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Vacation Closings

Esperia Grill in Brighton Center is closed July 4-21.

Jul 05, 2015
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May Graduation Dinner with elderly grandparents

Great job with your planning and thanks for letting us know.

Jul 01, 2015
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

May Graduation Dinner with elderly grandparents

Also Mamma Maria has an eating area downstairs which is good for the elderly (no stairs) but you gotta get on these reservations!

Apr 22, 2015
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

Best ice cream in Boston is..

White Mountain at BC is my favorite. The Oreo is miles ahead of JP Licks, for example.
http://www.whitemtncreamery.com/flavors

Mar 26, 2015
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

Best southern-fried chicken in the Greater Boston area?

Really disagree. Have you ever had it? Don't assume it is bad-tasting just because it is fast food ...

Dec 30, 2014
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

Best southern-fried chicken in the Greater Boston area?

Popeye's in Kenmore. The chicken is always fresh. Mild or Spicy both great so get some of both. Even reheats well. Parking is non-existent so I bring a friend and one of us hover parks in the bank across the street.

Dec 30, 2014
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

Best in Watertown?

I am just reading this thread now but I just want to say that Ohlin's Honey Health bread toasted with butter is excellent. I am not positive but I think they started selling the Honey Health bread (got the recipe) when Henry's Bakery (who was famous for it) closed down some time in the 80s.

Dec 14, 2014
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August 2014 Openings and Closings

It's an OK situation. Same ownership is renovating and re-opening at the end of this month under the same name as their other places = Pavement. Same bagels will be back and, also, an espresso machine :-) We need to support them and Refuge, etc. now that Starbux is in Allston.
More here: http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com...

Aug 16, 2014
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

Is Seigle D'Or bakery actually open?

I have been by in the mornings around 10 and he has been open. But the last time I was there (late last week) he did mention that he and his wife have had to be closed some times recently since their baby is getting some (routine) surgery. That may be what you are running into?
Keep trying - it is worth it.
Parking is really bad. Luckily, I usually am with a friend and one of us can go in and get the goods.

Ice Cream Soda

Like I commented 2 years ago, the German family who runs the old Brigham's at 13 Beale Street in Wollaston, now called "The Ice Cream Parlor", still makes all the old Brigham's favorites correctly including the Rickey and Ice Cream Soda. I don't think the ice cream is Brigham's any more, sadly, but it is still very good and fresh. I go there often.

Aug 05, 2014
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Prix Fixe Lunch in Boston

I think you may be in good timing for a restaurant week! Check out http://www.restaurantweekboston.com/
If so, be sure to reserve asap.

Aug 05, 2014
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

Easy question: Any good *dinner* buffets in Boston area?

OMG, Tin Tin on Chowhound. Heresy! ;-)

Jul 22, 2014
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

Can It Be?! Is Our Beautiful City Finally Getting a Terrific French Bakery?

There is another new French bakery in town.
Seigle D'or in Brighton which has just been open a few months.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seigle...

Jul 20, 2014
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July 2014 Openings and Closings

Went by there again today. The name is Seigle D'or. Their hours sign says 7-7 Mon-Sat and 9-6 Sun. The owner said he has been open since March! I never noticed them but perhaps the new giant FRENCH BAKERY sign in the window helped me to notice it. They are on Facebook and Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/seigle-d-or-b... but not mentioned until now on CHOW.
I learned on Yelp that the owner used to bake in Paris and then at Athans in Brighton Center until he opened his own shop.

Jul 17, 2014
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July 2014 Openings and Closings

The name is not at all prominent so I did not notice it - just was driving by and saw the "French Bakery and Cafe" part of the sign so had to check it out. Why don't you go check it out, too? After visiting and seeing the home-made signage, something tells me they may not yet have a web site or Facebook. A one man operation in a poor location for parking and foot traffic so, hopefully, he will survive by word of mouth touting the quality of his goods.

Jul 16, 2014
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

July 2014 Openings and Closings

There is a new French bakery in Brighton. It is in that little row of stores near the intersection of Comm. Ave and Washington Street, next to the new(ish) Double Apple head shop. I just stopped by to check it out - I got a croissant which was terrific. There is no coffee beyond the ordinary coffee pot. Lots of variety there. Good luck to them!

Jul 16, 2014
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

Lulu's Allston, anyone been yet?

Add to that: N. Beacon St after Everett St down to the Volvo - no meters.

Jul 15, 2014
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Lulu's Allston, anyone been yet?

Your recollection about parking is spot on. Haven't tried the place yet but drive by it every day. They sure took a very long time opening!

Jul 13, 2014
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

Splurge Anniversary Weekend

I just heard about this one night package in Ogunquit. The place is stunning:

http://www.dunesonthewaterfront.com/S...

I would couple it with this restaurant:

http://www.joshuas.biz/menu.html

but there are lots of good dinner and brunch options in the area.

Jun 27, 2014
mmocpi in Northern New England

Where can I BBQ at the beach in Boston??

Jun 27, 2014
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

Brazilian food--catered in house for small group Cambridge

Once I had a friend visitor from Paris, France and what she wanted was IHOP = food Americans eat.

I am NOT recommending IHOP but are you sure you want to serve Brazilian to your guest?

May 26, 2014
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Boston Chef Silliness: Check This Out; What Fun!!

"Let's Bread it On" - so funny!

Apr 23, 2014
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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
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

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.

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
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area

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
mmocpi in Greater Boston Area