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Kosher Parmigiano-Reggiano from Italy

The Zabar's link doesn't seem to work.

Anyone ever find any kosher Grana Padano?

Dec 15, 2011
sultanp in Kosher

Tailgaters Pub and Grille in Acton

Acton Coffee House is now open. Looks very much like a copy of Ziba's - little has
changed.

Apr 17, 2011
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Tailgaters Pub and Grille in Acton

Tailgator's in Acton is now open. Big flag outside, and lights on inside.
Signs on windows advertise Trivia Night every Wednesday.

Have not yet paid a visit.

Apr 17, 2011
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Sonic

There used to be a great O'Naturals in Acton on 2A - big, with free WiFi and cute cook staff - but it closed a few months ago.

Feb 21, 2010
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Hot dog place in Maynard?

Anyone eat there yet? Comments? Any good? Stay away?

Jan 16, 2010
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Restaurant for mother-in-law's birthday dinner in/near Natick

Do you like your mother-in-law?

Jan 09, 2010
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Whitefish?

Where can I find fresh (not smoked) whitefish? A few fish places say they only stock it near major Jewish holidays. Is there anyplace that has it on a a regular basis? The old Captain's Wharf restaurant in Brookline used to have a great baked whitefish.

Dec 20, 2009
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Best Inauthenic, Americanized Chinese?

Makhara on Great Road in Acton, off Rt 27.

Very inauthentic, but pretty tasty.

There was a place I went to a long time ago in the Westford area that served
rolls and butter. You had to ask for rice and doubt if they even had chopsticks.
The waitresses were all blondes named Darlene - how inauthentic can you get?!

Dec 05, 2009
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Where to get Teppanyaki in Boston?

There is a place in Lawrence that is the only 'no msg' teppanyaki I've ever seen.
Had dinner there once. They put on a good show and the food and prices were
reasonable. (Hibachi Chicken, 16.95; Teriyaki Steak, 18.95).

313 South Broadway
Lawrence, MA 01843
978- 689-4047
www.yokohamajapanesesteakhouse.com

Website has a $5 off $50 at dinner coupon.

Nov 25, 2009
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Quality sardines at retail?

I actually just bought some fresh sardines at H-Mart in Burlington this morning.

Package of 4 fish (labeled: "Saltines").

Had to gut and clean and take care of the bones. Pretty tasty.

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H-Mart
3 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA 01803

Nov 15, 2009
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Seen any Maine shrimp yet?

Also at Wayland Whole Foods - same price.

Dec 06, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Best Brazilian BBQ in metro Boston?

Isn't there a place in Framingham near Rt 9 and 126?

Dec 05, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Market Basket Meat

Been buying meat there for several years. Never a problem. I see
the same brands (for example of lamb) at other markets at higher
prices.

Oct 07, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Maynard area eats?

I said "suburban chinese" not "good chinese". It's not chinatown, or anything
like it. At least they don't serve it with white rolls and butter (like a place in Westford
did).

Bummer about Tobiko.

Sep 28, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Maynard area eats?

Been in Maynard since 2004. Thai place across from 51 Main is decent. Thai
place across from CVS is doubtful. Cast Iron looks overpriced to me - have not
eaten there yet. Philly steak place next to 51 Main is good and inexpensive.
China Ruby serves reliable suburban chinese. Oriental Garden buffet is hit-or-miss
depending on what they put out that day. Boston Bean has excellent coffee and
good sandwiches. There is good italian at the Acton place near Scupper Jack's.
Scupper Jack's is overpriced and food is just OK, very salty and salad bar has
not much to choose from. Tobiko (same plaza in Acton) has imaginative asian food.

So, why did you people move to Maynard?

Sep 22, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Chowderfest...worth it?

Quality varies from year to year. Sometimes they have three or more really great chowder options and you can go back and forth until you can pick a winner.

Sometimes there is only one restaurant with good chowder. There's usually one place with really bad chowder - you see people dumping the cups in the trash after taking one taste.

The weather is a huge variable. If it's sweltering, it's not so much fun. If it's sunny and dry, it can be a blast.

Just watch out for all the corporate junk set up outside the Chowderfest - giveaways of junk food and chemical-laden drinks.

Jul 03, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Blue Ginger Lounge

I don't think you can go wrong with anything at Blue Ginger. Enjoy!

Jun 02, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Lexington & Concord Suggestions

The Decordova cafe is pretty nice. I've had a few good lunches there.

Jun 02, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Asia Buffet in Framingham?

What happened? Place is empty and locked up.

May 31, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Fresh Mangosteen?

I beleive that it is still not legal to import fresh mangosteen fruit - hence all the juices.

May 07, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Downtown/Back Bay/So End vegan lunch

Sorry - it is in the North End:

GREZZO - 69 Prince St., Boston. 857-362-7288. grezzorestaurant.com

May 07, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Downtown/Back Bay/So End vegan lunch

There was a review in today's Globe of a vegan raw food place in (I think) the area.

May 07, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

eats in Lincoln, MA

The DeCordova itself has a nice small cafe upstairs.

May 07, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Green Tea 2 - Great Dim Sum again + Live frogs!

"Crunchy Frog? Don't you even take the bones out?"

"If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, would it?"

Apr 14, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

I need a great place for steak.

Christopher's on Rt 62 in Maynard has excellent steaks.

Mar 27, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Best BBQ?

Lester's in Burlington is pretty good.

Stay away from Firefly's...

Mar 20, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Favorite dishes at Rod Dee brookline

The Larb.

Mar 20, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Minado or Asia Buffet - which one do I like better?

Asia Buffet does have Yellowtail, but only at dinner (turn over the sushi menu sheet for the dinner options).

They also do have some sashimi at the buffet next to the sushi chefs. Not a huge sashimi selection, but if you got there just when they put it out, you could get a decent portion.

Nice to go there, order some sushi, have a bowl of miso soup while you wait, and enjoy the free drink refills.

Feb 25, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Best Coffee in Boston

Coffee Connection was the best. Peet's is probably the best available now.

Feb 21, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area

Expensive Steakhouses like KO Prime

I recently went to Ken's in Framingham and was totally underwhelmed. Quality, atmosphere and service were sub-par. I ordered the porterhouse - waiter said it was the biggest steak on the menu - and it was thin, tough and quite small for a porterhouse. Even my son (8 years old) said the steak was not that good. Sides were barely warm and totally over-buttered. Only good thing was the ceasar salad starter.

Feb 15, 2008
sultanp in Greater Boston Area