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Blackstrap BBQ

I did the same and I'll take my homemade Q over just about anything in the area.

Sep 15, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Best stores for super large format beers?

Vinnin Liquors in Swampscott has a few very good Magnums.

Sep 06, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Apple picking?

The beer fest they have every year is a lot of fun.

Sep 06, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Apple picking?

I've done Russell Orchards and Cider Hill, both pretty similar also for no frill Dowse in Sherborn is good. Cider hill has good cider and donuts as well as a lot of other produce.

Sep 05, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Local trash fish

In Marblehead at 5 Corners Kitchen they often have Dogfish and at Rowans in Beverly Scup .... Just in case your ever up on the North Shore.

Sep 03, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Row 34 Sadly Disappoints on Return Visit

I loved the burger, warm lobster roll and fried clams on my one visit...also great beer list.

Aug 29, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Anadama Bread

My favorite bakery since I moved to the North Shore 2 years ago.

Aug 28, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Anadama Bread

A+J King in Salem has it on Mondays.

Aug 27, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Row 34

As weird as it may sound, East Coast oysters taste colder to me... That being said I do occasionally enjoy a Kusshi or 6 ;-)

Aug 25, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

How do I replace Hamersley's as my "go to" special occasion restaurant? (Very detailed list of criteria inside!)

Prezza could work.

Aug 20, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Legal Sea Foods: You've come a long way baby!

I've had pretty good luck at C Bar in Lynnfield. Decent fish sandwich and fried cauliflower...

Aug 17, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Hamersley's Bistro to close in Oct

Good for them!

Aug 14, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Snappy Patty's West Medford: An early report

Same sort of thing happened to me at Blue Ox, I ordered the Blue Ox burger expecting a double burger and instead got two sliders....

Aug 11, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Looking for wood *chunks* appropriate for smoking fish

I've only seen alder and beech chips... No chunks

Aug 05, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Seeking input on outdoor Puerto Rican pig roast facility under development [Holyoke, MA]

Sounds awesome

Best Dishes in Chinatown

+1 on both the Bao and the Hot Pot

Aug 04, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Alternative to Market Basket for cheap lobsters

Pretty sure it's the same guy.

Jul 31, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Alternative to Market Basket for cheap lobsters

Marblehead farmers market $5.99 a lb if I recall correctly, and he is usually at Salem as well.

Jul 31, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Best Seafood North End

And Prezza has a full bar, if that sort of thing matters.

Jul 26, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Best Seafood North End

Wood grilled octopus and squid, crispy prawns and any Tuna special are the standouts for me.

Jul 26, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Native Corn

Just got a few ears of Marini Farm Corn via Utopia Farm stand, excellent! Very sweet and juicy, not starchy at all.

Jul 26, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Great Seafood Dinner at Marblehead's Five Corners Kitchen 7/22/14

I've had both the soft shell crab and duck carbonara on my last two visits... Good Eating!

Jul 24, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

three nights in boston -- please help, lots of questions! (warning--long post)

It's a 10 to 15 minute walk, depending on time of day one could always grab a drink and snack at Finz on the way.

Jul 23, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

three nights in boston -- please help, lots of questions! (warning--long post)

If you do Harpoon make sure to check out Trillium while in the Seaport.

three nights in boston -- please help, lots of questions! (warning--long post)

I'll add a few;

Deep Ellum over Sunset Grill... Very good Beers and Cocktails.

While in Salem if you get a bit thirsty Gulu Gulu has a nice tap list. Also you seem to like donuts and Ziggys in Salem is a very good old fashioned mom and pop donut shop.

Jul 20, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

My imagination, or is Stop&Shop getting good again?

The Marblehead and Salem Farmers markets are great, and Swampscotts isn't too shabby either. For fish I usually drive up to Rowan's in Beverly.

Jul 19, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Boston Hounds Moving North

I think the green head IPA is much better than mediocre, and no.8 in Amesbury makes a nice cocktail.

Jul 16, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Boston Hounds Moving North

+1 Grand Trunk

Jul 16, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Sunday Lunchtime Steak?

Smith and Wollensky Atlantic Wharf and dine al fresco.

Jul 15, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Boston Hounds Moving North

Have you tried No.8 in Amesbury yet? I had some really good Charcuterie there recently as well as a great beer list and some pretty good small plates.

Jul 15, 2014
phatchris in Greater Boston Area