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Good Saturday lunch in Duxbury or Marshfield?

Slim pickings in Duxbury. The Milepost, and Wildflower Cafe are merely adequate. Snug Harbor Sea Food is outdoor seating only for decent fried seafood. I don't know Marshfield options but maybe your better bet is to visit later and do an early supper at Winsor House, which is now run by the folks who started Catered Affair and is pretty good.

Jul 25, 2015
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Shepard in Cambridge

Had a fantastic meal there tonight. Will report in full this weekend. Really excellent in every way.

Jul 02, 2015
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Reports on West Side Lounge , City Table in the Lenox, and Boston Chops?

I've been a long time West Side Lounge customer-- ten years or so. It's had its ups and mids-- never a true down-- and is currently pretty good. Good summer drinks-- mojitos, etc, solid burger, fish tacos, soups, and a crowd-pleasing variety of mains.

Jun 08, 2015
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bakery, patisserie in boston, seriously??

Welcome to chowhound, silver spoon. I fear recommending anything to you as I'm sure you'll flame it. But try the French bakery inside HMart in Central Square. It may offer a closer approximation of the Parisian style you like. Flour doesn't claim to be French so I let them off the hook on that front.

May 11, 2015
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Ma Po Tofu

So, is the brownish minced pork sauce at Golden Garden a more Americanized version? GG has clearly Americanized dishes and also pretty authentic stuff-- not sure which side of the menu the ma po tofu represents. Thanks!

Mar 22, 2015
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Ma Po Tofu

Uh oh. Ordered this on a whim tonight from golden garden in Belmont-ma po tofu with minced pork. Love at first bite. What are the places I need to try in Boston to understand this dish better?

Mar 21, 2015
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Hideaway-type bar & apps near Newbury?

Need a place for quiet, "gosh, who knew this place was here?!" cocktails and appetizers this evening on or just off Newbury, towards the Public Garden end. Not divey-- just hideaway in feel.

Feb 25, 2015
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Meat Buying Club in Boston?

Buddy of mine sells his Vermont raised beef, pork, lamb, chickens, etcetera in Cambridge and Concord. Snow Farm in Newfane,

Dec 22, 2014
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Sa Pa Vietnamese?

Any experiences with Sa Pa, at either their Boston location or at Cleveland Circle?

Nov 29, 2014
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pho in Cambridge

Nope. Whenever I want pho within walking distance, I go to Sapporo for ramen instead. Not the same itch, but close enough...

Nov 28, 2014
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Cambridge - need a place for drinks before dinner

The Abbey is across the street, down about two blocks.

Nov 21, 2014
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Banh Mi at Pho House

Got the bbq beef banh mì tonight and found it slightly better than meh. It's oddly sweet-- the pickling on the daikon and carrot is sugary and the cuke spears didn't seem to have much flavor. The beef itself was good, but the bread was a lightly grilled, pillowy soft roll to start with-- no real crunch or chew to it. Fine overall, but a league or three away from Banh Mì Ba Le on Dorchester, which remains my standby.

Oct 23, 2014
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Has anyone seen Peanut Chews locally?

My favorite. Last I knew they had gone back to the original Goldenbergs packaging. I've never had much luck finding them locally.

Oct 23, 2014
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Banh Mi at Pho House

It's on Mass Ave, closer to Porter than to Harvard.

Oct 17, 2014
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Banh Mi at Pho House

Very happy to hear that I can now get a banh mi in Cambridge. That's a long standing missing element here.

Oct 16, 2014
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Legal Sea Foods Prudential closing?

Can anyone offer a decent theory on why Legal allows such inconsistency from one location to the next?

Oct 01, 2014
newhound in Greater Boston Area

All-time best dessert?

The almond semifreddo at the short-lived but brilliant Benatti in Inman Square.

Nappi's Medford

This hiddenboston link gives some good insight-- http://www.hiddenboston.com/Nappi.html

Aug 02, 2014
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Day trip from Boston

Yes-- and the redcoats only had unicycles. Advantage, colonials.

Jul 11, 2014
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Finally, Mary Chung: order what?

Thanks, Slim. I was hoping you'd chime in all concise like that!

Jul 11, 2014
newhound in Greater Boston Area

Finally, Mary Chung: order what?

Somehow, after 15 years of eating across Boston, I've never made it to Mary Chung. What are the classic dishes there?

I am a Victim of Their Success

Like Yogi Berra once said: "That place is too crowded. Nobody goes there anymore"

May 17, 2014
newhound in Greater Boston Area

Moody's banh mi

I'm usually a Dorchester Ave banh mi guy, but this is the second time I've had the Moody's version and it's just a thing a beauty, hounds.

May 08, 2014
newhound in Greater Boston Area

You Are My Gyro: Mindblowing sandy at Ma Magoo's

Taralli gave the link-- Esperia has a pork version which is a little harder to come by in the world of shawarma/gyro.

You Are My Gyro: Mindblowing sandy at Ma Magoo's

On swank's swoony report, I tried the sandwich at Mama Goo's tonight. It is a gyro loaf version, with slices grilled to order instead of carved off a spit. Soft pita, cukes and dilly yogurt sauce. Tomatoes were better than the sub shop usual. I'll take Farm Grill and Esperia over Mama Goo's, but theirs is a solid rendition of the "gyro from a kit" genre.

May 03, 2014
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Broccoli romanesco, a psychedelic (looking) vegetable!

Formaggio has had it recently.

Apr 30, 2014
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May 2014 Openings and Closings

"Tavern in the Square".

Apr 30, 2014
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H Mart Open in Central Square!

Yeah, on second thought maybe Spam is a good thing to miss out on. It's amazing how an American military presence in a country leaves such a dreadful culinary legacy.

H Mart Open in Central Square!

Well, there are like twenty varieties of Spam that you'll be missing... ;-)

Apr 26, 2014
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H Mart Open in Central Square!

Your loss, I guess!

Apr 26, 2014
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