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Ramps 2013

Has anyone seen ramps for sale yet?

Place to buy preserves lemons?

I'm a bit late here, but in the future, you can also find preserved lemons at Dave's Fresh Pasta in Davis.

ISO Traditional tagine / couscous restaurants?

They do a few good couscous dishes at Cafe Baraka in Cambridge, though my favorite things there are actually the mezze. I've also had a tasty, if pricey, tagine at Oleana.

Best Burrito in Boston

What about Taco Loco in Somerville? I've never actually had the burrito, but their tacos are among my favorites.

Sidenote: Burritos kind of symbolize the whole disgusting "bigger is better" ethos to me. Switch to tacos.

Seven days in Boston and Salem

Please go to Maria's or Modern Pastry instead of Mike's! The cannoli are much better and filled to order at both.

Guru the Caterer...MEH

I really love Guru as well. A lot of their sauces have whole spices in them, the use of which I fully support. I'd much rather spend $7 here than $14 for comparable entrees at other area Indian restaurants, where your food is often doused in ghee and sits in your stomach like something from McDonalds. That said, i live nearby and can't say I would drive longer than 15 minutes to get there, at least not on a regular basis.

Porchetta in Boston?

Thanks for the info! I've been wondering what it was like. I guess I'll have to make my own if I want the bits of crispy skin.

Porchetta in Boston?

Does anyone know if there is any Porchetta available in Boston? I went to Artu and had the "porchetta" sandwich there, which, while good, was nothing like the porchetta in Italy, which is a deboned suckling pig cooked with lots of herbs and spices and served as a sort of pulled pork panino.

I saw in an old thread that Russo's carries it, does anyone know if they still do, and what it's like? I recently visited Porchetta in New York, and it was kind of a disappointment.

I also know that Salumeria Italiana in the North End carries something under the name porchetta as well, but wonder what it is exactly.