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The Taco Truck

3 people , the taco order has 2 small tacos in it , and the other 2 people had 1 torta each

Jul 31, 2012
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

The Taco Truck

sorry that order was for 3 people

Jul 31, 2012
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

The Taco Truck

OK .. been dying to try The Taco Truck and today's location was perfect ( on the Greenway by the Ring Fountain ). So here is what we ordered:

Barbacoa Torta w/ Queso
Carnitas Torta w/ Queso
Carnitas Tacos w/ Queso and Guac

Taste on a scale of 1-10 for all items was an "11" , unfortunately serving size on a scale of 1-10 was a "4"

Total bill for 3 items was $23.00

So I am still hungry ... Any thoughts ???

Jul 31, 2012
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Strega Waterfront -- What's the attraction ??

Had dinner at Strega Waterfront last night and I have to say I was not impressed. Although the food tasted fine I just think the chef is taking the easy road , almost copping out, in a sense , in his/her preparation of food considering the prices they are charging. I would categorize the food ( at least what I ate ) as "hotel Italian ". I was with 3 other people and while no one complained, the food looked very simple as in basic assembly line prep. For the amount of money they are charging , the food should be better than that . It was quite crowded and I am just surprised that people are excited to be eating there, I would be hard pressed to go again or recommend it.

Mar 15, 2012
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Charlotte, NC - Guys weekend ...please help

guys are ages 35 and up avg age prob 47 ... but we act younger ( and dumber ) ... staying at Embassy Suites on Tryon St ... not afraid to spend $$ but not all out ...

Aug 29, 2011
Wheels1 in Southeast

Charlotte, NC - Guys weekend ...please help

Ok ... Heading to Charlotte in few weeks for a Panthers game with about 20 guys ... Need some recs on :

Bars / Nightlife

Food - not fancy or expensive -- hidden gems / good BBQ / cheap eats / etc

and anything else you can thing of ... oh yea ... THANKS !!

Aug 29, 2011
Wheels1 in Southeast

Blackstrap BBQ - Winthrop -- Excellent !

Just did a buffet style lunch order for my office and it was an overwhelming success. Some of the best BBQ I have had in Boston, right up there with the BEST.

Grades ....

Carolina Pulled Pork - A ( nice tangy vinegar sauce with tasty moist shredded pork)
Burnt Ends - A ( melt in your mouth with a nice sweet sauce )
Dry Rub Ribs - A ( excellent taste , tender , nice smoke flavor, well balanced rub )
Smoked Wings - A ( top notch, great flavor )

We had baked beans , house slaw, mac n cheese ,chili mac, and cornbread for sides . I would grade all a B , all were good , nothing spectacular.

I would highly reccomend Blackstrap BBQ

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Blackstrap BBQ
47 Woodside Ave, Winthrop, MA 02152

Aug 26, 2011
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Constructing an Italian Sandwich

YES ... The Italiano @ Casa Razdora is made old school .... Mortadella, Soppressata, Genoa Salami, Provolone, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Hot Peppers ... The coldcuts are sliced to order and the bread is homemade ... it is on 115 Water Street in the financial district. You will not be disappointed !

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Casa Razdora
115 Water St, Boston, MA 02109

Jun 17, 2011
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Bourdain - Boston show -- discuss

my bad ... i see a link is already in progess ... disregard

Apr 19, 2011
Wheels1 in Food Media & News

Bourdain - Boston show -- discuss

well --- what did everyone think ... ??

Apr 19, 2011
Wheels1 in Food Media & News

Best Red Sauce ( southern Italian ) in North End ?? Suggestions ?

Still on the hunt for good basic red sauce Italian .. been to Pagliuca's and Al Dente .. which I find to be pretty good ... Any other thoughts ? Thanks

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Pagliuca's
14 Parmenter St, Boston, MA 02113

Al Dente Restaurant
109 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

Feb 17, 2011
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

The Ultimate : Buffalo Wings

Did anyone see this short article on Boston Magazine website ?? Are you kidding me ...

1) Boston Beer Works
2) Jerry Remy's
3) Champions
4) Squealing Pig
5) Lucky's Lounge
6) Game On!

Please ... Buff's Pub ... Wendells ... blow these away ... Please add your favorite .. What kills me is that someone got paid to write this little article .... Do your homework Maggie Brooks !!

Feb 02, 2011
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Franklin Cafe: I DON'T GET IT

you should be ... or would you rather have yet another "greek" pizza place

Feb 01, 2011
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Steak&Cheese Sub

Mimi's Roast Beef in Waltham ( by the commuter rail ) . They make a great steak and cheese ..There is a reason they have been in business over 25 years in the same spot ! Also love their onion rings ...

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Mimi's Roast Beef
3 Carter St, Waltham, MA 02453

Jan 31, 2011
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Best Burrito in Boston

Big fan of Viva Burrito

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Viva Burrito
66 Staniford St, Boston, MA 02114

Jan 28, 2011
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

late night dining in west palm area

I fly in tomorrow night at 11pm with golfing buddies ...any good late night bars with good food?

Jan 19, 2011
Wheels1 in Florida

late night food west palm beach area

I fly in tomorrow at 11pm with golfing buddies ...any recs for a great bar with good food open late ?

Any word on what is replacing J Pace in Financial District ??

I guess they closed last week ... Looking for buzz ... hoping for a decent replacement

Jan 03, 2011
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Beef Wellington

try The Post House on Saturday nights .. its a weekly special

Jan 03, 2011
Wheels1 in Manhattan

A Pleasant Surprise - Al Dente Restaurant

i "reiterated" the post cause it got no exposure and I thought it was both entertaining and informative ... and i dont have all day to sit on chowhound and comment about everything ...but i can assure u i have a foodie resume that can go toe to toe with the best of em..

Jan 03, 2011
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian sub in Boston Financial District ... EVER

its not like the tomatoes were rotten ... and i doubt they went out of their way to buy cheap tomatoes if all the other items are such good quality...they are sliced so thinly they add a hint of flavor ...as it should be..
and for u lettuce people ...jeez the lettuce is fine on an italian sandwich . If you dont like it omit it ...
Someone asked for mayo on theirs while i was there yesterday ... while I would NEVER put mayo on an Italian...that was fine with me "saussige his own" .. for the record I would never put mustard on roast beef or turkey ...strictly mayo..

Dec 31, 2010
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

A Pleasant Surprise - Al Dente Restaurant

been to Vinny's many times ...GREAT SPOT

Dec 31, 2010
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

A Pleasant Surprise - Al Dente Restaurant

while i am on a "roll" i am going to recommend a place in the North End ... yes the North End which I believe is overrated along with most of the neighborhood "little Italy's" across the country ..including NYC ... tourist traps if you ask me... but , this place was pretty good and I think my post is entertaining ...enjoy!

Dec 31, 2010
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian sub in Boston Financial District ... EVER

Bob's looks very good ... dont get to Medford that often ... but if the pics on the website do it any justice I am adding it to my to-do list ...and dont penalize me for trying to share the wealth . Next time I will keep it to myself and you can go to Foumami - Asian Sandwich Bar -- GROSS and EXPENSIVE ( for what u get ).

Dec 30, 2010
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian sub in Boston Financial District ... EVER

1) TRUE
2) TRUE , but with success you can hire people and buy a slicer .. too much business is never a career ender
3) FALSE , they have a website, laminated and printed menus right there in the store
4) TRUE, but I am looking at the menu and all the sandwiches are 8 bucks and under ( and they are all large) ... definitely worth every penny
I went back today and had the chicken stuffed with prosciutto/cheese and sage with roasted potatoes and stuffed zucchini ... 8.95 for a dish that is easily 15+ in the North End ... so value is relative

Dec 29, 2010
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian sub in Boston Financial District ... EVER

Chinatown excluded ...there is NOT ONE good Chinese restaurant in the FD...except for Billy Tse's which is more NE than FD ... are u kidding CHINESE .. NY and SF have the best Chinese in the USA

Dec 29, 2010
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian sub in Boston Financial District ... EVER

went to Beantown Hoagie last week ... decent sandwich , a little on the small side... lots of chioices ... they do use Boar's Head cold cuts which are top notch ... Cafe Razdora is across the street right next to the Vault ... fyi ... I heard today is J. Pace's last day.

Dec 29, 2010
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian sub in Boston Financial District ... EVER

your comment was "best in the USA " ... i have had many Sicilian slices in the NY Tri-state area that were better ... Galleria is by far the best sicilian in Boston ... as far as Al's State Street -- sandwiches there are very good on the "local" scale .. but i tell you right now if you are in the mood for Italian food ( and can't walk to the North End ) Casa Razdora is THE spot till further notice.

Dec 29, 2010
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian sub in Boston Financial District ... EVER

Galleria Umberto Sicilian is good ...but in no way "blows anything out of the water" except its local competition ... I will take you up on the Monica's recommendation , but if you notice the title of my post its is best ever in Financial District .. I can't stroll over to the North End for lunch since I eat at my desk , but when I have time I look forward to trying it.

Dec 29, 2010
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian sub in Boston Financial District ... EVER

Let me just say I have lived in the Boston area for 15 years and finally I have found an Italian Hero ( sub) in the Financial District worth talking about. I just visited Casa Razdora @ 115 Water Street ( old Sam and Anne's ) and I must say I was pleasantly surprised . Being a native New Yorker ... I must say that 99% of the food in this town is average at best ... but things are about to change. For just under 7 bucks you get a monsterous tasty sandwich on fresh baked crunchy bread. Every ingredient was sliced fresh onto the sandwich and the cold cuts were top notch. EVERYTHING else in the store looked AWESOME so let me say I will be back ... I just worry that this place will not be able to stay in business because the taste buds of the people in this town are sooo bad that they will not appreciate what they truly have here. People... it's about time Bostonians stopped making Subway the most popular lunch spot in town !!

Dec 28, 2010
Wheels1 in Greater Boston Area