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Island Hopper owners take over Royal East in Cambridge

any new thoughts about what i should order at Royal East?

Apr 14, 2014
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Dignified Indian Dining

do you know if the food has improved since they opened? in any case, i will have to give it a try; the Indian restaurants on Mass Ave are not very good.

Mar 30, 2014
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Pepes Pizza coming to Boston

Great Lake in chicago (which closed) was about 5 years old but was generally numbered among the best in the country.
Sure, practice makes perfect. If a place has lasted 100 years, they must be doing something right.

Mar 24, 2014
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Pepes Pizza coming to Boston

Pizza should be easier to do than a French bistro or sushi, but the proof is in the pizza. I like the clam pizza at Coppa by the way though it is not cheap.

there are lots of strip malls not far from downtown Boston, ie Cambridge which might fit the bill.

Mar 23, 2014
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Pepes Pizza coming to Boston

hard to believe that new ovens cannot be constructed that will do the job; that is the least of their problems.

Look at Jean-Georges; he has problems cloning his restaurants whereas Nobu and Brasserie Jo have done the job. Oh, well, I need to take a trip down to NYC and get some smoked fish from Barney's and have dinner at J-G.

Mar 23, 2014
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Looking for replacement in Harvard Sq. for Chez Henri, Casablanca, etc.

or even Craigie-on-Main

Mar 18, 2014
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List of restaurants in NYC--which should we try?

Del Posto gets 4 stars from the Times, but it is the most controversial choice among the 4 star restaurants. I have never tried it.

Mar 13, 2014
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Szechuan Takeout Tonight

the problem is usually trying to convince a restaurant to give you a blast of heat; i do not think that there is a big problem convincing them to be gentle with you.

you might go with Sichuan Gourmet that is in Brookline.

Mar 13, 2014
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What do people think of Rendezvous in Central Square, Cambridge?

what do you and others think of his tapas; i have never tried and will do so. any favorite things?

Mar 09, 2014
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Boston Help!

if you gave a bit more detail as to price and kind of food that you are seeking, it will be easier to give you advice.

Mar 09, 2014
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Chinese restaurant help needed

there is excellent Chinese food in Boston but nothing truly upscale.

Mar 08, 2014
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inboston: Korean fried chicken and things

i agree with you that the bon chon chicken that i tried in harvard square just was not juicy.

Mar 05, 2014
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Good lobster?

+1 for Jasper's pan fried lobster.

also like going to Chinatown and Belle Isle Seafood for lobster pie.

Mar 04, 2014
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Boston - Monday night, casual dinner, serious foodie

I think the LIberty Hotel is in Boston.

I am from Chi-town, and when i think Boston, I think seafood. And so, I would recommend Island Creek Oyster Bar or Neptune Oyster (which does not take reservations.) I have always found a seat at the bar at Island Creek.

The pan fried lobster at Summer Shack is one of my favorite dishes in Boston though the rest of the food is merely good. You can take the red line from your hotel to Harvard Square; we have a miniature subway system here, but it works well from harvard square to Boston.

Coppa has good Italian food but is loud, ditto Toro.

You could go for the 1.00 oysters at Rialto in Harvard Square, but you would have to be there by 6 30 or so and sit in the bar area.

Mar 02, 2014
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Why Yelp is useless (Boston discussion on their "Top 100 places to eat!" article

there were some interesting and cheap places to eat on the list in NYC and Chicago - at least. But the metric used was strange. I think that there is a Big Bang for buck issue for Yelpers in general.

Feb 28, 2014
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Looking for great eggs to sous-vide

there is a farmer's market in Cambridge, too, on saturdays just off Putnam street. Usually, you can get eggs there. When i want to eat eggs; i go there.

Feb 25, 2014
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James Beard Semifinalists

It would be a big deal if someone from boston won best chef - us; i would not vote for Ana Sortun by the way. But has anyone even been nominated for that honor prior to Sortun?

I like both ASTA and Tim Maslow. Certainly, the wine program at Troquet is about as good as it gets.

Feb 21, 2014
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Lobster ?

Well, not exactly a lobster shack, but you can eat at ICOB or Summer Shack; I guarantee good lobster.

Some of my favorite lobster preperations can be found in Chinatown.

As to Maine: I do not know enough.

Feb 21, 2014
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Ramen Epiphany at East by Northeast 2/12/14

i will probably hit ExNE for the ramen just to see, but OC, do you think that the broth is rich? Are the critics right?

Feb 20, 2014
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Ginger Exchange (Symphony)

the owner is Jean Joho who is also the chef at the Everest Room, a fine Alsatian restaurant in Chicago. Somehow, he has done what Jean-Georges Von Gerichten has not; Joho has managed to keep up standards even though he lives in Chicago. It is a brasserie and not a fine dining restaurant, but I like it whenever i end up going there.

Feb 16, 2014
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Patty Chen's Dumpling Room

the dumplings are good; i just bring them home and steam them myself.

Feb 16, 2014
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Boston Cantonese?

i recommend a fish-in-the-tank seafood place such as East Ocean Seafood which is my favorite place. I also recommend going to Brookline - via the Green line - to get Sichuanese food at Sichuan Gourmet.

In general, i think that your Chinese food is better than ours but eating fresh seafood from the tank is about as good as it gets in Boston.

i went to school in the Bay Area.

Feb 16, 2014
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Lox & Bagels

OC, I go to NYC so I buy it directly from Barney Greengrass. Then I head back to Boston. I bought the lox at Zabar's last fall that was also quite acceptable.

And unlike Striper, i am willing to sit down and eat it there.

Feb 15, 2014
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What are the Most Happening Places to Hang Out in NYC

i meet the most interesting people eating at the bar at Jean-Georges (Naugutine). I do not know if that makes the place sexy.

Feb 13, 2014
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Lox & Bagels

If you are as crazy as I am (and I like Zabar's); I get my lox from Barney Greengrass or Russ and Daughters.

Feb 13, 2014
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Favorite restaurants in Chinatown?

i have said this before; i bring home the pekin duck and put it in the oven at 450 and render the fat; doing that; it is much better than eating it in china town.

and at home, you can open up a good bottle of Pinot Noir or Burgundy which suits it to the gournd

Feb 12, 2014
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Dinner near Seaport on Saturday 2/15

you are a shortish walk from chinatown and the north end.

Feb 11, 2014
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Pizza and beer...

Coppa is very nice when you grab an outside table - obviously that depends on the weather - and eat your pizza al fresco. It is my favorite pizza in Boston.

Feb 09, 2014
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Boston Trip Report, Day 4

i have always had good service at Craigie; i am going again tonight. That said, not everyone is happy about service there. I am not sure why there is such a disparity of judgment; it might have something to do with attire? I do not know.

Feb 09, 2014
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So Cal 'hound looking for high end experience for celebratory dinner

i am sure that he can go to a good steak house in LA including Ruth's Chris.

Feb 09, 2014
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