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Best Italian Restaurant in North End

I think the TVs are only in North End location, right? Agreed that the whole atmosphere there is ridiculous. Though, I think I got to watch Goodfellas instead of a glad-handing video. I was saying that the Waterfront location atmosphere isn't THAT bad, and not much different than a cheesy steakhouse.

For the record, there was a tequila ice luge the first time I went to Del Frisco. Not much better, if at all. (I like Del Frisco, though)

I hadn't noticed the sauce issues but if you feel that way it's a valuable contribution. Seeing the follow up from the OP, Il Panino is a good choice. I'd likely retract the Mamma Maria rec. Maybe toss out Piccolo Nido or Maurizios.

Not sure who Slim was referring to w/ the ancestors comment, but I've never made claims to that, and can't even think of a time i've seen such a comment on CH. Maybe he's just more of a Yelper, I see it there quite often.

Apr 13, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian Restaurant in North End

I've had some decent meals at Shtrega and the atmosphere at the Seaport location isn't even that bad. No worse than any cheesy steakhouse. It's nothing special, but not horrible. Certainly you could find some other place to constantly dumpout on. Or, at least focus on the food, right?

Unless this is like the other time you trashed a restaurant because of the hospitality group that was behind it. In that case, we get it dude... you think Nick Varano sucks.

Apr 12, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area
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Best Italian Restaurant in North End

I'll have to reword, apparently the last comment got some tempers flaring. Too bad, the hilarity that ensued from Nsenada's follow up is now lost for all eternity. Sad face.

How's this, Peter?

"Cue the people who choose to ignore the OPs previous decision to dine in the North End handing out Erbaluce recommendations. I suggest Mamma Maria for good Italian in the North End"

Apr 12, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian Restaurant in North End

ha!

Apr 12, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

ISO Troegs Nugget Nectar

They often have this stuff on tap at Porter's near the Garden. One of, if not the, best bar around there to tie one on during the day.

Apr 12, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Source for large format wine

Delmonico has no bottle limit and $25 corkage fee. Of course, I'll call and see if this applies to a large bottle.

Thanks for the rec VG.

Mar 30, 2014
Beachowolfe in Las Vegas

Source for large format wine

Looking to bring a Jeroboam to Delmonico for a bach party. Two questions -

Where can i buy one?
Is this crass?

Mar 30, 2014
Beachowolfe in Las Vegas

Report on trip to Nashville

Googled to check out the coffe place, appears to be Barista Parlor for anyone else that's lookin
http://www.baristaparlor.com/

Mar 13, 2014
Beachowolfe in Kentucky & Tennessee

Good Beer Bottle Shop in LA

Lots of interesting stuff at Duck Blind in Santa Monica.

Mar 02, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

30th Birthday Party - with children

If you really have to have the kids maybe Summer Shack + Kings would be cool.

Feb 26, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Potbelly=happiness in Terminal C!

Better than Quiznos? Laughable. They're the same fuckin thing! I'm done arguing about how close it is to Subway, you can have the "full step up" from Subway rating.

Their sandwiches still blow and are a waste of money and calories.

Feb 24, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Visitor looking for Good Craft Beer Sections

Row 34's beer list makes me cream my pants a little bit. And, as mentioned previously, they serve Trillium.

If you go to Cambridge the Lord Hobo-CBC-Meadhall crawl can be nice.

To add something new- I'll toss out Publick House

Feb 23, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Potbelly=happiness in Terminal C!

You guys don't like chipotlaway?

Feb 23, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

lucca north end questions

Their wild boar rigatoni is pretty good, admittedly haven't been there in over a year though.

Feb 22, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Potbelly=happiness in Terminal C!

So what sandwich chains do you think are between Subway and Potbelly? I'd probably put in on par with or below a a place like Jimmy Johns.

Feb 22, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Potbelly=happiness in Terminal C!

Sorry, wasn't commenting on the breakfast.

My buddies in Chicago hyped this place up so much, it was a huge let down the first time I went into one in CT or NY. Gave them a second, maybe third? try. Godawful.

Feb 21, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Potbelly=happiness in Terminal C!

Are you guys fuckin serious? This place is barely a step above Subway. The one in DTX especially.

Feb 21, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area
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Dinner near Seaport on Saturday 2/15

Maybe you can control yourself better than most but you're probably going to be pretty sloshed after the wine expo. It's an absolute shitshow after the first hour or two.

At that point you may not want to wait 4-5 hours to eat.

Feb 12, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Are dinner parties passé?

30 (ugh)

And I've never been to a dinner party that was more than another couple having a few people over to eat before we went to the bar, if that makes sense. Nothing of the sort that my parents had when I was growing up where I would be relegated to a "kids only" area.

Feb 09, 2014
Beachowolfe in General Topics

800 Degrees coming to Santa Monica

Ordered delivery the other night, resounding "meh". I like NY&C better.

Feb 09, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Are dinner parties passé?

I really thought this was an age thing... I'm surprised that at 51 you don't go to dinner parties.

Feb 09, 2014
Beachowolfe in General Topics

Are dinner parties passé?

Gross. =)

Feb 09, 2014
Beachowolfe in General Topics

Spencer Trappist Ale

confirmed $13 bucks at JM Curley... the ripping off of all nut swinging hipsters continues. lol.

Feb 09, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Are dinner parties passé?

How old are you?

Feb 08, 2014
Beachowolfe in General Topics
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So Cal 'hound looking for high end experience for celebratory dinner

uhockey's detailed posts here and on the blog are generally very good

Feb 05, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Have you ever been censored by Chowhound moderator? I have many times!!

I guess it is puzzling since it doesn't appear to be the profanity that's getting any of mine (or others') posts deleted.

Maybe you have another theory?

Feb 05, 2014
Beachowolfe in Site Talk

Dinner near the Financial District: Trade or Shojo?

I think Nebo's got more to offer than just smelts. Haven't been to the new location, is it much different?

Feb 05, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

So Cal 'hound looking for high end experience for celebratory dinner

Agreed on the dining room.

My point in suggesting Troquet is usually that the food is soooo much better than people give them credit for. I would eat there over say, Clio, any day. They get a lot of love for the wine but to me, their food is every bit as good as BDM, Erbaluce, Salts, etc.

Feb 01, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

So Cal 'hound looking for high end experience for celebratory dinner

+1 for TW Food and Salts.

Will also toss out L'Espalier, Bistro du Midi, Troquet, and Bergamot. Depending on your age, Hammersley's as well. Definitely the most "adult" atmosphere.

I know other people don't think Troquet is quite as focused on food as the rest of the top tier but I've always had great meals there.

Jan 31, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Spring 2014 Openings and Closings

That's SoBo for ya!

Jan 29, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area