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Where to buy Bacon Salt in Boston

Just wanted to report back that Cardullo's answered a message right away saying that they have some in stock for $5.99. Great!

Jun 02, 2011
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Where to buy Bacon Salt in Boston

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the tips. I have some feelers out, so I'll let you know what I come up with. In the meantime, more advice is welcomed!

-jt

Jun 01, 2011
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Advice for dining with toddler and adults from Boston and SF

Thank you for all of your advice so far! Great tips.

Yes, this is a vacation home rental in Westmount. In our experience, it is better to have a kitchen readily available in case the toddler gets hungry all of a sudden.

I forgot to mention that we are all very used to taking the subway since we live in Boston and commute into daycare/work everyday using the T. I think there is a Metro stop close by? I assume that will open up options quite a bit?

Thanks again everyone!
-jt

Jun 01, 2011
jennyt in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Advice for dining with toddler and adults from Boston and SF

Hello there,

We are visiting during the Rogers Cup in August and will be staying at the corner of Blvd de Maisonneuve O and Ave Grosvenor. In our party there will be a 2 year old who is surprisingly not picky, and 3 adults (2 from Boston and one from San Fran). I am Canadian, but my husband and his twin are from the U.S.

We would like to try several restaurants in the area and are looking for recommendations that are within walking distance, not too fancy, would tolerate a toddler etc. We will likely be dining on the early side since the toddler gets crazy close to bedtime.

Recommendations for tasty poutine, locally sourced food are particularly welcomed.

Thanks in advance,
-jt

May 31, 2011
jennyt in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where to buy Bacon Salt in Boston

Hi there,

My brother is coming to visit from Canada and he would like to buy some Bacon Salt while he is here:

http://www.baconsalt.com/

On the website it says that they carry it at Stop and Shop, but I haven't seen it and it is not available on PeaPod which is my mainstay for groceries (I have a toddler who likes to have fits in the store).

Has anyone seen it in their grocery shopping travels?

Thanks in advance,
-jt

May 31, 2011
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Christmas in Newport with Child

Thanks Chowhound! I knew I could count on you. Here is my review of 2 of the places that we made it to. The blizzard arriving on Sunday cut our plans short, so we never got to try some of the other places. We are now going to make it a holiday tradition to return every year so I'm sure we will be back to try Perro Salado and some of the places in Jamestown.

http://rhymeswithhungry.blogspot.com/...

-jt

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Perro Salado
19 Charles St, Newport, RI 02840

Dec 29, 2010
jennyt in Southern New England

Christmas in Newport with Child

We are spending Christmas in a condo that we have rented in Newport and are looking for restaurants that are family friendly. Our daughter is used to going to restaurants and loves going to brunch. For example we took her to Henrietta's Table in Cambridge for Sunday brunch and she had a great time.

Can anyone recommend places that will be open during the weekend of Christmas and would be okay to bring a well behaved toddler to, but that has pretty good food as well?

Thanks in advance!

Dec 01, 2010
jennyt in Southern New England

Looking for Cheese Curds

Oh dear, this website is making me homesick. I think I'll have to order myself some President's Choice Decadent Cookies to dull the pain and then wash it down with some T. Ho's.

Thanks!
-jt

Jun 30, 2009
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Looking for Cheese Curds

I want to make poutine for a Canada Day vs. USA Day party I am having next week. Canada Day is July 1st, so to compromise, I am having the party on July 2nd! Does anyone know a reliable source for cheese curds? I know that Whole Foods on Cambridge Street will sometimes have a couple of bags, but not consistently. Last year someone found one bag at Trader Joe's in Cambridge. Does anyone know where I will have the most luck finding them?

Any other sources for Canadian type items (ketchup flavored potato chips for example) are also appreciated!

Thanks in advance,
-jt

Jun 26, 2009
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Any outdoor clambake experiences in Charlestown?

Hi everyone... Thanks for the suggestions. Tavern on the Water does have great views but when I contacted the caterer there he was worried about it being cold and windy. Apparently there will be sides put up on the outside parts and they can provide space heaters for rent. Has anyone been there mid to late Sept? Is it cold? I've only been there in the summer.

As for the food - they have the same caterer as Max and Dylan's now since they also suggested that we could hold it there with the same menu offered at both. Anyone had any experiences in the private room and Max and Dylan's?

Thanks again,
-jt

Jun 11, 2009
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Any outdoor clambake experiences in Charlestown?

We are planning a party for about 50 people close to Charlestown and have been looking into locations and caterers. Does anyone have any experience with clambakes around here? We have contacted Woodman's who has suggested the following sites: Marriott at Tudor Wharf, Commandant's House and Navy Yard.

The date will be in mid to late September and we would like something more on the casual than fancy side. Are they any other caterers you would suggest?

We have also toyed with the idea of having it at one of the restaurants in Charlestown, but I'm not sure that any of them would be able to hold 50 people on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the fall.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
-jt

Jun 10, 2009
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Delivery in Charlestown

We live in Charlestown too! For Pizza - we usually get Jenny's Pizza since they are a couple of blocks down Medford Street from us. They will also deliver for $1. We usually get the Jenny's Special which is fairly meaty and very yummy. They have a website that is not too helpful since there is nothing on it: http://www.jennyspizza.com/

For Thai we usually get Chow Thai Cafe which is great. They have no website, but you should be able to see their menu if you just google. If you order/go there more than once, the owners will get to know you and may even remember your name! I can't remember how much delivery cost was from there, but can't imagine it was much.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

May 07, 2009
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Dinner post-elopement in Cape Cod

It will be the first weekend in January.
Thanks for the suggestions so far!
-jt

Dec 08, 2008
jennyt in All New England Archive

Dinner post-elopement in Cape Cod

We have booked an elopement package at the Captain's House Inn in Chatham, which is alleviating my stress considerably as the inn keeper's have already taken care of most of the details. So our final decision is what restaurant to go to after the ceremony?

Some suggestions that the innkeeper has made are:

Circadia Bistro
Abba
The Red Pheasant
Captain Linnell House

Right now we are leaning towards Abba (because the food sounds very interesting compared to the others) or the Red Pheasant (because a co-worker loves this place).

Any thoughts or other suggestions?
Thanks so much in advance!
-jt

Dec 05, 2008
jennyt in All New England Archive

Canada Day in Boston

Next Tuesday, is Canada Day and being Canadian I was going to host a party. Then I thought that it may be easier to pick a pub/bar to go out to, but I don't know if there are any that would serve "Canadian" type fare? Places with Canadian beer options would be best and I know there is at least one place in Harvard Square that serves poutine...

Thanks in advance,
-jt

Jun 24, 2008
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Dining for one near NIH

Thanks for all the suggestions. I tried several different places including Passage to India and as usual you were right! Tasty!! I also had a chance to try Ekiben a Korean/Japanese place and the Burger Joint. For more details please see http://rhymeswithhungry.blogspot.com/ under the category Bethesda. And for anyone eating on the NIH campus the cafeterias are very affordable, but not really too yummy.

-jt

Jun 19, 2008
jennyt in Washington DC & Baltimore

Dining for one near NIH

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I'll report back with any good finds...
-jt

Jun 05, 2008
jennyt in Washington DC & Baltimore

Dining for one near NIH

I will be at a training session next week (June 8-13th) at the NIH and staying on the Metro line in Bethesda. As dinners will be paid for by my employer, I need to keep the prices reasonable (under $25 for entree) and I will be on my own so would like some recommendations of where to dine alone. I won't have a car and would prefer to walk if possible if it's safe to do so.

I'm from Boston and eat out in Chinatown here a lot, but I have no particular preference in terms of food type.

Thanks in advance!
-jt

Jun 03, 2008
jennyt in Washington DC & Baltimore

Charlestown - what's the food scene like?

Thanks everyone for the the input. Now here is an additional question:

What about good food shopping close to Charlestown? Right now since we are car-less we get our Asian produce close to home in Chinatown and then order peapod for the bigger, heavier stuff and stuff that has any trace of dairy. I know there is one grocery store close to the T at Bunker Hill, but is it any good?

Thanks again!
-jt

May 23, 2008
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Grezzo in the North End

We went there last night and had:

"pizza" appetizer - zucchini slice topped with hummus, dehydrated tomato, some other stuff I can't remember
entrees - vegetable lasagna for my friend and "land and sea" for me - consisted of a bunch of different kinds of mushrooms (hedgehog, lobster shrooms and a few others), some seaweeds
chocolate torte for dessert
non-alcoholic mojitos (the only alcoholic bevvy they had was organic chardonnay and another organic wine)
total without tip for the above was ~$85

It was pretty busy at 6:30 on a Thursday - we had a res for 7, but since we were early we got seated right away. A word of warning a party of 4 had a reservation at 7 but didn't get seated until nearly 8 because a big table that came for the 5 o'clock seating came late due to traffic and then ate really slowly.

I wouldn't order the mushroom dish again -- too earthy for me. The "pizza" and chocolate torte were quite yummy and the service was excellent. My friend really liked her lasagna, but I didn't really try it.

Hope that helps!
-jt

May 23, 2008
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Charlestown - what's the food scene like?

We currently live in Chinatown and are looking to move to Charlestown for more space etc. Being spoiled by all the yummy, accessible and inexpensive food in our current neighborhood, I'm worried that being in Charlestown will be like moving into a chow wasteland.

I'll still be working around the Chinatown area, so will be able to satisfy those cravings at lunch and on the way home. We like Tangierino, but that's the only place we've tried over there...

Thanks in advance,
-jt

May 23, 2008
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Soft Shell Crabs in Providence

We live in Boston and I was at a restaurant with a soft shell crab special which I didn't order but now can't stop thinking about. Now we are headed to Providence this weekend... staying at the Westin and was wondering if there would be any place we could find it in case I'm still dreaming of them at the end of the week.

Thanks!
-jt

May 07, 2008
jennyt in All New England Archive

Recommendations at Quincy Market.

I was craving a cream puff yesterday, but sadly when I walked by Beard Papa's, there was a weird wooden wall in front of where it was!! Does anyone know if it is now closed or if this is some sort of odd renovation?

Feb 29, 2008
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Rustic Kitchen-Theater District

I've been there a couple of times with large groups and they have always offered us a nice private room to eat in at no extra cost (although both times were mid week and at lunch time, so maybe it would be more difficult to get the room at pre-theatre times?). The service was great and everyone enjoyed their food. In response to the Fridays/Applebees comment, I have never found their food to be anything like that as I associate those places with fried foods and nothing that I've had there was remotely deep fried.

Dec 07, 2007
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Quick Dinner/Drinks before Wicked at Opera House

You might want to try Ivy restaurant on Temple Place - it is one of the cross streets off Washington towards Downtown Crossing from the theatre. They have tapas, a nice bar area etc. Here is the link if you want to check it out:
http://www.ivyrestaurantgroup.com/

Sep 17, 2007
jennyt in Greater Boston Area

Bostonian coming to NYC for birthday

I think we'd be aiming per person around 60-70$ with all of the above included.

Sep 07, 2007
jennyt in Manhattan

Bostonian coming to NYC for birthday

I'll be spending my birthday this weekend in New York and would like some suggestions for places to be brought for dinner. My boyfriend and I are staying at the Omni Berkshire Place in Midtown (although he needs to be there for work on Monday, so it is on an expense account, so don't take that as any indication of what price range we are looking for!).

I like all types of food, but particularly enjoy Asian food - Sushi, Thai or Vietnamese. Nothing with pizza as we will be stopping in New Haven on the way for that!

Thanks in advance for any tips you can offer!

Sep 07, 2007
jennyt in Manhattan