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Babka in Boston?

There's another Chumura's in Palmer, MA. I'm a huge fan of theirs.

May 20, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Could someone please explain Sip's weird wine pricing?

I agree that the titles on the sizes are weird - "glasses" of wine are very expensive, but a half-glass feels a lot more like a glass to me, too.

May 20, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

December 2014 Openings and Closings

Quick update - Felipe's has a lovely roof deck! Rumor has it their bartender came from Drink, but the upstairs bar and downstairs bar seem pretty different. I wish it could remain a secret forever but alas, you can see it from the street. Great place for an afternoon drink in this weather!

Birthday Dinner

ICOB is fun, for sure! Other popular local spots include Oleana and Sarma (sister restaurants) and Sorrellina if you're looking for something fancier.

May 11, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area
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Pit Stop Barbecue

While I don't largely put stock in Thrillist, today's email about the best BBQ in Massachusetts being in Mattapan (not Sturbridge) intrigues me.

http://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/b...

Has anyone been to Pit Stop Barbecue? Any thoughts?

May 10, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Sunday lunch for 25 - Newton

I bet Seasons 52 could accomodate you - I've been pleasantly impressed by their offerings.

May 08, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

New Restaurant in Cambridgeport - Chew?

We're definitely interested! Thank you for the update.

May 01, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

A little fancy, feels like a good value, veggie friendly?

Baraka doesn't have a special feel to me - I like it, but I almost felt like I was in someone's dining room. Complete with Grandma watching TV in the kitchen.

May 01, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

That's it! Cheese! (The Boston cheese thread)

As an aside, the cheese classes are so fun. I've done a few!

A little fancy, feels like a good value, veggie friendly?

Ditto Alden and Harlow - I honestly think their vegetable dishes are the best things on the menu.

I was going to say TW Food, but the menu's pretty small and I'm not sure you'd be excited about it. Also Oleana and Sarma immediately came to mind for me too, though if you're not up for it I understand.

What do you mean by comfortable, for EVOO? I love their food, though the ambiance isn't the most cozy - it's been better more recently though.

New Restaurant in Cambridgeport - Chew?

I ran by this place yesterday and was pretty confused by it.

http://www.cambridgeday.com/2014/10/0...

Just found that article but nothing more recent. They have the carrot hung up on the building and what seems almost like a two way mirror in all the windows. I got close enough to look in and there were people there and it looks like stuff was happening. At least one person wearing a toque.

Does anyone have updated knowledge? I'm curious!

Apr 29, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Trip Planning Help

I'd replace Brasserie Jo on Monday with Met Bar. There was a recent thread about breakfast at BJ that wasn't very complimentary. Met Bar isn't anything out of the world, but I think they have a solid breakfast and it's comparable cost/ambiance. Oak Long Bar also has a [hotel] breakfast.

If you're looking for late night cocktails near your hotel, I'd recommend Lolita, Oak Long Bar, or Tico. Tico and Lolita are more lively. There aren't any destinations within walking distance that I can think of that are particularly known for cocktails, but all of these would be fun.

Of the business lunch caliber, maybe Joe's American or Stephanie's? Neither is anything particularly foodie, but there aren't (to my knowledge) great foodie lunch options in Back Bay unless you want to take a cab.

Apr 23, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Suggestions around the Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel

While it's a chain, the Oceannaire is nearby and is a great spot for seafood. It has a nice ambiance, too.

Depending on what you consider nearby, you're not too far from Chinatown or the North End - Boston's Little Italy. Neptune Oyster in the North End doesn't take reservations, but many consider it to be the best for seafood in Boston.

Apr 21, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Dinner before Lyric Stage

It's not cheap, but I did enjoy a recent meal at Precinct. That could be an option.

I like Red Lantern for some things, but I'm not sure I'd recommend it for you. Salty Pig is fun, but doesn't feel particularly special - so depends on the vibe you're going for. I'd also suggest Sorrellina if it's in your price range.

Apr 21, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Metrowest restaurant with private room

Glad to hear it! How'd it go?

Apr 21, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

The perfect Concord/Lincoln morning

AH those pies!

Apr 21, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

April 2015 Openings and Closings

Me too!! Have you ever seen a frozen yogurt machine like that anywhere else?

Apr 13, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Most elegant new restaurant

Have you been to Mamma Maria? Could fit the bill. I really love the atmosphere there.

Apr 13, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

The strange saga of UpperWest

I recently ate upstairs (at what was formerly the Garden at the Cellar but still has the same menu?) and used a card.

Apr 09, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Best non-itlalian in North End

Neptune Oyster?

Best ice cream in Boston is..

I'm surprised they're still open - they're the last Brigham's standing. I heard they were supposed to close at some point - I wouldn't be surprised if you squeaked by and caught the last of the inventory?

Apr 06, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Metrowest restaurant with private room

Do you have a sense of price range? What about Papa Razzi in Concord? It's much closer to the Lexington side but you could get that back room with a group that size, I think.

Apr 06, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Pre-ballet dining

Also - I haven't been back to Petit Robert Bistro since it became Central Bistro, but it was always a favorite of mine.

Apr 06, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Pre-ballet dining

I'd say Shojo or Erbaluce. I've also done Sip a few times before shows - I know it's not everyone's favorite but it's a good spot.

Apr 06, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Moving to Andover / Salem area, need guidance from locals please!

You'll definitely be able to find Ro-Tel here too :)

Apr 03, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Dumpling Daughter Weston

Not to be difficult but I'm really curious - what do you mean when you say flabby?

Apr 03, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Best place for seafood dinner

Oh me too! I love Barking Crab for a beer after work in the summer, but I wouldn't call it the best place around for seafood.

Apr 02, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Boston Globe's Munch Madness about to begin

I've been to 38 - staggering. Not sure if that's something to be proud of!

Apr 01, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Pizza

Ditto - while I prefer others now, "Greek" style certainly has a special place in my heart.

Mar 31, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area

Fenway/Kenmore: Good, cheap restaurants?

Yech - I went to Sonsie for brunch this weekend and was wildly unimpressed. Neither my food nor my DC's was worth eating. Fun spot for drinks, but I'd stop there.

People seem to like Asta, though I haven't been. If you search the board, you'll see quite a bit of chatter. If you're willing to walk a little further, Salty Pig by Back Bay Station isn't too expensive and is a fun spot.

Mar 31, 2015
addiez in Greater Boston Area