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Clover Food Truck in Dewey Square (South Station)

Ok, thanks for clarifying! I'm still determined to try the chickpea so I'll be back to the truck and this time will make sure my order is clear.

Jun 23, 2010
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Clover Food Truck in Dewey Square (South Station)

Ok - can someone help me figure out what I ate today? It was my first visit to a Clover food truck, and I ordered the chickpea sandwich. I think something was lost in translation given the deafening sounds of the 3-piece instrumental directly next to the food truck. What I got was tasty, but I have NO idea what it was ... a light-orangey colored spread that tasted not unlike Wispride cheese product spread, sliced celery and cukes in pita. Seriously - I didn't taste any chickpeas at all? and CERTAINLY nothing that resembled a fritter. Was this a different sandwich than what I ordered? If so, what the heck was it?

Jun 22, 2010
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Bachelor party dinner

Eastern Standard.

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Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Jun 07, 2010
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Beer festivals/tastings this weekend?

Great - thanks all!

Nov 03, 2008
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Beer festivals/tastings this weekend?

Does anyone know of anything in the area (willing to drive a bit) for the coming weekend (Nov. 8/9)? The Phantom food/beer fest isn't offering anything interesting on the beer front, but it's gotten us in the mood for a good fall brew fest.

Nov 03, 2008
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Top Chef-Puerto Rico

In the clear minority here, but count me among those who don't get all the crazy Antonia-love out there. I understand that she's a very good chef, but I found her SO overconfident and cocky, her confessionals made me want to throw something at the TV. Was actually pulling for Lisa to beat her out on this one.

And speaking of which, the Lisa-bashing is out of control. She's got a crappy personality, yes. She made lots and lots of mistakes throughout the season that under less lucky circumstances would have sent her home. But at this point people are nitpicking her apart on every little thing (hesitating on the mojo description? come on.) She's far less consistent than the other two finalists but she could pull it off and I for one would be happy for her. Needles is right, beneath the miserable bizzo face and crossed arms (and unflattering camera angles) lies a very depressed person.

Jun 09, 2008
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L'Adana in Burlington

there are several threads out there; I think maybe it didn't come up b/c of spelling, it's L'Andana try that.

Feb 28, 2008
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Autograph My Dirty Napkin!

Oh wow digkv, you saw Kanye West? Why that's so amazing how well connected you are.

Feb 27, 2008
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L'Andana Bar Scene...

I made my first trip this weekend as well. I was really unimpressed with the bar area. No windows, felt cramped, zero atmosphere. That, and the bartender took 15 minutes to produce my martini. I'm surprised that in a space SO large, the bar just feels like an afterthought they slapped on behind the kitchen. Luckily our table was ready early so we didn't have to spend a lot of time there. Our meal was fabulous. Tuna tartare AMAZING -best I've ever had, and I'll second the crabmeat tortellini. For main course, I had the scallops and DC had the veal chop. Scallops served over potato puree and topped with the crispiest, meatiest bacon I've ever seen - garnished with chives and a balsamic drizzle. Veal chop was huge, juicy and flavorful. Didn't really get the side dish of potato "gratinata" -- dry, crumbly, not really sure what it was supposed to be, but that could be just my unfamiliarity with this dish. Service was spotty. Our waiter, though incredibly nice, seemed harried and overwhelmed the entire time. Our wine glasses were empty for 3/4 of the entree course, which was disappointing. We wanted to order another glass each but never had the chance until the main course was nearly through. Dessert was lackluster -- I had the homemade donuts which really wowed upon first bite but ended up feeling heavy and dense, not light and fluffy like I envisioned. DC's apple walnut crostata was dry, a little bland and lacking in both apples and walnuts. We enjoyed our meal immensely overall but won't rush back given the service issues. Would probably rather eat at one of the sister restaurants downtown for the price.

Feb 25, 2008
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Birthday dinner - Tangierino, Grotto or Navy Yard Bistro?

I can't speak to Grotto but I've eaten at Tangierino many times and never had a bad experience. I think the food and atmosphere are fabulous, and it's definitely something fun and different. I had a lousy experience at Navy Yard the one time I ate there. In fairness, I've not been back to see if maybe it was just an off night. If you end up at Tangierino, the house lamb specialty is a must. I forget the name -- Sultan's Kadra or something?

Nov 15, 2007
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Need help - dinner in Back Bay tomorrow

My in-laws are arriving tomorrow night and we're trying to make reservations for dinner. They're not very adventurous eaters (i.e. Italian is about as "wild" as it gets) but wouldn't really be happy at a chain either. I've already tried Eastern Standard and Bouchee but they're are booked for reservations. Stephanies is sort of along their lines but we took them there last time they were in town. Any thoughts -- something relatively casual but a couple steps above bar food?

Oct 18, 2007
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The Alchemist - Waterbury, VT?

Funny, we're actually staying at Ye Olde New England Inn I think it's called, and if I'm not mistaken Pickwick's is the bar there. Might be fun to do an early dinner at the Alchemist (particularly given these crowds and waits I'm hearing about), and then come back to our hotel for some nightcaps. And then no worries about driving home either, which is another plus.

The Alchemist - Waterbury, VT?

Is the Shed a micro-brew place? I don't remember seeing those there -- but I've only been a couple of times during ski season when it's been pretty chaotic. It didn't even occur to me as a "dinner" destination. Thanks to all for the input. Sign: I was actually secretly hoping they'd have a small wine list at the Alchemist b/c I'm not big into beers either! Just thought it would be a fun surprise.

Lunch in Financial District - Anything good out there?

How about the Vault on Water St.? A short walk from P.O. Square. They take a res and usually have no problem with larger parties. Some good salads and pressed sandwiches.

Aug 28, 2007
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The Alchemist - Waterbury, VT?

We'll be staying in Stowe for a wknd in Oct. and I wanted to surprise my husband with dinner at a brew-pub kind of place since he is a major beer aficionado (he thinks I'm making reservations at a swanky French bistro-esque spot). What's the verdict on the Alchemist -- food? beer? I'm hoping to find some higher-end pub food. Other spots in the Stowe area for this kind of thing?

Best greasy egg & cheese sandwich

There's a place called (I think) the Magnificent Muffin in Teele Sq. right on Broadway -- I think their egg and cheese is one of the best I've had. Extra cheesy. Don't care for True Grounds -- they make their egg n' cheeses with scrambled eggs which is cumbersome to eat. Plus their bagles have that Finagle "sweetness" taste which I despise.

Aug 22, 2007
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