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Where is the best Soufflé in Boston?

another vote for PRB. lemon souffle. yum

Nov 10, 2010
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

shabu shabu in boston?

definitly shabuzen and nothing else! theres one in chinatown and one in allston

Jul 16, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Closest thing to NYC Bagels in Boston - VOTE!

thanks & london is 6/30 !!! :)

Jun 15, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Closest thing to NYC Bagels in Boston - VOTE!

steinpilz - when i want to eat it, do i thaw it in room temperature before toasting? thanks

Jun 15, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Persephone

My sister is a foodie who's lived in the UES for 15 years, and is kind of snobby about how NY is better than Boston in so many ways (except maybe seafood). I took her here to show her Boston has some cool places too. We both loved the boutique; it carried many brands that I love and my sister got a dress there.

I dont think this place is hard to find at all because its right on summer street. Coming from chinatown you pass south station, turn right on summer, and its right before the new BCEC convention.

We didnt find any parking so we valeted for $16 + $2 tip.

The lounge area with wii and x bos games was pretty cool. The bartender said that one time a girl was with abunch of her friends, she was drunk & playing guitar hero on the sofa, fell off, and kept playing.

Our reservation was for 9:15 but we got there 8:30 and got seated after shopping. The restaurant was 80% full the entire time we were there. Our waiter was this big buff guy who rarely came over to attend to us.

We ordered the squid salad, skirt steak with fries, and a fish (forgot) which was amazing.

I also ordered the The Obligatory $15 Chowhound-Predicted Pomegranate Martini - which tasted pretty good but sometimes pomegranate can taste like liquid cough medicine.

With tips/tax it came out to about $55 pp.

Jun 10, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Wagyu beef

on 2 separate occasions, my friends and i have been extremely dissapointed with KO prime's "kobe." My bf only eats meat and carbs (and has had a lot of kobe beef in japan) and he could tell after the first bite that it was completely not kobe. it was so bad he didnt even finish it.

Jun 10, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Nobu quality sushi in Boston?

I dont know of any japanese person or asian person who grew up eating sushi ever saying Nobu was authentic in anyway, let alone famous for its sushi.

Jun 09, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Closest thing to NYC Bagels in Boston - VOTE!

one last question. since rosenfelds and katz are both closed monday (im leaving mon night) would you all recommend me going to one of those on sunday, or the # 3 choice on monday? (scared it will get stale)

Jun 04, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Affordable Sunday Brunch

I went to aquitaine for brunch 2 weekends ago. nonen of us liked it. it was busy (as always) and the service was slow. the chestnut hill one is much better

Jun 04, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Affordable Sunday Brunch

I'm not sure what cind meant by affordable (price range?) but I dont think hamersley's is in the affordable category.

If your friends want to stay on Newbury then you're not gonna get much positive response from boston chowhounders. However, Newbury has much more patio seating restaurants than the south end.

I've had Pops for lunch but not brunch - but I really didnt enjoy my lunch there.

Jun 03, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

The best and worst of Brookline?

how could we have forgotten about clear flour! i loveeee their croissants. i buy them every weekend.

Jun 03, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

The best and worst of Brookline?

khao sarn is quite overpriced. rod dee and dok bua are much more authentic and delicious and cheaper! im guessin more asian/thai ppl go there than khao sarn.

Jun 03, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

The best and worst of Brookline?

i completely agree with :
SHIKI, i would go for the authentic dishes, they're pretty good, but you can get better sushi elsewhere

rod dee is prob one of my fave restaurants here. all my asian friends love it too.

japonaise has awesome bread desserts. i love the strawberry short cake, chocolate horn, doughnuts, sandwiches, rice balls, heavy cream bread, fruit tarts

7 subs in coolidge corner has really good subs. my fave is the potato/roast beef/bbq sauce

but disagreeing with anotheradam, i like fugakyu (certain good dishes, hatate kaiyaki, chicken katsu curry, the sushi's are not bad either). i also like upper crust but the crust can be a lil too thin/hard sometimes.

my least favorites are both in washington square. GOLDEN temple is sooo not authentic, and even for americanized chinese food (which i love and sometimes crave) its horrible. they all taste the same, too salty.

Jun 03, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Closest thing to NYC Bagels in Boston - VOTE!

maybe i'll just bring half a dozen then just for the heck of it, and then also go check out the bagel place that you mentioned. how far is it from sloan square?

Jun 01, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Closest thing to NYC Bagels in Boston - VOTE!

DOES BOSTON HAVE FLAT BAGELS? i had them once in ny and loved them. 1 whole bagels is way too big for me. i prefer mini bagels or flat bagels

May 29, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Closest thing to NYC Bagels in Boston - VOTE!

that means i'll have to go to Katz monday morning since im flying monday night, and freeze them as soon as i get to london...hope they dont stale!!!!!

May 29, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Closest thing to NYC Bagels in Boston - VOTE!

THEY GO STALE AFTER 2 DAYS??? I am probably buying them sunday morning and taking of monday night! oh no !

May 28, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Closest thing to NYC Bagels in Boston - VOTE!

oh wow. thanks karlS for the great tips. Although Katz has the most votes, I think I will end up going to Rosenfelds cause it has the second highest # of votes and its also only a few miles away from me.

May 28, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Closest thing to NYC Bagels in Boston - VOTE!

** my post was about me wanting to being bagels to london **

sorry for posting something that has been "hashed 12 gazallion times." despite all the newbie haters, i really appreciate all your votes/recommendations.

I'm going to try to go to Katz although its a little bit further from me (brookline), othewise I'll go to Rosenfelds which is really close by - except that its not open monday - the day that i am flying.

May 28, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

SF hound report back on eating in Boston

i had the same question. i thought they charge for sparkling water everywhere.

May 27, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Stephanie's taking over Garden of Eden spot

not that tiny compared to B&G, butcher shop, metropolis, pops, all in that area

but thank god its gone. i went 3 times and was dissapointed every time

May 27, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

SF hound report back on eating in Boston

i kind of disagree with #2. NYC has a much higher cost of living and so does SF - including housing and entertainment.

also, i was just in SF this Jan, and I can say with much confidence that the food sceen in the bay area is by far way better than Boston

May 27, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Closest thing to NYC Bagels in Boston - VOTE!

I'm doing something kind of silly. I'm going to visit my sister + fam in London for 1 week and since I'm checking in luggage, I have plenty of space to bring food from here. I've read the posts/threads on "best bagels in boston." In order to avoid trying one from each of the following, can you please make your vote for the best bagels in Boston (defined by closest to NY bagels).

1. Kupel's
2. Iggy's
3. Bagel Rising
4. Bagel by Us
5. Rosenfeld
6. Brugger's

Thanks!

May 27, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Yummy breakfast near tourist center?

if you're going to the aqiuarium, or children's musuem, the new location is not too far from the new branch.

the ones finlero mentioned are a tiny bit fancier, but not super fancy. touristy areas in boston dont have a lot of casual breakfast joints.

if you're planning on being in the boston public library, copley area, METROPOLIS is only approx 4 blocks away. you can walk there easily. i love their belgian chocolate pancakes.

May 27, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Cupcake Outrage in Back Bay

i agree. refridgerating cupcakes are a badddd idea. exactly why i dont like party favor cupcakes. actually there are many reasons why i dont like party favor's dry, thick, cake + grocery store quality hard icing.

May 25, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Pastry Outrage in Brookline (apologies to cupcake outrage thread)

i love their chocoalte horns, apple croisasants, doughnuts, an pan, rice balls, heavy cream bread, butter rolls, fruit tarts, african queen cake, green tea cake...and omg. i thinik i love everything there

May 24, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Pastry Outrage in Brookline (apologies to cupcake outrage thread)

i go there once a week, the prices are great and the quality of bread beats any chinatown bakery. this one in taiwanese, and the chinatown ones are cantonese.

May 24, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Best fun restaurant for $50

growing up eating shabushabu, imo shabuzen is the best shabushabu in boston.

May 24, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Pastry Outrage in Brookline (apologies to cupcake outrage thread)

I visited the store when it first opened. The store is cute, the cakes looked alright, the tarts & brioches looked better but has anyone tried them? I didnt buy anything cause nothing appealed to me.

May 23, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area

Clear Flour Bakery

love love love love their croissants & french bread

May 22, 2008
kweesee in Greater Boston Area