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Places to have breakfast/brunch with Santa?

I did see that one, thanks. But I'm interested in doing something this weekend or next, not on Christmas Day.

Dec 13, 2012
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Places to have breakfast/brunch with Santa?

Does anyone know of any restaurants or hotels that offer a breakfast or brunch with Santa in Boston or Metrowest? Thought it'd be fun for the kids...Thanks!

Dec 13, 2012
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

50th birthday in the suburbs

I would highly recommend La Campania - we have never been disappointed there over the past few years we've frequented it. Food is always top notch, and we've only ever experienced good - if not excellent - service. I like that we never feel rushed when we are there.

I do like Il Capriccio as well, but favor La Campania. In terms of others, Blue Ginger in Wellesley is always nice for an occasion if you like Asian-flare food.

Oct 10, 2012
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Lunch/dinner must-hits between Boothbay and Bar Harbors?

Thanks for all of the suggestions. We've actually decided to stay on MDI in Southwest Harbor, so any suggestions on Island would be much appreciated. Thanks again!

Lunch/dinner must-hits between Boothbay and Bar Harbors?

I'll do some more searching on this board as it looks like there are already some great suggestions, but we'll be spending a week in Maine in August and plan on visiting from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor throughout the week (home base will either be St. George, Stockton Springs, or Trenton). Will be traveling with a two year-old, but we appreciate good food - any suggestions for lunch/dinner spots?

Best ceviche in town?

Curious to hear what places in and around Boston have really good, fresh, tasty ceviche. Thanks!

Mar 15, 2012
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Upscale dining near Sturbridge, MA?

I'm looking to get a gift certificate for a dear friend who lives near the Sturbridge area. I don't know this area at all...any recommendations on upscale restaurants in or around?

Breakfast places in Lexington Center?

I think Via Lago serves breakfast, though they don't show a breakfast menu on their site but do open at 7:00 AM (not open on Sundays). Nourish has a Sunday brunch listed on their site - I've only ever eaten there for lunch, but quite enjoyed it. Those are both on Mass Ave in Lex Center. Otherwise you'll have to go the bakery/coffee shop route (and Lex Center has NO shortage of coffee joints - there's a Starbucks, Peet's and DD all on the same block).

Oct 13, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Fun dinner spots in Central Sq or Theater District?

Great - thanks for the insight. I did find this link...look accurate?
http://boston.menupages.com/restauran...

Oct 13, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Fun dinner spots in Central Sq or Theater District?

I was thinking about Central Kitchen, but couldn't load the dinner menu online to see what options/prices are like. Any guidance?

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Central Kitchen
567 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Oct 13, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Fun dinner spots in Central Sq or Theater District?

Ah, thanks for the tip re: reservations. We'd be going on a Sat and would def need a reservation for our size group.

Oct 13, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Alta Strada advice?

Yes, my recommendation exactly! The Mushroom Lune are amazing and the Eggplant appetizer is also another fave.

Oct 13, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Fun dinner spots in Central Sq or Theater District?

Planning a night out with a group of about 10 folks. We want something fun, hip, casual with good food and cocktails, but not too pricey; reservations essential. Will likely hit a comedy show after (either Nick's Comedy Stop off Stuart St. or ImprovBoston on Prospect in Cambridge - we've all done ImprovAsylum a bunch). Any advice on restaurants to consider? Was thinking maybe East Coast Grill or Rendezvous in Central, or Stoddard's or 49 Social dowtown - any feedback on those?

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East Coast Restaurant
1456 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122

Oct 12, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Upscale restaurant recommendations for a corporate event?

Hi there - I am based in Boston but I am planning a corporate event in Dallas for a client and am hoping you might be able to help! We are holding two separate events on the same day - one is a lunch and one is a "big wig" dinner. Any recommendations on a few really nice, upscale restaurants that I should look into? Ideally it would have a private room and serve both lunch and dinner so we can stay put at the same venue. Thanks in advance!

Jul 19, 2011
BostonMAC in Dallas - Fort Worth

Caterining options for small party?

I'm looking for ideas for a small get together I'm hosting soon with both adults and children (about 30 people total). It's an afternoon affair (3:00 PM) and will hopefully be outside. Since it's summer (and hot), I'm leaning towards cold options but am looking for ideas beyond the boring old sandwich platter...any thoughts on food/vendors I should look into? I'm in the Wellesley area, but anything in MetroWest would be fine, and I don't need service - just the food. Thanks!

*Edit: Eeks, sorry about the typo in the headline.

Jul 07, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

April 2011 News on CSA, Farmers Market, farm stands etc.

Can anyone recommend a farm in the Metrowest area that might still have CSA shares available for this year?

Apr 27, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Anyone have experience with Harvest Delivery? (re: today's Groupon)

Does anyone have any experience with this company? We've been interested for a while now in trying to find a produce company that would deliver to our area, which this seems to. Just trying to gauge if it's a good value (Groupon is for $1,250 for 26 deliveries), how much you get with each delivery, what kinds of produce, if the produce is high quality, etc. Would appreciate any feedback - thanks.

Apr 27, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

NEEDHAM LUNCH

I *think* Petit Robert is open for lunch on Sundays. Spiga on the Needham/Newton line serves lunch (not sure if they offer it on the weekends?) - I've only ever had dinner there, but I think the food is great. If you wanted to go in the other direction towards Wellesley, The Cottage and Blue Ginger both have nice lunch menus.

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Blue Ginger
583 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

Mar 17, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Need ideas for a birthday dinner (Chef's table/Italian?)

Trying to book something fun for my husband's birthday later this month. Anyone know of any places that offer a good chef's table or a special event like a wine/dine type of meal? Something with an Italian twist is preferred. Thanks!

Mar 16, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Produce delivery in MetroWest area?

Anyone know of an organic farm/produce delivery service that delivers to the Wellesley area (Boston Organics won't go past Newton)?

Mar 16, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Maryland Blue Crabs in New England?

Ha, didn't even notice...just saw it was bumped to the top of the list with Timmy's response and assumed it was current. Thanks for pointing that out!

Mar 01, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Maryland Blue Crabs in New England?

I've lived here for 12+ years (originally from Annapolis) and have yet to find a spot for good blue crabs...I haven't even found a good MD-style crab cake! Looking forward to reading the responses.

Mar 01, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Favorite Suburban Italian Restaurant?

What are some of your favorite dining spots in the 'burbs for good Italian food? Specifically Metro West, though would be interested in other locales, too. We alternate each week between going into Boston or staying closer to home for dinner (depending on our sitter), and are always looking for recommendations. A few of our faves are Spiga (Needham/Newton line), La Campania (Waltham) and Bistro 5 (Medford), but we'd like to try some other places. Thanks!

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Bistro 5
5 Playstead Road, Medford, MA 02155

La Campania
504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

Mar 01, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Petit Robert Bistro

We typically go to the Needham location, but I think the menus are somewhat similar. Everything we've had there is pretty tasty. My husband swears they have the best French onion soup he's ever had and he normally gets the lamb or steak frites and I opt for the scallops or fish special. And their souffles are amazing if they're on the menu. Enjoy!

Mar 01, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

Help! Historic/colonial restaurant in MA with GOOD food? [moved from Boston]

I second the Colonial Inn. Sherborne Inn is also very nice.

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Colonial Inn
48 Monument Sq # 2, Concord, MA

Best Bakery in the North End

I'll say it...I'm still a huge Mike's fan and will battle the lines (or, more likely, skip the lines...flame away) every time we eat in the North End. I love their chocolate-dipped choc chip cannoli and cookies.

Mar 01, 2011
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area

GOOD Chinese takeout/delivery near Union Square?

Yes, thanks - any additional examples would be great. Our hotel recommended Hunan Home's - thoughts? Yelp seems to place Z&Y pretty highly and our travel books rates R&G well. Not sure if any of these deliver, but I will call.

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Hunan Homes Restaurant
622 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

GOOD Chinese takeout/delivery near Union Square?

I'm staying at the St. Francis and am looking for a good place for Chinese takeout/delivery tonight (have a baby who has been challenging to bring out to dinner lately). Thanks in advance for the recommendations!

Restaurant for Christmas Present - Young Couple - $100 to Spend

I second the Grotto recommendation..."intimate and romantic" are perfect descriptors.

Dec 01, 2010
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December Markets, CSAs, Farm Stands, etc. [old]

Natick has a small, but nice winter farmer's market each Saturday from 9-1 (I think) at the Johnson Elementary school, with the exception of this weekend. We went last weekend and found some great fresh pasta made in Vermont, cheese from Foxboro, and produce from area farms.

Dec 01, 2010
BostonMAC in Greater Boston Area