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Rye bread?

I rave LaGrassa's, have not had Moody's yet. Dammit. Want pastrami NOW. Damn slow food!

Rye bread?

Where I got the brisket: Greenfield MA, at Foster's Market, $4.49 a pound. Sorry, it's pretty far from Boston!

Is this the recipe you're using? http://blogs.forward.com/the-jew-and-...

Recipes up for contention:

Rye bread?

Brisket's on sale and I'm going to take the plunge and try to make pastrami at home. I need some good rye bread, though. Who's got the best in Boston? And if you buy fresh rye bread, how long does it keep?

ISO fresh rice noodles in Boston

I see them at stores in Chinatown...but they're not like the noodles sold in bags, they're really wide (think like a lasagne noodle rolled up).

Cream Cheese

If the cream cheese ends up being a serious obsession, it's not really hard to make your own (but you need some special ingredients). There is a danger you'll never be able to go back to the silver box, though.

Have You Heard of Any Boston Based Kickstarter Food Projects?

"Great idea" as in "sure would be nice if this magically descended from the heavens", I'm guessing. To really be a "great idea", I think you have to factor in the reality as well as the fairy dust.

thanksgiving turkey

I think my thanksgiving turkey is gonna be a brisket. I just got a beauty on sale.

Where can I find black raspberries?

I get black raspberries from Nourse Farms in Whately MA. They're a pretty big name in the berry biz.

Heritage Turkey

Farm sources? I dunno, all the farms around here are small producers, so if you want a turkey for Thanksgiving, you sign up for it in the spring (i.e., when they decide how many birds they're going to raise). But maybe somebody's got extra. All I can say is go to the CISA website and start calling around.

Where can I find black raspberries?

You're a few weeks past the local fall raspberries (black raspberries are summer anyway). You could try substituting blackberries if you can find them, but blackberries are somewhat sweeter.

Where to buy bulk chocolate?

Moment of silence for Dairy Fresh...

...and now that that's out of the way, if you were going to make a substantial number of truffles, where would you do your buying? Yes, I know about online. I also know about shipping fees. Are there any decent brick-and-mortar retail alternatives left?

Deciphering local Chinese delivery

Are you quite sure you live in Boston and not somewhere else? I don't know when I've ever seen any of those options at a Chinese restaurant in Boston.

second year of no Maine shrimp


Local mail order food gifts

Here's another one I haven't tried but read a review of today: Nervous Nellie's jams and jellies, from Maine. http://www.nervousnellies.com/

Great Soups Downtown

It is a true life-saving soup in the cold and dark months. When all seems lost, Rod Dee's tom yum noodle soup can make you want to live again.

Great Soups Downtown

I'd go for the wonton noodle soup at Hong Kong eatery, with roast duck. One of my favorite meals.

(it's not near dtx, but my very favorite soup meal in the Boston area is the tom yum noodle soup with chicken from Rod Dee...especially if I'm getting a cold)

Cider Days, Franklin County, MA

It's local to me, so I go every year -- wouldn't miss it. At this late date, many of the events requiring tickets are sold out, but there are many others still available, and lots of apple and cider-themed menus and happenings in the area. If you are interested in making your own hard cider, you can get the supplies including bulk cider at Pine Hill Orchard in Colrain (you may want to bring your own sanitized carboy if you have one).


It's in Franklin County MA, Shelburne Falls, Deerfield etc. But many of the events involve hard cider, so if alcohol is an issue for you, perhaps it's not a good choice.

Bagelsaurus - new Cambridge location.

Wow, and I was feeling bad for paying $9 for a half dozen excellent bagels from a local pizza shop (they make them on Saturday mornings and sell them at the farmers' market).



CiderDays 2014 is happening THIS weekend! Featuring workshops, marketplace, salons and supper, CiderDays celebrates all things apple and more besides! Learn how to make hard cider (and get all the equipment and ingredients to start your own batch), taste more than 65 hard cider brands at the salon, visit local orchards for celebrations and tastings.

Local mail order food gifts

Cabot cheeses and Lake Champlain chocolates pretty much always go over well.

Dinner near Faneuil Hall

Saus was exactly what I was thinking of - small, casual, good for a bite with a friend.

best deli corned beef and pastrami

Not LaGrassa's, I don't think. Which is really too bad.

Maine-style red dogs?

That is called a New England style hot dog roll. In many places in NE it's THE predominant form of hot dog roll.

the great croissant hunt

Re: the delivery thing, don't let that stop you. Just use a delivery service: TaskRabbit, if you can't find anything else.

I'd also go for Clear Flour Bakery in Brookline (not Flour Bakery/Cafe, that's different) for all around croissant awesomeness, but you won't get any mascarpone there. But, awesome croissants.

Beer Bribery in Boston

I read the letter before I came to this thread, thanks. Are you saying that you know that the cost to Wilcox for beer is different than what he says it is? Yes, I see that you've provided a link showing what he's charging to his customers, but that's not the same thing, is it?

Beer Bribery in Boston

It's not legal, and Wilcox said he never asked PT for anything. At this point, looks like PT has made an accusation that is not substantiated. Whether it's true is another matter, but at least one brewer (BBC) served at Bukowski's has denied that they have ever paid to play.

Beer Bribery in Boston

Pretty Things made some accusations that they richly deserved to get slapped for. Hope it stings.

Authentic Puerto Rican Pig Roast/Lechonera event 9/27 in Holyoke -- 5 pigs, yeah!

The chicken smelled SO good!!! I was full up on pork, but I want another chance at those chickens!

Saturday night dinner for one in/near Northampton or West Springfield

Lower in price and more casual, but Local Burger & Fries in Northampton is a truly splendid burger. Best place I know to get a burger.