Maybe this is the wrong board for this.
We're two weeks out from the American Craft Beer Fest -- http://beeradvocate.com/acbf/ -- and I'm trying to get my tasting list in order. Brewers and beers are listed here: http://beeradvocate.com/acbf/beer
Are there any particular brewers or beers you are excited to sample?
This is my first beer fest, and I'm thinking of trying to taste beers I don't normally have access to. What would you recommend?
Is it just me or are the burritos at the Herra's stand outside Macey's somehow way better than the ones in the store on Temple Place? In my highly unscientific test, users (read: me) have felt extra deliciousness from cart burritos, but only normal deliciousness from store burritos.
And +1 for the Chinatown shoutouts, MC Slim JB has got you covered, but I'd also nominate Pho Pasteur -- fast, and good enough.
I saw that BiNA serves sandwiches as well but I've never ponied up the $10 to get one.
Monday night and Shiki and Oishi are closed. Thinking of going to Maluken in Kendell. Any other ideas for a Monday night sushi that won't break the bank?
I'm interested in making a chowtacular wedding reception in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire (around Wolfeboro, NH to be exact). Anyone out there have good/bad experiences with folks?
I'm less concerned with a specific style. I'm open to anything, but especially interested in people that do creative menus or something that is a little less traditional.
Also: any ideas on on-site BBQ'ers? Especially folks that can also do veggie food.
Today I did the Mike's vs. Mei Sum beef banh mi back-to-back. I'm going with Mike's. The bread is lighter, crunchier -- almost like French to Mei Sum's Italian. Mei Sum also had a sweeter sauce that kind of drowns out the other flavors. Mike's had veggies that came through a little clearer, crunchier and more veggie-tasting. Both were very good.
The Mei Sum tofu banh mi was good (I don't think Mike's does this) and the Mei Sum pork buns were great as well -- although it looks like Mike's also has pork buns.
So for me it'll be all about context: If I'm going with a vegetarian, or if I'm in one of my guilt-ridden no-meat phases, I'm headed to Mei Sum. If I'm after a beef, I'm headed to Mike's. Pretty great job at both places, and very nice people at both spots as well.