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Dish or Salute for pre-concert dinner

I second for Salute....its my fav place downtown. Plus its closer to Bushnell and they work really hard at ensuring pre show dinners are out in time

Aug 02, 2012
kunman in Southern New England

The Winebuyers Outlet and Sturbridge Cheese and Fudge, Sturbridge, MA

I love this place!

The owners husband owns a wine importing business and as a results have some amazing wines. They state that when they order a bunch of cases they always have 1 left and will sell it in the store. The prices are just amazing! Every time I have gone in I found a new bottle that has been great at a wonderful price.

The wine is great but they have really expanding there offering. The offer organic loose tea, loose herbs and spices (if they don't have it , they will order it for you!), they have new England cheeses such as Blue Ledge Farm, Blythedale Farm, Grafton Village Cheese, Shelburne Farms and Willow Hill Farm to name a few.

They have local fudge and chocolate from Phenomenal Fudge: Shorehand, Vermont and Birnn Chocolates of Vemont: South Burlington, Vt.: Chocolate Truffles.

They bring is local bread from Rose 32 Bread: Gilbertville, MA. They started selling ice cream from SoCo Creamery: Great Barrington, MA.

They offer samples of most food items and wine tasting all the time.

So you can see this place is awesome, all about local products and amazing wine. They often have the cheese making in store. You would think I own this place, I wish I did, I just want to ensure it stays!

This is not your normal "general" wine you will find at Yankee Spirits like bare foot.

Jul 24, 2012
kunman in Southern New England

vegetarian in the White Mountains

Our family is heading to the White Moutains in August. Wife and kids (age 8 and 4) are vegetarian. We are staying in North Conway but planning on visitng all of the towns (Franconia, Littleton, lincoln, woodstock). Are are some places that have good vegetarian options? Many thanks in advance?

Jul 09, 2012
kunman in Northern New England

OSV - Easter Brunch

It does stand for Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge ma

Apr 11, 2012
kunman in Southern New England

OSV - Easter Brunch

I see many posts on this board around Easter time inquiring about Brunch locations so I thought I would post my review.

My family went to the OSV Easter brunch yesterday. We have been to there brunch about 5 times over the last few years. This was our first Easter brunch there and it was the best we went too. Comparing the Easter brunch to their normal brunch, besides the increase cost (Easter brunch for adults was $29.95 and kids under 12 are $9.95 - normal Sunday brunch is $19.95 and adult and kids under 12 are free) the items I noticed added where lamb at the carving stations and shrimp at the salad table.

Everything was absolutely amazing. The turkey at the caring station is the best I have ever had. They always have 3-4 different salads and all where very good. The breakfast food is always good. The kids love getting messy at the chocolate fountate.

All 6 of us left very happy. We had 1:15 reservations and we stayed until 4. They let us hang out and talk and drink coffee afterwards. The manager stopped by to ask how everything was.

I would recommend this brunch , on any Sunday or holidays to everyone.

Apr 09, 2012
kunman in Southern New England

looking for a great resturant near xl center hartford ct

I would add Vaughan's Public House.

Good irish pub

Vaughan's Public House
59 Pratt St, Hartford, CT 06103

Feb 21, 2012
kunman in Southern New England

Upscale dining near Sturbridge, MA?

I also suggest Cedar Street Grille. It's our go to place in Sturbridge

Oct 20, 2011
kunman in Southern New England

supermarket and restaurant help! please

A group of 6, 3 adults, a 4yr old, 7yr old and 16 yr old will be in San Diego next week for 8 nights. We are staying at the Sheraton Suites downtown. We will have a car. I am looking for a good supermarket to fill up on some supplies for week. Also looking for good restaurants for our group (kid friendly). Thanks!

Aug 10, 2011
kunman in San Diego

SoCo creamery ice cream in Sturbridge ma!

A small bakery on Rt.20 in Sturbridge is now selling SoCo Creamery Ice cream. Stopped there last sunday. They said they should have 24 favors soon. Yum!

Jun 28, 2011
kunman in Southern New England

Looking for Restaurant for Lunch Between Springfield, MA and Worcester, MA

If you join there newletter you get coupons also for Tues-Thursday dinning. Here is the website: bottom left hand corner you'll see a link to suscribe to news letter.

Jun 20, 2011
kunman in Southern New England

Stirrings Margarita Mix

I agree it is the best. I recently got some at Worldwide Wine Cellar in Tolland CT and saw some at Manchester Wine and Liquors in Manchester CT

Jun 17, 2011
kunman in Southern New England

Looking for Restaurant for Lunch Between Springfield, MA and Worcester, MA

I second Cedar Street Grille. Have been several times arter the reopeing and it is by far the best restaruant in Sturbridge. If you join there newletter you get coupons also for Tues-Thursday dinning. Here is the website: bottom left hand corner you'll see a link to suscribe to news letter.

Jun 17, 2011
kunman in Southern New England

great place for dinner with kids

sorry I should have left morw info. Its a group of 8 with 4 kids. We are drivinf from boston to mrytle beach. Will bebasing thru baltimore around 5 pm on a saturday. We are stopping in richmond va for the night but r thinking of atopping around baltimore. Will be spending a few night in dc on the way home. Looking for american casualplace that will befun for thekids. Thanks

great place for dinner with kids

heading through the area and am looking for a place to stop with with the kids. a nice casual place would be great. thank you

Cedar Street Grille - Open in Sturbridge - anyone been?

I made it here on Saturday night. It was a late decission so I called around 7:30pm to see how busy they were. Was told they were booked until 8:45pm. We got there around 9pm. Still a pretty good size crowd in the dinning room and new full bar. The place looks beautiful. Complete renovations from the old place. Looks wonderful. Okay the food was awesome. Menu is split up as small plates, large plates and sides. My wife and I split 2 small plates, - fried Calamari and an avocado, apple, feta salad. Both were really good. I recently got into fried calamari. This was the best I have ever had. I have not had it many times, maybe 6 but the last time was at the top of the hub in Boston and this was better. It comes with a mustard sauce which is great and fried pickles. The salad was really good also. For large plates my wife got the cedar plank salmon which comes with butternut squash risotto and roasted asparagus. She gave it 8 out of 10. I got the Steak Frites. A 10oz sirloin that I cut with my fork, cooked perfect. A balsamic blue cheese salad and truffle fires which were a mixture of regular potatoes and sweet potatoes fries. This was a top 5 dish I have had a restaurant. For desert we got the chocolate Pate. It did not look great but tasted awesome. Service was great. Drinks were very good also. My wife loved the pomegranate sparkle martini, pomegranate juice, vodka and a champagne float. All in I would give this place a 9 out of 10. So glad it’s in Sturbridge.

Feb 22, 2011
kunman in Southern New England

Cedar Street Grille - Open in Sturbridge - anyone been?

The Cedar Street Grille recently open we Cedar street retsaurant was. It is new owner. Wondering if anyone has been?

Feb 14, 2011
kunman in Southern New England

Feng / Blackstone Valley Shoppes

This is the same company that has had 2 successful restuarants in CT. One called Ginza and the other is also called Feng. Feng is located in downtown hartford and I have been several times but just for happy hour. They have a great happy hour menu. Several co workers go for lucnh often. I ahev only heard great things about both places. The only complaint i hear is that the prices for the dinners are somewhat high.

Feb 14, 2011
kunman in Southern New England

Great Sunday Brunch Buffet In the Worcester/Sturbridge MA area?

The sunday brunch at the Oliver Wright tavern just outside of Old Sturbridge Village is very good. I usually go every few months. It is worth a try. Reservations are recommended.

Oct 06, 2010
kunman in Southern New England

Looking for recommendations for a late lunch type of place near Wrentham outlets.

I would suggest Spruce Pond Creamery. here is a link:

I alsays go there when going to the outlets. Great pizza and lots of organic stuff. Plus they make there own ice cream

Spruce Pond Creamery
370 King St, Franklin, MA 02038

Nov 04, 2009
kunman in Greater Boston Area

Where to go for late night App's and great drinks

Thanks hotoynoddle, And suggestions on certain places in the north end?

Nov 04, 2009
kunman in Greater Boston Area

Where to go for late night App's and great drinks

Heading to the B's game this weekend. Won't be able to eat before the game so I am looking for a nice fun casual place to have some great app's and great drinks afterwards. Prefer a place with good beer on tap. Doesn't need to be bear the Garden but a somewhat easy walk/t-ride. Oh an the wife is a vegetarian. Thanks!

Nov 02, 2009
kunman in Greater Boston Area

Food Near Holland MA?

I would also suggest Still River Cafe. It's about 15 minutes on back roads in CT. It has been talked about a lot on this board. So do a search on it. I'll provide a link below. I also suggest Kaizen in Sturbridge for Sushi. It's great. Also I second Cedar Street Restaurant in Sturbridge. In Holland there is a fried food/Ice Cream place called Finish Line. Recently opened by the Hoyt family which are famous from participation in the Boston Marathon and also motivation speaking. Also in Sturbridge is the Oak Head Tavern. There is outside eating on a deck over looking Cedar Lake. Let us know what you ended up doing

55 Pearl - Worcester

I have read some great reviews on 55 pearl lately and was wondering if anyone on Chow has been lately? Thanks for sharing

Best Burgers in Worcester

Every year I take my Dad to the summer nationals and then out for some burgers. We went to Wild Willies last year. I was thinking of going to Brew City this year but woudl like everyone's thoughts on Brew City or other suggestions. Thanks

Restaurant 45 - Medway, ma

I was wondering if anyone has been to or heard of this restuarant? Thinking about going on Saturday night based what looks like a great menu and some good reviews on

Southbridge/Sturbridge MA?

I would suggest Cedar Street Restuarant in Sturbridge

And Still River cafe in Eastford CT. It about 20 minutes but well worth it. You'll need your GPS for this one.

You see some of the reviews on thier website, such as:
New York Times
"EXTRAORDINARY" (highest possible rating


Boston Magazine
Selected Stilll River Cafe as the No. 1 Foodie Destination in New England.

Selected Still River Cafe as one of "American's Top Restaurants 2008"

Connecticut Magazine
"The most thrilling out-of-the-way dining destination in recent years is the Still River Cafe in Eastford. ". . . serenely sophisticated barn-restaurant where farm-fresh ingredients are cooked and presented with exquisite finesse." July 2008

Not much more I coudl say, other then you have to go.

Southwicks Zoo - Anything good in the area?

Heading to the Southwicks zoo this wwekend and was hoping to go for lunch in the area. Something good for families. Thanks

Vegan Recs

went to Grezzo last saturday night and had a great meal. It's gotten mixed reviews on this board but i think its due to people who are not Vegan going becuase it a new trendy "raw" restuarant. Then not liking it. If your not a vegetarian or vegan and not use to different tastes then you most likley will not like it. But if you are you'll love it. I had a great time. The food was great. The drink were wonderful. plus its an expierence. When they bring the food to you they describe everything in it. I think all resturants shoudl do that!

Apr 08, 2009
kunman in Greater Boston Area

Vegan Options near T

Heading to a Bruins game and need some suggestions for great Vegan options. Since we will be taking the T into Boston I am looking for a location close to a T stop to make getting around easier. Thanks!

Mar 23, 2009
kunman in Greater Boston Area

EASTER Sunday Brunch - Central\Eastern CT?

I know its not in CT but its right over the border in Sturbirdge MA. Old Strubridge Village has an Easter Brunch which is great. The spread and seating is nicely spread out so your cramped in a room. The food is great also. Here is a link to the menu.