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Great place to order lunch from in Somerville

Ooh, I love the Union Square Donuts idea. That's perfect--not really a meal but such a treat. I might go with that!

Mar 17, 2014
asl3y in Greater Boston Area

Great place to order lunch from in Somerville

Davis Square, I believe?

Mar 17, 2014
asl3y in Greater Boston Area

Great place to order lunch from in Somerville

I'd like to send in a delicious thank you lunch to some colleagues at their office in Somerville. Ideally it would be something that a non-local wouldn't normally know about--something that will show that I went out of my way and did research to find something special. It's probably lunch for 10, and I'd love not to spend more than $150, with delivery and tip.

Thanks for all suggestions!

Mar 17, 2014
asl3y in Greater Boston Area

DC restaurants - Many Closed December 26-January 1?

Best time of year to be here--I love the holidays when everyone leaves. You'll have a blast with the most die-hardiest of locals. You might even be able to get a seat at Little Serow!

Dec 18, 2013
asl3y in Washington DC & Baltimore

jelly donuts in upper NW or within a 10 minute drive?

I need two dozen good jelly donuts, and I need to be able to pick them up at 9 am tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Tell me where to go!

Dec 18, 2013
asl3y in Washington DC & Baltimore

Very specific Baltimore request--see inside

Thanks for the recommendations. I ended up bringing food in but will keep these in mind for future visits....

Oct 30, 2013
asl3y in Washington DC & Baltimore

Very specific Baltimore request--see inside

My aunt is in Mercy Medical Center, and I want to bring my cousins (visiting from out of town) some great food or take them out for a comforting, comfortable, casual, good meal near the hospital. One of our group is dairy- and gluten free. Probably looking at lunch (maybe on the late side). Any suggestions? Thanks....

Oct 29, 2013
asl3y in Washington DC & Baltimore

looking for a great, casual, non-meat-heavy meal in Cambridge

Central Square, Thursday night, probably around 6:30. My friend will be coming via commuter rail from RI.

Sep 18, 2013
asl3y in Greater Boston Area

looking for a great, casual, non-meat-heavy meal in Cambridge

That looks perfect. Thank you.

Sep 18, 2013
asl3y in Greater Boston Area

looking for a great, casual, non-meat-heavy meal in Cambridge

I'll be meeting a friend in Cambridge for dinner later this month (neither of us is from the area) and am looking for a casual place with wonderful food and drink where we can linger and chat. She eats fish but no other meat. Suggestions?

Sep 18, 2013
asl3y in Greater Boston Area

casual, excellent restaurants for grown-ups

One more question--what's the attire at Acme? I assume quite casual, but just want to double-check. Thanks!

May 30, 2013
asl3y in Manhattan

casual, excellent restaurants for grown-ups

Thank you--I took the 6:45 at Acme. Appreciate your recommendations!

May 17, 2013
asl3y in Manhattan

casual, excellent restaurants for grown-ups

Thanks for such a thoughtful list!

The vegetarian is pretty flexible/creative, fortunately. He won't want us to pick a restaurant around him, as long as there is a way for him to make a meal.

Also, we don't need to linger for hours; we just want to have a nice, leisurely meal. Usually, our meals are a bit rushed because of our kids, so we want to make the most of our kid-free weekend!

I came across these in my research--would any of them be worth considering?

Il Buco
Acme
The Marrow

They all seem to have at least a few vegetable/vegetarian options on the menu. Are they too hard to get into?

Thanks again!

May 17, 2013
asl3y in Manhattan

casual, excellent restaurants for grown-ups

We will be in New York for a weekend with friends (but not our kids!) at the end of May, and we're looking for recommendations of great, causal restaurants where we can linger and enjoy amazing food.

One of the group is a vegetarian. One couple is staying in the W. Village, the other on the UES, so we'll probably want options in both areas (but maybe more downtown than uptown). All cuisines welcome.

Seeking dinner and brunch recs. Price not an issue, but we do want a casual environment; we're not looking for an event meal. Ideally we could walk in and not wait more than an hour or get reservations on relatively short notice (within the week before).

In the past have loved Momofuku Noodle Bar, 'ino, Otto, Red Cat, Blue Ribbon Bakery. Thanks!

May 16, 2013
asl3y in Manhattan

early dinner in Federal Hill/Locust Point on Saturday

Thanks, everyone. We went to Hersh's and really enjoyed it!

Aug 19, 2012
asl3y in Washington DC & Baltimore

early dinner in Federal Hill/Locust Point on Saturday

We're heading up from DC to Fort McHenry for the Twilight Tatoo on Saturday evening and would like to have a really good, very early (4:30/5) dinner with our two kids. Pretty much any cuisine is fine, and our kids are great in restaurants, so we don't need "kid" places. Casual and relatively quick would be ideal. Thanks!

Aug 16, 2012
asl3y in Washington DC & Baltimore

Need to send a really nice food gift--what's the Russ and Daughters of LA?

OK, I'm convinced. I'm going to send them something from Russ and Daughters. They are originally East Coasters, and they love the smoked fish. Sounds like this is the best bet.

But I definitely learned about some great LA sweets. Think I'll hit Little John's in the Farmer's Market during my visit!

Feb 13, 2012
asl3y in Los Angeles Area

Need to send a really nice food gift--what's the Russ and Daughters of LA?

Thanks for all of the suggestions so far.

One other idea: Sweets. Chocolate baked goods, in particular. My cousin will be having a birthday right after we leave, so I'd love to have an amazing cake or cupcakes or similar delivered to them. Ideas?

Feb 11, 2012
asl3y in Los Angeles Area

Need to send a really nice food gift--what's the Russ and Daughters of LA?

We will be staying with family for a few days and would like to send a really nice food gift as a thank you. If it were the east coast, we would do a delivery from Russ and Daughters.

What are some west coast options? Something luxurious and special....

Thanks!

Feb 10, 2012
asl3y in Los Angeles Area

Washington, D.C. restaurants with kids?

Ted's bulletin

If you're going to the zoo, Nam Viet in Cleveland Park.

Of you want to go out of our way for good pizza, Two Amy's (Cleveland Park) and Comet (Upper NW). Both would require metro/bus/cab.

Feb 05, 2012
asl3y in Washington DC & Baltimore

where to buy bone-in pork shoulder in DC?

Using this one from Momofuku:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/mag...

Will update after I make it if I have any suggestions....

Feb 04, 2012
asl3y in Washington DC & Baltimore

where to buy bone-in pork shoulder in DC?

Thanks to all. Turns out that Whole Foods Friendship Heights had it!

I'm ready to make that traditional Superbowl meal...Bo Ssam.

Feb 04, 2012
asl3y in Washington DC & Baltimore

where to buy bone-in pork shoulder in DC?

Whole Foods in Tenleytown doesn't carry it. Need to buy it tomorrow morning so it can brine for Sunday. NWDC, preferably. THanks!

Feb 03, 2012
asl3y in Washington DC & Baltimore

Sunday breakfast/brunch that starts earlier than 11?

Thanks! How early do we need to get to prune for a party of 4? And what is maialino's atmosphere like?

Nov 05, 2011
asl3y in Manhattan

Sunday breakfast/brunch that starts earlier than 11?

We will be in NYC next weekend and would like to enjoy a nice breakfast on Sunday before we have to check out at noon. ANy good brunches starting at 10, preferably in Gramercy/flatiron, Chelsea, or the Village?

Nov 05, 2011
asl3y in Manhattan

seeking two recs: fun (not fancy) anniversary meal downtown AND kid-friendly in Gramercy area

Thanks very much. We are staying at 21st and broadway, so a few blocks west toward Chelsea would also be fine--does that expand the options at all?

And any other suggestions beside momofuku? We rarely get to eat out without our kids, so I want to make sure we aren't missing something great....

Oct 28, 2011
asl3y in Manhattan

seeking two recs: fun (not fancy) anniversary meal downtown AND kid-friendly in Gramercy area

We'll be visiting from DC the weekend of 11/11, and we have grandparent babysitters for Friday night while we celebrate our 11th anniversary (on 11-11-11!). We're looking for two recommendations:

First, where should the grown-ups dine? It will probably be an early meal, and we'd prefer to stay downtown. We don't want a fancy "event" place--we want great food and a grown-up environment. Great beer selection a plus. We were thinking of Momofuku Ssam, but we don't want to reserve the duck or pork, which means no reservations. What sort of wait would we be looking at on a Friday evening around 6:30? Other ideas? We are open to pretty much all cuisines, and our budget is flexible.

Second, we need a restaurant for the grandparents to take our 6 yo and 3 yo kids. Prefer it to be walkable from Gramercy area (where we're staying). The kids are good in restaurants. Looking for good food and low hassle. Something in the Asian or Mexican or pizza realm would be good. Would Eataly be crazy on a Friday evening around 6? Suggest away!

Thanks!

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Momofuku Ssam Bar
207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Eataly
200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

Oct 27, 2011
asl3y in Manhattan

Baltimore dinner on Monday night

I will be meeting one of my oldest and dearest friends in downtown Baltimore Monday night; I'm looking for a casual place with wonderful food where we can linger and chat. I love the Black Olive, so we could always fall back on that. But please tell me about other reliable places; pretty much any cuisine is fine, as long as there are options for a diner who eats fish but not other meats.

Federal Hill, Fells Point, Mount Vernon, Canton--all fine.

Thanks!

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Black Olive
814 S. Bond Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Jun 11, 2011
asl3y in Washington DC & Baltimore

downtown with 2 yo and 4 yo

Thanks. Otto is on our list mainly based on previous (non-kid) visits and the fact that it's close to the apartment we're renting. Definitely know there are tons of options, which is why I'm asking--hoping you all can help us narrow it down to the best bets. Would love places in the the Village, LES, Chelsea, Gramercy areas, as most on your list are.

Jan 21, 2010
asl3y in Manhattan

downtown with 2 yo and 4 yo

We'll be visiting from DC next month with our 2 yo and 4 yo, staying in Greenwich Village. We want to eat well and would love downtown recs for breakfast/brunch, lunch, and early dinner. Our guys eat out all the time and are very good in restaurants, so while we'd like places that welcome kids, we aren't looking for "kid" restaurants. 4 yo really wants to go to Chinatown, so very interested in suggestions there. Otto is also on the agenda. Please help us build a great list! Thanks very much....

Jan 20, 2010
asl3y in Manhattan