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polar seltzer seasonal sorcery continues

Honestly though, are you surprised? We are talking about seltzer water here with no other indication that it has the product flavor in them, aside from the taste and label. I think that calorie-free bubbly water is the least of our concerns.

May 14, 2014
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

IMPROPER BOSTONIAN, MAY 2014 "Hot Shots" article by MC SlimJB

Rum and vodka are interchangeable. Otherwise known as a "Hawaiian Seabreeze."

May 13, 2014
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

polar seltzer seasonal sorcery continues

The cucumber melon one is what I had imagined the bath and body works spray to taste like.

The Briar Rose-Hyde Park

I know that the new owner has no relation to the previous owners. I am assuming that they will be making an announcement at some point soon.

May 13, 2014
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

The Briar Rose-Hyde Park

1300 hyde park ave. The old Mario's and then Annabelle's space.

May 12, 2014
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

The Briar Rose-Hyde Park

The Briar Rose in Hyde Park is now open. I've been told that the grand opening will happen at some point next week. (American fare.)

May 11, 2014
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

Best Italian Restaurant in North End

In no particular order and for various reasons: Assaggio, Prezza, Artu, Panza.

Apr 14, 2014
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

Thanks for the tips. I've never traded on BA, but I might give it a whirl.

Mar 29, 2014
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

DuClaw Brewing Company distributes this beer---and I want it. The problem is that I cannot find a retailer in Massachusetts that sells it. Any tips/leads/exact locations would be appreciated.

Mar 29, 2014
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

Dinner with a very old person

While I don't know the nightlife very well, the Corrib in west roxbury is my grandmother's default. Joe's in dedham is an option if you go earlier and Conrads in norwood.

Nov 04, 2011
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

I need a one-upper

Also, I've had some hits and misses with holes-in-the-wall and mid-week desperation calls for a glass of wine.

Oct 26, 2011
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

I need a one-upper

I'm pretty open to everything, but I am timid about Moroccan or Indian food (I've had it maybe once or twice). Rincon Limeno seems like a pretty good bet, but I also spent time in Peru so I know what I enjoy eating. I live in South Boston, so I don't want to go too far, but I am willing to drive 30 or so minutes. And yes, I am driving because it is my turn.

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Rincon Limeno
409 Chelsea St, Boston, MA 02128

Oct 26, 2011
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

Steak Tips

2nd wf.

Oct 25, 2011
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

I need a one-upper

The past couple of weeks that my friend and I have gone out, we've been somewhat on the track of one-upping each other. First was Highland Kitchen which I told him would be a place that you've heard of and are either excited to go/again or never have at all. Then he took me to Grotto which was good, but wayyyy different. It's my turn now and I need help. I'm considering the North Shore, but something less ordinary. Maybe East Boston? Help! I'm willing to throw curveballs...and bat against them.

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Highland Kitchen
150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Oct 25, 2011
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

Now I've Heard It All -- A Chinese Restaurant That Serves Bar Pizza

I've actually had their pizza and it's surprisingly not as bad as you would think. However, there is nothing really authentic about Golden China-unless you count the empty scorpion bowls littered around the restaurant from the usual townie crowd. Or maybe just the artificial will suffice for its name.

Apr 25, 2011
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

Any sugar-free/fat-free taste as good as the real thing?

Cottage cheese-I can't taste the difference between the low-fat/fat-free versions.

Apr 20, 2011
SOBoston in General Topics

This Is Why I Love Yelp

I have a hard time reading through the rest of his reviews because it makes me uncomfortable. IS THIS SERIOUS?

Apr 20, 2011
SOBoston in Food Media & News

Telegraph Hill Menu Update

I guess I got them on a good night. I really didn't think it was as awful as you describe.

Apr 14, 2011
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

Have you ever OD'd on a food? And if you did, did you ever recover?

Raspberry Smirnoff: amateur drinking go-to. Artificial raspberry and smell makes my skin crawl.

Apr 13, 2011
SOBoston in General Topics

Telegraph Hill Menu Update

Being in the neighborhood and all, I have been hearing that Telegraph Hill has or will go through menu changes. Personally, I find it convenient and the food to actually be pretty good for a quick bar bite or a place to just hang out for a couple of drinks.

Apr 07, 2011
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

Website for cheeses

Hey JPC, I'm not sure where you're located regionally, but we have a fabulous store in Boston called Formaggio Kitchen---a gourmet food shop specializing in products such as artisan cheeses. They have great information on their website:

http://www.formaggiokitchen.com

Hope that helps!

And PS, I think they ship, but you'll have to double check if you're interested in trying them in real time.

Apr 07, 2011
SOBoston in Cheese

Have you ever OD'd on a food? And if you did, did you ever recover?

Caesar salad. I used to love it, but not since I got sick after eating it. Even the smell kills me.

Also, Bud Light. But, maybe that's because I've refined my palate and the thought of throwing back a few BL's on a given weekend night makes me a bit uneasy.

Hot Balls too. That's an entirely different story...

Apr 07, 2011
SOBoston in General Topics

Pinot Noir (or other reds) Recs

Althought I think it's below your price point anyway, Borgo Magredo Pinot Noir from Friuli, Italy is one of my newest favorites.

Mar 31, 2011
SOBoston in Wine

Freezing Bathrooms=Omen

You never worried about them jumping up on counters/tables and wandering into the kitchen?

Mar 30, 2011
SOBoston in Not About Food

Freezing Bathrooms=Omen

Late return to the party. There's a restaurant here in Boston that allows their "security" cat roam freely and sleep on the booths out front. Even if I loved cats, it would still make my screen crawl---and the food is pretty good. Hopefully sans cat hair.

Mar 30, 2011
SOBoston in Not About Food

Freezing Bathrooms=Omen

Whenever dining at a sit-down restaurant, I find that cold and/or freezing bathrooms usually lead to a bad-mediocre meal with parallel service and atmosphere. I have no idea why, but it has become more of an omen than anything than just a fluke in the heating system. I guess, in a way, I feel like the front and back of the house are equally and important---but other areas tend to be overlooked.

Has anyone else had this experience? Or finds signs previous to a meal that especially irks them or makes them wary of the establishment?

Mar 24, 2011
SOBoston in Not About Food

224 Boston St

I went to 224 last night and I thought the food was superb. We split a calamari appetizer and the fig, goat cheese and arugula pizza. The calamari was cooked perfectly-the only remarks I would make is that there were no tentacles and we had to order a side of marinara to "moisten the palate." The pizza was awesome; cracker-thin and fresh ingredients. Two glasses of Pinot Noir each (Hob Nob, it'll do) and a very friendly and accommodating staff. We'll be back and most definitely to dive into the entree side of the menu.

Mar 01, 2011
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

Guys weekend, need advice

I've never been to Harpoon, but I went to SA with someone who has been to both---he liked SA better. To add to this, you can take the orange line to Forest Hills and walk down to Doyle's for a couple of beers and then hop on the trolley that runs every 15-20 minutes; dropping you off and picking you up from the brewery down the street. Both the trolley and tour are free.

Feb 17, 2011
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

Valentines Day Reports

I went to Limoncello last night and the service and (most) of the food was excellent. The squid ink pasta didn't really mesh well; the pasta seemed to be a bit too heavy for the lobster meat and the sauce.

Otherwise, everything else went perfect and I was suprised it was not as crowded as I had expected.

Feb 15, 2011
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area

Annabelle's in Hyde Park

It doesn't look like it's been discussed yet, (so I don't think I'm running the risk of a repeat post) but has anyone been? The menu looks a little stale, but you obviously can't knock it till you try it.

Wine list looks so-so as well.

Feb 09, 2011
SOBoston in Greater Boston Area