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Christina's Newton Highlands

We had dinner there a few ago and was not impressed. The service was very, very slow and not on a busy night. The waitress apologized for something off in the kitchen, but it was agonizing sitting there with nothing to eat with decor that gives me the creeps. That being said, the greek salad was ok (but not a real greek salad) and one of the dips was ok. Everything else was too greasy and over priced. We will not be going back, ever.

Looking for a restaurant between Amhearst and Boston

BTW - what's the best way to get there coming from the west on 90 back to Boston? Thanks

Looking for a restaurant between Amhearst and Boston

Thanks for the tips. Wegman's might be the best option.

Looking for a restaurant between Amhearst and Boston

Will be coming back from a day in Amherst nest week. Where is a good place to stop and have dinner for two. Nothing too fancy or expensive, any style or nationality would do as long as there are veggie options. Thanks.

Quick bite near Symphony Hall

Where's a good place to get a quick bite before a BSO concert at Symphony Hall these days? Not too expensive and must have veggie options.Would like to park near Symphony Hall and walk to restaurant and concert. Any style of cuisine would work. Thanks.

Lay it on me, hounds--best dining on Outer Cape

I was searching for reviews on Sol in Wellfleet and here I am nearly a year later commenting on this post. We had two great meals there and both reasonably priced. The first time was by accident, we were looking for dinner late on a Sunday night, and they serve till eleven. The waitstaff were so nice with great rec's. Went back again after that positive experience and again had a terrific meal. It's my go to place in Wellfleet now.

Best Greek salad?

I always liked the Greek Corner in N. Cambridge but haven't been there for awhile. I noticed that triple D (Guy Fiery) was there and that usually means the kiss of death for getting a table without a three-five hour wait. Just look what he did to Rino's in eastie..........

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Greek Corner Restaurant
2366 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Moody St. Waltham Sunday

Had dinner there a while back and was not impressed. I prefer the Bazaar (kind of the food court before you enter the restaurant) for sort of quick tasty food. And the upstairs market is great for all your Indian/Latino/vegetable/staples shopping.

Mexico in Waltham

Thanks for all the pics and great review. This is my go to place as I live near by. Always a good meal aquî.

ISO Italian Subs in Newton

D & A in the Lake

Vegetarian restaurants in Boston

Masao's Kitchen also has items to order also besides the buffet. He is an incredible chef, and though the place is small, it is very comfortable and peaceful.

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Masao's Kitchen
581 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Songs about Food and Sex

Also, "Sugar" by Tommy James( not sure if it's him)
you remember that "bubble gum" song
Honey....sugar sugar....you are my candy girl....... so on & so on

Mar 23, 2011
catspercapita in Not About Food

Songs about Food and Sex

This was the one I thought of. Can't get much more explicit than that.

Mar 23, 2011
catspercapita in Not About Food

Kebab and Tandoor/Food Bazaar

While food shopping at the new Indian mega grocery store(not Patals) on Moody st. I noticed that they had a food court and a restaurant downstairs. Always on the lookout for a new thing I ventured downstairs to peruse the establishment. At the Food Bazaar I tried a falafel wrap the was very tasty if different from other falafel I've had. The falafel itself was cooked perfectly, on the lighter side, not dense, and had a little kick to it. It had veggies and a tangy sauce, but not a tahini sauce. I enjoyed it. I came back the next day for a chicken shwarma wrap that was also very good. I plan to return with a group to try a bunch of varied things.The food court right now is developing as they have only two places. 1) Desi Fried Chicken , a salad bar in the middle and 2) the Food Bazaar which serves roll ups, platters, tandori, dosas, uttapum, thali, kababs and other Indian and Arabian delights. All the food looks fresh and is prepared well, and the prices are great, $4.99 for a roll up! Amazing!
The Kabab and Tandoor is a more formal sit down restaurant and a quick look around made me want to come back and try it. Everything looked fresh and tasty.

Do you ever blend wines for yourself?

Thanks. That site looks very interesting.

Mar 11, 2011
catspercapita in Wine

Acropolis (New Greek Restaurant) in Needham - Any info?

where exactly is it?

Do you ever blend wines for yourself?

Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to do more research and talk with my local wine store about single varietals and mixing. Cheers!

Mar 09, 2011
catspercapita in Wine

Do you ever blend wines for yourself?

I'm asking this question very very sheepishly, but does anyone ever blend their own wines?I've never done it, and I'm sure the thought might offend (disgust?) most wine aficionados, but is there ever a (dignified) way of putting two (or more) wines together? After all, there are drinks like : wine coolers, wine spritzers. sangria, kir royal, may wine, velvet hammer, punch and such that mix alcohol and wine or juice or flavorings and wine. Now , I'm not suggesting a frat house type scenario of throwing anything (and everything) into a bowl and drinking it. I'm talking about a well thought out, almost scientific matching of wines for a desired result. Any takers?

Mar 08, 2011
catspercapita in Wine

Do you have a Bucket list? Do you have one for places to eat? Things, ways to eat? Same list, two lists?

No bucket list, but my ideal life journey would be to travel just about everywhere and be a real chowhound and discover all those out of the way, unadvertised, no sign on the door, come into the kitchen and see what's cookin', wow that looks like my grandmother's home made pasta, eat all you like honey and come back for more, just eat myself silly and start all over the next day, places. I did a little of that when (ironically) I was young and broke, but not tied down to job or family and had a real dolce fa niente attitude. Sigh.............

Feb 19, 2011
catspercapita in General Topics

Eating Shrimp Cocktail in an Acceptable Manner

I like this answer - just eat it!!!

Feb 18, 2011
catspercapita in General Topics

Provincetown lunch Sunday

Napi's.

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Napi's Restaurant
7 Freeman St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Portuguese Restaurants Fall River/ New Bedford

Will be heading to Fall River/New Bedford area next and want to have lunch or dinner at a good (authentic) Portuguese restaurant. Nothing too fancy just good chow. My favorite one near me was
O Cantinho in Cambridge which closed a few years ago and I still haven't found a suitable replacement. Searching the boards it looks like Sagres, Caldeiras and Caravela seem the places that appeal to me. Any recs? Also, last year I tried Antonio's in New Bedford and it was ok but it seemed Americanized a bit. Any and all recommendations are welcome. Thanks.

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Sagres Restaurant
177 Columbia St, Fall River, MA 02721

Portuguese Restaurants

Will be heading to Fall River/New Bedford area next and want to have lunch or dinner at a good (authentic) Portuguese restaurant. Nothing too fancy just good chow. My favorite one locally (Cambridge) was O Cantinho which closed a few years ago and I still haven't found a suitable replacement. Searching the boards it looks like Sagres, Caldeiras and Caravela seem the places that appeal to me. Any recs? Also, last year I tried Antonio's in New Bedford and it was ok but it seemed Americanized a bit. Any and all recommendations are welcome. Thanks.

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Sagres Restaurant
177 Columbia St, Fall River, MA 02721

So what would be your last meal? If it came to that :)

This begs the question of euthanasia. If I had some horrible, terminal, degenerative disease I'd want to out with as much awareness as possible, enjoy a terrific meal and party with friends, and have Dr. K assist my bon voyage. That being said, the meal would have to be some offerings of Lobster,bouillabaisse,pasta,Chinese Broccoli (I love that stuff!), fine wines and a killer (oops! not the best adjective) desserts. Bring it on!......

Feb 09, 2011
catspercapita in General Topics

So what would be your last meal? If it came to that :)

I like this. Eat like there's no tomorrow, 'cause there ain't gonna be one.

Feb 09, 2011
catspercapita in General Topics

Valentine's Day---Going Out or Cooking?

Like others have said, we don't go out V day or Mother's day or New Years Eve and I'd like to add St. Patty's day (way too many drivers DUI). We usually get some nice take out for V day, nice wine,soft music..... you get the picture.

Feb 09, 2011
catspercapita in General Topics

Valentine's Day---Going Out or Cooking?

Yes, yes, yes. I totally agree. We did it too this year and it was terrific. NYE get too crowded and nuts for us now. The penultimate night becomes our tradition now.

Feb 09, 2011
catspercapita in General Topics

Waiting for a table - what's your limit?

It depends on the circumstance,place,people I'm with. If my wife and I decide to go out on a whim, and we're hungry, no waiting is allowed. If we're with friends going to a popular place (with no time constraint) we'll sit at the bar or window shop till we're beeped. One memorable (trying) experience was waiting for a table at Cheesecake factory (over an hour) with my young daughter and her friends. Hungry expectant kids aren't much fun.

Feb 06, 2011
catspercapita in Not About Food

Take Out Waltham Area

Mother India usually has good stuff, but sometimes is spotty. If you're a veggiehuevian a must stop is Masao's Kitchen. Even if you're not a vegetarian he has great stuff. And he's the poster boy for eating good food. He must be 80 and looks great and works six days a week. More power to him !

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Masao's Kitchen
581 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

We call them Gypsy Eggs. What do you call them?

one eyed jacks

Feb 02, 2011
catspercapita in General Topics