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Does anybody know what happened to Northshoredish? There haven't been any updates in a year.

Salem, NH - Methuen, MA Food News

Parking lot has been empty and there are signs in the doors and windows that it has closed

August 2014 Openings and Closings

Santana Rae's in Methuen has notices in the doors and windows that it has closed

what is replacing bugaboo creek in methuen ??

Santana Rae's parking lot is empty and there are signs o the doors and windows saying it has closed.

Lawrence-Andover-North Andover Eats

Santana Rae's has an empty parking lot and a note on the door saying it is closed

Detroit dining downtown

Gyros at Golden Fleece in Trappers Alley. (providing it's still there, I haven't been back to Detroit in 10 years.)

Jul 28, 2013
Jeff_the_Kid in Great Lakes

Lump Charcoal West of Boston

Royal Oak Lump is often available at "Wallyworld" (your local Walmart)

ISO Zatarain's Creole Mustard

Thanks for checking, anyway!

ISO Zatarain's Creole Mustard

Hmmmmmm, thanks for that information, andieb, I'll check my Shaw's stores ethnic sections again.

Special Dinner for 2 in Boston?

I second Grill 23. We've had 3 anniversary dinners there and never been disappointed. It's quieter upstairs, if that's important.

ISO Zatarain's Creole Mustard

I haven't seen it in the Salem, NH or Plaistow, NH Shaws, but I haven't checked the Shaws in Danvers, yet.

ISO Zatarain's Creole Mustard

Does anyone know where I can buy Zatarain's Creole Mustard (preferably in the 12 oz plastic bottle or 16 oz glass jar) in the Danvers/Peobody or Methuen/Salem NH areas?

Recent Lowell Discoveries

Pete's apparently has closed, according to their facebook page

green garlic

By green garlic do you mean garlic scapes? Every now and then I see them around in various produce sections. I think I saw them last at Whole Foods in Andover

Where to buy fresh fish in Andover?

I've been happy with what I've bought at Whole Foods in Andover. I can't say that I've ben impressed by the fish market next to Butcher Boy

Why Make Chicken Stock?

Here's a completely new reason no one else has given!

My dad has a really bad reaction to anything containing MSG (or any of the "other" names like hydrolized protean, yeast extract, etc that it can masquerade under)

Almost all of the commercially available products have one of those additives. With home made stock we get thebest flavor and avoid the aftereffects.

Mar 15, 2010
Jeff_the_Kid in General Topics

What food find still haunts you - that you had once and haven't found since?

Regal Crown Sour Cherry candies...Individually wrapped and packed like LifeSavers!

Feb 15, 2010
Jeff_the_Kid in General Topics

ISO Plugra Butter in Massachusetts, the sad story of its TJ disappearance

Another Whole Foods sighting. The Whole Foods in Andover has it.

Mesquite charcoal on the northshore?

Anyone know where I can by mesquite charcoal near Danvers or Methuen? Im a retail customer, not a commercial one.

Liquid smoke?

I put it in my home made barbecue sauce

Oct 28, 2009
Jeff_the_Kid in Home Cooking

Anybody heard of a drink named a "Tangerine Crush"?


Jul 28, 2009
Jeff_the_Kid in Spirits

Anybody heard of a drink named a "Tangerine Crush"?

My wife and I were in Annapolis for a family wedding and the group was at the Ram's HEad Tavern. One of the ladies ordered a "Tangerine Crush" and gave my wife a taste. I have never heard of this cocktail before and I can't find much on the 'net about it. Does anyone know a good recipe for one?

Jul 27, 2009
Jeff_the_Kid in Spirits

"Problem" ingredients

I believe a "clamshell" is the way the herbs come packaged. Two moulded plastice pieces, hinged on one side which close together areound the item packaged.

Jun 10, 2009
Jeff_the_Kid in General Topics

everyday coffee

Medaglia D'oro Expresso Raost

Jun 10, 2009
Jeff_the_Kid in General Topics

What is your favorite hard to find candy?

Regal Crown Sour Cherry flavor

Jun 10, 2009
Jeff_the_Kid in General Topics

Name of syrup from the 1950's


Ice cold Zarex
Just mix with water and add the ice

May 06, 2009
Jeff_the_Kid in General Topics

What was your Best Meal ever?

Hey, I want to tell you all that reading these posts and visualizing some of the meals (and experiences!) has been very interesting. That's why I started this thread!

Jan 29, 2009
Jeff_the_Kid in General Topics

Nice Spot for Valentine's Day......

That's why my bride and I celebrate our anniversary on the very day (February 16th). We generally go out to dinner. This year we're going to Smith and Wollensky's. Over the past few years we have wound up in EMPTY restaurants many more times than not. Last year was an issue, thought because the 16th was the Saturday after Valentines day.

What was your Best Meal ever?

The best meal I have ever had was our anniversary last year. My wife and I went to Smith and Wollensky's in Boston. We were in a mood to celebrate (34th anniversary) and up to that point, the best steakhouse we had ever tried was Ruths Chris. The castle in Boston was the perfect ambiance, and the steaks we had (dry aged) we absolutely fantastic! The wait team got in to the act and we all had a ball! We spent a lot, (~$300) but we don't do it often and had a great time. Then we spent the night at the Copley Plaza

Jan 15, 2009
Jeff_the_Kid in General Topics

Has Anybody Tried Trattoria Al Forno in Havehill?

My bride (of 34 years) wants to take advantage of the "Greater Merrimack Valley Restaurant Week" (actually lasts 2 weeks) and the menu listed here looked interesting. Is it worth a gamble?