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Best Year EVAR for MA Melons and Peaches

I see those sometimes at the Hill Orchards stand at the Providence Hope St market, for what it's worth. Alternatively if you feel like foraging, you can head to Crane's Beach--they do grow wild out there...

Best Year EVAR for MA Melons and Peaches

heh, yeah. the great ones I have gotten this year in RI actually travel so poorly they get all bruised up in my lunch bag on my 10 minute drive to work.

Best Year EVAR for MA Melons and Peaches

the apricots are fantastic this year too

Ode to Brookline

agreed, the idea that post was an "attack" is patently absurd.

Why is Boston food so bland?

well dang, if we're gonna go all French phrase-y then we may as well just say "à chacun son goût" while we're at it.

Asian Green--what is this?

heh, that's cool. I recently bought some mystery greens from the really nice Asian farm guy at the Sat. Hope St farmer's market in Providence, and when I asked them what they were he said they didn't have a name for them but they call them "chicken greens"!

Best "cheap" gin?

I just bought Burnett's for the first time, and found it to be a really drinkable gin. I was sort of amazed at how solid it was for the price.

Aug 07, 2015
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August 2015 Openings and Closings

I think places that mix cuisines are always a steer clear. There's a place in Attleboro that aims for an international style, and their web page touts the nachos, mofongo and marsala they specialize in. Yknow maybe it's even OK, but I'll probably never find out. I just can't fathom how anyone could do that well.

Native corn

the stone fruit this year seems to be aces, fwiw.

Now Eating Rhode Island, July 2015

thank you for this rec., sounds promising!

Favorites from Watertown Markets?

I was gonna chime in on this thread, but now I just can't see the point ;)

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

this reminds me of Schermerhorn's, a place in Amherst and Noho in the 80's where you'd get a fried fish sandwich (great!) with fries and cole slaw (bad!) for $1.25. I was pissed when it went up to $1.40.

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

I had the best restaurant meal of my life at Icarus.

Best place in Boston for lobster roll?

good tip, but I think the thing to do with a Hook lobster roll is to walk over the bridge and eat it past the Moakley courthouse and take in the nice views...

May 2015 Openings and Closings

bah, that's the best Vietnamese place in Chinatown.

What happened to Trattoria Toscana?

heh, you're right--circular reasoning on my part! in any case, none of it sounds very promising.

What happened to Trattoria Toscana?

Info on Market Basket new locations?

i went to so. attleboro last week. this MB does not have a butcher counter per se, but they have signs up saying if you need cuts that are not out in the fairly voluminous meat section there's a phone line to pick up where someone will come and get you what you need. they also do have a small demo area where someone was grilling up samples of aidell's sausage.

the place was pretty promising in general. sure beats stop and shop.

Info on Market Basket new locations?

fwiw, So. Attleboro Market Basket update: store opens this Wed.

Fire at MuLan, Beauty's Pizza

man, that's terrible. I really like MuLan.

Sazerac rye

you might try calling Provo Discount Liquors in Norfolk. I'm not sure if they carry it, but they stock a good variety of stuff and it's where I generally buy Old Overholt for a good price.

Info on Market Basket new locations?

Attleboro Sun reported this week that the So Attleboro store is scheduled to open early 2015

What’s So Bad About ‘Natural’?

basically, natural means it's not made out of plastic

branzino - my dream fish!

I've bought it there a few times too.

Now Eating Vol 1: PVD/RI 8/14

I'm not in RI all that often anymore, but I still occasionally make it to Pho Horn in Pawtucket and y'know I'm always totally satisfied with eating there. It's steady and they're nice and it's better than most of the Vietnamese places I've been to in Boston.

Oh please Arby's...

there'll always be Worcester.

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

I had one of the worst restaurant experiences of my entire life at the Legal's near the aquarium many years ago, swore never to go back and never have.

Chinatown Seafood Markets

this is a great tip. Thank you!

Info on Market Basket new locations?

fwiw, the South Attleboro location is under construction at present, they are actively working the site. (it's right off 95, where the s. attleboro train station is).

Ken's Ramen coming to Providence

Eater is reporting that some sort of incarnation of the former Allston Super 88 spot is coming to downtown Providence. Very exciting.