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canneles in boston

Well, this thread originated in 2006, at which time they had them sporadically at Clear Flour and fairly regularly at Burdick's. I do like the ones at Crema quite a lot.

Restaurant Week Winter 2015

"A very small chain" indeed: a chain of one. The only other Brasserie Jo (the one in Chicago) closed in 2010.

Why doesn't Daikanyama in Lexington get more love here?

Mountain yam is also readily available at Russo's, in the back room where they have the markdown racks and the broccoli. It's in a big cardboard box, packed in sawdust, on the side facing the broccoli, with other Asian veggies.

The roots are about 18+ inches long, but there is usually at least one smaller piece in the box, and you can break off a length that suits your needs if not.

New Falafel Joint in Somerville/Medford

Looks like it opened in January (seems so long ago...)
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9983...

Salty lox?

True, but if you follow the link you will see that they do have belly lox.

Salty lox?

It's salt-cured (brined) rather than smoked.

Getaways For Gourmets: Northeast

Presumably the ones on the list that aren't "failed restaurants." Although in that case L'Espalier should also get an asterisk, and Hamersley's, while closed, is hardly a failed business.

Not sure what SOBoston means about pointing fingers, or about the authors knowing something that we didn't, though.

February 2015 Openings and Closings

Well, it doesn't sound like good BBQ, for one thing.

BYOB - Boston

But if only restaurants that *don't* have liquor licences already can have BYOB, there's no loss of revenue for the restaurant or tax for the state. The idea is that this would drive business to restaurants that folks might skip altogether because they don't have beer or wine.

Hungarian food specifically Túró Rudi

Not much in the way of Hungarian specialties here in Boston, but I looked up Túró Rudi and I think you're might indeed find yourself in luck at one of the Russian grocers like Bazaar, especially if you're open to settling for a Russian-style version. They do carry a lot of candies!

Have You Tried Mix-It Sushi Noodle Grill?

I have, and did not care for it at all, but given that OC liked it a lot the chances seem higher that she'd like this place as well.

A Question for the Dragon-Mouths !

Yes, I think there has been slight thread drift and the question originally referred only to dried chiles rather than to Sichuan peppercorns.

Have You Tried Mix-It Sushi Noodle Grill?

Sorry, no! Opinionatedchef did!

Have You Tried Mix-It Sushi Noodle Grill?

Yeah, that name reminds me of Betty's Wok and Noodle. You loved Betty's, so you might very well like this too.

Long shot - custard powder?

Do you mean like Bird's brand? I get it at the Packard's Corner Star. It's on the imported foods aisle with Irish foods.

Search is not working

Oh, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, eatingjoy, I never would have figured any of that out without your instructions!

Now perhaps you can explain to me how to empty an eggshell while leaving it intact.

Jan 23, 2015
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Search is not working

Those are only hits on chow.com, from back when there was Chow.com coverage of the Boston board. There's nothing there from the Chowhound boards, and if I click on "Conversations" (which is to say, Chowhound posts) even though it lists 513 hits, I get no results.

Jan 23, 2015
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Search is not working

Thanks - I've been using the CH search engine for many years, and I consider myself fairly well skilled with it. What I'm trying to communicate here is that the CH search engine is completely nonfunctional for me at the moment. I can enter any search term I like - I get zero results.

Search is not working

Yep, I'm aware of that. I'm looking for a specific post within a recent-ish thread on my home board, and Google is an awkward tool for this particular job. Also, the fact that search is currently completely non-functional seemed worth reporting so that maybe it can be repaired (or at least returned to its usual sub-optimal state.)

Jan 23, 2015
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Search is not working

The search function is completely dead at the moment - I'm getting zero results on any search term I enter (searching the Greater Boston board.) Will go look for what I'm trying to find on Google.

Jan 23, 2015
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Blackbird Donuts?

Weird - what I think of as an old-fashioned doughnut is a plain cake doughnut, definitely NOT iced or glazed, although I agree that the ideal is crisp on the outside (especially around the hole) and tender inside.

Trattoria Toscana's New Chefs

Any details? What did you have?

Dutch food in Boston

You're posting in this thread just to tell a homesick Dutch person that their native food isn't great? Talk about "yucking somebody's yum"!

Dutch food in Boston

Karl's is German, not Dutch. I shopped there fairly recently and perused their grocery items pretty thoroughly - while they do carry some Swedish goods I saw nothing Dutch.

Ethnic breakfasts?

How big is your group? That might make it easier to make recommendations.

Are there any highly recommended vegetarian entrees in the Greater Boston area?

need advice on affordable New England wedding venues

Just for the record, the original poster who was trying to keep their budget below 30K wrote their post in August 2010. This thread gets bumped regularly by others looking for venues, but I'm hoping that andibh is long since married.

Chinese in Lexington 2015

Did you also have the tofu stuffed with shrimp in hot pot, or was that at another outing? You mentioned it elsewhere, but not above, so I'm confused.

Chinese Tea in the 'burbs?

Fair enough - both Upton Teas and Cardullo's fall into that category as well.

Chinese Tea in the 'burbs?

There's a decent selection of MEM teas available at Cardullo's - I generally stick with Upton, but much prefer MEM's peppery masala chai blend and buy it there.