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frozen fava beans?

Looking to buy frozen fava beans and have struck out with my local Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. Any other suggestions in the Watertown/Newton/Waltham/Needham area?

Aug 21, 2013
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Pittsburgh based food blogs? (moved from PA board)

Apr 23, 2009
Chickpea in Food Media & News

pastry bags

Looking for suggestions on where to find pastry bags in the Brookline area. Thanks!

Feb 22, 2009
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Brunch in Coolidge Corner area?

In other words ... breakfast?

Athan's Bakery in Washington Square has limited options.

Jan 02, 2009
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

More kid-friendly places like Full Moon?

Aura is doing kid-friendly nights twice a week: http://beta.bostonchefs.com/news/2008...

Dec 30, 2008
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Low key, cozy, cold weather place?

It doesn't fit your location request, but I always find the Washington Square Tavern in Brookline to be a great snowy-evening hang.

Dec 03, 2008
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Current consensus on best "everyday" sushi?

Super Fusion in Brookline (haven't tried the Watertown location yet).

Oct 13, 2008
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Where To Get Milwaukee Rye Bread Around Boston?

I *loved* the Milwaukee rye from Bloomingdale's!

Jul 10, 2008
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Fave food for sharing at Eastern Standard?

Raclette. Raw bar. Cheese plate.

Mar 25, 2008
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Unique wedding venue?

I've heard good things about renting out the Cambridge Boat Club, right on the Charles: http://www.cambridge-boat-club.org/.

Mar 24, 2008
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Fish Stock in Boston

I buy Kitchen Basics Seafood Stock at Whole Foods for $2.99 per 32 oz carton. Works very well for fish and seafood stews that call for clam juice or seafood stock.

Mar 12, 2008
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Cheese Plates - Where is your favorite?

UpStairs on the Square used to have a nice cheese cart, but I haven't been there in quite some time.

Jan 10, 2008
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Orinoco???

Hard to see inside since the windows are papered, but I peeked in through a crack on Sunday and it looks like they've still got a *lot* of work to do ...

Jan 02, 2008
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

post-wedding brunch in Providence

Looking for a venue for an out-of-towners Sunday brunch for the morning after our wedding. Would like to do something very casual so that people can just stop by for a bagel and cup of coffee before getting on the road. Probably 75 or so people, but staggered arrival/departure. Needs to be walking distance from the new Renaissance Hotel by the Capitol. Any ideas?

Dec 19, 2007
Chickpea in All New England Archive

Blue Rocks Catering? Russell Morins?

What makes Russell Morin the better choice than Blue Rocks? And what do you like about Blackstone?

Oct 21, 2007
Chickpea in All New England Archive

Blue Rocks Catering? Russell Morins?

Has anyone used/eaten Blue Rocks Catering or Russell Morins Catering? Would love to hear about experiences with either.

Oct 19, 2007
Chickpea in All New England Archive

cooking for mixed (veggie/non-veggie) marriages

Thanks, all. Particularly good recipes for quiches, fritattas, stews, etc. would be most appreciated!

Oct 09, 2007
Chickpea in Home Cooking

cooking for mixed (veggie/non-veggie) marriages

My fiance and I recently moved in together and are now trying to meld our respective diets. I eat seafood but not any other meat/poultry; he likes all meat and dislikes anything tofu based. Neither of us want to eat fish every night. I made a vegetarian chili and he was able to take half the pot, brown some meat, and mix up his own batch very easily. Any other ideas for similar (and relatively easy) dishes that can be split/doctored to suit both of us? I hate to think we'll have to cook two dinners every night in order for us both to eat what we like/are able to ...

Oct 08, 2007
Chickpea in Home Cooking

Anyone tried Clink in the Liberty Hotel?

Sep 25, 2007
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Boston Marathon Food Report - Thanks, Hounds!

No bar at Grotto. The place is tiny. Beer and wine only.

Apr 20, 2007
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

wine and beer for Sonoma wedding

My sister lives in San Francisco and is getting married in Geyserville in July. We're looking for someplace in the Bay area to buy cases of good wine (and beer) at a good price. Recommendations? What about hard liquor? TIA.

Mar 31, 2007
Chickpea in San Francisco Bay Area

Sunday Girls Brunch

I haven't been, but Tremont 647 has a pajama brunch ...

Mar 28, 2007
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Todd English Burger Joint?

I'd assume the drink menu lists the price of the drink. The prices appear on Bonfire's online menu (although the Ultimate Margarita is listed as $35 online, not $65).

Mar 21, 2007
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Looking for good food Fenway area??

Really, Game On? I've yet to have anything but a really mediocre meal there.

Mar 03, 2007
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Should we try the Federalist???

I've heard it went downhill after the departure of chef David Daniels. But I haven't eaten there since, so I have no first-hand information.

Feb 08, 2007
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Fancy Valentine's Day breakfast?

I believe Eastern Standard opens at 7 a.m. for breakfast on weekdays. I was there this morning; their breakfast offerings (which do differ somewhat from their brunch menu) included omelet, oatmeal, veggie frittata, three eggs any style, and a fruit plate. Can't remember the rest.

Feb 02, 2007
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

good vegetarian soups?

Is the ribollita at Trattoria Toscana actually vegetarian? I'd be thrilled to hear it. At places like Teatro and Via Matta, the ribollita isn't vegetarian.

Jan 25, 2007
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Union tonight...

DC had the hanger steak recently and really enjoyed it. I had ... one too many cocktails.

Jan 12, 2007
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

cheap seafood and great place to stay this long weekend

Chauncey Creek is closed for the winter. I don't think they re-open until Mother's Day weekend.

Jan 09, 2007
Chickpea in Greater Boston Area

Phantom Gourmet.

I was once told by a friend, whose husband supposedly knew one of the Phantoms, that the show does indeed employ a whole stable of them, rather than a single critic.

Jan 07, 2007
Chickpea in Food Media & News