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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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

Turkeys 2013

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

Nov 08, 2013
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

watertown restaurant name?

That's it!

Thanks for the quick response

Feb 12, 2013
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

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
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

private room?

Looking for a place to have an 80th birthday celebration for fewer than 20 people,

Most likely a weekend in December.

Too small a group for a hall rental or to take over a restaurant for an evening.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Sep 17, 2012
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

May 2012 Openings and Closings

Here's the email in its entirety:

Unfortunately due to High operating costs etc

We were forced to close our doors for Business..

We thank you all for your patronage and it was a

great pleasure to meet most of you in person..

Again thank you all for your support,

Best Always

Have A Great Day!

Archie & Joy!!

May 18, 2012
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

May 2012 Openings and Closings

Sign in Gari, the new Japanese fusion (their words not mine) restaurant in Needham Center says they are opening today (tonight?)

May 18, 2012
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

May 2012 Openings and Closings

Just received an email that the Acropolis in Needham is closing

May 17, 2012
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

lunch with not very adventurous mom Norwood?

Any suggestions for a place for Friday lunch with Mom in the Norwood area?

This will be our Mom's Day meal so a little splurge would be ok but not a place that would require reservations as the timing is somewhat open ended.

My mom isn't into "spicy" so most ethnic options won't work for her tastes

Thanks for your ideas

May 09, 2012
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

watertown kabobs/falafel

thanks for all your suggestions.

went to Fordees for chicken shawarma wrap at the suggestion of the gentleman at the counter, a chicken kabob wrap and a dozen falafel to take home which were enthusiastically enjoyed by all except my 11 year old daughter who gave it a try but decided she doesn't like falafel.

Apr 19, 2012
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

watertown kabobs/falafel

Need suggestions for best falafel/ kebobs on Mt Auburn St, Watertown for this afternoon!

Thanks for your ideas.

Apr 19, 2012
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

worcester bday party for Mom

Looking for a restaurant in the Worcester area for an 80th birthday party.

Prefer family friendly rather than fine dining.

Don't need private room.

Likely date to be Sunday dinner in June.

8 adults mostly in the 40+ age group

6 kids ranging from 10 - 15 years old

1 80 year old guest of honor.

People coming from Hartford, Northampton, Foxboro, Needham areas

Thanks for your suggestions

Mar 29, 2012
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The Blue Room Brunch Let-down 3/11/12

Had brunch at the Blue Room yesterday with a party of 9. Totally positive experience for all the diners. Ages ran 11 to 80+. Service was top notch. Attentive without being overbearing. Coffee and water glasses refilled frequently, plates cleared appropriately. Pretty much the same menu selection as the poster. Food was fresh, changed frequently and very tasty according to my group that sampled virtually every option. I'm sorry opinionatedchef had a bad experience but for what it's worth my group had a very different experience.

I, and all of my dining companions, wholeheartedly (sp?) recommend the Blue Room's brunch.

Mar 26, 2012
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

chow crawl with a teenage boy?

my high school age son and I did a fun Jamaica Plain crawl a while back.

We hit Fill Belly's, the El Embajador and the Purple Cactus.

Too full for El Oriental and ice cream which was on the agenda.

Looking for ideas for a similar night out.

Perhaps Inman Square/East Cambridge/Kendall Square?

Any suggestions for this crawl or some other local area would be appreciated.

We eat relatively often up and down Moody St in Waltham so somewhere else would be preferred

Thanks for your ideas

Mar 15, 2012
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

Strip T's increasing funkiness

on a totally unrelated matter does any one know the record for total posts to a single thread?

is there a limit to the total posts a thread can have?

Mar 07, 2012
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

Good Breakfast Place in Dedham, Norwood, Walpole Area

50's diner' is very good but cash only and long lines on weekends.

If Westwood is an option Vellos on route 109 can't be beat.

Mar 05, 2012
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

one night in the south end?

looking for a recommendation for three adults meeting up in the South End.

Not looking for overly formal or the bar scene but more for good food enjoyed by three friends out for a rare night together.

What's hot these days in the South End? Which restaurant has the best food consistently?

Thanks for your suggestions

Feb 10, 2012
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

chinatown suggestions with teenage boy

I'm planning a winter break Boston outing with my high school freshman son next week.

Any recs for Chinatown lunch?

He likes chicken and black bean sauce and scallion pancakes from CK Shanghi in Wellesly for point of reference.

thanks for your ideas

Dec 29, 2011
bluerib in Greater Boston Area

one for dinner tonight

I've got a rare evening to dine solo tonight.

Need recs for the one meal to have before I pick up my kid late tonight.

anywhere from Boston/Jamaica Plain/Cambridge/Somerville to the Rte 128 belt between Dedham and Burlington.

More interested in the food experience than being trendy.

Casual, jeans ok place preferred.

Thanks for your help.

Dec 02, 2011
bluerib in Greater Boston Area