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Dining out with a new baby

I just want to thank everyone for their suggestions. We've been holed up a bit since the baby. We miss Saturday date night - but think we've gotten some great suggestions off of the board. Gaslight and Henrietta's are two favorites - off hours are a great idea. Maybe this is why the FL crowd eats dinner at 4:00 - its nostalgic to their time as new parents? Showing up with the BOB - probably bad. The Snap and Go - probably ok. We're going to add Golden Garden to our "try this" list. And going to Neptune would bring a smile to both our faces.

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Golden Garden
63 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478

Apr 12, 2011
DarwinMBA in Greater Boston Area

Dining out with a new baby

My wife and I are thrilled to have our first child and are looking for good non-chain restaurants where we might feel comfortable bringing a baby - maybe suggestions for dinner and lunch? We live in Newton. Thank you.

Apr 09, 2011
DarwinMBA in Greater Boston Area

Sichuan Gourmet - Framingham - Questions and What to order?

I really like the Chengdu Spicy Lamb and the Spiced Smoky Chicken with Cayenne. Wonton in chili oil are also fantastic - you could keep eating and eating - if only you could get a bottomless supply of wonton.

Oct 01, 2010
DarwinMBA in Greater Boston Area

Where to find Mitoku Mikawa Mirin?

Recently saw Americas Test Kitchen tastings of Mirin - and they highly recommended Mitoku Mikawa Mirin. What they didn't say is where to find it. It doesn't appear to be in Whole Foods,Shaw's or Super 88. I haven't been able to hit c-mart yet.

Has anyone ever purchased this locally?

Thank you.

Sep 28, 2010
DarwinMBA in Greater Boston Area

Lobster Roll Without Mayo in Boston area?

Penny - thank you for so many recommendations. Every time I ask if they have lobster rolls without mayo - most places up here look at me line I am from New York (which I am). Thanks again!

Jul 18, 2009
DarwinMBA in Greater Boston Area

Lobster Roll Without Mayo in Boston area?

Love Abbotts in noank and Lenny and joes fishtale in a pinch. Hot buttered lobster rolls without mayo. Can't find the same in Boston. Can anyone help? Would prefer a casual place. Thank you.

Jul 18, 2009
DarwinMBA in Greater Boston Area

Superb restaurants beyond the Boston area

Not trying to pick a fight, but just had an awful meal at Blue Ginger and wanted to share a different opinion. Don't believe the hype. Fine dining is about outstanding service, and sophisticated and contrasting flavors with interesting textures; there should be a "Wow!" moment during the meal.

The food at Blue Ginger was absolutely disgusting - especially for a restaurant at this price point. Most of the flavors did not meld and the dishes were poorly composed. The Asian Lacquered Poussin was so dry, it was gritty, like particle board and we had to send it back. Ming Tsai should be ashamed that this even left his kitchen. The "signature" Garlic-Black Pepper Lobster was so overly salted, you could almost feel your lips pucker; if the lobster was sweet, it was overwhelmed by salt. Our only recommendation is to avoid Blue Ginger!

Jul 05, 2008
DarwinMBA in Greater Boston Area

Hebrew National Collagen Hot Dogs - Where to Buy?

Hi HotDogLover,

Thank you for getting back to me - I appreciate any and all help - and am grateful for the clarification.

I actually went to a kosher butcher up here - Super Sol and asked if they carried them. A woman on line turned to be and said "Those aren't kosher" - to which another woman retorted "Yes they are" - an almost amusing argument broke out. I am now officially afraid to walk into a kosher butcher.

Best,
Jonathon

Aug 12, 2007
DarwinMBA in Manhattan

Hebrew National Collagen Hot Dogs - Where to Buy?

Hi all,

I live on the upper west side and am looking for some place to buy Hebrew National Collagen Casing Hot Dogs aka Hebrew National Specials.

I used to buy them at Oppenheimer Prime Meets on Broadway and 98th - but the last batch I bought there were clearly the regular casing variety.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Aug 11, 2007
DarwinMBA in Manhattan