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January 2015 Openings and Closings

My family has always enjoyed Lemon Thai in Wellesley Center.

Have you tried them?

Dec 09, 2014
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Pre Pornographers dinner/drinks

In terms of the Boston CH board, I think you need to start thinking about the stomach and not a few inches lower on the body...

For what it's worth, at the suggestion of the veggie lover in the group, we ended up at Boston Beer Works and had a serviceable if not noteworthy meal. The beer was pretty good.

Nov 30, 2014
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Pre Pornographers dinner/drinks

Looking for a casual dinner and beer spot pre New Pornographers concert at the House of Blues Wednesday.

Need vegetarian options for one of the diners

Nov 18, 2014
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November 2014 Openings and Closings

Five Guys opened today on Needham St, Newton in the former Papa Ginos site (now located across the street

Nov 17, 2014
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After Dinner Spot in Newton

How come no love here for the Local or the Cherry Tree both in West Newton?
Or, for more upscale, Lumiere (though only open until 10, I believe)?

Nov 14, 2014
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Seeking input on outdoor Puerto Rican pig roast facility under development [Holyoke, MA]

Awesome idea

Ditto all the comments regarding location and concept

Have you considered some kind of partnership with any of the local farms closer to Boston such as in the Concord, MA area?

one night in June

Since my one night in DC is coming up this weekend I thought I bump this thread up to see if anyone has anything new to add.

Thanks again for your helpful ideas.

Allston dinner crawl tonight?

To be honest everything was very good.
I especially liked the chicken banh mi at Pho Viet and the fish taco at Lone Star.
My son's favorites were a beef banh mi and the tofu soup at Kaju Tofu House.

I think we caught a break on the timing. The rainy night may have scared away some people. Even though it was Saturday night we found parking on Comm Ave pretty easily and the waits for tables wasn't bad. I think Allstonian is right about the impact of the kids being away.

May 26, 2014
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Allston dinner crawl tonight?

It was somewhere in the 6:30 area I believe

May 25, 2014
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Allston dinner crawl tonight?

Thanks for your suggestions.

Ended up with
1. Individual Banh mi at Pho Viet
2. Split tofu soup and Bib im bap at Kaju Tofu House
3. Individual tacos at Lone Star
4. Split Chicken Schwarma pita wrap and individual falafel at Garlic and Lemon

Lots of fun, tasty food at every stop, nice walks between stops, a little rainy but not too bad,

May 24, 2014
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Allston dinner crawl tonight?

Adventurous 17 year old son and I looking for ideas for a dinner crawl in Allston tonight I'm thinking book ending tacos at Lone Star and Banh Mai at whatever the food court near Shaws is called. Thoughts for in between? Korean perhaps?

May 24, 2014
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one night in June

Thanks for the suggestions.

I've done a cursory look at this site and seen a few things that look interesting

Oohhs & Aahhs sounds unique but is only open til 7 on Sundays. May be an issue.

Little Serow closed on Sundays

Thai Xing, Veggie only on Sundays, promising but I admit a fondness for meat.

Jaleo looks really good as well Probably the current front runner.

one night in June

I'm pretty much an omnivore.

If there's any cuisine that's particularly native to the area that would be good (Is it too early for soft shell crabs?)

Since I'll be dining solo I think I'd prefer to avoid the finer dining options (I won't be packing "nice" clothes) though price isn't necessarily a deterrent

I don't know DC that well so don't want to spend my one night traveling too much but I'm open to walking,cabbing, metro if that's what makes the most sense

one night in June

I'll be visiting DC to drop my son off at a DC college summer program and I'll have one night on my own. Sunday, June 15, 2014 flying out Monday morning.

Staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington, DC

Where should I eat?

What should I do with my one night in DC?

I will not have a car so that will probably limit my options.

Appreciate your suggestions

Large rotisserie rental for 150 pound whole pig?

Have you tried the BBQ barn in Arlington?

www.bbqbarn.com

Very good people in my experience.

If they don't rent they might suggest a source.

Apr 22, 2014
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17 year old birthday celebration

Thanks for your suggestions.

My son is reasonably adventurous. He likes the idea of a healthy diet.

He's been overseas to Costa Rica, Turkey and Italy and managed to eat reasonably well while there.

He enjoys Indian and Chinese food but left to his own devices he's pretty much a pizza, meat and potatoes kind of guy. He's a teenage boy after all.

My wife came up with Tango in Arlington as a strong possibility.

Mar 26, 2014
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17 year old birthday celebration

Looking for suggestions for a birthday celebration dinner this Sunday.

Birthday boy will be turning 17. Family of four including 13 year old daughter.

Perhaps a steakhouse?

Mar 25, 2014
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Turkeys 2013

Owens Poultry Farm on Central Avenue in Needham is a great family run source for turkeys

Nov 08, 2013
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Newsflash - New England Charcuterie opening in Waltham

I have also had the pleasure of trying Josh's charcuterie and can confirm that the man is an artist and seems to care very deeply about producing very high quality product. Waltham is lucky to have him and I wish him the best of success. A great addition to Moody St.

Oct 16, 2013
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Need a caterer for a graduation party, but don't want leftovers

I "do this for a living" but my comments, I think, apply to any caterer or catered event.

If leftovers are an issue you can always ask the caterer to provide "to go" containers and send your guests home with a care package.

BBQ leftovers can easily be frozen for future use.

I agree with most of the posters about how you really don't want to come up short on the amount of food available.

If its a budget concern, most caterers will gladly work with you to come up with a reasonably priced menu that fits your needs

May 03, 2013
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lunch in Newton/128 area

Food wise you can't do better than Sweet Basil in Needham Center. Warning: no credit cards accepted

If that's too far off the highway then how about the Biltmore in Newton Upper Falls?

Apr 29, 2013
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watertown restaurant name?

That's it!

Thanks for the quick response

Feb 12, 2013
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watertown restaurant name?

Trying to remember a Watertown restaurant that I saw a Chowhound mention for a little while back.

I think it was a man's name. Relatively new place.

Perhaps a return to the area after an absence?

Possibly weekends only?

A little help anybody?

Feb 12, 2013
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Steak and lobster

Has anyone been to the Nordic Lodge in Charlestown, RI?

Looks like massive quantities of food, buffet style, for $88 a head.

Seasonal business. April thru December

Does the quality of the food justify the price?

People in my business are talking of organizing a field trip to try it.

Thumbs up or down?

Jan 29, 2013
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Boston Area Chinese Buffet

Have any Hounds tried Jade Garden's buffet in Arlington Heights?

I went with my son once and it seemed ok to us

No sushi just standard dishes but refilled frequently and a good variety of choices, no msg that I could detect

Jan 07, 2013
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This Sunday brunch Harvard Square

Family of four going to ART this Sunday for Pippin matinee.

Need rec for brunch

3 of 4 don't do eggs

1 (12 year old) doesn't like "breakfast" foods, prefers savory

ages run 12 - fifty something

reasonably open to types of cuisine but standard brunch menu is safer

Appreciate your suggestions

Dec 21, 2012
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October 2012 Openings and Closings

sign in Carrie Ann's Diner, Rte 135/Waverly St, Framingham says closed for business 10/15/12

Oct 25, 2012
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October 2012 Openings and Closings

City of Newton has scheduled October 9 for the Bertuccis hearing so someone must think it's a good idea.

Oct 05, 2012
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October 2012 Openings and Closings

alot of activity in Newton

http://newton.patch.com/articles/newt...

has lots of info

also Bertucci's is looking into opening i at 300 Needham St in Newton

Oct 01, 2012
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private room?

Different party, last one was for my mom, this one for an aunt in law. (impressed you made the connection!)

Most of the group that are local (some coming from out of town) are Boston, Newton or Needham

Really hadn't thought of budget or menu. One idea floated had been to try to cram the crowd into our home with Bakers Best catering if that gives you any ideas. Group has been pretty open to types of food in the past. Indian, barbecue, Italian have all been options for past gatherings.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Sep 17, 2012
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