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Restaurants from Hyannis to Provincetown, plus Nantucket

I hope my husband and I are still going to Nantucket when we are 80! I can speak to Nantucket but what kind of meal(s) are you looking for? Fancy, casual? The Galley will break the bank but has spectacular views of the beach, but I think Oran Mor's classic French and American Season's pork-centric offerings are better and a better deal (although both are still pricey). All 3 are very romantic. Let me know if you want more casual suggestions.

Jul 24, 2014
julieapfel in Southern New England

Bachelorette dinner near Wading River, Long Island

Hi all - I'm looking for some recs for a lively delicious dinner spot near Wading River/Riverhead for a bachelorette party of about 9-10 girls. We're all in our 30's so we are looking for something fairly nice, but not too pricey with an atmosphere that's not stuffy/quiet/reserved. I guess something nicer than a pub but not necessarily white tablecloths. The Riverhead Project looks nice but I am afraid it might be a little too pricey and quiet for what we're thinking, plus other diners might not appreciate our party being there... Thanks!

May 06, 2014
julieapfel in New York State (exc. NYC)

Casual, local-feeling bars/pubs/restos in Munich, Prague, Copenhagen, Stockholm

Thanks JosefK - I am already back but we did go to both Akkurat and Oliver Twist for the beers (and got food at the former). I got the fried herring wrap at Nystekt Stromming and we got dinner at Oaxen Slip. Just a quick 2 days there - wish we had longer.

Apr 30, 2014
julieapfel in Europe

Pork Knuckle or Foreshanks

Hey chowhound - just want to re-visit this discussion as I am also now looking to get my hands on some pork knuckles in Boston or metro-west. Anyone know of anyplace? I haven't called whole foods yet to see if they can get any though....

Apr 28, 2014
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

NYC Hound looking for beer/food recs in Brussels, Copenhagen and Malmo

I'm in Copenhagen now. Lucky you for getting a res at noma I wasn't so lucky. Just ate at Aamanns deli (not restaurant) for the smorabrod and it was very good. For salad/sandwich I like Bang and Jenson, do not miss Dyrehavn for breakfast and their avocado toast and we had dinner at Pate Pate last night and really enjoyed it. All except Aamanns are in the Vesterbro area.

Apr 24, 2014
julieapfel in Europe

Anyone know where Johns Hot Dog Deli is Copenhagen went?

Sorry it's "nothing" not moving.

Apr 24, 2014
julieapfel in Europe

Anyone know where Johns Hot Dog Deli is Copenhagen went?

I looked for it all near where his Facebook page said it's located and where google maps lists it but moving! There's a bunch of construction so I'm wondering if he's moved or closed temporarily? Does anyone know?

Apr 24, 2014
julieapfel in Europe

Copenhagen for 3 nights

I just had that duck confit sandwich with a beer - very good!

Apr 23, 2014
julieapfel in Europe

Copenhagen for 3 nights

We couldn't find John's hot dog deli - was it somewhere else? I'm actually still in cph and have 1 more day to find it.....

Apr 23, 2014
julieapfel in Europe

Casual, local-feeling bars/pubs/restos in Munich, Prague, Copenhagen, Stockholm

ha - I definitely already have a res at Lokal - glad to know I am making the right choice. Thanks!

Apr 01, 2014
julieapfel in Europe

Casual, local-feeling bars/pubs/restos in Munich, Prague, Copenhagen, Stockholm

Thanks so much lojroma! I have booked a table at Oaxen Slip for our last night there. Very excited! Maybe I should have mentioned where I will be staying: Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt in Munich, Old Town in Prague, Vesterbro in Copenhagen, and at the Hotel Rival in Sodermalm in Stockholm

Mar 27, 2014
julieapfel in Europe

Casual, local-feeling bars/pubs/restos in Munich, Prague, Copenhagen, Stockholm

Hey there - I am going on a 2 week European adventure and would love some recs for some low-key places to eat, specifically dinner. I and my traveling companions like bars/gastropubs that, in addition to serving great beer, have a more neighborhood feel. I'd love to eat some meals that are typical of the region. (I can get great ethnic food where I live and don't need to look for it in Europe.) Thanks in advance!

Mar 26, 2014
julieapfel in Europe

Copenhagen for 3 nights

I am also planning on being in Copenhagen for 3 days next month and Aamann's sounds great. I assume you guys are recommending it for lunch? Can you confirm?

Also - any specific recs around Vesterbro where we will be staying?

Mar 26, 2014
julieapfel in Europe

cookbook recs for Sous Vide at home?

I just received the Anova Sous Vide machine and can't wait to try it out. Do you guys have any recs for good cookbooks? I'm thinking
Sous Vide for the Home Cook cookbook by Douglas Baldwin. I'm also feeling seduced by Thomas Keller's Under Pressure. Any others worth checking out? Thanks!

Dec 17, 2013
julieapfel in Home Cooking

A few days in Austin (Travis Heights) - where to eat??

thanks! Any specifics come to mind?

Sep 27, 2013
julieapfel in Austin

A few days in Austin (Travis Heights) - where to eat??

Hi there. I am spending a few days in Austin next month and staying in Travis Heights. I'm looking for some food recs - breakfast, lunch, and dinner, price not realllly a factor....I'd prefer most to be moderately priced, in the 15 to 20ish range, but am happy to splurge if it's worth it. Basically, if you are from Austin, and you move away, and only come home for a few days, what places MUST you get to?? I'm not sure if I'll have a car or bike, but would travel a bit if it's worth it. Thanks!

Sep 23, 2013
julieapfel in Austin

Anyone have any opinions on Carie Nation?

Meh is my opinion after finishing lunch there. At first our waitress was very attentive and we weren't actually ready to order until her 3rd stop over. I appreciate that at lunch as she probably understands many lunch patrons don't have long. I ordered the patty-melt with fries. The burger was huge, like 8 oz - I feel like they should be a little smaller on a sandwich like this and pretty bland and dry. The fries were thick but also nothing special. Although I had to add salt to my sandwich I still couldn't stop drinking water. My friends got the grilled cheese which on the menu states that it comes with tomato soup, but it did not and she had to ask for it separately, and the chicken salad sandwich which she claims was very good but left most untouched. At the end of the meal when I was already late getting back to work our waitress did not come by for about 10 minutes or so which was frusterating. All in all perhaps I'd give it one more shot and order a salad with some protein but with nice low expectations.

Sep 16, 2013
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

Anyone have any opinions on Carie Nation?

The few posts that mention it give no details. Has anyone been? Any thoughts? Thanks!

Sep 16, 2013
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

Thanksgiving Sandwich/Wrap in Cambridge Area?

It's just a deli so I wouldn't necessarily expect it. It's still a delicious deli sandwich as long as you know what to expect.

Aug 15, 2013
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

Thanksgiving Sandwich/Wrap in Cambridge Area?

It's not in Cambridge (but I am seeing a lot of recs outside the city so I'll throw one in too). Linden Deli in Wellesley. It's called the Thanksgiving and it's fantastic. They use all Boars Head.

Aug 15, 2013
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

bars with outdoor patio area - for a bachelorette party

thanks for all the recs. The weather isn't looking so great so we are scrapping any hopes of enjoying some drinks outside and have settled on a pre-dinner cocktail at Cuchi-Cuchi, then perhaps a drink at Liberty if it's nice, if not we can grab something at the indoor bar, followed by dinner/dancing at Brahmin. Anyone been to Brahmin? I wasn't a fan of 33 and understand it is a similar vibe, but the bride wants what the bride wants I suppose. Sigh.

May 03, 2012
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

bars with outdoor patio area - for a bachelorette party

some friends and I are throwing a small bachelorette party for a girlfriend this weekend and are hoping to take advantage of the predicted nice weather and try to get to spots that have a patio. We are planning on starting with drinks and probably some food at the Liberty and then go from there. Since that's a relatively central location our options from there are pretty open. I'd love some suggestions for bars with patios. Right now I am coming up with the following:
Audobon, Daedalus, CBC, Rattlesnake, Tavern on the Green.

Ideally it would be a place with a fun vibe appropriate for a small bachelorette party. Location is up in the air - I think we'd probably go in the direction that has the biggest selection of bars with outdoor seating.

Thanks!

Apr 30, 2012
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

Any $1 oyster specials around Back Bay?

interesting. Most reviews say the dollar oyster deal at turner is terrible with old, pre-shucked oysters. Were you there for the dollar oysters?

I love Marliave, they have great dollar oysters and cocktails. I also love that it isn't a hugely popular spot. It's so cozy in there.

Apr 12, 2012
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

Food Truck Season

anyone been to the paris creperie truck yet? The 1 yelp review said it took forever but was really good, which is the same experience I had in the brookline brick and mortar location, so I guess it's not too surprising. But seriously, crepes take 1 minute in paris, why 40 in boston?

Apr 12, 2012
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

Food Truck Season

I was zero for 3 trying to get lunch at a food truck today. No speeds, they were out of the sandwich i had in mind for a back up at roxy's, and they were out of most of the meat next door at momogoose. Major bummer

Apr 11, 2012
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

Food Truck Season

I tried Go Fish yesterday and was pretty pleased. I got the grilled miso salmon wrap and a side of fries. Everything came to about $11. The wrap was one of those wraps you see around fresh rolls at Thai places - so it was kinda clear. It was interesting and made the wrap a little difficult to eat but it was offered as a "healthy" option and I definitely enjoyed it. I will definitely be going back to try some other options. Lots of people seemed to be ordering the crab melt, so I'll give that a try and the other fish sandwiches too. The fries were amazing. The only downside was that it seemed like kind of a long wait for the food to be ready but everything is made fresh to order and I'm just happy to have a nice fresh fish option for lunch that isn't expensive.

Today I'm going to give Speeds another try - can anyone confirm that his truck is up and running?

Apr 11, 2012
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

Any $1 oyster specials around Back Bay?

Just wondering if anyone knows of any spots in the back bay that offer dollar oyster specials after work, specifically Fridays.

Apr 09, 2012
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

Food Truck Season

ahh, thanks! I should get on the twitter so i know when he'll be up and running

Apr 04, 2012
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

Food Truck Season

I just went over to City Hall Plaza hoping to get a Speed Dog and the truck wasn't there! Then I checked down the street at Kilby and Oliver thinking maybe he got confused which spot was his on Wednesdays and nothing there either. Does anyone know if Speed Dog will ever be around? I am super bummed!

Apr 04, 2012
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area

Green Street Grill: Opinions and Favs?

I love Green St, but mostly because of the Tres Leches cake. I've been a couple times and while I remember the meal and drinks being delicious, I couldn't tell you what I ordered, except for dessert.

Jan 04, 2012
julieapfel in Greater Boston Area