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Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

what is your theory as to the genesis of the protests if not the esteem from Arthur T? I have talked to some people who are in business with MB; they are capitalists but sympathize with the workers and Arthur T. whom is widely considered to have been an excellent CEO.

about 15 hours ago
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Downtown Crossing?

this is not far from chinatown where there are numerous options. i like the fish-in-tank places.

about 16 hours ago
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Easy question: Any good *dinner* buffets in Boston area?

generally, buffets do not provide a great food experience; if there is an exception, i am not aware of it.

1 day ago
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Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

boycott a store because of change of management rather than bad behavior??

Jul 21, 2014
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Miracle Fruit in Boston

give oc a break.

Jul 20, 2014
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Best new ethnic restaurants in Cambridge/Somerville?

though i think that this is ridiculously pc, you can say, i am looking for a restaurant that is not american or Western European or say, Asian or South American. But really, I do not think that the word ethnic is a slur; I do not see why it needs to be banned as every one has a pretty good idea what an ethnic restaurant is plus or minus.

My guess is that O Ya would not be considered ethnic due to price.

Jul 19, 2014
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July 2014 Openings and Closings

it appears that it is only getting a face lift.

Jul 19, 2014
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How do restaurants here source? Organic/Healthy in Boston restaurants

several restaurants use new deal to source their seafood; I have seen cooks from various cambridge restaurants place orders.

Jul 17, 2014
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Best Mussels (for cooking at home)

agree with buying any and all seafood at New Deal. there is a great recipe for mussels by von gerichten; you can probably find it online.

Jul 17, 2014
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Day in Boston - where to eat Italian? Other suggestions?

sorry, you are right Ribelle is not open for lunch,

Jul 15, 2014
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Day in Boston - where to eat Italian? Other suggestions?

i do not think that anyone has mentioned ribelle which has a 30 dollar prix fixe if you get there before 6 30, i think. And, if the weather is nice, you can sit outside.

Jul 14, 2014
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Seafood dump on the table in Boston

there are several good fish-in-the tank seafood places including peach farm and east ocean seafood in Chinatown. I like to get the double lobsters or the szechuan (sic) fish at Dumpling House if you happen to be in Cambridge. I think that you can get better Chinese food in London though.

There are also lots of places that sell 1.00 oysters on any given night. You might want to settle down and have a couple dozen; i have.

Island Creek Oyster Bar has some good dishes; i am a fan of the pan roasted lobster at Summer Shack, one of my favorite dishes in Boston, period, though Summer Shack does not have lots of support on Chowhound. There are many seafood shacks up North; the fried clams can be great, the closest one to Boston would be Belle Island, which is in Winthrop.

Jul 14, 2014
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NanaP [Jewish deli in Boston?]

wow, i will have to give Moody's a try. i will ask about hand cutting it for me; I am sure that will cement my reputation for being a pain in the butt.

Jul 11, 2014
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D'Amelio's Off the Boat or ????

it was the one time that i had it; i am not a regular. it did get best of improper bostonian if you give that rag any credence. and it was recommended by the waiter over the lobster roll.

Jul 11, 2014
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NanaP [Jewish deli in Boston?]

i concur; i would not recommend that visitors from Southern California try our delis; there is a lot better here.

Jul 11, 2014
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Native Corn

a big part of the problem with tomatoes is the variety; they are bred for appearance and not for taste.

Jul 10, 2014
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NanaP [Jewish deli in Boston?]

boston has some ok russian/eastern european stores, but when i get a craving for jewish deli, i go to nyc.

Jul 10, 2014
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D'Amelio's Off the Boat or ????

get the lobster pie at Belle and not the roll. quite tasty in my opinion and the price is reasonable for the quality/quantity.

Jul 10, 2014
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D'Amelio's Off the Boat or ????

be prepared to wait; Rino's is crazy popular and does not take reservations. For seafood, Neptune and Island Creek Oyster Bar and the fish in the tank restaurants in C-town such as East Ocean Sea Food. The pan roasted lobster at Summer Shack is great but most food there is just mediocre +.

I would take Babbo over any Italian place in Boston that I have tried.

Jul 08, 2014
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Trattoria Toscana ??

i initially went to Toscana in 2011 and was impressed. But in 2013, there seemed to be a new chef and the food seemed less good. Any news on this spot?

Jul 05, 2014
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Lunch between Central and Kendall

i would add dumping house, which is as good as Mulan IMHO. It it on the way to harvard square but depending on where you are; it could be closer.

Jul 02, 2014
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Sheraton near Hynes Convention Center

Ok, the chef is cooking food in the style of Noma; perhaps i should have used the term New Nordic. Noma is in Scandanavia, and I thought that both terms would equally well describe the cuisine.

Jul 01, 2014
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Sheraton near Hynes Convention Center

new Scandanvian; the chef worked for a year at NOMA to repeat myself. I do not think that it is a copy of the NOMA menu but is inspired by it.

Jul 01, 2014
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Mario Batali opening a restaurant in Boston?

i still like jean-georges and nobu, and i appreciate the cheap corkage fee which can save one a grand or more on the wine. J-G still gets 4 stars from the Times and 3 from Michellin.

And i would again point out that Jean Joho who owns Brasserie Jo has somehow been able to maintain standards for quite some time. That said, I agree with your general point.

Much as I like Babbo; I figure i will continue to eat at one of our local pizza joints.

Jul 01, 2014
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Sheraton near Hynes Convention Center

local ingredients; food in the style of Noma. The chef worked at L'Espalier; I think that he was the sous chef.

Jun 30, 2014
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Sheraton near Hynes Convention Center

ASTA is new Scandanavian; the chef worked at Noma; it is one of my favorite places in Boston.

Jun 30, 2014
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Must-do Boston eateries- July10-13

how about guidance about price and type of food.

O Ya is fine if you are willing to pay 300 per person just for the food.

Jun 30, 2014
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Dumpling House (Central Square)-- details & Chinese name?

i will have to try their stinky tofu; dumpling house currently does not serve breakfast. thanks for the tip.

Jun 27, 2014
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What do people think of Rendezvous in Central Square, Cambridge?

cities have gotten more popular among people with money.

i guess diversity does not include diversity of incomes.

Jun 27, 2014
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The Best of the Best: An Ongoing Thread

I would call BT's if you are show up during lunch or dinner time; the first time i was there; the line was out into the parking lot.

Jun 25, 2014
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