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Medford Square Market

Can you provide time and day of the week information? Do you know how long into the fall the market will be running?

Aug 17, 2007
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Great Food, Many Laughs at Pastalina's, Medford

We decided to answer this question this weekend, and the answer is both yes and no. Pastalina's does not have highchairs or booster seats, but the menu is great for kids. Huge portions, many with sides of pasta perfect for sharing your meal with the younger set. The staff was incredibly nice to our 32 month old daugher and very accommodating to her needs. We got lucky that the restaurant was very empty, and therefore she could wander around the room a bit without bothering anyone. On a busy night, with all the tables full, we might have had some problems. So, the answer is - if your child is used to dining out and is pretty well-behaved, grab your own booster seat and head to Pastalina's early.

May 29, 2007
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Dining outdoors tonight - 5/25

Looking for a good spot to grab a bite tonight - outdoor seating is a must. Location - Arlington, Medford, Somerville, or Cambridge. No menu requirements beyond the ability to get a glass of wine! Any thoughts?

May 25, 2007
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Great Food, Many Laughs at Pastalina's, Medford

What do you think about Pastalina's appropriateness for an early dinner with children? I have a well-behaved, adventuresome eater, but like most 2.5 year olds, she occassionally gets a little loud.

Feb 16, 2007
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Italian amaretto cookies

I've seen Amaretto cookies in the Italian dry goods section of Shaw's.

Nov 21, 2006
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best wine shop?

I don't know what they have in your price range, but we really enjoy the diverse selection and knowledgeable staff at Grapevine Travelers (http://www.grapevinetravelers.com/) in Medford Square.

Nov 21, 2006
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North End for dinner with 4-yr-old

I recommend Antico Forno - we took our 2 year old and her normal babble blended in with the regular restaurant noise. The servers were also incredibly kind to her.

Nov 16, 2006
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Turkeys - Arena Farms, Concord

We were at Arena Farms this weekend picking up pumpkins and saw that they are offering free range turkeys for Thanksgiving. Does anyone have any experience with Arena Farm's turkeys that they could share? Or, can you recommend a local farm (w/in 30 min. drive from Medford) for getting a turkey?

Oct 23, 2006
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Chicago Style Thin Crust Pizza

I've not had Vito & Nick's, but reading a description on a Chicago food site of their pizza makes me salivate -- that's exactly the kind of crust that I'm looking for!

Sep 06, 2006
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Chicago Style Thin Crust Pizza

Pequod's is on the near North Side and a local fave. In addition to great thin crust, they have the greatest deep dish pizza with carmelized cheese around the edge...

Sep 06, 2006
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Chicago Style Thin Crust Pizza

A post on this topic was placed years ago, and there was no satisfactory answer. Since that post in 2002 has anyone encountered good Chicago-style THIN crust pizza? I'm not looking for deep dish or stuffed pizza, rather that quarter inch thick, doughy, chewy crust that you would find at Pequod's or Giordanno's in Chicago. I do not want a slice that I can bend in any way -- if it folds, it's not for me. We are Chicago transplants desperate for some hometown pizza! Please help.

Sep 05, 2006
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Kid-friendly dinner in Harvard Square

We took our daughter, who is just shy of two, to Henrietta's Table in the Charles Hotel for brunch (http://www.henriettastable.com/), and the staff was incredibly nice to her and made us feel very comfortable. And, they have outdoor seating, which I always like when eating with kids -- extra loud table voices don't seem so loud out of doors.

Jul 27, 2006
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Paul Revere Restaurant - West Medford

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts on Paul Revere and other local breakfast spots. We gave it a whirl this weekend. Great service with friendly waitstaff (came to see if they could help when my 22 month old daughter began to cry because she dropped a bite of pancake rather than pretend to ignore us, which is the normal approach), clean and interesting in an old school way interior, good and VERY HOT coffee. I wish I could rave about the food -- I wanted to love it. But, at best the food was average. Eggs were slightly overcooked, pancake a bit too heavy and cakey. Husband's meat products were so so. That being said, however, I cleaned my plate, and we'll probably go back. Sometimes you just want the basics done fairly well, and when that mood strikes, Paul Revere fits the bill. And the wallet...it was a cheap breakfast!

Jul 17, 2006
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Paul Revere Restaurant - West Medford

Any scoop on this place? We recently moved to Medford from Chicago (which I now think of as land of the greatest breakfast places), and we're in search of some good breakfast. I love a quality greasy spoon and at least from the outside and menu Paul Revere seems to fit the bill. Thoughts? Advice?

Jul 11, 2006
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