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Liquor store with a good (great) bourbon selection

Urban Grape on Columbus right around the corner from Back Bay station has a decent selection (more Scotch than Bourbon, but still some good finds), knowledgable staff and a library so you can taste before buying.

Dec 07, 2014
hhodgdon in Greater Boston Area

Authentic Mexican restaurant recommendations?

I second Casa Romero, they make delicious margaritas - not too sweet.

Nov 23, 2014
hhodgdon in Greater Boston Area

Weekend in D.C. - Lunch and Dinner recomendations

Hello Chows! My husband and I will be spending the weekend in DC in mid-November. The last time we were down your way (a few years ago) we tried Birch & Barley (by far my favorite - I still think about the homemade pasta - delicious!), Zatinya, Bandolero, Jaleo and Lincoln based on your reconditions and all were very enjoyable experiences.

We are staying at the Grand Hyatt on H and looking for some new suggestions! I'm considering Oyamel, Rappahannock Oyster Bar, and Rural Society - any thoughts? We are willing to venture around the city (Georgetown, Chinatown, etc.) and not looking for anything formal.

Thank you!

Birthday Dinner Old San Juan

I am looking for recommendations for a special birthday dinner in Old San Juan. We are adventurous and it will be our first time in Puerto Rico so are looking forward to trying some local cuisine. Would be looking for recs with entrees in the $30ish range.

Merrill & Co.

We tried this place last Friday night (4th of July). Overall really liked it and would go back - everything was delicious, although the service was a bit spotty, very friendly but a bit slow and could be more attentive.

We had:

Deviled eggs - creamy and yummy paired with a smoked pickle.

Bean salad - my favorite dish of the night. A light, lemony hummus topped with creamy burrata and a variety of delightfully fresh, crisp beans and mint. I could not stop eating this dish.

Fried catfish - light and crunchy, with a side of a vinegary slaw. Perfectly cooked.

Roasted cauliflower - this was sweet and smokey, my partner a self proclaimed cauliflower hater sneakily kept this on his side of the table out of my reach.

Sliders - by the time we got to these I could barely finish one, but they were very solid and I was wishing I could purchase the bacon onion jam by the jar.

The atmosphere was really upbeat and fun - I liked the throwback diner decor and golden' oldies soundtrack.

Jul 06, 2014
hhodgdon in Greater Boston Area

Provincetown recommendations

We are going to p-town for our "mini-moon" and staying at the Crown Point Inn. Already have reservations for Victor's, Ceraldi (now in Wellfleet) and Devon's. Looking for any additional recs - anywhere else that is not to be missed? Thoughts on more casual places to have lunch or dinner? We are adventurous and would love to hit up some spots that have a lively atmosphere!

May 27, 2014
hhodgdon in Southern New England

Post Your Three Favorite Things You ate in Boston in 2011

1) Everything from Hungry Mother, but especially the oxtail marmalade.
2) Lobster beingets at B&G.
3) Steak tartar at Butcher Shop.

Also love, love all of the dim sum from Winsor Dim Sum Cafe, yummy roast pork buns!!

Jan 13, 2012
hhodgdon in Greater Boston Area