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Good Scali Bread in Boston, Outside/Inside the North End

its a hike but Virgilio's in Gloucester

Feb 04, 2014
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Chobani yogurt at Whole Foods no more

Part of Wholier Than Thou Foods deal with Stoneyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg to bring greek style non GMO fed cows yogurt to you.

Jan 04, 2014
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No bathroom at the (West) Rox Diner?!

Yes it is the law. Call the Board of Health or Inspectional
Services.

Dec 28, 2013
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What's open for Xmas North of Boston?

Continental is NOT ever open on XMAS !!!!! EVAH!

Dec 25, 2013
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Legal C Bar, Lynnfield Marketplace Mall

Looking forward to heading over to the new Lynnfield Marketplace.

Dec 15, 2013
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Monday lunch btwn Haverhill and Manchester, MA?

Choate Bridge Pub, Ipswich. Basic, good.

Dec 13, 2013
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Sustainable Sushi?

Nobody because sustainable sushi is a greenwashed oxymoron.

Pizza, pizza.....north of Boston

Daniellas in Hamilton. No seriously. Another Short & Main fan here. Always room for better pizza on the La Dee Da North Shore.

Oct 31, 2013
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Who makes your favorite cheese fries?

That is poutine without the glory

Oct 26, 2013
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Who makes your favorite cheese fries?

what is a cheese fry?

Oct 22, 2013
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Soft Shell Crab, and yes, I know it's october

Connolly's in Gloucester has them fresh frozen and they are fantastic - a 6 pack for $15. We live on those all winter. Bring cash call ahead for the hours.

Oct 11, 2013
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When did you last go to the Hilltop in Saugus?

16 years, 2 day and 4 hrs ago once and only. Simply awful.

Oct 10, 2013
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Best NY Style Pizza

I have to try it. I grew up in N. Bellmore on La Splendida and Mike D's in Massapequa. LINY still has great pizza.

Oct 08, 2013
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GREAT Greek food in the north shore

Ithaki makes a grilled octopus. You can make it at home. Thaw, boil for 75 mins, finish on the grill over hot coals. Don't marinate in oil or it will start a grill fire. Dress is after it comes off with oil, a little S & P, garlic, fresh oregano. I make a mash with lentils, lima beans garlic and oil to serve with it. Good to keep the windows open - it can be a but fetid during the boil.

Oct 07, 2013
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GREAT Greek food in the north shore

I gave up on Ithaki 2.0 after they re-opened. I make my own octopus now. I buy it frozen at market basket, boil it for 75 mins and finish it on the grill. Saves me the frustration of having to go to 2.0 and get bad service in a Lite Rock atmosphere. What a shame they had to mess with success. My in-laws are Greek (right - I am not so they secretly hate me - oh well) so I learned how to cook by osmosis some very traditional Greek chow. I am not sure I get your post: The food went downhill, it is over-priced and you like going there.

Oct 07, 2013
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Best NY Style Pizza

Leo's in Walpole. Daniella's in Hamilton. Pizzeria Regina N. End..amazing. The place upstairs in The Garage in Harvard Sq Crazy Doughs. All good. Not DiFaros but good.

Oct 06, 2013
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Newburyport area?

Not a big fan of Enzo but YMMV. Take a drive down Scenic 1A (just be mindful for the locals who want to go the speed limit plus 5) and go to Gloucester, check out 'Short and Main' for oysters, pizza beer or The Franklin. If you stay in the Port, I do like 10 Center and Glens, but they can be $$$. Avoid The Black Cow unless you just want a burger but then...why? For Fried clams if that is your thing try The Clam Box in Ipswich or Farnhams in Essex.

Oct 02, 2013
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Craigie on Main, or Should breakfast cost $90?

You got porked.

Oct 02, 2013
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Arlington Whole Foods

Is this the old Johnny's Foodmaster at Bartlett and Mass. Ave?

Sep 19, 2013
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Billy Tse's Revere

It used to be "OK" a few years back but all I can say now is "Billy, Tsell" since he has the Boston location the Revere place is more geared to drinks and bikers who think Chow Yoke is all good. Clearly a severe Revere downhill slide. Used to love their sino/american crispy orange beef and moo shi but the beef last time was putrid and the moo shi way moooshy. Hit up Shirley Ave, a lock up and over for some good local Viet and SE Asian food. Billy is a nice guy but his food not so nice.

Sep 19, 2013
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Best linguine and clams?

Giacomo's is way over-rated and SALT is often overwhelming. Good list otherwise.

Jun 09, 2013
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Arlington Heights - Nicola Pizza

Wow I used to live in that neighborhood and Nicola was one of the best. I happened upon Joe Pizza in West Medford just last week and thought it was really an outstanding slice. Not quite the neighborhood, but much closer than Brooklyn.

May 24, 2013
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Best Local Brews you can't get anywhere else, and Best Lobster Mac&Cheese

If you haven't had Lawson's.....well.....you need to.

http://www.lawsonsfinest.com/

Its a brand beyond description, like Jehovah's favorite choir

Feb 21, 2013
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Best / Favorite 5 restaurants on North Shore??

I am loving The Azorean in Gloucester as of late. The Cataplanas are a hit with us.

Feb 17, 2013
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If you could have any chocolate for Val Day from a chain store or chocolatier what would you want?

Turtle Alley, Gloucester................yum....love them terrapins!

Feb 13, 2013
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Source of "trash" fish for bouillabaisse

hake

Feb 02, 2013
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What to order at the Kowloon?

Chicken Fingers! Sweet and Sour Pork! Steak Har Kew! Hello, table for 23 please?

Jan 30, 2013
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Dinner Recommendations Near South Station for Boss and I

2nd that Les Zygomates

Jan 16, 2013
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Wrapture! Beverly

Best rolled food / sandwich I have had since I don't know when....Had the lime chicken wrap...nice....made fresh stir-fried fillings on the gas stove with fresh ingredients, brown rice, black beans, kickin' spices...perfect on a chilly day....will go back for more....

http://www.wrapturebeverly.com/WRAPTU...

Jan 16, 2013
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Favorite top 3 dishes you had in 2012

Salt N Pepper Soft Shell Crab at Best Little Rest.
Clams and Chourico Cataplanas at the Azorean in Gloucester
Ipsofatso's 4th of July slow smoked lamb ribs

Dec 29, 2012
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