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Newport breakfast on an off-season overnight

Thanks, RoiseG. Handy Lunch!! I've been there and completely forgot! A 1,000 thanks.

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Handy Lunch
462 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

Feb 23, 2011
bonjourbruxelles in Southern New England

Newport breakfast on an off-season overnight

Looking for local color and good eats on a Thursday morning. Have heard about Franklin Spa or 4th St. Diner. Anyone have a preference or another rec?

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Franklin Spa
229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840

Feb 23, 2011
bonjourbruxelles in Southern New England

February 2010 Openings and Closings

Huh, interesting. I couldn't disagree with you more. I've been in three times, each time greeted with warmth and smiles. And information. My sense? They do know their stuff - and they are connected! Cantillon is not an easy Belgian beer to find and they carry it! Also-I found the wine to be priced within reason with a vast selection (Greek?). They are definitely filling a void in the Village. And I'm psyched they were able to open so quickly.

Feb 05, 2010
bonjourbruxelles in Greater Boston Area

Take-out quiche in Boston?

As easy as it is to make a home-made version, I would love to find myself a quicherie in Boston. Anyone know of a great spot to pick up a ready-made quiche? or should I just move back to Brussels for that delicious, flaky crust and hearty-but-light cheesey custard and veg filling.....

Oct 01, 2009
bonjourbruxelles in Greater Boston Area

Orinoco, Brookline Village (overrated?)

I think Orinoco in Brookline still has some kinks to work out. I was there recently and had a very similar experience, long wait and inconsistent quality. I had the tuna, which was terrific while my friend had the most prosaic lump of beans, rice and shredded (very dry) beef. It was uninspired.

However, I will say that the bar and cocktails and apps. were great. It's a inexpensive place, maybe bettter known for a drinks then a meal?

Jun 20, 2008
bonjourbruxelles in Greater Boston Area

Whats New at Eastern Standard?

Yes hpl! Exactly.....enthusiasm + knowledge + old world tradition + alcohol= one of all-time fave restaurants in Boston (and we're food snobs).

Jun 19, 2008
bonjourbruxelles in Greater Boston Area

Whats New at Eastern Standard?

Globe is featuring the bartender, Jackson Cannon, on the front page of the Lifestyle section today - echoing my strong feelings of how this seemingly large, impersonal pseudo bistro is really a fantastic, authentic bistro that pays appropriate homage to all that can be done right in casual dining and libations.

I love this place, the staff, and how everyone is committed to making the diner feel at home.

Jun 19, 2008
bonjourbruxelles in Greater Boston Area