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Whole belly clams vs. strips

I am sure the OP agreed... 9 years ago when he first posted

Apr 11, 2014
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Want a good/fun restaurant with a round table that will seat 8? any suggestions?

Oh god no.

Apr 09, 2014
ac106 in Greater Boston Area
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market basket strength/weakness?

Twin city Shaws. Are you on the look out?

Mar 14, 2014
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Williams Tavern South Boston

Right on

Bruh

Jan 18, 2014
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Kirkland Tap!

Doesn't the menu specifically say dishes come out as they are cooked and not all at once?

Jan 06, 2014
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Great restaurant suggestion

"Any price range is fine."

" Ostra actually looks too pricey"

So umm pick one?

Jan 05, 2014
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Need a takoyaki pan in the next 24 hrs

Thinking Ebisuya will have one but maybe a restaurant supply in Chinatown?

Dec 30, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Bubble Tea in Beantown

Right in The Hub

Dec 22, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Where do you people-gaze?

Swank,

After reading your posts for at least a year I am convinced it must be a total blast to hang out with you.

Mr. Swank is a lucky cat

Dec 16, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area
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How can I make a Mai Tai into a "Holiday Mai Tai?"

Marty's big buys in Allston usually stocks it I think.

Dec 06, 2013
ac106 in Spirits

What's with this Jell-O Ad? What were they thinking???

One time there was this Tide ad with a guy at a job interview with a stained shirt and he didn't get the job because of that stain and I was like WTF that happened to someone I don't know somewhere in the country and it's so INSENSITIVE of Tide to make fun of a shirt stained job seeker...

The I realized it's just an ad that doesn't affect me at all so I relaxed and had a cookie

Nov 03, 2013
ac106 in Food Media & News
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Abe & Louie's

Or say single tortilla tacos?

I kid I kid :)

Oct 30, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Best linguini and clam sauce?

I wouldn't wait 4 hours to eat at Rino's if my meal was served on gold platters by the Rockettes doing a naked chous line through the dining room...

We'll maybe if they were solid gold platters.

Oct 27, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Neptune's Lobster Roll

It's almost inversely proportioned to the wholesale cost of lobster

Oct 26, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

With Hilltop almost gone, what is now the most Iconic Boston Area Restaurant?

Interesting topic. Although, I do love arguing over minor details :)

When you say "iconic" I associate that with at least a regionally but more likely nationally known place. That's why I don't really understand listing places like Woodmans, New Bridge or Prince Pizza. I don't think people on the South Shore or Worcester would have heard of them never mind nationally.

So, maybe if it got noted by Michelin in the 1970s or mentioned by Zagat or Julia Child on PBS back in the day it could qualify.

I guess you have to discount Legal as there isn't a historic flagship location. Since Ken's is in Framingham and most people probably only think its the name of salad dressing, I am going to disqualify that too. Chart House, no.

I would say Durgin, Union, and maybe Regina.

I don't think disappearing institutions is unique to Boston though. Bourdain did a whole episode on "Disappearing Manhattan" and has noted similar patterns in other cites (London comes mind)

Hilltop didn't HAVE to fade into oblivion. It's not like it was per-ordained. The manager saying "people don't want big steaks anymore" is just flat out stupid considering the amount of steakhouses in Boston proper alone.

They didn't adapt. They could have modernized their menu or embraced the kitschy old school vibe of the place, but increased the quality, ran a better bar program. Plus probably a million other things but they didn't and now they died.

Oct 15, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

With Hilltop almost gone, what is now the most Iconic Boston Area Restaurant?

I can't see how these are iconic, I have lived here all my life and don't know what any of them are.

Oct 15, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

When did you last go to the Hilltop in Saugus?

I think It involves the cactus in Braintree

Oct 10, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Kirkland Tap etc

This whole discussion makes me wish there was a sort of salary cap for restaurants I love to see what maws or oringer could do if they were forced to limit every entrée to $15. Forcing them to make the ordinary exceptional

Oct 09, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Good Hot Dog spot North of Boston (after dark)

Not exactly north of boston.

Oct 06, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Bourbon vs. Tennessee whiskey

You must really love Old Forester if you registered for chowhound and dug up this 10-year-old thread just to let us know! welcome aboard!

So what other Bourbons or other spirits do you like?

Sep 30, 2013
ac106 in Spirits

Discovering Bourbon

I'm sure this bourbon post will elicit 250 replies as all bourbon post do:)
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more precisely will be about 50 relevant posts, then 50 posts arguing about bourbon versus Tennessee whiskey

Then there will be 150 posts that resurrect the thread every few months by 1st time posters who register just to drop a bomb and who are never to be seen again

Sep 27, 2013
ac106 in Spirits

dairy Joy Menu

How big is the large sweet potato fries? 11.50!

Sep 26, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Which is your favorite supermarket chain, and why?

They weren't the same scallops

Sep 24, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Sexist meat thermometer

The 50s must be been wonderful

Sep 21, 2013
ac106 in Food Media & News

Brookline/Boston, watch Sox game

Do you need audio?

Sep 20, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

Bars to watch (and hear) a football game?

Will you just please stop

My god people like to watch football and listen to the audio. Sometimes at bars. They don't want to go to a nightclub and listen to house music. They don't want to catch up with long lost friends during the Pats

They just want to catch the game at the bar

Sep 15, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

gin in the freezer?

That makes no sense. If you use 2 ounces of gin in a martini it doesn't matter how much ice melts as you are still consuming 2 ounces of gin

Sep 13, 2013
ac106 in Spirits
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Best Inauthenic, Americanized Chinese?

Saying this place has the best mai tais in Mass just about made my head explode. What a bold statement! I am going to try it out (soon).

If its better then Drink or Dragon 88 I am going to be in your debt.

Sep 11, 2013
ac106 in Greater Boston Area

BLACK SOY BEAN MARTINI

I thought I explained it pretty clearly but I guess you were too busy laughing to understand

A cosmopolitan is a real drink it's been around for decades with an established recipe. Go into almost any bar order a Cosmo you'll get the same thing.

Now go order a lychee martini somewhere. Who knows what you get. Is it just chilled lychee vodka? Is it made with lychee purée?

That's what I'm talking about with these jive turkey martinis. They are not real established drinks they're made up by hack bartenders who don't have the chops to run a real craft cocktail program

Sep 09, 2013
ac106 in Spirits
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BLACK SOY BEAN MARTINI

Well I suppose. But those "XYZ Martinis" aren't real drinks. I mean what is the standard "espresso" martini? If you order one at 10 different bars you'll get 10 variations most horrible. So yeah I guess they will serve you some sort of chilled drink in a cocktail glass called a "martini" if you ask.

And again my point below is that I think people are moving away from calling random drinks Martinis. It's a result of the craft cocktail movement.

Sep 09, 2013
ac106 in Spirits