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October 2014 Openings and Closings

It does not seem like Salts in Cambridge is open yet. Hope they open soon!

Oct 10, 2014
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Old Cider Mill - Glastonbury

The Apple Harvest Festival is going on this weekend. I have never been so do not know much beyond the information below. Nearby there are quite a few farms in South Glastonbury. I have listed a few web sites below. I have done some picking at both Belltown and Rose's but have not gone to Robb's yet. I hope this helps.

Apple Harvest Festival:

Robb"s Farm:

Belltown Hill Orchards:

Rose's Berry Farm:

Where's the best bowl of pho in southern NE.?

Regarding Pho501, it is closed until Aug. 3 or 4.


For those of you interested in Gutt, I picked up corn tonight. The price is $.60 per ear, $3.00 for 6, or $6.00 for 12.

Best Indian Food Restaurants in CT?

If you like spicy Indian, you should go to Priya in Rocky Hill. There is lunch buffet and a Sunday dinner buffet. Both are spicy. There are some unusual selections in the buffet compared to other Indian places I have been to.

Priya Indian Cuisine
1860 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

H-Mart Burlington!!!

I went this past Saturday night about 6 pm. It was a mad house. I would suggest avoiding weekend nights. Mornings are better.

Also, a warning regarding the fish, there is a sign that says that they can prepare fish five ways. However, I asked them to do number 3, which is cut into a fillet. I was told that everything but number 3 is done. If you want fillet, you have to buy the fish that are already filleted on the right side.

Oct 19, 2009
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Kotobukiya closing?

If I read about the opening in the Japanese magazines, I will post it here. That is if someone does not beat me to it. It seems like CHers have access to the latest information.

May 22, 2009
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

New Chicken Place in Chelsea

The wait is a lot shorter now. I went last Saturday around 2 pm. The wait was about 15 to 20 minutes. Everyone there was ordering the fried chicken. The line went pretty quickly because there were already trays of chicken and yucca fries available. I had just the chicken plate of two wings and one drumstick for $3.99. If you order the combo with drink and sides, it is $6.99. You can substitute one of the other sides such as yucca for $.30. The chicken was juicy and better than KFC.

May 22, 2009
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Kotobukiya closing?

I went to Kotobukiya today and the selection is definitely limited. I talked with one of the workers in Japanese. She said that the new owner is opening a place in Medford Square in August. However, there will be probably be an announcement in the Japanese magazines. The place will not be called Kotobukiya.

Apr 27, 2009
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Thai Restaurant Week

Thanks for the information.

Apr 15, 2009
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

has anyone done the L'espalier RW lunch yet?

Thanks julieapfel for asking this question. I also have a reservation for Saturday so was interested in the replies.

Mar 19, 2009
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Planning ahead- special dinner, Oleana fell through

Another suggestion is Rendezvous in Central Square. It is within walking distance from the T or parking is easily available at night.

Mar 03, 2009
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Anyone know where they serve Korean barbecue tongue?

Thanks for the information Luther, kobuta, and galangatron. I will check it out.

Mar 03, 2009
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Anyone know where they serve Korean barbecue tongue?

I have a craving for Korean barbeque tongue but not sure if any of the local Boston Korean restaurants serve it. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

Mar 01, 2009
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Cafe Polonia 9.28.08 - still Great

Thanks to all who recommended Cafe Polonia. We went today for lunch today and had the sour pickle soup, polish plate, and the gypsy pancake. The food was good. Portions were good sized so we were stuffed afterwards and brought half of the polish plate home. We definitely want to go again and try something else next time.

Oct 05, 2008
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Mirin in the Boston area?

Just to give a cheaper alternative, I buy Kikkoman mirin at the Cambridge Wine & Spirits next to the Alewife Whole Foods. It is $6.99 for 25.4 fluid ounces and has 12.5% alcohol. It does not have the ingredients on the label. I use the mirin weekly so cannot afford to buy a really expensive kind.

There are generally two types of mirin that is sold in the U.S. Mirin fu (character is wind) that usually has sugar as a main ingredient and hon mirin, which is the one with alcohol in it. However, I have to say that Kikkoman just says mirin sweet cooking sake though and not hon mirin.

Jun 06, 2008
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Something Savory, Arlington???

For those who want an extra kick in their meal, you can ask for the spicy sauce on the side. It is pretty spicy.

May 03, 2008
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Restaurants that need Chowhound support

I thought I would start a post so that others can add good restaurants that do not have many customers so we can support them. I know someone did a similar post to drum up support for Angela's Cafe. By the way, we went to Angela's last week.

My choice would be Yo Ma in Allston. I went to lunch today, and there was only one couple there who left shortly after. After that, it was just my husband and me. No one else came in while we were there. We are worried that this restaurant will not last. It does not have a liquor license so has to rely only on its food. This is our second visit, and we think that it offers a unique cuisine in Boston.

Yo Ma is a Burmese restaurant. My husband and I ordered the green mango salad and green tea leaf salad as appetizers. We asked for it spicy so both had a kick to it. My husband preferred the green mango salad because it was refreshing, and I preferred the green tea leaf salad for its varied texture. For the main course, we had OhnNoteKhotSwe and MeeShay. These are both noodle dishes and were not as spicy as the appetizers. That may have been a good thing because our mouths were burning by this time. We preferred the OhnNoteKhotSwe over the MeeShay in terms of flavor. The OhnNoteKhotSwe is a coconut chicken soup base. The MeeShay is noodle with pork sauce over it. Previously, we ordered the rice curries, but we think the noodle dishes are a better choice.

Within walking distance the Green B line. Only downside is that it is a little expensive.

Apr 06, 2008
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Calling all hounds: Angela's Cafe needs your help!

I was finally able to persuade my husband to go here for lunch today. The food was great! I had the chilaquiles with red sauce. It was spicy but delicious. My husband had the Central American and gordito chorizo. The Central American was simple but well done. He really liked the gordito chorizo. There was something else that another table had ordered not on the menu that looked good. It was in a pot. I asked what it was but cannot remember it now. Overall, it was good and cannot wait to try it for dinner.

Mar 30, 2008
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

Whither Ippudo Hakata?

According to this Japanese web site, it looks like the date has slipped to 2008. However, Ippudo is still going to open. In one of first pictures, the person who has worked at the company for six years has been selected as part of the NYC staff.

Nov 21, 2007
bulldog69 in Manhattan

Zaleks Impresses Once Again

We went to Zaleks for the first time for lunch because of all of the positive reviews on Chowhound. I had the greek dinner, and my husband had the fish and chips. Both were good with generous portions. I have to agree with the reviews on this place. We would go more frequently too if it was closer.

The place was clean when we went. However, service is a little slow. The only other warning is that this place is cash only. Luckily, we had enough cash to pay for the meal.

Jun 30, 2007
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area

worst sushi

I made the mistake of ignoring chowhound posts and went to Yama in Wellesley for lunch. It was one of the worst Japanese lunches that I have ever had. I ordered tempura which was caked with batter. Also, the rice that was served with the food was Chinese not Japanese rice. The other pet peeve is that the green tea, which cost $1, was simply a teabag with a small cup of hot water. All in all, a terrible place that I would not recommend to your worst enemy.

Jun 24, 2007
bulldog69 in Greater Boston Area