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two nights in boston with family

Great choices...along the way found Beehive (love taking my teens to see music) but is food any good?

Apr 13, 2014
C2A in Greater Boston Area

two nights in boston with family

Short college visiting trip with two teenagers. We only have two dinners. Can be Boston touristy but have to be good food and somewhere between Back Bay and Harbor. Thoughts?

Apr 12, 2014
C2A in Greater Boston Area

Thanksgiving in Charlottesville

We're going to be in Charlottesville for one night only and looking for a great Thanksgiving dinner (not buffet!) to take a family of four. Boars Head, Clifton and Maya all sound good. Any thoughts? Any other suggestions?

Nov 01, 2013
C2A in Mid-Atlantic

Chinese food in DC Chinatown?

It seems that the authentic Chinese restaurants are disappearing from Chinatown. Is there anything REALLY good left?

Dec 25, 2012
C2A in Washington DC & Baltimore

best barbeque in Orlando/Kissimmee?

I'm heading to Orlando (Kissimmee actually) tomorrow and need to find great take-out barbeque for 30 + people. Any suggestions? So far I only know of Smokey Bones. thanks!!

Jul 07, 2012
C2A in Florida

Going to Frye Island

Thanks Goldieg!!

Jul 13, 2011
C2A in Northern New England

Going to Frye Island

Where do we go eat (not too far) when we're off the island?
Where do we buy good cheap lobster?

Jul 10, 2011
C2A in Northern New England

Loretta - new find in Newburyport, MA

We're spending 5 days in the adorable town of Newburyport, packed with charming shops and restaurants and happened upon Loretta. Only 6 months new, Loretta has all the comfort and homeyness of a restaurant/bar of a place that's been around for years. The locals seem to like it as much as the tourists. The small but comfy bar has a welcoming jar of pineapple slices steeping in vodka. You MUST have one of Lynn's pineapple martini creations - UNBELIEVABLE! Pair that with the Holy Guacamole, the Vietnamese Rolls, or the Tomato Caprese and you're off to a good start.

They specialize in soups and chowders and the lobster bisque was terrific.
We then had the scallop special with amazing mashed potatoes for only 9.95. They make the claim that they serve affordable dishes but don't tell them that they're charging WAY too little. :) We also liked the grilled pizza with portabellos & chevre and the burgers (with crispy rustic fries.)

For dessert we inhaled the creamy creme brule and light, fluffy lemoncini cake.

The best compliment I can give Loretta is that (in this town full of restaurants) we're going back tonight...for another pineapple martini and to try everything else!

Jul 23, 2010
C2A in Greater Boston Area