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trying to remember a pizza place

There was one in Union Square as well I recall.

Aug 30, 2014
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

What do people think of Rendezvous in Central Square, Cambridge?

Say it ain't so Steve-that being said, I tip my hat to one of the nicest and hardest working people in the restaurant business.

Apr 07, 2014
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

Hunt for the Best Calzone

Armando's on Huron Ave in Cambridge- with extra sauce on the side.

Feb 13, 2014
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

Best "classic" martini

or using a good rye with a clearly inferior sweet vermouth

Nov 25, 2013
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

most missed recent closing?

I would add Sun's cafe in North Cambridge. Their eclectic Korean/Japanese/Thai menu was delicious and the owners were the salt of the earth. I think about them wheneverI pass that strip of stores near Pemberton market.

Nov 21, 2013
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

Sad breakup @ Micucci's

Say it ain't so!

Jun 29, 2013
FeeFiPho in Northern New England

A Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington Brainteaser

In Cambridge for Dinner: Rendezvous and/or Green Street Grill should fit the posted requirements.

Jun 27, 2013
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

New Strip T's Thread for 2013:Excellence and Innovation Continue

This thread has almost always shown unanimous love and praise for Strip T's ever since Tim reinvented the menu- and deservedly so. It is creative,tasty and affordable. I have dined there on numerous occasions and watched as the crowds and media embraced its inventive fare and shouted its praises.This has created not only buzz but unfortunately an attitude shift that I sense by some members of the waitstaff. I now tend to go later in the afternoon when it is relatively quiet. This is not the first time I experienced this, so I found it disconcerting but still not enough to bring to Tim's attention. The dining room was half empty and my party of 4 was directed to a four top which was attended to by a member of the waitstaff who greeted us with a perfunctory greeting and a "we just got slammed for lunch". She was curt and impatient particularly when we couldn't decide definitively and immediately what we wanted to share( as they were out of several of the daily specials)-she then inquired if we were at least ready to give our drink order- we asked for a few beers to share- but her impatience continued and when water was requested, she answered- "they always come with the beer". A request to change a plate that was not clean was met with a dismissive look and perceived disdain. Yikes. I will reiterate -the food was delicious but this attitudinal shift that I have now experienced twice, needs to change or it may need at least a sitdown by the waitstaff with Tim or whoever manages this otherwise fine eating establishment.

May 21, 2013
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

Portland and Beaches for 1 Week in July - Where to go

Made a day trip from Boston to my first Sea Dog game this past Saturday- prior to the game visited Standard baking Co., Micucci's (4 Luna breads for the ride home) and the PMA and then it was off to Eventide for shucked oysters,oyster buns and a local brew. Following the game, had to make it to Boda, based on MCM's & Bobbert's previous raves. I sat at the bar and imbibed and indulged and I must tell you -I enjoyed that immensely- and the Miang Kum Som-oh-- the one bite shrimp and toasted coconut tapas that sits atop a betel leaf- is absolutely destination worthy- an opening salvo to an absolutely delightful meal! What a way to end the day in Portland.

May 07, 2013
FeeFiPho in Northern New England

Italian with 15 minutes of BC

La Morra in Brookline, Delfino's in Roslindale

May 07, 2013
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

Portland - want to try something new

+1 on Eventide. Have had some nice meals at Caiola's- their excellent cannelloni is worth checking out.

Mar 04, 2013
FeeFiPho in Northern New England

The Best Veal Parm Around

Delfino's in Roslindale.

Feb 26, 2013
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

Portland Trip Can't Miss Dish Suggestions - Researched

It is the same bread that Steve uses to make those sicilian slabs.

Nov 20, 2012
FeeFiPho in Northern New England

Portland Trip Can't Miss Dish Suggestions - Researched

I might also add the roasted mussels from Fore Street and Pai Men Miyake's omakase to the list. BTW- I am also a big fan of Pai Men's pork buns and much of the delicious pastry from Standard Bakery... but that Luna bread...oh my!... is something else!

Nov 20, 2012
FeeFiPho in Northern New England

Portland Trip Can't Miss Dish Suggestions - Researched

Bobbert is clearly one of your town's culinary cognescenti! Eventide's fried oyster buns are truly delectable and habit forming. Thank goodness I live in Boston! Bresca's shaved brussel sprouts and braised Tuscan kale dishes not to mention the buttermilk panna cotta should not be missed. I'd also like to give a nod to Caiola's house made cannelloni stuffed with ricotta ,sweet pepper,parmesan and spinach. Lastly, whenever I visit your fine town, I purchase at least 3 loaves of Micucci"s Luna bread to bring home and freeze.

Nov 19, 2012
FeeFiPho in Northern New England

Overrated restaurants

Scutra in Arlington. A local fav for some. Don't get it.

Nov 06, 2012
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

Taipei Gourmet, Lexington

Not a fan of cilantro. Is the soup redolent of it or does it merely adorn its top?

Nov 01, 2012
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

Yet another Rendezvous shout-out

The lasagna, Sunday night specials, ambiance and bar just " pulls me back in".

Oct 03, 2012
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

Servers' familiar behaviour

Curious on how to respond to that all too frequent server's query " are you done working on that?" Any suggestions?

Oct 01, 2012
FeeFiPho in Not About Food

BYOB in Portland

I third the Shulte and Herr recommendation. The food hearty and satisfying,goes well with a Belgian beer. I also find the entire staff kind and interested in their patrons. Its worth my trip from Boston!

May 04, 2012
FeeFiPho in Northern New England

Soft shell crab sightings?

Had them@ Traif . It was on their brunch menu. Absolutely delicious!

Apr 24, 2012
FeeFiPho in Outer Boroughs

Best lobster roll thats not 30 bucks

Choate Bridge Pub--Ipswich Center

Apr 24, 2012
FeeFiPho in Greater Boston Area

5 Nights in Ogunquit - Here are my picks

I would add Schulte & Herr in Portland for delicious German comfort food and incredibly friendly service.

Mar 12, 2012
FeeFiPho in Northern New England