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Looking for a Peppermint Pig in the Boston area

If you are still looking, I bought one yesterday at the Candy Castle in Lexington Center.

Dec 15, 2014
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Looking for a Peppermint Pig in the Boston area

I think Wilson Farms in Lexington has them, but call first.

Dec 08, 2014
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Polar Seltzer Limited Winter Edition 2014

Bergamot is not an orange; it a herb: the fragrant leaves of Monarda (aka: Bee Balm).

Dec 04, 2014
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Kickass Cupcakes Is Closed

Aug 07, 2014
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Where can I BBQ at the beach in Boston??

For 100 people you will need a permit, from either the town you are in or from the state agency who owns the land. I organize company events and we recently found out it is already too late to get a permit from DCR for this summer--the deadline was May 1st. That includes pretty much all the real estate along the Charles River, Nantasket Beach, Sandy Beach in Winchester and many other areas. Your best bet is to go through a caterer who can suggest a venue.

Jun 30, 2014
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Farm fresh eggs?

Also Lexington Farms (formerly Busa's) in Lexington, on Lowell Street, on the Arlington line.

Jun 12, 2014
cgj in Greater Boston Area

It's Strawberry Season Again! Anyone seen the local ones yet?

Wilson Farm had very good berries from Delaware last week.
Based on my Arlington strawberry patch we are about a week away just to start.

Jun 09, 2014
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Ice Cream Cake in Metrowest?

Chilly Cow in Arlington makes a good one,
as does Rancatore's in Belmont or Lexington.

Jan 30, 2014
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Whether out or in, what did you eat on New Years Eve?

Smaczne!

Jan 02, 2014
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Polish Christmas wafers (oplatki)

Does anyone know a source for Polish Christmas Eve wafers other than Baltic European Market in South Boston--was there an Eastern European market in Billerica, for example?

Dec 22, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Fresh herring?

They may bring it in for Christmas Eve, it is a common part of a 7 fishes meal. Fish markets down in New Bedford/Fall River might also be a better bet.

Dec 03, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Good Polish restaurant OTHER than Cafe Polonia?

There was a Café Polonia in Salem for about 18 mos/2 years? It closed a few months ago. And, yes, pierogi are not hard to make, easier than golumbki, IMO.

Nov 27, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Feeling frustrated by the Arlington-Lexington dining scene

I'm sorry, I'm old enough that the thought of an Arlington-Lexington dining "scene" still blows my mind. but: I don't actually disagree with anything you said, although I do like Ixtapa's drinks.

Nov 22, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Quince?

Wilson Farms had them on Saturday

Nov 20, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Toddler friendly dessert/ice cream parlor in Cambridge/Arlington/Lexington area?

Don't know if you are still looking for this but Colonial Candies in Bolton (used to be Hebert's) has an extensive make your own sundaes bar. We were there yesterday, very decorated for Halloween, lots of kids there.

Oct 15, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

German Restaurant Boston/ South ??

Well Sandrine's is Alsatian, so pretty close--and it's in Harvard Square.

Oct 08, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Toddler friendly dessert/ice cream parlor in Cambridge/Arlington/Lexington area?

Pretty much all of them are toddler-friendly. For what you want to do--make your own sundaes--your best bet might be Frozeland, a new frozen yogurt place at 882 Mass Ave. in Arlington, across from the high school. Very friendly folks, and of course the whole point of the pace is choosing your own toppings. It has much better parking than the other frozen-yogurt place in Arlington Center (Yummy's) and is large and cheerful looking.
Otherwise, the Chilly Cow in Arlington Center, but you can't do it yourself, and Rancatore's in Lexington (also not usually do it yourself, but maybe) come to mind.

Oct 07, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Anything in/near Jonesport?

And I've read that Tall Barney's has in fact closed recently.

Aug 20, 2013
cgj in Northern New England

Anything in/near Jonesport?

My family and I (3) will be staying in Jonesport for a week, and doing local trips. Am I right in thinking there are no restaurants of any kind in town? If so, is there anything closer than Machias?

Aug 19, 2013
cgj in Northern New England

trader joe's arlington

And that is also no longer true: The Meat House now sells limited amounts of beer, wine and liquor and has for at least 6 mos.

Aug 14, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

PYO: Plums

I have in previous years purchased Damson plums at Honey Pot Hill in Stow. If you possibly can, go on a weekday--it is a very child-oriented place in the fall (which fine for me and my family, but probably not for everyone).

Aug 13, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

PYO: Plums

Does anyone know of a farm/orchard that is offering PYO plums? I have previously gotten them from Nashoba Winery, but they are not doing PYO for plums this year. (And, before someone mentions it as an option, the MassAg website does not allow you to search for plums.)

Aug 12, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Looking for Braided Easter Bread-- with the whole egg?

Angelina's Bakery in Arlington Heights (Mass. Ave., across from St. Athanasius) had them on Monday. I think D'Agostinos does, too.

Mar 27, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Swedish bakery products?

Ohlin's Bakery, Cushing Square in Belmont has limpa bread, cardamom braids and other Swedish pastries. And awesome donuts.

Jan 07, 2013
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Hawaiian Sun juices in Boston area?

Does anyone know if there is any source for this brand in the Boston area? Ideally, we're looking for POG (passion-orange-guava)? I'm seem to think I've seen it somewhere.

Dec 06, 2012
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Grocery food items that are unique to Boston/New England?

There used to be a big sign for Charleston Chews visible from Rt. 93.

Jul 05, 2012
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Grocery food items that are unique to Boston/New England?

Trader Joe's maple syrup is usually from Canada.

Jul 05, 2012
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Ethnic and Cultural Festivals Summer/Fall 2012

Thanks! I also did post on the SE New England board, but no luck yet.

Jun 01, 2012
cgj in Greater Boston Area

Polish picnics this summer?

Sliding over from the Boston board, which has some listings for Greek, Portuguese, and other festivals, I was wondering if anyone has info on Polish picnics, which these days are more likely found around Worcester and in CT. Anyone?

May 29, 2012
cgj in Southern New England

Ethnic and Cultural Festivals Summer/Fall 2012

If anyone has info on Polish picnics here or pretty much anywhere in MA, I'd love to know about it.

May 29, 2012
cgj in Greater Boston Area