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Restaurant Recs for Portland Visit

Hi all! I am planning a weekend trip to Portland from the east coast for my boyfriend's birthday. For the trip, I am trying to pick two restaurants - one for just the two of us (preferably something romantic and intimate), and one for a group of friends. Right now, my frontrunners are Roe (full tasting), Beast, Le Pigeon, and Bamboo Sushi. Advice and insights from local hounds would be greatly appreciated!

Mar 13, 2014
chiQ in Metro Portland

Yakitori Zai

I stopped by on Friday night (6/8), thinking they were doing their soft open per intel from Urban Daddy. They told me they expect to be open in 10 days.

Jun 11, 2012
chiQ in Greater Boston Area

Sea To You Sushi, Brookline?

Sea To You Sushi also hosts sushi making classes. I'm not sure if your coupon would apply to them. The classes are a lot of fun, especially for dates/birthdays. They provide instruction and ingredients, and you get to take whatever you make home at the end of the course.

Aug 09, 2011
chiQ in Greater Boston Area

bone marrow

Deuxave on Comm Ave boasts a 9 hour french onion soup with bone marrow crouton, which sounds awfully enticing. Has anyone tried this?

Jan 05, 2011
chiQ in Greater Boston Area

Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Season 7 in Boston, Part Two

He was at Rondo's, right down the street from Liberty Bell!

Jan 05, 2011
chiQ in Food Media & News

Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Season 7 in Boston, Part Two

I don't believe Tony is at Liberty Bell. Was just there and there was no sign of him.

Jan 05, 2011
chiQ in Food Media & News

Best Yakitori in Boston?

Toki just renovated their entire menu and no longer serves yakitori. You can try Basho Japanese Brasserie and Oishii (at least the one in South End). They serve some robata/yakitori, but the selection is relatively limited. They're okay, but not as good as the places I've been to in New York and I'm sure will fail to compare to the yakitori in Tokyo.

Jul 08, 2010
chiQ in Greater Boston Area

Private Event Venue Recommendation

Hi,

I am organizing a holiday party for around 40-50 people in January. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a possible venue. I'm looking for a moderately upscale establishment, preferably with a private room, in the downtown Boston/financial district area to serve beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Dec 18, 2009
chiQ in Greater Boston Area

Best Chinese Seafood Around Boston?

All great rec's so far, thanks everyone!

Aug 17, 2009
chiQ in Greater Boston Area

Best Chinese Seafood Around Boston?

Hey guys, my parents are in town visiting for the week and I'm trying to find good Chinese seafood restaurants in the Boston area that I can take them to. I've heard many good things about Peach Farm in Chinatown, however I have never personally been there so I'm not well-versed in their dishes. What are some of the hits there? Also, any recommendations for other restaurants that fit the bill would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Aug 17, 2009
chiQ in Greater Boston Area

Where to buy aged sake in Boston?

I tried Hanahato Kijoshu at O Ya and really loved it. It's a dessert sake, aged 8 years. I can't seem to find any place in Boston that carries it for sale. I know Oishii serves this particular sake as well. I tried ordering it online but unfortunately Massachusetts law prohibits the shipping of hard alcohol to this state. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to go? Thanks very much in advance!

Mar 23, 2009
chiQ in Greater Boston Area