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1 night - Between Marlborough & TD garden

Definitely a straight up steak house.

Jan 22, 2015
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

1 night - Between Marlborough & TD garden

Check out Parla, Deuxave and Bogies Place. Close or on the way and fit what you are looking for.

Jan 22, 2015
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Ethnic breakfasts?

I've unfortunately not worked my way though the menu too much (Have not tried the Roti yet) but the Doubles are excellent. They may have passed up Singh's as my favorite doubles in the city.

They do have a Bake n Shark special on the weekend that I plan on trying out Saturday. I may also pick up a couple Roti skins from them since my wife is making curry goat this weekend : ) Will report back with what I think.

Jan 22, 2015
Matt H in Greater Boston Area
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Drupatis on Yonge

The Rexdale location serves my favorite Roti in the city, but they are very inconsistent depending on the location. The Albion Rd location is by far the best in my experience. The Scarborough location is hit or miss and the Ajax location has been a strike out for me both visits (Had the worst Bake n Shark I've tasted in my life there also)

I have not had a chance to visit the Brampton nor the new location, so cant comment on either. But the Albion Rd location is on point every single visit and I've had quite a few visits under my belt there.

Jan 22, 2015
Matt H in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ethnic breakfasts?

Café de Lulu is good for this sort of thing as well.

Jan 15, 2015
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Ethnic breakfasts?

Flames in Mattapan (Morton St location) serves a very good Jamaican breakfast. Ackee and Saltfish, callaloo, dumpling and provisions.

Trincity cuisine serves a very nice Trinidadian breakfast also. The Buljol is a favorite of mine there.

Looking for Private party recommendations!

You could call Sarma, La Brasa, Shojo, Eastern Standard and West Bridge to ask what they can work out for you.

Jan 07, 2015
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

East African groceries

You should find what you need between Tropical Foods and Kaba both in Dudley. Especially once the new Tropical Foods opens in the next couple months.

Jan 07, 2015
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Authentic eats with atomosphere maybe some live music

You could do a combination of Lucy Ethiopian Cafe for dinner, then walk down to Wally's after for Jazz. Daryl's Corner bar would also work for both food and music. Or venture out to Dorchester and check out Restaurante Cesaria for Cape Verdean food and Jazz.

Jan 02, 2015
Matt H in Greater Boston Area
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Fire at MuLan, Beauty's Pizza

Hope they bounce back. Never been to beauty's but MuLan is such a great place.

Dec 24, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Best seafood restuarant in Cambridge or Somerville?

Agreed on Casa Portugal and Muqueca. Also on that strip is Portugalia if you feel for some excellent bacalhau dishes.

Dec 19, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Chinatown up and coming?

Should be pretty easy to narrow down, since apparently only one place serves it...

Dec 13, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Octopus dishes

Octopus Shish at Sarma
Marinated Octopus at Greek Corner
Grilled Octopus at Restaurante Cesaria
Wood Grilled Octopus at Prezza

Dec 13, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Hot Dog on Boardway/East Somerville

4 stands from what I saw. The Sausage Guy, Fishermans Cove Seafood, Salsa's Mexican and a bakery whose name escapes me.

Dec 13, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Hot Dog on Boardway/East Somerville

Stopped by today and the food court was open.

Dec 13, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Hot Dog on Boardway/East Somerville

Cant say exactly but I was told by someone there that it should be relatively soon. They seem to be working away behind that curtain every time I am in there.

Dec 08, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Blanca's Bakery 85B Broadway Somerville - Very Good Tamale

Blanca's is great. My favorite Pupusas on the broadway stretch as well. Their pastries, especially the guava and pineapple in the morning are fantastic as well.

Dec 08, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Rainbow carrots and Turnips

Late response, but Russo's had everything I needed. They turned out great that holiday weekend.

Dec 08, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Hot Dog on Boardway/East Somerville

Also for future reference he will be opening up a stand/booth? In the Stop n Shop on McGrath as well. Along with a few other vendors.

Dec 08, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Hot Dog on Boardway/East Somerville

Cant vouch for how good it is, but Casey's has a hot dog on the menu.

Dec 08, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Rainbow carrots and Turnips

Thanks everyone, I will swing by Russo's today or tomorrow and check it out.

Nov 24, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Rainbow carrots and Turnips

I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find some excellent local rainbow carrots and turnips this week? Closer to Boston/Cambridge the better.

Thanks!

Nov 24, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

I need some help with a trip to your city around Dec 5th

A couple other non traditional seafood options that came to mind you could explore are Muqueca in Cambridge for proper Brazilian clay pot seafood that is difficult to find in Toronto and Ricon Limeno for excellent Peruvian seafood dishes.

Nov 22, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

I need some help with a trip to your city around Dec 5th

Agree with your first impressions of the restaurants mentioned above, except Ribelle. Great restaurant and very creative, but not a molecular place at all.

Sushi: Cafe Sushi
Lobster Roll: Neptune Oyster
Chowder: James Hook
Fish Monger: New Deal Seafood
Butcher: MF Dulock

I would highly recommend trying some fried whole belly clams during your visit. It is something that you really cant get better anywhere else outside of New England. In the city, Courthouse seafood is a good choice.

Nov 21, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

I need some help with a trip to your city around Dec 5th

Welcome to Boston in advance Raybon. There are quite a few regular posters who are former Torontonians (myself included) living in the Boston area, so you should get some great advice in addition to the great advice you will get here from just anyone in general.

Your friend is bang on about Neptune and ICOB. Union Oyster House is a tourist trap and best to be avoided. If you wanted to substitute a third option in its place I would recommend Row 34. Other seafood related options are Ostra for high end and Courthouse seafood for a more affordable fried seafood option. You also may want to take advantage of the oyster HH menu's around town. My favorite is at Marliave in Downtown Crossing (4-6pm, 9-10pm).

For the evening you arrive, you could walk over to The Salty Pig which serves their dinner menu until midnight on a Thursday. Next day lunch you could try and fit in one of your seafood options or check out the menu's for Coppa and Toro in the South End to see if they interest you.

There is an excellent craft cocktail bar scene in Boston, so for your drinking check out: Drink, Hawthorne, Eastern Standard, Back Bar, JM Curley, Brick n Mortar, Cafe Artscience and Tavern Road. If you were more looking for beer focused bars, Lord Hobo, Cambridge Brewing, Meadhall are worth checking out.

Otherwise you may need to be a bit more specific about what you are looking for and likes/dislikes. There are quite a few places around town worth checking out.

Nov 20, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area
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Sunday Brunch/Lunch for 10 in Boston or Cambridge

Unfortunately La Brasa ended their brunch service a few weeks ago. The Market is open at that time, but only with a limited menu.

The Istanbul'u recommendation is a great one as well.

Nov 20, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Sunday Brunch/Lunch for 10 in Boston or Cambridge

I've dined there twice with my 3 year old, she is well behaved, but have had no issues at all.

Nov 20, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Please help shape 5-day food itinerary (including birthday dinner) with visiting DC

Kind of difficult to disagree with most of these choices. The only substitute I would recommend is Saturday brunch at Merrill and Company in the South End. It ticks all your boxes (Grits, French Toast, Eggs Benny) plus more.

Nov 20, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

Sunday Brunch/Lunch for 10 in Boston or Cambridge

Alden and Harlow in Harvard Square.

Nov 20, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area

el salvadoran breakfast in Somerville?

I like the pupusas at Blanca's bakery. Their guava and pineapple pastries are also very good.

Nov 15, 2014
Matt H in Greater Boston Area