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Island Creek Oyster Bar--best place in the whole world!

Looked at Menupages, Spanish Caravan, that was the drink, preferred the Wildwood but sazerac-type drinks are my weakness.

Oct 27, 2010
alberta in Greater Boston Area

Island Creek Oyster Bar--best place in the whole world!

I also have to chime in and say that I had a great experience here last weekend as well. A really great spot for late night oysters and cocktails. The oyster selection was great, local and west coast. Had some great Olympias and a Belon oyster from Maine.

Had a Wildwood and another cocktail whose name I cannot remember...it was very fall oriented and brown liquor based. They both were up to par to anything I would get at Eastern Standard, Deep Ellum or Green Street.

The staff was really friendly and informal (in a good way) and really seemed to be interested in talking about the cocktails and oysters themselves. I just really echo the great feeling that there is a great oyster place with either reservations or easy late night walk-in availability. I love Neptune but it's not always the best choice for situations where waiting for a long time isn't an option.

I haven't eaten anything prepared here yet but as for a late night oyster bar, it's great.

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Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Deep Ellum Bar
477 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

Oct 27, 2010
alberta in Greater Boston Area

Benton's Smoked Bacon

I was in Great Barrington this past weekend and at Rubiners, the specialty food store, they had a slab of Benton's bacon.

I've ordered through the mail for Benton's in the past but the 4 pound minimum is a bit much for me.

Does anyone know anywhere in the Boston area where they sell Benton's for retail?

Oct 05, 2010
alberta in Greater Boston Area

Dinner near Fan Pier

We saw the Cirque du Soleil show the other night and along with many others apparently had dinner at Sportello which is only a couple of blocks away.

We had a great meal there...a really pleasant experience. Really enjoyed the pork chop and the arugula/fennel/celery salad and my wife really liked her risotto with mussels, squid, shrimp, etc. The staff was really welcoming and friendly and the space (although I understand it has some detractors from people who don't like sitting on stools...so be forewarned that it's likely that you'll sit diner style) was really different and fun for Boston.

Just a great experience all around.

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Soleil Cafe
1153 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

Sportello
348 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

Jul 30, 2010
alberta in Greater Boston Area

Cafe D, JP to close

Cafe D is up in September to transfer their beer/wine license to a restaurant called Gajal Indian Cuisine.

Aug 22, 2008
alberta in Greater Boston Area

Bella Luna Moving...Milky Way Closing

Bella Luna will move perhaps as early as August to The Brewery complex, perhaps next year if a short team lease is signed. Milky Way CLOSING on same schedule.

http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/node/2722

May 02, 2008
alberta in Greater Boston Area