have decided to open my own. stay tuned.

Jul 14, 2006
jonathan in Greater Boston Area

Pava, Newton

It is connected to their store called TESS. There is one in Cambridge too. Tess Enright and her husband Carlos Pava are opening the restaurant. It is a passion/love of theirs. Should be a welcomed addition to the generally bland offerings of Newton Centre. Also, they have one of those fancy brick oven stoves.

Jul 10, 2006
jonathan in Greater Boston Area

Most sublime steak experience?

definitely disagree about the "beefy" flavor of a filet v/ strip. Filets are more "livery" tasting therefore, if someone is looking for steak, I would hands down go for a strip, MR. and def hit up lugers. just remember to bring cash.

Jul 10, 2006
jonathan in Manhattan

tea tray in the sky

The Chef was William Flumerfelt. Haven't heard anything about him since it closed.

Jul 03, 2006
jonathan in Greater Boston Area

Some places about to open

Has anyone heard what is going into where the B&D was in Brookline? I see construction, but haven't heard a peep about it.

Jul 03, 2006
jonathan in Greater Boston Area

NYC Hound ISO Local, Remarkable Faves

Interesting NYC recs--The chef at Veritas is a Boston native. As for Boston, definitely skip Sonsie. The food is unremarkable, and the ambiance does not reflect Boston at all. It was chic 10 years ago, but is more of a out-of towner be seen scene. I am not a fan of Sib Riv at all. Find the menu to be pretentious, confusing and the staff to be unreliable.

ECG, Union, Mistral, have interesting and solo-friendly dining. Hit up the bar as many of our bartenders are lifers and are entertaining and knowledgable. I would also put No9 Park on your list. It is great for solo dining (at bar only) or to entertain your clients. It is also walking distance from XV. Are you also dining at The Fed? The food is consistent and reliable there-- similar to Delmonicos. ECG is a hallmark of Cambridge dining. The Chef there has the cooking/service down to a science. For biz, you can also hit up Mistral, Meritage and add Sorellina. It is more of an older crowd scene, but it is owned by the Mistral group and has some of the vibrance Mistral had years ago that has somewhat diminished. If you're looking for some chic and good seafood, go to B&G Oysters in the S.End. Great modern intrepretations of the lobster roll. Get the Lobster BLT. It is very tasty. If you are in the mood for wine, check out the Butcher Shop next door. These places are not bargins, but you don't seem to be valuing price over taste... they're both great choices. Have fun. When you return to NY, hit up the Tasting Room. Love that place!

Jul 03, 2006
jonathan in Greater Boston Area

Bubble Brook in Westwood/Medfield

i have been to bubbling brook many times. i prefer their black raspberry chip. as for the food, think friendly's. not sophisticated or interesting. if you're looking for a good sandwich, check out isabellas (or isabel's) in medfield. very good sandwiches.

Jul 02, 2006
jonathan in Greater Boston Area

Shopping for Asian cookware

I have comparison shopped many times in Chinatown and have found their prices to be consistently higher than Ming's in the South End. This place is deceptively huge and has great selection of wares, food, etc. Washington St at E. Berkley

Jun 28, 2006
jonathan in Greater Boston Area

north shore seafood tonight

just got back from Essex Seafood. I think I need to re-read the previous posts on this topic and suggestion because I was entirely disappointed by the meal. We were jonsing for lobster rolls and fried clams. Ended up with 2 lobster rolls and a combo plate of scallops/clams with fries/onion rings. $52. including two sodas.

First off, the lobster roll was totally uninspiring. Just lobster with some mayo on a cold, unbuttered hotdog bun. There was nothing to it. Fries on the side had a strange taste. It was if they had not cleaned their fry oil in days. This taste carried over to the clams, scallops, and onion rings. BTW, the onion rings were also totally disappointing. There was absolutaly no crisp to them and once again, they tasted of dirty fry oil. For the prices they charge, I would hope they could change the oil more often.

Next time I will return to Woodmans.

Jun 27, 2006
jonathan in Greater Boston Area

north shore seafood tonight

we're hitting up the north shore for seafood tonight. it seems from previous posting that Essex Seafood is the spot. Is this the consensus?

Jun 26, 2006
jonathan in Greater Boston Area