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The Townshend, Quincy

Good to know about Rozafa. We've been thinking about trying it

The Townshend, Quincy

I'll try to clarify. When we walked in there were 2 tables with people seated. I was unsure whether or not it was okay to seat ourselves so I glanced over to the bar and waited for the bartender to acknowledge us and he came right over. There didn't appear to be any wait staff in the room at that moment. As we sat down and he handed us the menus I said "I haven't been able to find any information online about your menu". For me, that felt like a benign comment, no suggestion of you should or why don't you. His response had a bit of a tone, maybe he just had a rough start to his day. I was just taken aback by his response. They have since posted a menu and my feeling is that there was no to be rude.

The food was good I will give them that.

The Townshend, Quincy

It's at 1250 Hancock St, across from City Hall in the Presidents Place building.

The Townshend, Quincy

You know Dan, I'm not sure I really feel that way. The bartender did set the tone and it was such an odd response. Fortunately, he wasn't serving us. The funny thing is DC and I turned to each other at the same time and mouthed "I don't like him". The rissoto was in fact very good. The menu is limited by that may be because they're so new. Maybe and it really is a maybe I would go back in a few months.

The Townshend, Quincy

Quincy needs a restaurant that offers something a cut above. The basic pub grub or fried seafood options get old. When I saw that Townshend was open for lunch we decided to give it a try. First off, they have not yet posted a menu. Their website couldn't be more basic, showing just their hours.

We arrived at noontime to a very quiet restaurant with just a few people seated. The bartender showed us to a table and handed us a menu. I commented that I wasn't able to find any information on line about the menu and his response was "We'll get to it". Okay, I don't know, but I thought he was rude so I casually mentioned that maybe a sample menu would be good. That way people would have an idea what they serve. Not a great first impression.

I will say that though the waitress was quite pleasant and knowledgeable. DC ordered a burger with fries and I ordered the mushroom rissoto with grilled chicken. DC enjoyed the burger but didn't think it was anything special. I quite enjoyed the rissoto but thought it was odd the chicken was served on a side plate. Presentation would have been better with the chicken fanned on top of the rissoto. Desserts offered were just a few flavors of gelato as they are still tweaking the menu.

Would I go back, possibly. My feeling is they need to work out the kinks and attitude. It will be awhile.

Marina Bay...

Haven't been to Siro's in years but do know people who enjoy it. I do, however, like their sister restaurant, Port 305. They do a great job with their fried clams. The views are nice and they serve a killer Boston cream pie. Captain Fishbones could use a makeover but I did stop there a few times this winter for a lobster roll and onion rings that were decent. For me, the Marina Bay restaurants are a neighborhood stop rather than a destination. The large parking lot along side Captain Fishbones has recently been blocked off for some new construction. Loosing the parking lot will definitely not help these restaurants

Trip report 6/11 to 6/15

Zip sauce is a steak sauce. It's the color of Dijon mustard, butter based, with seasonings of Rosemary, thyme, garlic, mustard, cayenne and cumin. I jokingly asked if I could duplicate it at home and he very seriously replied no. If you do a search you will find the food network has a recipe for Andiamo's style zip sauce.

Jun 18, 2015
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Trip report 6/11 to 6/15

Stayed at the Golden Nugget downtown so there were plenty of restaurants within walking distance. We started with restaurants in the hotel:

Claim Jumper; good solid breakfast. The only issue was that the eggs Benedict had eggs that were close to hard boiled. Still tasted good though.

Grotto; nice quiet area away from the smokey casino. Stuffed mushrooms with cheese were fabulous. Nice undertone of Gorgonzola. We ordered these on 3 different occasions. The bread is fabulous, crusty, chewey and warm. Pizzas had a cracker like crust which was nice for a light bite. The meatballs were a miss, too dry.

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen. Good spot for appetizers and drinks. Sit back on the comfy couches and enjoy some sangria along with Mexican street snacks

Chart House. Lovely atmosphere with the huge aquarium and creative cocktails. Somewhat of a miss with the food. Could have been bad ordering though as I enjoy Maine lobster here at home and that is definitely not what was in this dish. DC loved his short ribs

Lillie's Asian Cuisine was another nice stop for drinks and appetizers. Chinese food similar to Boston style Chinese

Our 2 favorite experiences were also downtown but not at the Golden Nugget

Andiamo's at the D; Old school fine dining in a relaxed setting. Casual was okay. Basket of house made bread served with a roasted olive, eggplant and tomato that was rendered down. Amuse of pasta and tomato sauce followed with a tenderloin steak cooked to perfection and a dish of their signature zip sauce on the side. I prefer my steak plain but did give the sauce a try and it was excellent. DC had the short rib in creamy polenta and he devoured it

Glutton; we stopped for lunch after visiting the container park. Staff were friendly and welcoming. The roasted chicken salad on multigrain topped with tomato and bacon hit all the right notes with the crunchy bacon and creamy mayo and roasted chicken. The bread was studded with cranberry.

Jun 17, 2015
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Glutton downtown

We got back from our trip last night. Based on a recommendation from this board we stopped at Glutton for lunch after checking out the container park. It was quiet with people at just a few tables. We sat at what they referred to as the chef's table but I would call more of a bar. DC ordered the hamburger which he enjoyed but since he tends to be just meat and potatoes he pulled off a lot of the toppings. The B&B pickles were delicious. I went with the chicken salad sandwich on a multigrain bread with tomato and bacon that I was more than happy with. They also had some different cocktails like the America which had coconut water, lemonade and rum; very refreshing on a day that was 108 degrees!

Jun 17, 2015
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My Vegas Trip Report

Wow! That's all I can say, what a fabulous trip report! We're heading out to Vegas on Thursday and I'm sure I'll be back to use this as a resource.

Jun 09, 2015
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Triple George Grill; good casual option?

Our trip is fast approaching so I have been scouring the online menus. Triple George Grill looks like a viable casual option with a good menu. Also really want to try Andiamos or Vic and Anthonys but have concerns about a possible dress code. Don't want to get stuck at the buffet but that may get a reality as DH will not want to change into slacks if it's 100 degrees out. Any thoughts on Triple George?

Jun 06, 2015
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Downtown choices; what do you think?

Glutton looks perfect for when we go to the container park. Got to love the name!!!

Jun 05, 2015
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Downtown tables with a view?

I like that Oscar's has a view of Freemont St. They get good reviews on tripadvisor but their website is a little off putting with the whole "Beef, Booze and Broads" theme. I do like the looks of Top of the Town though.

Jun 01, 2015
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Downtown tables with a view?

With a little more research on tripadvisor I've come up with Binions Ranch Steakhouse. Thoughts anyone.

May 31, 2015
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Downtown tables with a view?

When staying on the strip there are many tables with a view of the fountains etc., what I'm wondering is what downtown has to offer. Interested in what people think are the best tables with a view whether of the lights downtown or for people watching. If it's a steak house than all the better!

May 31, 2015
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Downtown choices; what do you think?

I had Hugo's Cellar in my list at one point. It definitely looks old school! Will take another look. Also hadn't thought about Mexican but that will work. Thanks

May 31, 2015
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Downtown choices; what do you think?

We'll be staying downtown for 5 nights. This is our first trip off strip. So, what suggestions can you give me. This is what I have so far:
Andiamo's or Vic and Anthonys ( leaning towards Andiamos)
Carson Kitchen
Chart House at the Golden Nugget
Eat
Will probably want to grab a bite while at the Container Park, so anything there?
Possibly Mon Ami Gabi if we head over to the strip but really think we want to make this trip about being downtown

May 30, 2015
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Anyone seen white asparagus?

Thanks all, plan to check out Hingham spots. Thinking Whole Foods will come through

Anyone seen white asparagus?

Thanks. The asparagus I had was flown in from Holland. I'm thinking maybe Fresh Market in Hingham or Milton Fruit Center.

Anyone seen white asparagus?

I had the most amazing pasta dish with white asparagus while in Aruba recently. It got me to thinking that I haven't seen white asparagus on menus here in recent years. So are there any restaurants with white asparagus on the menu or have you seen it any local markets?

Fat Cat Seized by Tax Officials

Ledger reporting today that the Fat Cat has ironed out it's problems and reopened yesterday. That was fast!!

Fat Cat Seized by Tax Officials

I'm really glad to hear that news!!

Fat Cat Seized by Tax Officials

I have to say I was really surprised to read about the Fat Cat. The last time I was there it was a group of us and everyone enjoyed their meal. The article quoted Neil as saying he planned to resolve it and immediately reopen. Not sure if it works that way but hoping the best for him

As for Capital Grille possibly coming to Quincy, that really is a wow!!!

Fat Cat Seized by Tax Officials

Patriot ledger is reporting that the Fat Cat was seized and closed by tax officials yesterday. They state the owner owed more than $200,000 in back taxes. The owner says he will resolve and they will reopen. It's been awhile since I've been but I always enjoyed it. I also know there are others on this site who are regulars there.

Wahlburgers, Hingham

Picking up some things at Trader Joes, saw Wahlburgers and said what the heck we'll give it a try. Unfortunately, we didn't realize that Hingham schools were closed because the roofs weren't clear. There had to be 70 children come in with their families and it was loud. The good news, if you are looking for a spot the kids will enjoy this is it. For us, not so much. We were both really happy with our burgers though. The onion rings, however, were a total miss. The red onions just don't have the flavor and the color from the batter was really pale so they didn't even look appetizing. Given that Paul Wahlburg puts so much energy into his restaurants I was really surprised that the onion rings would even make it on the menu.

Does the snow keep you close to home?

I forget about Antonios. Good call, thanks!!

Does the snow keep you close to home?

Pharmachick, We're scheduled for MGH on Friday (after 3 cancellations). Scoping out dinner options in case we get stuck. Thinking Scampo or Harvard Gardens.

Does the snow keep you close to home?

I absolutely love their cole slaw. I think it's made in house. Burkes has been my go to for seafood for many years. I like that it's a family business and they're always on the premises. Fish and chips are great. Light fry job so no heavy batter. I will say I think their lobster roll is a little stingy so I never order that. Fish is always fresh and they make a nice seafood chowder, as well as, clam chowder. If I pick up a quart I ask for it cold so I can heat it up at home.

Does the snow keep you close to home?

Burkes has the best cole slaw. I miss them when they close for vacation. If we ever get shoveled out Port 305 will be a good option for close to home. Wonder how Siros is these days? Haven't been there in ages.

Does the snow keep you close to home?

Not a fan of all this snow so I've been cooking at home for the most part. Had to get out to do some errands and happened upon an open parking space in front of Assembly in Quincy. It's lunchtime so why not. It's a pleasant space and was pretty busy with people from local business grabbing a bite. I opted for the short rib with Mac and cheese. It was a huge portion with a generously sized short rib served on top. What a perfect snowy day meal. So how far are you venturing out in this snow?