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Favorite OR Coast Fish Market?

I'd like to buy a some albacore to can this weekend, and I'm hoping for some advice about a good fish market — ideally in the Seaside/Cannon Beach area, since it's closer to Portland.

Any advice?

Sep 18, 2009
omnivoracious in Pacific Northwest

Jakarta Corner, RIP

Jakarta Corner in Alston's Super 88, my favorite place in the Boston area for Indonesian food -- and run by the sweetest couple ever to don aprons and chef's hats -- is no more. They actually retired a few months ago, but I've only now emerged from my beef rendang/kalasan fried chicken/sambal/rijstafel withdrawal.

There actually IS still an Indonesian restaurant in the same place, but it's a pale imitation of its predecessor: smaller portions, less flavorful sauces, tougher beef rendang, and just plain less tasty all around.

We're living in a poorer city these days, and I doff my cap to the Jakarta Corner that was.

May 23, 2007
omnivoracious in Greater Boston Area

Raspberry turnovers at Linda's Donuts (Belmont)

My fiancee and I split a raspberry turnover yesterday while waiting for some egg sandwiches. We might have been super-hungry, but it was one of the best baked goods I've ever eaten: butttery and flaky, sweet but not too sweet, with slightly tangy raspberies. Truly perfect. I defy you to find a better use of $1.50. (Note: they don't bake them on the weekends.)

Sep 30, 2006
omnivoracious in Greater Boston Area

Naeng myun in Boston?

I just read an article in the NY Times abou Naeng myun, and I need to try it. Can I find it in Boston?

(Here's a link to the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/19/din... )

Jul 19, 2006
omnivoracious in Greater Boston Area

Where to find culantro?

It's not between Back Bay and Dorchester, but I saw culantro at Russo's three days ago. They always stock it.

Jul 11, 2006
omnivoracious in Greater Boston Area

What to get at Tu y Yo?

I'm going there tonight. What's great there?

Jul 11, 2006
omnivoracious in Greater Boston Area

Restaurant ideas for my all-potato diet?

I'm thinking about focusing on potatoes -- not potatoes entirely, but largely -- for the foreseeable future. Any ideas for restaurants I should visit and dishes I should order?

Jun 28, 2006
omnivoracious in Manhattan