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Best dessert in Brookline

I have found better butter cream frosting at Baker Baker in West Rox.

Apr 08, 2014
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Best Fried Chicken and Waffles in Boston?

Allston Diner's version rocks it.

$9.99
our savory corn bread waffle with crispy fried chicken. add a side of sausage gravy for $1.49.

http://www.allstondiner.com/

Apr 05, 2014
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Twin Donuts renovation

I think the donuts are better than Dunkin and sometimes that is good enough.

I also think that Harold Brown's people probably want to re-lease that building ...

I also think you should hat tip Universal Hub.

Mar 24, 2014
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Canadian foods sold anywhere?

I grew up in Canada. There are some foods, particularly candies and cookies, which I miss. When I get to Canada, I can pick up some of these favourites (Canadian spelling for the occasion).

There are a few things which have made it across the border into our stores, such as Dare Chocolate Fudge cookies.

There are a few candies which have close cousins (from Ireland) which are sold around here in stores which sell Irish foods, such as the Aero bars (although they are not exactly the same as the Canadian version).

So ... it never occurred to me until just now to ask you Chowhound experts: does anyone know anywhere around here where they sell foods from Canada?

Mar 24, 2014
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With Hilltop almost gone, what is now the most Iconic Boston Area Restaurant?

Just went last Saturday to Ken's. It is old school, still. I had my onion roll, iceberg&tomato salad, and a very nice Queen cut prime rib. To top it off, an old school dessert = Baked Alaska. I enjoy taking the elders to this place, I have to say. It's replaced Pier 4 (which replaced Jimmy's Harborside) for me on the old school night out with the elders circuit.

Oct 17, 2013
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Broasted Chicken Anywhere?

The Hayloft is gone, sadly. The did have broasted chicken and it was good.

Oct 15, 2013
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Broasted Chicken Anywhere?

If you put your address into Google, then go to Google Maps, then type Broasted Chicken in the search field, you will find places. Like this place. Looks good. Thanks for the idea. I might have to go there!

http://www.thechickenconnection.com/i...

Oct 13, 2013
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Lobster Rolls: 2013 Edition

The Maine Diner in Wells, ME has a lobster roll which is crave-worthy-of-a-long-drive. It is described on their menu as "Fresh lobster meat is heated and served in a grilled roll with a side of drawn butter." Whoa, it's good.

They also have another version of the lobster roll on their menu which I assume is cold meat with mayo but I've never tried it ...

Apr 17, 2013
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Does anyone know what's happening with Cafe Brazil in Allston?

I second that thought. So sad. Been going there since they opened and was with them as they added each room. :-(

Feb 21, 2013
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Does anyone know what's happening with Cafe Brazil in Allston?

Cafe Brazil has looked closed for the last few weeks I have driven by it. I just figured the owner must be on a long Brazilian vacation. But now I just tried to call them and the numbers are not in service. Say it isn't so!!! I love this place ...

Feb 16, 2013
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Hunting for lamb

We've had some lovely lamb legs from this Halal place in Allston:

Cheema's Supermarket. 572 Cambridge Street (corner of Gordon Street).

Oct 25, 2012
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Herrs Heinz Ketchup Potato Chips

$15.99 shipping for 3 bags o chips ... must be the packing required to keep 'em whole.

Oct 05, 2012
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Does anyone remember Cottage Donuts?

I recall Cottage Donuts fondly, too.

There is a place in Wells, ME called Congdon's Donuts which has comparable Chocolate Jimmy donuts.

Aug 28, 2012
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Ice Cream Soda

I've been there twice since the turmoil. I had never been there before the Belmont Brigham's had closed so I can't say whether they slipped but we thought the grilled cheeses, ice cream soda, and frappe we had were all good.

Jul 17, 2012
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Ice Cream Soda

Yes, that is the place. Vintage, for sure. Nice people who run that place and know what they are doing! Arlington Heights is also very very vintage decor :-) Shabbier than Quincy but I still appreciate it very much.
There are only 4 restaurants left, that I know of. The 2 others are:

(3) 37 Main Street, Hingham, MA
(4) 350 Winthrop Avenue, North Andover, MA [Never been to this one. Never up in that 'hood.]

Jul 16, 2012
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Ice Cream Soda

My 86 year old Mom loves a mocha (one scoop of chocolate and one scoop of coffee on top) ice cream soda. I take her to Saturday 4pm Mass and then we get a bite to eat after.

We've had good luck at ... wait for it ... Brigham's (yes, still!). Made correctly by experienced Brigham's staff, although not a traditional glass any more. The Brigham's we've gotten them at recently are at

(1) 13 Beale Street (Wollaston/Quincy)
and
(2) 1328 Mass. Ave (Arlington Heights).

Jul 16, 2012
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NoMu or FoMu, it's still fantastic!!

I live so nearby but was worried to try it for the first month of its existence. Finally did. I had the Salted Caramel and my friend had the Thai Peanut. Both have the hint of coconut but texture is exactly like ice cream. Perfectly sweetened and spiced. About $4 a cone (including small tip) but I was OK to pay it for the high quality.

I strong recommend FoMu!

Jul 01, 2012
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All this talk of the HoJo clam roll got me thinking....

Summer Shack in Back Bay.
But, if that's too far, the Salty Dog at Fanueil Hall can be OK and is near you.

Jun 29, 2012
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Help, Need to find a Julia Child throwback!

Gaslight is good. I especially like that place because parking is so easy.

Jun 04, 2012
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Trip to Ogunquit

Wasn't there any place good to report on? Sad for you!
Places I like:
Breakfast: 98 Provence
Lunch: MC Perkins Cove
Dinner: Joshua's (in Wells).

Jun 04, 2012
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Chow-worthy in Nonantum?

I agree! Great, authentically Roman, dining experience! Can't believe it took this long down in the thread to be mentioned.

May 19, 2012
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Full Irish Breakfast

The Corrib Pub in Brighton has it (all day) and the Guinness, too.

Feb 21, 2012
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Looking for best bahn mi in greater Boston

I work in Lynn so I finally I tried it yesterday. Awesome. Thanks for the tip!

Feb 04, 2012
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Ogunquit--Perkins Cove Jackies Too

Wow! I'd never heard this. Happened in 1990 - I just read an old story on the internet.
So, she was acquitted due to battered woman syndrome - I have to support her, after hearing that. A jury set her free so that's what I am going to go with. I don't think you, Bellachefa, should be putting a post like your's in here. Can be misleading ...

Sep 26, 2011
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Restaurant Recommendations for Ogunquit, Maine

Joshua's in Wells is my favorite and I've been to them all including the uber-expensive Arrows. Enjoy your trip!

Sep 24, 2011
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Ogunquit--Perkins Cove Jackies Too

"totally devoid of any charm it might have had 25 years ago" !!!!! Are we forgetting the spectacular ocean views?

Jackie's Too - I'll basically agree with your recommendation (and add that it has definitely stepped up its food and cleanliness game in the last 2 years).

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Jackie's Too Restaurant
Perkins Cv, Ogunquit, ME 03907

Sep 24, 2011
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Where should I head to re-stock my bar?

$34.99 is their St. Germain price, too. Cheapest around (at least in the city). And I'll get some more examples in here soon but you see what I mean.

Aug 31, 2011
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Where should I head to re-stock my bar?

I'll do some research soon and report back - maybe specifics will convince you. I shop all over the place but have found, of late, that this Marty's is doing the best for me. Well, it can't beat the beer bargains at Hurley's but ... he's talking about stocking a bar so I was assuming liquors.

Aug 30, 2011
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Where should I head to re-stock my bar?

I would head straight to Marty's on 103 North Beacon Street in Allston (near Stop and Shop). Not the Newton one, the Allston one. Cheapest liquor prices around and very wide selection.

More info at http://www.yelp.com/biz/martys-big-bu...

Aug 30, 2011
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Interesting development in a divey Allston bar

Well you don't know me and my Allston pride if you'd think I'd ever belittle my chosen home -- lived here for decades, love it all and appreciate the beauty that is wonderful food in a non-upscale, low priced alternative. you're kinda missing my point of finding a restaurant week menu in Allston.

Anyhow, thanks for your suggestions, all of which I've been to, not all I would agree with you :) I have a fondness for Cafe Brazil and its owner since I've been going there since it opened - still enjoy it.

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Cafe Brazil
421 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

Aug 26, 2011
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