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Orange Flower Water--looking for this too

I went to a Halloween party in the mid 80s where someone showed up dressed as him. It was the hit of the party.

about 10 hours ago
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

Orange Flower Water--looking for this too

That butcher from back in the day, Mr. "Want some meat?", certainly seemed like he might have been operating a black market of some kind, but I think the middle eastern grocers are on the up and up.

about 24 hours ago
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

Orange Flower Water--looking for this too

Black*stone* Street, no? (Near Haymarket.)

September 2015 Openings and Closings

A sandwich shop with Eastern European leanings, from Tim & Bronwyn Wiechmann of Bronwyn and T.W. Food. I'm looking forward to this!

http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com...

Boston Public Market is here

Have you looked at their website? It's basically an indoor farmer's market, nothing like Haymarket. As with many farmer's markets these days, there are some vendors with prepared foods. Vendors are almost all from Massachusetts, with a few from Vermont and Rhode Island (and there's been grumbling from some of the MA vendors about even that small handful of out-of-staters.) Not really any threat of "CORPORATE CHAINS."

September 2015 Openings and Closings

It did seem slightly odd that there would be two Moldovan restaurants in Nonantum!

September 2015 Openings and Closings

Aren't you both talking about the same restaurant?

Great Wall Supermarket food court

Good point. For some reason I was thinking (perhaps incorrectly) that Disneyfreak meant the C Mart on Herald Street, since it's also at Washington.

Great Wall Supermarket food court

From the C-Mart web page: "C-Mart Supermarket stores in Boston are the franchises of Great Wall Supermarket."

Great Wall Supermarket food court

You may not be getting a response because people here know them as C Mart. Do either of them have food courts? I can't seem to find reference to any.

Fine dining around Lowell MA

And was there fine dining to be had when you arrived?

Quick Brighton Center breakfast?

No, it was just the luck of the draw. They'll let you change to a more convenient date, but I don't think you can switch courthouses. I've been to Dorchester, Fields Corner, and at least three different downtown courts, but this was my first time at my own more-or-less local court.

Quick Brighton Center breakfast?

Thanks for the suggestions, everybody! I was headed towards Athan's, since coffee and a croissant seemed most like what I wanted, and I passed Treats, where the biscuits caught my eye. A biscuit with sausage gravy was tempting but heavier than I wanted, but the apricot ginger biscuit totally hit the spot. And I did my duty but wasn't actually seated on a jury, which this time around was exactly the way I hoped things would go. (BTW, for other Suffolk county potential jurors, it's a nice courthouse and the park directly across the street was a lovely place to spend my break time on this gorgeous day.)

Quick Brighton Center breakfast?

I had to omit Dash Cafe from my list because they're a bit of a hike to the courthouse and they don't open until 8.

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Jul 22, 2015
Allstonian in Site Talk

Quick Brighton Center breakfast?

I know - after all these years I finally have a chance to check out Mandy and Joe's and they're gone! I am not a fan of Athan's, although that's based on their Washington Square location and their consistently disappointing fancy pastries. Will report back on how I end up. (Looking forward to MDM for lunch, though!)

Quick Brighton Center breakfast?

As the headline says - I've got jury duty coming up and I'm looking for a quick but tasty breakfast in Brighton Center. Jim's Deli? Cafenation? Cafe Mirror? Someplace else? (I can't go far afield - need someplace on the 57 bus and within short walking distance of the Brighton courthouse.)

Fine dining around Lowell MA

I'm not sure even BBE's Lamborghini can get him from downtown Lowell to Cambridge in 30 minutes.

Looking fo Taiwanese ice "Snow"

Yes, see uninorth's post above from last October.

Native corn

Stillman's has had their own corn since 7/2. Last I looked ears were running small, and I haven't tried any yet.

Also, Dick's had corn at last Thursday's Brookline market.

Boston dinner question

Regina is a good option, but Santarpio's isn't exactly T friendly. Galleria Umberto does have Sicilian style pizza, but it's not actually a pizzeria, and it's not open for dinner.

Any decent brunch places reasonably close to Faneuil Hall?

The Chocolate Bar at the Langham isn't offered in July and August. (And two small children hopped up on sweets might not be much fun for the rest of the group. My $0.02.)

Nostalgic for cheddar cheese pizza

That is true. Most of this thread is from Feb 2011, including the posts about Cheddars.

3 weeks in Boston after 2 years absence

Shanghai Gate is terrific, but not all that new - they've been there for ten years now.

Excellent Chick. Salad? + Easy-to-eat take out for Short Break-Time?

Cutty's is great, but it's worth keeping in mind that they close at 3.

eel

Kantin is the Chinese place in the back corner, but I think opinionatedchef is referring to the eel bibimbap at Misono Grill.

Best place to buy live lobsters near or in Brookline?

There was a flurry of rumors back in 2008 that it had closed, but that wasn't true then and seven years later they're still doing fine. We eat in the food court and/or shop in the store at least once a week.

Best place to buy live lobsters near or in Brookline?

Nope, it's Hong Kong Market (although, confusingly, at the Allston one ((which I'm assuming teezeetoo is referring to)),the food court seems to still be names "Super 88"...)

Where to buy bulk Valhrona?

Yes, that's the one. Their "gourmet" department is full of unexpected finds, and their liquor selection is good as well.

Where to buy bulk Valhrona?

To clarify, that's $6 extra, above their usual shipping rates. (But I've always found KA's shipping rates pretty reasonable, and they have frequent low-cost/free shipping deals.)