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Pretzel Bun?

So does Kowalski's, if you happen to live near one. They're best eaten within a day, though, so be warned.

May 14, 2010
adg1034 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

St Paul Cheese Shops' Sandwiches

Provolone, huh? On the menu, it comes with brie, but you're right- you can substitute any cheese you want, provided you pay the difference. Hmmm. I'd actually avoided it because of the brie, but now that I'm thinking about it, a soft goat cheese in its place could be orgasmic. I'll report back.

Feb 18, 2010
adg1034 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Not your typical out-of-towner recommendation thread

A fellow Wodehouse fan? Good show.

Aug 19, 2009
adg1034 in Greater Boston Area

Not your typical out-of-towner recommendation thread

Good suggestions.

So, my schedule is now looking like this:

Tuesday dinner- Sorrelina
Wednesday lunch- Parish Cafe; Wednesday dinner- either Peach Farm or some amazing Italian place on the North End
Thursday lunch- Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead; Thursday dinner- Typhoon for soup, followed by SDLT for dinner
Friday lunch- Neptune Oyster. Also, I'll see if I can swing Modern.

Aug 19, 2009
adg1034 in Greater Boston Area

Not your typical out-of-towner recommendation thread

Any particular reason why Modern over Mike's? Be fair to both parties involved.

And my thoughts on meal arrangements are changing by the minute. If we went to Neptune Oyster for Friday lunch, that gives us an extra dinner slot on Wednesday. From my very limited knowledge about Boston's restaurant scene, I've got three restaurants that have piqued my interest for two nights- Tuesday and Wednesday. Out of Sel de la Terre, Sorrelina, and Via Matta, are there two that just stand head and shoulders above the third, or should these even be the three on my list in this price range in the first place?

Aug 19, 2009
adg1034 in Greater Boston Area

Not your typical out-of-towner recommendation thread

I understand everyone's qualms about Typhoon, but I've checked, and I definitively cannot dissuade the lady involved that we shouldn't go. So that's a lost cause.

As for everything else, however, here's what I have in mind:

Next Tuesday- fly in, grab some chowder from Legal's in the early afternoon, then head to Sel de la Terre for dinner (or perhaps Via Matta, or maybe even Sorrelina?; convince me on this, people).

Wednesday: Parish Cafe for lunch, then Neptune Oyster for dinner (just about the only meal where it fits into our schedule, sadly, unless we want to skip out on an Italian lunch in the North End on Friday.)

Thursday: Eat somewhere in Marblehead for lunch, then (ugh) Typhoon for dinner. (It's possible that we could just get some of their supposedly fabled soup for starters, then head somewhere else later on for salad and dessert.)

Friday: Mike's Pastry for breakfast, followed by the North End Italian restaurant tour, with lunch... somewhere. Preferably Italian, though we could possibly swing a Neptune Oyster lunch this day, too. No dinner, as that's when we're flying home.

Now that I think about it, very little is actually set in stone. I'd love to change that. Thoughts?

Aug 19, 2009
adg1034 in Greater Boston Area

Not your typical out-of-towner recommendation thread

Okay. I did some more digging, and I've come up with a list. Kind of. Pretty much everything is ending up being in the North End, but that shouldn't be too big of a deal.

Lunch:
Parish Cafe
Pizzeria Regina
Typhoon (my counterpart on this trip went once, a few years back, and has her heart set on going back. Apparently, some sort of heavenly soup was involved.)
Chili Duck (?)

Dinner:
Neptune Oyster
Sel de la Terre
Sorrelina

Any terrible choices? Any glaring omissions? Anyone?

(And to the above poster: good question. It probably isn't. I'm just not usually a picky eater, and I really am open to anything. But I digress.)

Aug 18, 2009
adg1034 in Greater Boston Area

Not your typical out-of-towner recommendation thread

At least, I don't think this is. Anyway, I'm going to be coming to Boston for a few days next week, and I realized that I didn't really know what I was going to be doing for food. So, naturally, I thought of Chowhound, but I also didn't want to be that guy who says "I'm looking for a restaurant recommend me one please thanks." Here's what I want to know: for all you Boston CHers, if you had to pick one lunch spot and one dinner spot in the entire city, what would they be, and why? I'm open to anything from hole-in-the-wall lobster roll shacks to white tablecloth extravaganzas. Surprise me.

(I'm staying in the Back Bay, but I want to get out and explore other areas of the city, too, so don't let that influence anything.)

Aug 18, 2009
adg1034 in Greater Boston Area