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Best Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich around

The irony of that place being at a hospital.

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Changes at Pete and Jen's Backyard Birds

Hope they have consulted with a good lawyer. Making improvements to the land is usually not free for the land owners.

Best Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich around

The Golden Goose in the North End (Commercial Street) makes a nice egg and cheese to order.

Best Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich around

I hate the egg at Flour - a brick and yet too soft. An egg in an egg sandwich needs to not give up so easily.

Where You Go as Opposed to Where you are Supposed to Go?

Alexander's in Medford for the breakfast bomb - of course I only found out about this because of a chowhound recommendation, so in a way, it too is where I am supposed to go. ;-)

March 2015 Openings and Closings

Really? I was just making a crudo joke.

March 2015 Openings and Closings

Don't you mean it will be a crudo restaurant ? :b

A Round of Applause for Chris Coombs and other great restaurant folks

Drove to Iggys today and they were very nice in providing a big bag of extra free bread. No way I could use it but they thankfully suggested that we hand it out to our neighbors - great idea of course and done! Thanks iggys for being so generous and thoughtful and for being open and baking. They continue to rock as always.

Jimmy John's North Station

Agreed - it could also intimidate another business. Just douchey all around.

Jimmy John's North Station

Heh, what is Jimmy John's going to do? Going to run into court every time a former employee gets a new job? Good luck with that. This smacks of lawyer b.s. but in reality, there is not much teeth to it. Would have to argue irreparable harm....must be one hell of a sandwich.

Source for barley, rye, farro and kamut flakes in Boston area?

Maybe call Iggy's and see if they can help? They have been putting out a kamut bread for a few months and it's been great. Also a purple wheat with pecan, which is interesting esp. for a pecan usage that is savory and not sweet, as my DW pointed out.

Korean in Davis Square?

Cool -did not know that -thanks for the tip!

A Question for the Dragon-Mouths !

When my parents come to town lately, we've been getting Qingdao and they pronounce the General Tso's chicken and shrimp lo mein the best they've had.

We have slowly introduced them to the sautéed greens (baby mustard, or pea pod stems, or Chinese broccoli), the leek dumplings, Singapore rice noodles, all with great success.

Mandarin limes

Thanks - The smoothies used the fruit pulp, but it's worth poking around these markets if they have the juice.

A Question for the Dragon-Mouths !

Thanks for asking and answering this question. I have always felt guilty that I was being a wimp for not chowing through the pile of peppers.

Mandarin limes

Sorry don't have an answer but we fell in love with guanabana smoothies in Costa Rica - also called soursop - does it contain a neurotoxin or does it cure cancer? While the debate may continue, there is no debating how this creamy delicious food is great as a icy cold smoothie on a hot tropical day.

Here's to hoping that a place with mandarin limes might also have a line on this fruit too.

What's for dinner during a blizzard?

Just curious ... For the places that were open yesterday, how did the employees get in during the "huddle in fear" order?

Korean in Davis Square?

I've eaten there a few times but it's been a good while so hopefully other folks can weigh in. Always thought the chow there was perfectly adequate although never really stayed beyond the standards like bibimbap. Sort of a dingy room and a little out of the way in Union which is why I thought the price point might make an interesting comparison.

how would you describe the Boston restaurant scene to an out of towner?

It's a little nutty that we lack for good diners in a college town. I have been bemoaning this for years, after going to school in Baltimore where things got started at the diner around 1 a.m.

Second the mid-range excellence, especially in Somerville and Cambridge. It's cool what you can do when the rents are reasonable.

Korean in Davis Square?

What would be an acceptable price? The menu at Buk Kyung lists it at $10.99.

Where to buy Scotch in Boston?

Also a large number of Polish cordials....thanks for the link.

Korean in Davis Square?

Geez, it was a soft opening... Tough crowd.

Are there any highly recommended vegetarian entrees in the Greater Boston area?

Btw, asparagus causes the same reaction in Everyone....but....some people can't smell it!

Are there any highly recommended vegetarian entrees in the Greater Boston area?

And to think she of all people gave a hoot.

I like the wrap with eggs and spinach - my DW always tends toward the Goddess bowl. It's healthy at least.

Cacio e pepe in Boston

Just remember - add the water to the cheese and not the other way around! :)

need advice on affordable New England wedding venues

Hi Danielle - sorry that I missed your question for so long. We got married at the Pierce House in Lincoln, MA. Our caterer was Tastings in Framingham, who was great.

Gordon's Waltham Ain't The Wine Shop It Used To Be

I like the wine guys at Federal Wine downtown. They are super knowledgeable and any snobiness comes with a wink and a smile. Every so often they feature bargain wines at their Wednesday tasting but they seem to know thei high end stuff too.

Btw, David Raines appears to still be affiliated with Gordon's.
https://center.gordonswine.com/conten...

Where to buy Scotch in Boston?

Yep, Joe's the man.

Cacio e pepe in Boston

I was trying to make fun of the Cinquecento marketing, not you my friend. :)

Cacio e pepe in Boston

You guys do get that Rome is like ... the CAPITAL of Italy?! Duh!...