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Steamed bun food truck near Chinatown T stop.

Has any one tried the steamed bun food truck that has been across from the DMV and the China town T stop for the last month or two during the mornings and afternoons?

(Not the lamb skewer truck, that is there some afternoons and evenings.)

Jan 27, 2014
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Jordan Marsh's Blueberry Muffins

At Uno Due Go in Downtown Crossing the pastry section sells "Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins".

May 24, 2013
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Wild Cherry Yogurt Shop- Chinatown

Went to Wild Cherry yesterday during their grand opening. Its a self service yogurt shop where you pull your own flavors and scoop your own toppings. They offered me a sample of any flavor. I ended up getting very small pulls of the pineapple, dulce de leche, and original tart flavors. The pineapple was the standout! They gave out a reward card to lead up to a free cup. There is only one size cup to put everything into. I would have liked to have seen at least 2 sizes to choose from, as my small pulls look silly in the quite large cup. The toppings bar offered fresh fruit ( kiwi, banana, avocado), canned fruit ( longan, lychee), couple flavors of bubbles, traditional candy toppings, ( reeses, m&ms, etc) and much more. There is limited seating. Glad this is near my work, can't wait to go again especially in the hot weather.

May 24, 2013
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Champagne Mangos where to buy?

This week they were being sold all over Chinatown and at Haymarket last week.

Mar 06, 2013
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Restaurants offering Easter menu options in Bostons metro west.

I am open to brunch, buffet or a nice Easter dinner.

Mar 06, 2013
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Restaurants offering Easter menu options in Bostons metro west.

Anywhere from Lowell to Arlington to Foxborough to Leominster.

Mar 04, 2013
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Burrito Express- Bedfordt St Boston

I walked by last Friday and the windows were papered over.

Does anyone know if they are renovating or a new restaurant is going in?

Feb 25, 2013
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Sa Pa Vietnamese - Anyone been?

Went last week. The bun was tasty, had the shredded beef with it. Very juicy and tender. I thought the pho was bland and I agree it was on the sweet side. I will continue to go to the pho joints for the real deal. I will probably go for the bahn mi and bun here.

Feb 25, 2013
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Searching for Sangsom

We loved this in Thailand and brought a couple bottles back, which have since been depleted. Would be great to give for Christmas! Anyone seen it recently, willing to drive to get it!

Dec 14, 2012
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Will drive for Hawaiian food!

There are many many types of poke. Sesame poke is pretty popular, but shouldn't drown out the fresh fish.

Aug 07, 2012
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Will drive for Hawaiian food!

Thanks for all the suggestions! The closest thing to laulau, plate lunch etc, guess will have to be a trip to Connecticut and New York. Can't wait try out the local suggestions. I bough Sam Choys Poke cookbook and will make my own poke. :)

Aug 07, 2012
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Will drive for Hawaiian food!

Craving some Hawaiian food in Massachusetts/ N.E. or New York.
Would kill for some poke, laulau, malasadas etc.

Jul 31, 2012
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Best of Brookline - 2011 Edition

For pizza I like Pizzeria Dante.

Try Stoli in Brookline Village for tasty Russian food & house infused vodkas.

I second all the other suggestions too, esp Darbar, dok bua, Anna's Taqueria, super fusion, gari, zaftigs, Sichuan Garden, Bottegga.......whats Cambridge??? :P

Dec 29, 2011
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Caviar

Try Baza in Newton behind Filenes Basement off Highland Ave. Its a Russian supermarket and they have a few types of caviar and lots of roe. Their smoked fish & pickles are excellent too btw!

Dec 28, 2011
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Porter Cafe in West Rox?

I can't really imagine kids here on a weekend night, maybe for lunch or dinner on a weeknight. I would say this is a reasonably priced gastropub & pretty delicious too!

Jun 08, 2011
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Porter Cafe in West Rox?

Went on Friday. I got the mussels, which were plump, sweet and perfectly cooked. Lots of beers to choose from the wall display on both sides of the bar ( both different) and a great tap selection from PBR to Chimay. They do not have a printed listed list of beers yet. When asked they hope to in the future. They do have to keep running downstairs to get some of the beers, and at one point the glass that had come fresh out of the dishwasher seemed to have strong chemical smell still even after the Whales Tail sat in it for a bit. So far only minor kinks to work out. Bartender and one of the owners took time to chat and do their connecting with the locals. A good fit for what West Roxbury was lacking, a small neighborhood "bistro style" bar, with cozy atmosphere and a much more interesting beer selection than other WR bars.

Jun 07, 2011
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Outdoor food/drinks in Newton and environs?

Sol Azteca and Union Street both have patios. Both restaurants are in Newton Center.

Jun 07, 2011
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EEL

I should have specified that I am not looking for it prepared the typical Japanese style with the sweet soy glaze.
Greek/Italian?
IOther ideas?

Feb 10, 2011
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EEL

I should have specified that I am not looking for it prepared the typical Japanese style with the sweet soy glaze. Maybe a Greek or Italian restaurant?

Feb 10, 2011
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EEL

Not served as sushi, but grilled or baked, anyone know of any places that serve this?

Feb 10, 2011
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Mauby Bark

I have seen it at Americas Food Basket on Hyde Park Ave.

Dec 28, 2010
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Legal Seafoods, Legacy Place - Dedham, Mixed Review, HIccups, and Pounding Music

Went a couple weeks ago.
CONS
-Sat @ "food bar", dirty dishes for 2 not cleared next to my elbow the entire meal.
-Appetizers forgotten.
-Abnormal amount of sediment at the bottom of my win.
- The panna cotta had the word "solo" visibly imprinted on top, never had a restaurant use Solo cups to make their panna cotta.
-Plastic netting in my mussels.

PROS
-Food was not bad, bread with hummus was so good.
-They gave me another half glass pour on the house to remedy the sludgy wine :)
-my mussels were delish.
*i totally understand that netting can get in when being cut with scissors and that red wine has sediment, I'm not that anal. I am glad that the food was pretty good and that my waitress remedied my wine.

Jul 30, 2010
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Affordable fish in the Concord, MA area?

I second Atlantic Sea Grille!! Very fresh market and great prices, a couple minutes past the rotary down 2A.

Jul 30, 2010
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Restaurant recommendations for inner harbor area

Open to ANY suggestions (local, ethnic, unique, greasy spoon, seafood etc.) just not a tourist trap :)

Jul 23, 2010
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Eats around east baltimore & Park ave

Any good ( non touristy) seafood restaurants or inteesting local or ethnic spots in the area. Willing to go for a walk to get yummy eats.

Jul 23, 2010
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Juice Bars in the Boston Area?

I would go to the Juice Bar in China town, the watermelon juice is really good. I usually go for the avocado shakes. As has been stated already, there aren't veg/juice blends. They have a large menu, of milkshakes, tea shakes, and juices.

Also, there is Lollicup on Comm ave in the Super 88 food court. They are yummy with a large menu as well.

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Lollicup
1095 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Jun 30, 2010
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I need powdered citric acid - any help out there?

Try Super 88 or the Hmart in Burlington.

Jun 29, 2010
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30th anniversary. Within half hour of Acton.

Here are some choices: ( sorry not entirely sure about entertainment, but the food is good and they are all near by)

-Monument Grill in Leominster
-J's restaurant @ Nashoba Valley Winery
-Alcotts Restaurant & Tea Room in Harvard
-Cast Iron Kitchen in Maynard
-Chloe American Bistro in Hudson
-Walden Grill in Concord
-Allora Ristorante in Marlborough
-Coral Seafood in Marlborough

Jun 29, 2010
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Grilled Romaine Salad

Had the grilled Caesar salad @ Washington Square Tavern and LOVED it. The charred bits of the lettuce were delicious.

Does anyone know of other grilled romaine salads in boston and surrounding areas?

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Washington Square Tavern
714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446

Jun 21, 2010
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WHOLE PIG

I know of Blood Farm, but don't know if other people have had luck with other farms, butchers or wholesalers in the purchasing of a whole pig.

Apr 06, 2010
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