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Ethnic and other affordable eating options near the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu

We had breakfast at Wailana this morning. It was truly mediocre. Boring pancakes, eggs drowning in grease, and an overcooked omelet. The toast was good, though.

Wouldn't go back, wouldn't recommend it.

Our breakfast at Goofy Cafe was outstanding. In fact, I think we're going back for dinner tonight.

May 05, 2014
bugsmum in Hawaii

Replacing a 30 gas range - GE? Electrolux? What???

The oven on my 11 year old GE Profile gas range has given up the ghost and we need to replace it fairly quickly. I've looked online and in a couple of stores but need recommendations from non-sales people - help!

Another GE Profile - thumbs up or down? What about the Electrolux? Anything else I should be looking at?

Many thanks.

Jul 02, 2013
bugsmum in Cookware

What's the best gas range/oven I can get for $2500 or less?

My sister has had a KitchenAid dual fuel range for about ten years and continues to be very happy with it.

Feb 18, 2013
bugsmum in Cookware

Danish Dough Whisks

I second ziggylu's comments. It's a very handy tool that I'm liking more and more. I've got the large and plan to buy the smaller one, too.

Dec 22, 2012
bugsmum in Cookware

Woodstock, VT suggestions

Definitely Simon Pearce, which isn't far from Woodstock. The Mountain Creamery in Woodstock used to be good for breakfast, not sure if that's still the case.

Nov 09, 2012
bugsmum in Northern New England

Buckhead Grill - Wrentham Outlet Food Court

The food options at the outlet center are absurdly bad. That food court is gross. It's a sad state of affairs when Friendly's is your best option.

Oct 15, 2012
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Neilio's Lexington is a Gem

Every day is Turkey Terrific day. Best sandwich ever.

Feb 27, 2012
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Apple cider donuts?

Honeypot Hill donuts are good but Shelburne Farm's are better. Wilson trails far, far behind. We've never headed to the North Shore for apple-picking but Russell Orchards is sounding pretty good. I like that balance-the-fresh-fruit-with-lots-of-fried-seafood idea...

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Russell Orchards
143 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938

Shelburne Farm
106 W Acton Road, Stow, MA 01775

Honeypot Hill
Stow, Stow, MA

Sep 15, 2011
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Moved to Lexington (on the Waltham line) -- trying to find new "go to" places

As a Lexington resident with two kids, I completely agree on the thumbs up for Mario's. Not high end eats by any stretch, but decent enough red sauce food and very kid-friendly.

Aug 07, 2011
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Mulan in Waltham, replacing Beijing Star

Thanks for this, can't wait to try it.

Apr 03, 2011
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Where to buy Pork Belly?

I've seen some at Whole Foods in the past week.

Jan 16, 2011
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Deluxe Station Diner to Open in Newton Centre

Very Disney-esque.

Jan 05, 2011
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Mulan in Waltham Update

Thanks for the update! Waiting with great interest...

Jan 04, 2011
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

small private room

Il Capriccio in Waltham has a private room downstairs. Not to mention lovely food.

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Il Capriccio
888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453

Dec 30, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Best Cooking Movie?

Yes, Big NIght.

Dec 11, 2010
bugsmum in Food Media & News

Where to Find Baking Ingredients?

Agree with PinchOfSalt about the cocoa and nutmegs at Penzey's. The Vietnamese cinnamon is amazing,too.

Dec 07, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

ISO good cornbread recipes?

It's not particularly gooey but the cornbread recipe from The Thrill of the Grill by Chris Schlesinger has become my go-to. In fact I'll be making up a batch soon to go into the Thanksgiving stuffing.

Nov 15, 2010
bugsmum in Home Cooking

Need help for Anniversary - First Post!

Hard to see how you could go wrong at No. 9 Park. My husband and I have celebrated several anniversary dinners at Hamersley's and never been disappointed. Happy Anniversary!

Nov 13, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

1st time in boston...whats not to be missed?

We've had several great meals at Blue Ginger. No. 9 Park is outstanding. And Hamersley's Bistro is terrific.

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Hamersley's Bistro
553 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Blue Ginger
583 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

Nov 04, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

How to make pumpkin pie?

Last year at Thanksgiving we had two pumpkin pies. One made from the Libby's recipe, and the one I made from the Cook's Illustrated recipe. The CI is vastly, vastly better. Maybe a few more steps than the one on the can but no higher degree of technical difficulty.

Nov 04, 2010
bugsmum in Home Cooking

November Openings and Closings

Does anybody know when the restaurant (MuLan?) going into the Beijing Star space in Waltham is opening?

Nov 03, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Mulan in Waltham, replacing Beijing Star

Agree, this is very sad. We loved Beijing Star and I truly hate to see it go.

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Beijing Star Restaurant
835 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Oct 29, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

*October 2010 Cookbook of the Month: BAREFOOT CONTESSA COOKBOOK

It's a pretty good movie - but not if you're looking forward to a cookbook!

Oct 03, 2010
bugsmum in Home Cooking

Sat. night -- Looking for a place with a menu focused on seasonal produce...

He'll love Hamersley's. You will, too.

Sep 02, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Cheese

I love The Cheese Shop in Concord. In fact I've been known to manufacture reasons to go there. The staff knows their stuff and they're happy to share their knowledge, offer samples, and make suggestions.

Sep 02, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Birthday cake needed for 40+ people

Costco cakes are surprisingly good and very kind to the budget, a fine combination.

Aug 10, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Kate's Buttermilk in Boston

I've seen it at the Market Basket in Burlington so you might want to give them all call, too.

Jul 08, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

Take Out Waltham Area

Beijing Star.

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Beijing Star Restaurant
835 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Jun 10, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

What do you get at Kimball's?

chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area

North End Romantic Restaurant Suggestions

Agree about Mamma Maria, even if you don't get the private table.

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Mamma Maria Restaurant
3 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113

Apr 22, 2010
bugsmum in Greater Boston Area