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Fresh herring?

I have tried New Deal, Courthouse, whole foods, H-mart & Market Basket, Fresh Pond, Globe Fish and Stavis. Nobody has fresh herring.

Any hounds out there with knowledge of ethnic markets that might carry them? Or know any fishermen?

Thanks!

Dec 02, 2013
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Visting Boston!

Hi,
Welcome to Boston! Here's a link
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/506024
to a good thread for favorites here. For beer, maybe try Lord Hobo in Cambridge or Deep Ellum. Not all local but all good.
Second the Antico Forno rec. Also see the recent Interesting/Obscure chinatown thread. Oleana is great for Mediterranean food. Good luck!

May 19, 2013
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Fresh herring?

Does anyone know where to buy fresh herring in Boston/Cambridge/North? I went to Fresh Pond Seafood today and they say they never carry it. I want to try pickling my own, so buying it salted, or already pickled, defeats the purpose.

May 13, 2013
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Rec for visitor near Hyatt

Thanks, Collardman! She went to Little Gem, had a very nice crabcake and salad, and a very pleasant time. Just the ticket and very close to the Hyatt.
And thanks to all the other 'hounds who made suggestions, too. Please post to the Boston board if y'all are visiting and want recommendations.

May 13, 2013
Guido in New Orleans

Rec for visitor near Hyatt

Hi,
My SO will be in NO for a conference this week and by Friday will be exhausted. She is staying at the Hyatt New Orleans on Loyola Ave. Are there any recommendations for a nice quiet dinner (nothing too exotic) within walking distance on Friday night?
Thanks,
Guido from Boston

May 05, 2013
Guido in New Orleans

Wiener Schnitzel?

Can anyone recommend a local place for great Wiener Schnitzel? I used to go to a Czech place called Savarin, on Prospect St. in Cambridge, where the chef/owner made the thinnest, crispiest ones ever, and as big as the plate. Closed, moved to the western 'burbs, then closed again. When you asked for the check, he would always say "I am the Czech!"
Would really like to have something that good again, but don't know of many German, Austrian or Eastern European places around here.

May 26, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Where can I buy fresh burrata cheese

Once the farmer's markets are open (is Copley open yet?) you will be able to get Fiore di Nonno's burrata there. Made fresh every morning so you will get the freshest ones possible that way.

http://www.fioredinonno.com/where-to-...

May 19, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Seeking breakfast in Burlington, Ma.

Masa has a good brunch Sat/Sun:
http://www.masarestaurant.com/

May 19, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Purchasing half a pig (butchered and frozen)

Try A. Arena & Sons, Hopkinton. You will need to give them some notice and they will get whatever you want.

Apr 29, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Sabzi - East Arlington - Persian

I tried Roksana's Kebab Hut in Watertown (133 Mt Auburn St) over the weekend. Same style as Sabzi - just kebabs, but beautifully well done, over rice (there are other options as well). See web site below for details. They also have a small selection of fresh veg and the real-deal skewers for this style of kebab (ground meat packed onto the flat skewer). I thought the beef kebab & rice was delicious. Very moist, good flavor. Liked the grilled tomatoes and the mint/herbs, loved the pickle! Couldn't tell if it was a home made pickle or not but it was excellent. No seating, take out only, for now.

http://www.roksanas.com/

Apr 22, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Where can I find "Ruby 18" tea from Taiwan?

Awesome! Thanks CrazyEgg & lergnom.

Apr 16, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Where can I find "Ruby 18" tea from Taiwan?

There's apparently a relatively new tea from Taiwan called Ruby 18. It's available by mail order, but has anyone seen it locally? Heard about this on Splendid Table Jan 2011 (just listening to some old podcasts now).

Apr 16, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

April 2012 Openings & Closings

I heard from a friend of the owner that the restaurant will open on Sunday at 10:00. The address is 133 Mt Auburn Street in Watertown.

Apr 14, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Breakfast in Lexington

Masa next to Whole Foods. Not Lexington, but close.

Feb 12, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Seriously, what does Highland Kitchen put in their pancakes? [moved from Boston]

Can you say "butter"? More, more, more than you would think of using at home?

Feb 12, 2012
Guido in Home Cooking

Gastropubs/bars for foodies on the North Shore?

RIverway pizza is what you're looking for. Ipswich. Be forewarned, no, as in no, atmosphere. But awesome pizza - try the meatball pizza if you like meatballs.

Feb 12, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Who makes the best french fries in Boston?

I am a fan of Clover Food Truck fries. Nice rosemary - fresh. This is the actual truck, at South Sta. Got very little rosemary at the Kendall Sq truck last week. Have not tried the bricks & mortar ones.

Feb 12, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

ISO fresh lasagna sheets in Boston

Dave's Fresh Pasta is walking distance from Davis Red Line. They will roll lasagna sheets for you.

Jan 07, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Pasteis de nata from Fall River are at Bom Cafe in Cambridge

By Courthouse, do you mean Courthouse Fish?

Jan 07, 2012
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Looking for sofrito, chile habenero sauce, etc in Boston area

Sure. Also you can poke around Union Sq, there are lots of multi-ethnic mkts. Also SpiceLand and Chinese Merch on Camb St Burlington

Dec 17, 2011
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Persian in Allston?

I think you got it - thanks!

Dec 17, 2011
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Looking for sofrito, chile habenero sauce, etc in Boston area

Market Basket in Chelsea

Dec 17, 2011
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Panettone

Trader Joe's has a pretty serviceable one, imported from Italy, this time of year.

Dec 17, 2011
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Unmarinated Olives in Boston?

If you want a good recipe for home cured olives, google the one from the NYT a couple of years ago - it's from an old Italian guy. I can send it if you want; email me at the address in my profile. I have had good luck with it using raw olives from WF - pricey but reasonable quality. Was at Arax today but didn't see any - very seasonal.

Dec 17, 2011
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Persian in Allston?

Does anyone know of a Persian (Iranian) restaurant in Allston called something like Hayem or Hayam? I searched the board on those without success.
Happy Holidays,
Guido

Dec 17, 2011
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Xiao Long Bao at Ten Ichi F

Where would you recommend, BW? I have been disappointed in most xlb i have had around here.

Nov 23, 2011
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Rodizio/Churrascaria: What's best these days?

Can't say that I have done an extensive survey, but I like the place on Medford St. near Magoun Sq - it has several names. Very nice selection of fresh items on the cold & warm tables, and good meat. You can do "all you can eat" or buy by the pound. Not much ambience, but the owners are very friendly.

Nov 23, 2011
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Where to take an older, hard-boiled, eccentric but loveable drinker?

Yeah! The Cantab - both SO and I thought the same thing.

Nov 21, 2011
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Dry Pasta Preference and Where in Boston/Burbs?

Barilla is my go-to. Haven't really been blown away by the "brass extrusion die" artisanal pasta thing. Love Dave Fresh Pasta but limited varieties. Surprisingly, the Meat House in Arlington Heights has a good selection of dried artisanal pasta.

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The Meat House
1285 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

Nov 21, 2011
Guido in Greater Boston Area

Arlington grocers

We live in the heights and shop at TJs and the Lexington S&S for standards. SpiceLand in Burlington for Indian groceries; the place next to the Capital theater for Middle Eastern & bread. Russo's, Wilson's, Barismo, Whole Foods Fresh Pond.

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Barismo
169 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474

Nov 21, 2011
Guido in Greater Boston Area