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Out of town friends visiting for a weekend - help with ideas

ok so i'm up against crowds. Should I reconsider my Cambridge plan? Do you think anywhere else in the city might be a little easier to get a table/bar space/drink?

Out of town friends visiting for a weekend - help with ideas

no this weekend is Columbus Day. They'll be in town the following weekend.

Out of town friends visiting for a weekend - help with ideas

Hey all - I have a few friends visiting next weekend and I'm looking for some ideas where I should take them to show them around that doesn't feel touristy. I am thinking for 1 day we'll drive out of the city in the AM for apple picking since that's very New Englandy, then for the late afternoon/evening, take them to the Fort Point area to Trillium, Harpoon, maybe Drink, and then dinner at Row 34. I'm looking for fun, beer-centric, places that are all in and around the same general area. I live in the burbs so I'd probably drive in and want to stay in 1 general area. I was trying to put together a Cambridge area plan but there are so many options I can't settle on 1 area/itinerary. For example I wouldn't mind Bronwyn for beers but are there any recs nearby for more food/drinks? Thanks all!!

Yume wo katare - the real deal

hey just wanted to reopen this thread and see if anyone knows if YWK still has long lines, or if they thin out later, maybe around 8 or 9? I haven't been to Porter in a while but I'll be there tonight and was thinking of trying to go for a late-ish dinner. Thanks!

Best Dishes in Chinatown

heading to Peach Farm for lunch today - looks like the "Special Flounder" and spicy salted shrimp are recommended here. Any other dishes that I shouldn't miss?

Best Dishes in Chinatown

Sorry what is XLB?

Low-carb lunch options downtown

Thanks Luther - I just got back from Best Little and had the salt and pepper pork chops and some chinese broccoli. They were delicious and I will definitely be back to try the garlic ribs and probably lots of other stuff. I had stopped by China King hoping for the Hon Sue Beef but Erwin is in China on vacation so I'll have to go back when he's back. Any other Chinatown recs? I am on a tear!

Best Buffalo Wings!

Silvertone has the best wings in Boston I think. Huge, juicy, perfectly crispy. They do classic Buffalo and something called Rochester which is a little sweet and sticky and equally delicious.

ISO: half sheet pan sized parchment paper, NOT rolled, but layed flat

Sur La Table has them, but the last time I bought them they were terrible and all my food stuck to them, especially soft pretzels which was a disaster. It's weird because the time before that that I bought them there they were totally fine. They must have changed.

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO...

Copenhagen for 3 nights

About a 20 minute walk from the train station is Cafe Dyrehaven. I had an amazing breakfast there that kept me full all day. It's worth the walk.

Aug 06, 2014
julieapfel in Europe

Restaurants from Hyannis to Provincetown, plus Nantucket

Queequegs is still there, and there is now a small outdoor bar called Treebar connecting Queequegs to it's neighbor/sister restaurant Town 9decent but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there if I'm only in town for 3 days). Over the past few years many Nantucket restaurants have transformed formerly unused outdoor space into nice patios so if you are looking to eat outdoors there are now many options. If you like Italian food, Ventuno (formerly 21 Federal) is very good and has one of the larger outdoor options, but it gets very crowded and noisy with drinkers after 8 or so so be warned. I can't believe I forgot to mention Company of the Cauldron - a tiny price and menu-fixed, 2 seating per night restaurant that's been there for many years. You can see the menu online ahead of time. I think it's one of the most romantic restaurants around, and right in town. The newish Proprieters (same owners as American Seasons plus a new chef) is fantastic. I love sitting at the bar for their amazing cocktails and maybe a small plate or 2. It's very pricey for what you get food-wise but a really nice space (where DeMarco used to be). For casual, the burgers, salad and chowder and lobster bisque at Brotherhood of Thieves is pretty good, and they have a nice beer list. Sit downstairs - it is cozier than upstairs. Finally, although I can't rave about the food, except their daily $1 oyster deals from 3-5, the Jetties is a casual, picnic bench type cafe right on the beach - Jetties Beach. Can't beat the view, except for The Galley, which is located at the beach next door. Also, I should mention, if you go to Oran Mor and want to sit outside, there is a 2-seat table on a private patio that overlooks the roof of the whaling museum and I believe the harbor beyond. I've heard it's spectacular but have never gotten a chance to sit there. Have fun - I'll actually be out there the weekend after you celebrating my 5 year anniversary!

Low-carb lunch options downtown

How do I know which one is Edwin/Erwin? Just ask?

Low-carb lunch options downtown

Thanks for the recs. Any Chinatown specifics? Like which restaurant/dish are your faves?

Low-carb lunch options downtown

Help - I am so bored with salads! What are some non-salad good lunch options downtown that would be considered low-carb/low-sugar? Like, does Chacarero put their sandwich fillings over greens? I'd eat that! Or something like some good (warm) meat with sides of veggies? Even though I've sworn off Sebastions I've always been curious about their rotisserie chicken option, but for something like $11 I've always passed, plus their sides always seem kind of boring. Or stir fry that isn't rice or noodle based? Thanks!

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.

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!

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....

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