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Happy Hanukkah Everyone! What's for dinner?

latkes the other night and tostones tomorrow (double fried green plantains)

Dec 17, 2014
fara in General Topics

Do people consider DIM SUM as breakfast?

"great taste bakery" and get the Portuguese custard in the bakery section

Dec 17, 2014
fara in General Topics

Hot sauce - What do you have in the house

I love the taste, price, and non sweetness of cholulas

Dec 16, 2014
fara in General Topics

Chowhound's Best Restaurants of 2014: Vote Today!

yes the sushi bar has a different menu, and is in a different city. thanks

Dec 13, 2014
fara in Features

Chowhound's Best Restaurants of 2014: Vote Today!

problem in the Boston list: we suggested oishi sushi bar, which is a different restaurant entirely from "oishi". at least that's what I recommended, please check.

Dec 13, 2014
fara in Features

The best thing your school cafeteria served

in high school we usually had two options for hot lunch: a chicken burger with lettuce on a bun, and Other. the ground and breaded chicken patty was obviously frozen, but it was a reliable option. sometimes I'd buy an Arizona sweet tea which came in these huge cans and wasn't very good.

Dec 13, 2014
fara in General Topics

Is it just me, or is this really utterly ridiculous?

wow how embarrassing. Edelman has made a fool of himself.

Dec 11, 2014
fara in Greater Boston Area

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

I still love occasionally but quickly get tired of Thai food, and to a lesser extent, Indian. there's an excellent Thai place nearby That I'm already bored of after the second visit. I guess something about the flavor profile is not appealing to me.

Dec 09, 2014
fara in General Topics

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

I still love occasionally but quickly get tired of Thai food. there's an excellent place nearby That I'm already bored of after the second visit. I guess something about the flavor profile is not appealing to me.

Dec 09, 2014
fara in General Topics

Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures

Mexican coke, Dunkin coffee with cream and sugar, a good glazed doughnut, mcds plain cheeseburgers,
anything from shake shack, hot fudge sundaes, samples of the cheap chinese food court chicken, Fritos, nacho cheese dip, crunchy Cheetos, hot dogs, churrascaria type meat eating,alcohol

Dec 09, 2014
fara in General Topics

Awesome burgers: new thread

I once had a rabbit entree and it was weirdly soft, flavor wasn't interesting. I think I also had oysters there and a dessert. nothing impressive about them or the service for the price point. burger and fries at the bar were a Great surprise.

Dec 09, 2014
fara in Greater Boston Area

Awesome burgers: new thread

the burger and fries at catalyst is pretty good. I didn't like anything else there but the burger was pretty good.

Dec 08, 2014
fara in Greater Boston Area

[UPDATE] Vote for your favorite restaurants in the Boston area for "Best of 2014."

oishi sushi bar
Shanghai gate
shiki
oleana
Chen ya Thai
Thai north
Boston kabob
ribelle
strip ts

austrian cheese?

not exactly what you're asking, but Butcherie carries an Edam cheese that is just about the best soft, sliceable cheeese I've ever had. it's very havarti in inspiration and Made in Israel (tnuva brand)

Dec 03, 2014
fara in Greater Boston Area

Dinner for 4, newish place in between Newton and Somerville?

oishi sushi bar in Newton

Dec 02, 2014
fara in Greater Boston Area

lees burgers?

there's a place in Newton which I haven't tried. now one is opening in Brookline (sign is up). how are they? how do they compare to shake shack, smashburger, or good pub burgers? how are the fries?

Dec 02, 2014
fara in Greater Boston Area

if you could live anywhere at any income level, what would you choose?

I would live in Europe, city undecided. Most likely muliple places from Paris to Oslo to Krakow. I really miss the quality of the food abroad. I suppose I could just move but dh is not a fan and eating well is secondary to dh.

Nov 29, 2014
fara in Not About Food

if you could live anywhere at any income level, what would you choose?

Where would you live and what kind of lifestyle would you have, if you could have any you wanted? perhaps you are not living in this place or maybe you are. what food is available to you there and what do you do all day?

Nov 29, 2014
fara in Not About Food

Dairy-free mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving?

It's not exactly the same, because there's no dairy, but it's very nice to make a warm potato salad with slightly mashed cubes of potatoes, mayo, and salt. you could even add some chopped pickles if you think it would go, because they will not be the kind of potatoes that go well with gravy. however I can see these on the table with some homemade cranberry relish, various root vegetables baked with olive oil and maple syrup, green beans, challah..potato salad is better than mashed sometimes!

Nov 26, 2014
fara in Kosher

New Yorker in Boston for three days.

a special inexpensive place...

hmm, walk around harvard square in Cambridge. and around Boston public garden, Boston just is simply more beautiful than NY. Boston has some good ethnic food but you generally need a car. Chen ya Thai and the Cambodian food in lowell (simply Khmer) are unique to the area. also agree with vintagemolly recommendations for moderately priced food, probably cheaper than New York if I recall. except me bartlys isn't even good.

Nov 25, 2014
fara in Greater Boston Area

Authentic Mexican restaurant recommendations?

so ack, lots of fighting in the thread. but if you want good Mexican, albeit with some influence from other central american countries, g-d forbid, I recommend montecristo Mexican grill on Huntington at Brigham. the tacos, rice and beans, enchiladas, and breakfasts are all excellent for the price. apparently do not order delivery but I recommend the tacos.

Nov 24, 2014
fara in Greater Boston Area

Who Has Boston's Best Bagels?

the best bagel is a hot fresh one you can pick up and bring back to your house in 15 min on a Sunday morning.

Nov 23, 2014
fara in Features

Menu Advice - Mushroom and Pea Risotto as the Main

ok you can take what you want from my suggestions but if I were serving that risotto I would start with a fennel and Orange salad, maybe some nuts and olives as snacks beforehand with drinks.
then serve the risotto and follow with a pecan pie. the cream cheese seems too similar to the risotto. and please don't serve soup! if you are incorporating any meat at all you could put out prosciutto and grissin and some hard cheese with the olives.

Nov 22, 2014
fara in General Topics

What Is America's Worst Restaurant Chain?

I agree, mcds is kind of like going to a cheap chinese bakery. if you think of the food as fluff+savory meat, and as a way to enjoy your coffee you'll see its utility. I always order plain cheeseburger

What are your 3 favorite cuisines to cook other than your own?

Lebanese/Persian/Armenian (recipes are mainly from one fantastic cookbook by Linda chirassian)
"healthy" Tex-mex
coconut curries influenced by Thai, as we use thai curry paste.
with the exception of a few dishes and the one quite broad region mentioned above we don't cook outside of our ethnic backgrounds much. it seems expensive and not worth it to try making most asian cuisines at home for a novice, given that it's so cheaply available in restaurants and is much better.

Nov 21, 2014
fara in General Topics

best inexpensive but intensely good food items in QC?

rental apartment, so food shopping for delicacies is a great option

Nov 21, 2014
fara in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

best inexpensive but intensely good food items in QC?

thanks lagatta. by QC I meant Quebec City, is this the wrong abbreviation? I saw some of the finer restaurants in St. Roch I wanted to check out. Again, hoping for some cheaper food recommendations as well

Nov 21, 2014
fara in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

best inexpensive but intensely good food items in QC?

we are on a budget and are in large part in QC for the food. what do you recommend for normal expense meals? we will be right near the river at rue du pont

Nov 21, 2014
fara in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Korean in Allston?

I like kaju tofu house and bibim but neither has a bar. korean garden has a bar.

Nov 20, 2014
fara in Greater Boston Area

Quebec city before Christmas ?

downhill

Nov 19, 2014
fara in Quebec (inc. Montreal)