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three nights in boston -- please help, lots of questions! (warning--long post)

Also, right next to Row 34

Jul 21, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

three nights in boston -- please help, lots of questions! (warning--long post)

Day 1 - If you're having dinner at No9 there are two great beer/cocktail bars right around the corner for post-dinner drinks: Stoddard's and JM Curley. If so inclined, you can hit Lord Hobo, CBC, Meadhall (maybe one other beer-bar on this route that I'm missing?) on a mini-crawl pre-dinner, then hop on the red line to Park St for No9.
Cragie is just as spendy but much more casual (it was Cragie Street Bistro, orginally). The food is phenomenal.

Day 2 - Harvard, Muqueca, afternoon coffee/pastry in N End sounds pretty sweet. If you wanted to do a lobster roll instead of Brazilian, the best one in Boston is at Neptune in the North End and lunch time is probably easiest to get a table there. For coffee, I like Caffe Paradiso to sit down.
Skip Sunset Grill, they have a ton of beers but nothing very interesting and people often express quality control issues. Publick House is very good, IMO, and close to Ribelle.

Day 3 - I'd vote for ICOB (unless you do Neptune on D2), it's a complete apples/oranges comparison to James Hook, though. ICOB has a top notch cocktail program and there are some other great bars around Fenway: Hawthorne, ESK, Citizen Pub, Lower Depths (cash only) for pre and post-dinner drinks.

It's going to be tough to squeeze in your other targets, but Toro is great. I think you may be sorry if you skip the South End in general. You have two lunches, I'd aim for a lobster roll (Neptune or ICOB) one day and either Muqueca or South End the second. Plenty of recs on SE if you search.

I would try to get down to the seaport if possible. It's lively and the views of downtown, especially from the roof deck bar at Legal Harborside, are really nice. You can hit Flour while you're down there, nothing too destination-worthy for dining.

The Old Rip Van Winkle 10 is gonna be hard to find unless they are releasing a shipment to Boston that arrives when you do. Most of those bottles would likely be spoken for anyway. I've had good luck with the lottery system at Julio's in Westboro, though.

Union Square Donuts is in Somerville (I think). Not Dewey square, which is downtown. It's probably kinda out of the way for a donut.

EDIT: Ribelle and No9 are both Italian-ish... Skip No9 and go to Craigie, esp if you are already having second thoughts. You should still try to pop in to JMC or Stoddard's if you're in the hood at some point though.

EDIT AGAIN: I'm an idiot... ICOB people just opened Row 34 in Fort Point. Open for lunch. Go there.

Jul 19, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

LA not mentioned as a good city for foodies

(crickets)

Jul 09, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Is Maison Publique the right choice?

I'm coming in town for a bachelor party in September. A couple of us will be in one day early and want to have a non-bachelor party dinner. By that, I mean a little more focused on food (we're going to Buonanotte for dinner on Saturday) but not Toque!.

Is Maison Publique a good choice? If not, then where?

Jul 09, 2014
Beachowolfe in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Awesome burgers: new thread

BBSC waaaaaay better than JMC

Jul 07, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

LA not mentioned as a good city for foodies

Let's not turn this into Boston vs. LA, at least in this thread. I'm not saying that Boston has better Mexican. It has a glut of expensive "Mexican" and a few small, quality places.

I'm also not attacking TPC, I like it there. I just don't think it's anything special. I would never drive more than 10 minutes to get to it. As I've stated before, the only standout to me is the hot sauce bar.

I'll ask for a third time... What am I missing? What makes it so special to the rest of you?

Jul 07, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

LA not mentioned as a good city for foodies

Kind of a different interpretation of "city" as "major metropolitan area" rather than defining by Government style.

Still waiting on why anyone thinks TPC is "special" or any responses to the comments about the crispiness of the fish (and scallops) or the mediocre tortillas.

Jul 07, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

LA not mentioned as a good city for foodies

Jesus dude, you're not making this discussion easy are you? My original claim was "Tacos Punta Cabras, while good, is not special by any stretch of the imagination."

I can see that you're not willing to go beyond my slightly hyperbolic following statement that "I can find similar tacos in any city in America." If I concede that not every single city in America, especially Loveland, OH and it's population of 12,000, has a comparable taco stand can we move on to what makes you think TPC is special?

I've had better fish tacos in Boston, btw.

Jul 07, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

LA not mentioned as a good city for foodies

I'm not mad, brocio. Tell me what makes TPC so great, I asked a clear question and I'm willing to admit having missed something if you can show me what that is. But, to this point you have still failed at pointing out anything extraordinary about the place.

I'll re-ask:
Maybe someone could enlighten me? What is it that's got you guys so hyped about this place?

Here’s something for you to contest- IMO, their batter isn't all that light or crispy (has at times, even been soggy) and the tortillas are a bit flavorless, I can barely tell that they're corn and not flour. I like the tortillas at Paco's in Culver more (though the rest of their "Mexican" food was just OK).

Jul 07, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

LA not mentioned as a good city for foodies

Wow, the amount of butthurt is amazing. Loveland, Ohio? Ad absurdum much?

Similar - resembling without being identical.

In this case, simple, battered fish/shrimp tacos with the typical fillings - cabbage slaw, etc.

Listen, I like the place and I go there once every couple months, but I don't find anything remarkable about the preparation.Maybe someone could enlighten me? What is it that's got you guys so hyped about this place? Tortillas? meh Fish? nope. Shrimp? nope. Hot sauces? They're the only thing that stands out in the least bit to me.

Jul 06, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

LA not mentioned as a good city for foodies

I can find similar quality tacos in any city in America

Jul 03, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Must-do Boston eateries- July10-13

L'Espalier

Jun 29, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Must-do Boston eateries- July10-13

O Ya

Jun 29, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Best....French and/or seafood... 4 people $300 dinner inc drinks

Bistro du Midi or Troquet, not as cool as ESK or Row 34 but not stuffy like L'Espalier either.

Jun 24, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian restaurant - limited to Boston itself

I probably shouldn't put this out in public, but fuck it, I live on the west coast now. That line down the street at Mike's is for tourists. Just walk in the left side and go up to the counter.

I love those neon green pistachio macaroons at Mike's. They're sickening sweet but really, really good. Modern for cannolis and torrone and Maria's for sfogliatelle.

Jun 23, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Another "best of" list to stir the pot

also, the comments on Thrillist

Jun 23, 2014
Beachowolfe in Beer

Santa Monica Pier Ice Cream Bang Bang

If you can suck it through a straw, it ain't thick enough for this chick.

HA!

Jun 23, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

The Best of the Best: An Ongoing Thread

tubesteak, lulz.

Jun 23, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

With Hilltop almost gone, what is now the most Iconic Boston Area Restaurant?

That one fucking grate right on the corner smells so awful.

I don't understand how any tourists could ever walk by that thing and then choose to eat inside.

Jun 21, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

LA not mentioned as a good city for foodies

I'd argue that the French and Italian is a bit better in NYC.

wtf does ethnic even mean?

Jun 14, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

LA not mentioned as a good city for foodies

Tacos Punta Cabras, while good, is not special by any stretch of the imagination.

Jun 14, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Santa Monica for Two friends THIS Thursday

Never had a problem getting a seat at T&R after a little bit of a wait... drinking wine in that weird little "country store" area. Well worth it, IMO.

Jun 14, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Where do you shop for under-the-radar wines?

legit LOL. WTF are krap critter wines?

Jun 14, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Pubs for World cup viewing downtown.

Not completely unexpected, they do a pretty solid college football setup. Sounds like a lot of people need to get out at different times of the day.

BTW, the constant hating on "bros" is insufferable.

Jun 14, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area
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Pubs for World cup viewing downtown.

The reincarnation kind of sucked, just weird with that entrance, front cafe part, etc.

Jun 13, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian restaurant - limited to Boston itself

You're right, yucca, panca and roccoto peppers, pallares, cassava root, and paiche are all typical Italian ingredients.

I love Taranta, but sending someone there for the city's best Italian is a bum steer.

Jun 11, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian restaurant - limited to Boston itself

not exactly Italian

Jun 11, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Pubs for World cup viewing downtown.

Any suggestions downtown?

I watched a game or two at Landsdowne last cup and the atmosphere was awesome. Maybe not the most knowledgeable fans, but packed with people rooting for the US. They pull down the screen behind the stage so it's easy to get a good view.

Jun 10, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Guy Fieri filming in allston

You're right, clearly it's time to rewatch

Jun 04, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area

Guy Fieri filming in allston

The Bunk, of course. There is a whole series of drawings someone did a few years ago. http://www.thedigitalage.com/gallery/...

I'm partial to the Snoop and Brother Mouzone ones.

Jun 04, 2014
Beachowolfe in Greater Boston Area