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Yelp for Pure Entertainment: Erbaluce

As my old granddad used to say, "This is not a competition to see who's the worst."

Good fried chicken in W Mass?

Hattie's has been excellent for decades. But yeah, that trip is not just to get fried chicken.

Yelp for Pure Entertainment: Erbaluce

Bit of a smugfest going on in here.

Destination: Donuts

Every donutterie worth mentioning that I can think of -- Verna's, Ohlin's, Linda's, etc. -- has either no seating, or it's just nothing "exciting" (ugly tables, formica, a crowd that's low on the charm index). Sorry :-(

Good fried chicken in W Mass?

Fried chicken and pie? FRIED CHICKEN AND PIE???

That's it. I'm there. Thank you.

Good fried chicken in W Mass?

Flying Chicken is AWESOME. I was actually looking for something closer so that I would not break down and drive all the way to Troy (I live near Greenfield).

Good fried chicken in W Mass?

People complain about the lack of decent barbecue in New England, but for my money there's a lot less decent fried chicken. Can anyone name a single decent execution of fried chicken, preferably a simple place and not some artisanal we're-from-brooklyn-and-we-just-reinvented-fried-chicken-for-$40 place. And no chains. Chains use crappy chicken, so no matter how well it's prepared, you're still biting into a piece of rubbery spongy salt-water-injected bleh. And no tenders or patties or skinless boneless nuggety garbage. Chicken. Fried. With bones in it. Does it exist in this neck of the woods?

Good and old school.

Second Pagliuca's. I used to go there a lot, for the fresh fusilli. Fusilli with meat sauce, mmm.

Locally Made Pepperoni

Second this. VT Smoke and Cure can be found in retail locations in WMass.

Don't Waste Your Allowance on Ordinary Sweets! Hold Out for the Good Stuff;Hold Out for Paris Baguette!

That's about the time. I'm a working person, that's when I would be stopping by, before work. I don't want a cronut at 7 pm. Who are they selling to, trust fund college kids with no need to be anywhere at a particular hour?

Don't Waste Your Allowance on Ordinary Sweets! Hold Out for the Good Stuff;Hold Out for Paris Baguette!

Every time I go here, what's in the case does not include cronuts and looks downright sad. Oh well.

Boston Public Market Proposal

1) It's "cachet". A "cache" is a hiding place.
2) Not that anyone cares, but if the prize is some special-snowflake "yes, dear, you're 'world class'" prize, I ain't playin'.

(excuse the grumpiness...I really do like the idea, I just hate the whole "world class city" crap)

CSA Guide?

You might want to look at the CISA (not CSA) website at http://www.buylocalfood.org/. They have a CSA guide at http://www.buylocalfood.org/buy-local... broken down by type of CSA, as well as other helpful resources.

Best ice cream in Boston is..

Funny, that's the experience I have had consistently at JP Lick's various locations. Attitude and more attitude. Very "I hate the public".

Best Easter candy?

Winfrey's would be GREAT, if I could get up there! Alas, stuck without a car this week.

Local knowledge needed: beer near University of Puget Sound, Tacoma

Thanks, GreenYoshi, we'll probably visit those. I'm also looking for places to buy beer and take back, but there doesn't seem to even be a 7-11 nearby. Any ideas?

Mar 23, 2015
LilBrownBat in Greater Seattle

Local knowledge needed: beer near University of Puget Sound, Tacoma

Short version: attending an event here in July, and given the company, frequent cold beer will be needed (and I won't have a car). I can't believe there's a college campus in America without a ready source of cold beer nearby, but Google Maps disputes this. Can anyone give me some inside info?

(sources of a decent meal close by would also be appreciated -- we'll be eating at the university and that will get old in a hurry, I know)

Thanks!

Mar 23, 2015
LilBrownBat in Greater Seattle

Best Easter candy?

Thanks for the suggestions, all! I like the Burdick polka dot eggs, the Serenade eggs and the See's eggs...and then I remembered Lindt is also an option. I'll probably get an assortment from all of the above. Thanks!

Night Market in harvard square

Didn't read "Neverwhere", did you? "fresh meats and vegetables", heh.

Boston Globe's Munch Madness about to begin

Every year I see this, and every year it makes no sense to me. None at all.

Best Easter candy?

I think Easter theme would be best received. Thanks!

Best Easter candy?

Odd question, I know, but with Dairy Fresh gone (moment of silence), where should I go to find the best selection of Easter candy? I have a friend who loves "chocolate holidays", and I'd like to bring her something to brighten up her day. Looking especially in Boston or Cambridge.

Need help for upper Cape Cod

IME the Bookstore varies greatly from year to year (seemingly due to staff turnover), and I think this is probably true of many restaurants on the Cape...so, really try to get current reviews. I could tell you where I ate and liked it last summer, but I'm not sure how much good it would do :-(

Cafe Adam Report ( Great Barrington) $$$$$

Those lists are for New Yorkers.

d-bags at alden & harlow

The right way for WHO to handle this situation? The restauranteur? Or us idle bystanders? As a restauranteur, you have to deal with it somehow, but as an idle bystander, fixating on other people's bad behavior is a complete waste of time and a bad habit.

Siljans knacke in Boston area (NOT IKEA)

Awesome, thanks! Unfortunately it's probably also selling for Cardullo's prices ($20 a wheel, what do you bet?), but beggars can't be choosers. Hmmm, IKEA is looking better and better...

d-bags at alden & harlow

57 comments? Over this? Must be one hell of a slow day.

Siljans knacke in Boston area (NOT IKEA)

I'm looking for Siljans knackebrod, the big wheel in the blue paper wrapper, somewhere in the Boston area. Not IKEA. Wasa is ok but not as good, I want the real deal. Any sightings?

Regional snacks for gifts?

It really depends where you're coming from and how widely you define "the area". If you're from another part of the continent or world, you might consider maple products to be a good representative of the region. It IS maple season!

Why does the Acton/Concord area have NO GOOD RESTAURANTS?

This is the best food news I've read in nine years of commuting on Route 2. Any idea when they'll be opening?