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Menotomy Grill - Arlington (anyone been?)

I pretty much felt the same. so who are all these people who had amazing meals and what do we have to do to get them?

Apr 14, 2014
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Menotomy Grill - Arlington (anyone been?)

When I went I had to go to the water station and get my own water since the waitstaff kept forgetting to bring some.

Jan 23, 2014
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Best of Babka?

according to my polish husband it should be tasty but dry as his family uses it to soak up ham dripping and the like. Now if we could find something other than chocolate Babka.

Dec 20, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

WHERE TO FIND MASA FOR CHRISTMAS TAMALES?

(crosses fingers)

Nov 23, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

WHERE TO FIND MASA FOR CHRISTMAS TAMALES?

Oh wow really that does sour both delicious and very laborious you are right. As a kid every one in the family had a different job to make hundreds of tamales but now it is just me, my husband and a baby we are lucky to get a few dozen in the freezer

Nov 23, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

WHERE TO FIND MASA FOR CHRISTMAS TAMALES?

oh yes I have perfected the recipe for dry masa over the years.
But I think I wanted to taste the kind I had as a child again, you know how it is.

Nov 23, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

WHERE TO FIND MASA FOR CHRISTMAS TAMALES?

I am in the Cambridge/Somerville area and in my yearly search for fresh masa for christmas tamales. Any leads are helpful. Photo is of dry masa I am looking for the kind of masa that is moist needs to be refrigerated. We used this kind growing up in Az but I never knew what it is officially called (in Spanish or English) we always just called it masa it wasn't till I moved to Massachusetts that I found only the dry masa was available.

Nov 23, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Local food market pet peeves, or worse!

Ha! so true

Nov 14, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

oh yeah no doubt about that.

Aug 18, 2013
l0b0SKI in Chains

Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

That is what I was thinking. I also think that TJs are good if you do not live in a area that does not have a lot of specially or ethnic stores. The people I know that love TJ's did not grow up with a lot of ethnic or specially foods and they love that they can experiment and learn new things. The appeal hit home when I spent a week making christmas tamales (this is after waiting an extra week for the ingredients to be shipped from my grandma) my roommate comes home sees all the hard work I had been doing and says "oh I did not know you can make those I just get them at TJ's for lunch" (sad trombone)

Aug 18, 2013
l0b0SKI in Chains

Looking for restaurant recommendations in New London Ct

Oh, that sounds promising. Thanks.

Aug 18, 2013
l0b0SKI in Southern New England

Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

I do not "get it" either. On the other hand my brother in law and his lady go completely ga-ga for TJ's.

Aug 16, 2013
l0b0SKI in Chains

Looking for restaurant recommendations in New London Ct

Meeting a small group of people in New London Ct for lunch or early dinner. Here is the kicker this group is crazy hard to please. We have a picky eater, a gluten-free vegetation, a gluten-free non vegetation, and a 6 month old baby. I have had nightmares planning a menu for these people.
If any one can come up with a recommendation they should get a medal

Aug 16, 2013
l0b0SKI in Southern New England

Restaurant in New London CT for a small group lunch or dinner.

We are meeting a small group of friends in New London CT on Saturday 9/14/13 and no one knows the area well enough to recommend a place. I am looking to you nice, helpful people for some advice. The kicker is we are a hard group to please. I seriously have had nightmares trying to plan a menu for these people.

We have a picky eater, a Gluten-free Vegetarian, a Gluten-free non-Vegetarian, and a 6 month old baby. I think the person that can recommend a place should get a medal.

Aug 15, 2013
l0b0SKI in Southern New England

Menotomy Grill - Arlington (anyone been?)

I loved the decor, the service was fine, but the food, though good techniques were used, I found to be very bland.

I love poblanos and so wanted those shrimp and poblano fritters (the reviewer here says jalapeño but when I had them they were poblano) to be better. I tasted no shrimp or poblano True "they were very light and fluffy with a crisp exterior" like I said it was perfectly executed but no flavor.

Jul 15, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Funniest Thing a Server Said to You

At a lobster restaurant: "Can we get some drawn butter for the table?"
Server: "I don't know what that is" walks away

Jul 08, 2013
l0b0SKI in Not About Food
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Salem (MA) area ice cream recommendation

I am not sure if E.W. Hobbs has sundaes. So my vote goes to Treadwell's and it is pretty close to the Peabody Essex Museum. Be prepared for a line.

Jun 25, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Salem (MA) area ice cream recommendation

Treadwell's is a tradition in my husbands family, it is where his grandparents took him after bowling.

Jun 25, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Former Johnny's to be a Stop & Shop

Stop and Shop is now open! we went at around 3pm and it was a mad house, people were running us over. Everything looked really nice. I hope it gets less crazy.

Jun 21, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Menotomy Grill - Arlington (anyone been?)

Ha!

Jun 13, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Menotomy Grill - Arlington (anyone been?)

According to their FB page you will have to order food with drinks.

Jun 13, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Menotomy Grill - Arlington (anyone been?)

Cats?

Jun 12, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Menotomy Grill - Arlington (anyone been?)

I know right, I just thought the same thing.

Jun 12, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Menotomy Grill - Arlington (anyone been?)

Just saw that their Facebook page says they are open. I can not wait to try it out, as our neighborhood has nothing good. I have super high hopes for Menotomy and wish them the best of luck.

Jun 12, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Brookline favorites?

The staff at The Beagle ignored me (during a slow time even) and served me cold food even after I specifically asked if the item was hot.

Jun 12, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

The Harvard Experience

Yes, I guess it is a nice nod to The Tasty but when I saw that photo it just made me sad. I get the same feeling when I walk by a store that used to be a Woolworth's.

May 28, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Let’s make a list of obnoxiously loud restos

I often go back to a place a few times before I sign off on it but after giving them a few chances I won't go back. I have called mangers about quality of food and service but never thought to call about the noise levels.

May 27, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

Let’s make a list of obnoxiously loud restos

I gave up long ago on Posto and Painted Burro because of the volume. (note: I am old)

May 27, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

May 2013 Openings and Closings

Yes, it annoys be when a place takes up most of the sidewalk and calls it "patio seating", now my big ol butt can't walk down the sidewalk because there are all these tables and chairs in my way.

May 23, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area

New Arlington Restaurant with Former Chez Henri Chef Mark Thompson

So close to my house. Hope it is good, as there are no restaurants near me that are.

May 21, 2013
l0b0SKI in Greater Boston Area