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Fever Tree Bitter Lemon - availability in Boston area?

Either of the Whole Foods in Newton or the Wegman's in Chestnut Hill.

Acadia for 4 days

We were last at Acadia National Park 8 years ago and I am looking for some updates on good places to eat. We will be staying near Bar Harbor, but I expect that we would travel for good food. I have looked through posts about Bar Harbor, but not much has been written in the past few years. In the past, we have enjoyed breakfast at 2 Cats and dinners at the Havana and Burning Tree. I have read recent mixed reviews about Havana and Burning Tree.

Some other places to consider might be breakfast/dinner at Cafe This Way, a casual dinner at Blaze or more upscale dinners at Mache Bistro, Fatham, or Red Sky. Of course we will want to eat lobster at least once. Are there other restaurants or take out that have recently opened?

The best thing I ate on the 4th was.....

We also made a simple potato salad with vinegar, chives and a bit of olive oil just like Oma made. :)

Jul 06, 2015
veggielover in General Topics

Zagat's top 50

We just tried Byblos last week and three of us had very mediocre Middle Eastern food. My husband and I love Middle Eastern Food. Out of everything we tried, the humus was the dish.

We tried Chiara and Cafe Mangal once each a few years ago and we weren't impressed by either of them either, but I can't remember what we ate...nothing memorable.

Sour cherries?

I have never seen them there.

Sour cherries?


Best price on wild salmon?

If you are in the area, Legal Seafoods Chestnut Hill sells very fresh fish and sometimes the wild salmon is a good deal less than $30/pound. It depends on the day, but I have bought wild salmon for a lower price than at WFs or Wegman's.

The best thing I ate on the 4th was.....

homemade blueberry pie!

Where to buy Japanese whiskey in Boston?

I bought a bottle of Japanese whiskey for my son at Marty's in Newton.

Favorites from Watertown Markets?

The rose Harissa is expensive but delicious at Sofra's.

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

Jasper's, Peasant Stock, Michela's, Aujourdhui when they first opened, and Olives when they first opened

Vegan food

Thanks. I think that they close at 4:30, but I plan to try them for lunch some time

Vegan food

Looking for a restaurant with some vegan options in the Newton/Needham/Waltham/Watertown/Wellesley area, but not the Red Lentil or Walnut Grill as I really don't like the food.

CSA Guide?

We have enjoyed Siena Farm for the past two years. It is a 12 month/year CSA, but you can sign up by season. There is enough produce for two small families to share.

Just one meal... (Buffalo,NY)

We loved the Break'n Eggs Creperie on Main Street in Williamsville during our last visit to Buffalo in July and we will go back there again.

Best Place to Get an Eggplant Sub?

Though it isn't a sub, the best eggplant sandwich I have had in years was at Cutty's in Brookline- the Eggplant Spuckie with roasted eggplant, mozzarella cheese, and olive/carrot salad on a ciabatta roll.

Boston's best salads? A round up

Love the kale salad at Cook in Newton!

August 2014 Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, CSA updates

They had a lot of them at Volante Farm in Needham

Quick: birthday dinner venue in/near Newton where people can talk?

We recently had a surprisingly good meal at the Shanghai Social Club. They have a lot of back rooms and I thought it would be fun for a party. They can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free diets.

Need a food processor

We bought a Kitchen Aid to replace our cracked Cuisinart of 30 plus years two years ago and we dislike the Kitchen Aid. The food spills out of it regularly. We are looking for a good excuse to buy another Cuisinart as we regularly use a food processor.

Jun 30, 2014
veggielover in Cookware

sunday brunch near newton waltham

We had a great brunch at the Rox Cafe in Newton Highlands last week. I had poached eggs over veggie hash with crisp potatoes and excellent whole grain toast. My dining companion had the same over turkey hash. Both dishes were excellent and I would go there again.

Cuzco and Puno updates

I have searched the board for some updates on Peruvian influenced food in Cuzco and Puno and most of the information is 1-3 years old. Any updates? This is day 3 of our trip and the food has been amazing so far. Looking for some great chow.

Russo's organic produce

I was at Russo's last week and noticed on the way out that they now have an organic section with excellent price points that are lower than the competition. The quality looked good, but I haven't tried the produce yet. What are others' experience?

Best pizza in Buffalo

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. We ended up not getting any pizza during our trip to Buffalo, but I will use your suggestions the next time.

Best pizza in Buffalo

This question hasn't been addressed in a few years. Where do you suggest we get our pizza fix when we go to Buffalo next week? In my day, (50 years ago), Bocce Pizza was the best, but I am not sure that it still is.

Passover Traditions From Around the World

My husband's family had a tradition of having every male from youngest to oldest sing the kiddush.

Apr 13, 2014
veggielover in Kosher

The New York Times - Passover 2014

I make some of the Recipes on Health and I like some of them very well.

Apr 13, 2014
veggielover in Food Media & News

BBQ & Breakfast in Buffalo?

We liked the Lake Effect Diner on Main St by UB.

December 2013 Openings and Closings

I recently had lunch there and found that the food, cleanliness and service had really deteriorated in the past year. I was expecting Market to close.

Strip T's

I love that sandwich,