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Is it crazy to try to get to Sweet Cheeks on a Friday before a Sox game?

I will embarrassingly admit that I went to the Justin/Jay-Z concert at Fenway recently. I stopped in Sweet Cheeks and it was jammed but they handled the crowd with ease. They have a decent amount of outdoor space that can handle the wait time while sipping a drink or beer. They turn tables pretty quickly, you won't wait too long.

As far as meat selections, I have always either had the pork belly or the pulled chicken. The pork belly is incredibly filling so a 1/4 will do a decent sized appetite just fine. Biscuits are incredible. I am also a fan of the broccoli side.

If it is too crazy, the other options listed below are great. Citizen can get jammed up pretty quickly even for two but it's worth a quick peek. I would walk down to El Pelon then just head out for a drink. My other usual pit stop is Lower Depths, just pack yo' cash.

Sep 12, 2013
Lmiggedy in Greater Boston Area

Ice Cold places in Boston...

Ah-yuh!

Sep 09, 2013
Lmiggedy in Greater Boston Area

Ice Cold places in Boston...

Interesting! Thanks for the knowledge and correction.

Sep 09, 2013
Lmiggedy in Greater Boston Area

Ice Cold places in Boston...

Exactly. I went to minus5 in Vegas and they included drinks with the cover. It was also sweltering hot outside and filled with concept bars/hotels where it makes a little more sense.

The cost of running a place like that has to be insane. I just can't see it working. Just like I can't see a Sauna bar where you pay for heat exhaustion, dehydration and gross syrupy tiki drinks not working.

Sep 09, 2013
Lmiggedy in Greater Boston Area

Ice Cold places in Boston...

So, I was cruising around on the internet and discovered Frost Ice Bar has opened recently. http://www.frosticebar.com/ For a mere $18 you can freeze your tail off with tourists and maybe a spattering of drunk college kids.

I thought the FroYo places that were popping up like a bad rash were peculiar enough for a city that battles the cold nearly half the year.

What do you all think about trends that seem to make sense in warmer regions plowing their way up North to the fine city of Boston? Is this a short stay trend or do you think it will taper off quickly?

Sep 09, 2013
Lmiggedy in Greater Boston Area

Breakfast sandwich

I am also a fan of Area Four. I have also found myself wandering into Somerville far too frequently lately and getting the Egg and Feta on Brioche over at Three Little Figs.

Mar 15, 2013
Lmiggedy in Greater Boston Area

Interesting Restaurants Around Legacy Place in Dedham? (It seems to be all chains...)

I dig West on Centre, little drive depending on where you live in relation to the theatre. Haven't been in a while though so I can't speak for very recent trips..

May 30, 2012
Lmiggedy in Greater Boston Area

Any $1 oyster specials around Back Bay?

+1 Marliave. It is my little hideaway. I also prefer the upstairs seating but if you are in for just oysters and some beverages the downstairs bar works fine as well.

May 30, 2012
Lmiggedy in Greater Boston Area

Addictive cheeses in recipes, not on boards..

The more my autocorrect fails the more
I love you all. I think velveeta is liked boxed wine. Can't hide the redneck but it can be enhanced. Boxed wine sangria! :)

Apr 07, 2012
Lmiggedy in Home Cooking

Addictive cheeses in recipes, not on boards..

I was thinking of doing a taco challenge dinner party. Each taco would need to use a cheese that isn't quite traditional. Steak, peppers, opinions and velveeta, chicken, fig and Brie. Crazy? Probably. Could be fun.

Apr 07, 2012
Lmiggedy in Home Cooking

Addictive cheeses in recipes, not on boards..

These are all great ideas! I agree, I love my cheese in the buff. . HF I eat the same way. Was just a bit curious to mix it up. Thanks for the welcome! You all are certainly right up my alley and quite knowledgable folks.

Apr 07, 2012
Lmiggedy in Home Cooking

Addictive cheeses in recipes, not on boards..

Awesome! I'm new to chowhound so figure out my little way around here! I'll repost it there :) thanks!!

Apr 07, 2012
Lmiggedy in Home Cooking

Lobster Rolls and Chowder near Fenway Park

McGreevys is a tourist spot. It will likely be crowded, bunch of memorabilia and cool little set up downstairs. The food isn't good. Bleacher bar is pretty cool.

I'm excited for your weekend just reading this. How fun!

Apr 07, 2012
Lmiggedy in Greater Boston Area

New Bostonian's wish list

I wish there were tacos everywhere. Tacos Lupita in Lynn is good stuff. Also try the Stsff Meal truck for some blends of what you might be looking for. Not traditional but ever so delicious.

Apr 07, 2012
Lmiggedy in Greater Boston Area

Addictive cheeses in recipes, not on boards..

I tend to be a cheeseboard queen and haven't met many cheeses I don't like. Most recently I've been on a Jasper Hills/Cabot clothbound cheddar, humboldt fog and aged Gouda kick. D'affinois I don't think I could manage to cook with because I could eat it all before doing anything else with it.

Do any of you have recipes with Humboldt Fog or any other cheese typically found on a board? I've done a mini panini with Brie/apple and turkey. Recently only hadnthr clothbound cheddar on hand and mixed it in scrambled eggs...damn good. Thought maybe peaches and humboldt after a brief unsuccessful google search. Any ideas would be great!

Apr 07, 2012
Lmiggedy in Home Cooking

Surprising Menu Items That Steal the Show

Most recently, Buffalo pork belly at the Abbey.

Apr 07, 2012
Lmiggedy in Greater Boston Area

Looking for great food outside of Boston

The Crowne Plaza in Natick was just renovated and has a new concept called "Verve". It is across from the mall and tucked away a bit. Yes, it's a hotel bar, but surprisingly fun atmosphere. The craft cocktails are of city quality and priced well. I went recently and had a Sake, lychee and splash of hibiscus martini that was pretty incredible. I have had the food and in the bar area it is new American small plates. Good for sharing. Buffalo drumettes rocked my socks.

Oiishi in Sudbury is excellent. It's in Mill Village. Go earlier and browse Duck Soup if you like cheese and fun candy selections. Hello, chocolate covered gummy bears!

Bullfinches is a cute spot in the spring. That is off route 20 in Sudbury. The patio seating is
charming and the food is great.

If you want a historic browse of the Wayside Inn you could give it a shot for lunch in the afternoon. They have a new chef that's mixed up the menu a bit and they offer brunch. I had a lobster BLT that was stacked high and drank a Coow Woow which was a cocktail dating back to 1634. Sit in the old kitchen, it is where they first started the dining service at the inn. There is a nice path out back to for a walk or wood fires at night in front if the inn. The tavern is small but has a fireplace. They offer up five small bites if you want a place to go but don't want to commit to dinner.

Harvest cafe is another interesting place. Tucked away in a Big white house in Hudson. They have a really excellent brunch. On Sunday mornings they have acoustic solo performer and they make the best bloody mary's.

Call me an old lady but the Aegean in Framingham has a great lounge. Split a bunch of appetizers and ask them to grill the pita for you!

Welcome India off route nine looks like a dump. It is the BEST Indian food I've ever had. Whatever they do with their Ghee must be the trick. Don't bother with Bollywoood it's mediocre.

Westborough Korean Restaurant is authentic, incredible and rare to find out our way. Not very far from Natick at all. It's pretty large inside, great prices and piles of kimchee, pickled veggies, bibambap, I could keep going on and on. Also some more adventurous selections too.

If you find yourself at Tomasso then stop in Panzano. Excellent wine and cheese selection.

Casey's Diner is a must go. It's on South Ave. The hot dogs!!! Totally laid back. Another great diner is Chets in Northborough. It's off route 20, only open until 11:30 and closed Sundays. However if you feel like eating in an out school diner run by a bright lovely young lady...go!

Zaftigs just opened semi-recently in Natick right in the Sherwood plaza. It's good for Breakfast/lunch.

Biltmore in Newton is good as is The Local which is a great laid back crowd. Good for a night out because it's not packed with college kids or the chain atmosphere.

I know some of these places aren't super romantic but you never know when romance happens. Sometimes just as simple as getting an ice cream cone at Kimballs after playing mini golf can be just as romantic having a dinner in front of a fire at the inn.

Waltham isn't far and moody street is packed with options. The Gaff is cheap and has great pickle chips and buffalo tenders. Excellent beer selection too. Habaneros just opened recently and has a bunch of house infused tequila and offers up some killer guacamole. Solea is a hit or miss for me with the tapas but in spring the windows open up and it's a cute date spot. Tempo is also hit or miss. I'd say go for the 7 before 7, they have their appetizers for 7 bucks. Order up a salad and your should be good tomgo without having a huge dinner.

I hope this helps!

Apr 07, 2012
Lmiggedy in Greater Boston Area

signs of Spring? sorrel? ramps? fresh green almonds? chervil? mache? morels?

Verill Farm has ramps. Bit of a trip for most in greater Boston but worth it.

Apr 07, 2012
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