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Tiffin(sp?) in Boston?

Thanks, everyone. It's been awhile since I've checked in.

I will have to look into Guru...

Mar 09, 2008
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Architecturally interesting bars/lounges?

Does anyone have any recs on a somewhat newish T-accessible bar that would be interesting to architects/designer typess? Something along the lines of the Alibi bar (at the-former-Charles-Street-Jail-turned-Liberty-Hotel)?

Mar 09, 2008
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Tiffin(sp?) in Boston?

Do any Indian restaurants offer this?

Feb 21, 2008
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Where to buy/try chuno around Boston?

I'm looking to try a few dishes made with chuno, a type of freeze-dried potato from Bolivia (and possibly Peru). Anyone have any leads?

Dec 27, 2007
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Cooking classes as holiday gift

Thanks, everyone! I had not heard of Helen (so I'll defintely check her out). I also didn't know I could buy a GC to Cambriadge Culinary--that might be the way to go. (I suspect he'll go for the knife skills...he's into technique and what guy doesn't love sharp things?)

Dec 04, 2007
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Cooking classes as holiday gift

My husband is really getting into cooking and I'd love to sign him up for a class or two on some fundamental topics (knife skills, braising) or on French bistro cooking. Anyone care to weigh in on where to look and which classes are best? My budget is about $200.

I was looking at the BU food and wine courses and Stir, but they don't seem to have stuff scheduled for the new year yet. I also was considering the Cambridge Culinary Academy.

Your opinions would be much appreciated!

Dec 02, 2007
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Is Red Chimney gone?

It was a fond memory of my husband's...

Aug 17, 2007
Hungry GR in Mid-Atlantic

Dining in Littleton/Morrison, CO

This sounds perfect. Thanks!

And, yes, it is gorgeous here. It's like being on another planet. (I'm from Boston.)

I will report back on whether I get to try the Mexican, Thai and goulash places, as well as Toast.

Jul 09, 2007
Hungry GR in Southwest

Dining in Littleton/Morrison, CO

Just groceries...but only because of the altitude adjustment. Sigh...

Jul 09, 2007
Hungry GR in Southwest

Dining in Littleton/Morrison, CO

Thanks, everyone! I'm staying at the Holiday Inn Express on Ken Carlyle Way (??).

I love Thai.

And I believe my hosts are taking me to The Fort.

Jul 09, 2007
Hungry GR in Southwest

Dining in Littleton/Morrison, CO

Will be in Littleton/Morrison, CO, next week for business. Any good local spots? I'm open to anything--fine dining or hole in the wall. Also, are there any good markets so I can stock my hotel mini-fridge?

Jul 05, 2007
Hungry GR in Southwest

Help us focus: Siena

Wow. Thanks, everyone! Keep them coming...

Jul 05, 2007
Hungry GR in Italy

Pearl hot dogs wtf!?

Must have been a bad batch? We cooked up some Pearl dogs (also from Market Basket) yesterday, and the casings had that perferct snap.

Jul 05, 2007
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Help us focus: Siena

My husband and I are heading to Siena for two nights/three days in November.

Any recs on where we *must* eat while we're there? (We like authentic, but not overly fancy/stuffy, restaurants.)

What should we plan to bring home?

Also, are there any good wine/food day tours that depart from Siena?

Jul 04, 2007
Hungry GR in Italy

Cheap, great grilled chicken joints?

Thanks, everyone! I'll give these a try.

Jun 28, 2007
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Wakefield, MA area - family dinner for 10

Oh no! Really?? I have had a few good lunches there... That was some time ago though. :(

Jun 20, 2007
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Wakefield, MA area - family dinner for 10

Blues Grill in Melrose does a decent job with some basic food, but I would call ahead to see if they can seat 10. (They might just have booths.) They are pretty reasonably priced. There's Mexico Lindo across the street too.

Jun 20, 2007
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Wine store in Boston

Close to Boston is Atlas Liquors in Medford. They often have amazing sales, and the wine staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Jun 20, 2007
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Cheap, great grilled chicken joints?

In SF and NYC, I have had the pleassure of dining at fantastic cheap grilled chicken joints. (The NYC one had a name amusingly close to the old Cluckin' Chicken sketch from Saturday Night Live.) These places only serve sptachcock chickens and side dishes. Is there anything like this in Massachusetts?

May 30, 2007
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Pierogis @ Skip's Roadside Diner (Gill) [Moved from Boston Board]

Anyone been to Skip's Roadside Diner on Route 2 in Gill (just outside Greenfield) lately? My husband and I had a fabulous lunch of pierogis, kielbasa and kapusta there last year and wondering if it's always that good.

May 07, 2007
Hungry GR in All New England Archive

West Side Lounge--still good?

I used to LOVE the frites but it's been almost a year since I've been to West Side.

Katielp's experience is just the sort of thing I worry about.

Nov 06, 2006
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

West Side Lounge--still good?

My husband and I used to love West Side Lounge: We thought it had good food, a relaxed atmosphere, attentive service, great cocktails, etc. However, we heard the chef left.

Is the restaurant still any good?

We are planning a rare date night and miss our old favorite....

Nov 06, 2006
Hungry GR in Greater Boston Area

Rehearsal dinner around Narragansett (paella a plus)

Thanks so much! We are going to check out Amalfi's and La Bodega.

Jun 29, 2006
Hungry GR in All New England Archive

Rehearsal dinner around Narragansett (paella a plus)

However, please don't say the Spain. Our future in-laws were treated badly there and now we can't go here (as was our plan). Any recs on other restaurants that MIGHT have paella in or around Narragansett?

Jun 29, 2006
Hungry GR in All New England Archive