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Is anyone or butcher selling Chicken Ballotine made to order for home use?

Butcher boy in North Andover has semi-boned stuffed chickens that are pretty good in your up that way... Also New England Meat Market in a Peabody would probably do it seeing as they sell stuffed pork roast.

Aug 07, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Boston Hound 2 nights in SOHO with kids

That sounds like a great idea! It will be a Wednesday night.

Jul 29, 2015
phatchris in Manhattan
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Boston Hound 2 nights in SOHO with kids

Rubins isn't even close, pretty bad these days...

Jul 29, 2015
phatchris in Manhattan

Boston Hound 2 nights in SOHO with kids

There is no good deli in Boston so it's a must when I visit, I would also rather not wait in a line, hence the "snack" around 10:30 or so.

Jul 29, 2015
phatchris in Manhattan

Boston Hound 2 nights in SOHO with kids

I would also love a recommendation for one meal, again relatively close to the hotel for just my wife and I... We are open to all cuisines, just not stuffy.

Some ideas are
Minetta Tavern
Spotted Pig

Jul 29, 2015
phatchris in Manhattan

Boston Hound 2 nights in SOHO with kids

Splitting a pastrami on Rye with my wife

Jul 29, 2015
phatchris in Manhattan

Boston Hound 2 nights in SOHO with kids

Lol ... I should've stated... Half a bagel w/lox for breakfast, half a katz pastrami snack, one pie split at johns... Etc.... Just a short vacation of walking and eating :-)

Jul 29, 2015
phatchris in Manhattan

Boston Hound 2 nights in SOHO with kids

Was thinking more of a snack for myself, just going to cram as much food as possible.... Sort of a crawl.... Bagel lox for breakfast, katz pastrami mid morning snack, johns bleeker lunch, Xian lamb face afternoon snack etc...

Jul 28, 2015
phatchris in Manhattan
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Boston Hound 2 nights in SOHO with kids

Ok thanks... Nice beer list for an afternoon drink sans kids?

Jul 28, 2015
phatchris in Manhattan

Boston Hound 2 nights in SOHO with kids

Oh, I've read they have pretty good pub food...

Jul 28, 2015
phatchris in Manhattan

Boston Hound 2 nights in SOHO with kids

We are spending two nights at the Trump Soho in August, there will be 3 adults and two children(4 and 1)... Trying to figure out good eats that are also somewhat family friendly...
Some ideas

Katz
John's Bleeker
Grom
Faicco's
Xian Famous
Balthazar
Minetta Tavern( without the kids)
Bar Pitti
Russ & Daughters
Blind Tiger
Corner bistro(without kids)
Any input and/or other suggestions greatly appreciated.

We want to try and stay within walking distance ( a mile or two) from the hotel.

TIA
-phatchris

Jul 28, 2015
phatchris in Manhattan

Elm St. Bakery Everett

My neighborhood bakery growing up... Great Scali bread.

Jul 19, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

North Shore Fish and Chips Faves?

Had a nice fish and chip last night at Hale St Tavern in Beverly. Three nice size pieces lightly fried with decent fries. Friday night special for $15.

Jul 18, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Recent Visits: Navy Yard Bistro or West Side Lounge?

Brewers Fork in Charlestown?

Jul 15, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Any decent brunch places reasonably close to Faneuil Hall?

+1 on Anthem.

Jul 15, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Soft Shell Crab Whales- Anyone Seen?

Maybe Courthouse in Cambridge?worth a call.

Jul 01, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Really good hardwood charcoal in Lexington area?

Order Rockwood from Firecraft.com, or find Wicked Good...I get mine at Butcher Boy in North Andover

http://www.wickedgoodcharcoal.com/mas...

Jul 01, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Matt Murphy like pub in Boston proper

Not quite boston proper, but closer than Matt Murphy's is Tavern at the end of the world... Near Sullivan Square

Jun 25, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Stellar Double B'Day Dinner at Five Corners Kitchen, Marblehead

I recently had a great meal at 5CK myself. Their pasta dishes are excellent. I had the sausage and broccoli rabe dish.... Really solid... Also the soft shell crab they are running as a special is awesome.

Jun 22, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Best price on wild salmon?

If your up on the North Shore I've had really good luck at Rowand's just over the Salem/Beverly bridge.

Jun 22, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

2 days in Boston with 12-13 yr olds, what eateries not to miss?

Marliave has my favorite baked beans in the city. For a Pizza either Regina on Thatcher or Picco in the SE, Picco has some good ice cream as well.

Jun 22, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

That's it! Cheese! (The Boston cheese thread)

Shubie's in Marblehead has a great cheese and salumi selection.

Winnimere from Jaspar Hill is my current favorite.

May 02, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Looking for 3d birthday cake

Thanks everyone!

Apr 21, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Looking for 3d birthday cake

For my sons 4th birthday he requested a cake from the movie Cars... He would like it 3 dimensional and to look like either Mader or Lightning McQueen. We are on the North Shore, but willing to travel.

TIA

Apr 21, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Neapolitan style pizza in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville/...

I forgot about Quattro, pretty good pies there as well.

Feb 28, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Neapolitan style pizza in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville/...

Maybe an off day? I personally like Regina North End or even Picco as my favorite pie in the city, but the OP was asking for True Neapolitan style... Picco is probably closer in syle than Regina.

Feb 28, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Neapolitan style pizza in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville/...

Prides Piccola Napoletana in Beverly is probably my favorite with Pastoral not far behind.

Best Take-Out Lasagna w/ Unsweetened Marinara?

Galleria 33 in the NE has excellent eggplant parm, and my second favorite is across the street at Locontes. The lasagna at galleria is good as well. Not takeout, but when the restaurants are "on" the eggplant is awesome.

Feb 15, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Best Place to Get an Eggplant Sub?

I haven't been in a while and according to yelp it is closed, a while back they were pondering selling the land and putting up condos. I lived behind the building for 6 years and they did a great business, I actually rented a parking space from them.

Feb 09, 2015
phatchris in Greater Boston Area

Burlington & Stowe Vt in February - suggestions?

Grab a couple beers and a couple burgers from ProPig. Pizza at Piecassso. The newly renovated bar at Topnotch Roost is a nice place to grab a couple beers and bite as well.