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Onion ring rec

Wow you got me to thinking. It's been awhile since I've seen onion rings on a menu in Boston. Waterfront Cafe in the North End might work. Their food is good although I usually head there for pizza. They do have burgers and onion rings on the menu.

Store search: Coconut or Green Tea Sherbet/Ice Cream

Hannafords in North Quincy has Cape Cod Creamery's coconut ice cream.

Traditional Boston eatery? Need multiple recs

It's been awhile but I always enjoyed the Indian pudding. Last time I was there I ordered coffee jello and boy did that bring back memories. My grandmother always made coffee jello but I've never seen it on a menu anywhere.

Any butchers making Irish bangers, puddings, bacon and such fresh in greater Boston?

I really like the Butcher Shop and they are accommodating. I called one day to see if they had any curry sausages. They didn't but they made some up and I went by later in the day to pick them up.

Grumpy White's...what's going on?

Ahh I didn't realize the son took it over I guess because I saw Bob. The no onion ring thing is annoying and does make a difference when it comes to whether or not I want to dine there. Lobster rolls are easy enough to make at home.

Grumpy White's...what's going on?

Went for lunch today with the plan of getting a lobster roll and a side of onion rings. Anyone who goes know that even though the menu literally says No onion rings they will make them but only as a side order. No substitutions. Rules, rules, rules. Well now there back to NO onion rings and they have taken prime rib off the menu which has a lot of people complaining. I was telling the bartender about this post and she agreed the kitchen can't keep up with the take out orders and it's impacting the in-house diners. With the good weather I guess I'll just skip Grumpys and head to Tonys or the Clam Box. Definitely difficult to figure out Grumpys business plan if in fact they have one.

Grumpy White's...what's going on?

I have never been a big fan of Grumpys but I do like their lobster roll. That said I wouldn't wait 25 minutes to be seated. The service at the tables has always been inattentive so if I want that roll we go during an off time and sit at the bar. At least at the bar you're able to get some attention.

Close to University Medical Center with patient

I like the idea of taking the water taxi so I'll check out the menu at Thames Oyster House. Since tomorrow is Mother's Day and everywhere is apt to be busy we'll probably stay at the hotel. Still trying to convince my husband to go to Black Olive.

Close to University Medical Center with patient

I do keep looking at the Black Olive menu so we may still get there. It's hard because my husband tires easily and doesn't always like to try things We went to La Tasca yesterday and sat on the outside desk. If you can get past the sticky tables the food was enjoyable. We had empanadas; stuffed pasta shells; Jamon Serrano ham and tetilla cheese. Our time was limited today so we went to the restaurant at the Marriott, The Yard or something like that. Had a perfectly acceptable crab Mac and cheese. I miss a good lobster roll that's why I thought maybe Sullivan's and I don't seem to see scallops on many menus. My husband is happy with a hot dog so as dining companions we're not always the best match.

Close to University Medical Center with patient

Looks like we'll be here 2 more weeks and husband is getting around a little more easily. So far it's been the hotel restaurant, Eden West which isn't too bad; Pratt Street Ale House and M&S. My crab stuffed shrimp at M&S wasn't cooked so I sent it back but the refire was quite good.

So now I'm wondering about Rusty Scupper and One-eyed Mikes. I wAnted to try Black Olive but he vetoed it. Thought La Tasca looked interesting. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated as we're pretty limited with activities he can do and at least we can eat out.

Close to University Medical Center with patient

Thank you for all your suggestions. I did see Black Olive and it looked interesting. We are taking taxies or shuttles everywhere but today we just walked to the Pratt Street Ale House so he could get some exercise and we could eat outside. We are staying at the Holiday Inn on Lombard.

Close to University Medical Center with patient

Yes, thank you. I really should have done a search. My husband just had a liver transplant so my head has been on getting meds straight. I'm really curious about Bertha's so hopefully someone will post comments on that.

Close to University Medical Center with patient

Husband just had major surgery at University Maryland Center and is being released to the hotel. We need to stay here 2 weeks and need to eat. So far I've tried Eden West and Pratt Street Ale House. We'll need to cab it everywhere so I was looking at the following options:
Bertha's
Roys ( been to San Diego location)
LP Steamers
Sullivan's Steak House, and
Phillips
Thoughts anyone?

Pregnant mama in search of chocolate-based peanut butter ice cream

Hagan Daz makes a chocolate peanut butter. It's chocolate ice cream with peanutbutter swirls. Had some yesterday - Delish!!

Assaggio North End

My experience is not recent. It's been about a year and a half since I last dined there. I've always liked it and think their rissotto dishes are well done. They have a small bar that always seems to have the neighborhood folks sitting, chatting and dining. Service has always been comfortable never rushed.

Quincy New Pizza Restaurant

We have gone to the Hofbrau for years. However, since earlier attempts to serve food never worked out I wasn't sure what to expect. I have to say I couldn't believe how good the pizza was. Burgers were good too. Gotta love Ellie the bartender and the chef seems like he knows his stuff.

Quincy New Pizza Restaurant

Thanks. I actually checked the city site and missed it. In the meantime I've found a few places in Quincy where I like the pizza; Darcy's, especially their buffalo chicken version; Carmine's for take out; Coops for shrimp scampi pizza and most recently the Hofbrau. One note of caution the Hofbrau is an old local dive bar and the kitchen has limited hours. The pizza though was really good.

Quincy New Pizza Restaurant

I haven't heard anything but I think it would be a good addition. Not great news for School House Pizza though. Didn't read anything about it going to the licensing board either so a bit curious what you have heard.

Best place for fried seafood/fisherman's platter?

ICOB is a great recommendation for fried clams or fish. Not sure they have a fisherman's platter on the menu but maybe they would do it for you. Atlantic Fish might be another option. It's funny I haven't noticed Fisherman's platters on very many menus lately. I also actually like Salty Dog. It's fun to sit outside and watch on the people walking by and they do a good job with fried stuff.

Inn at Bay Pointe in Quincy

I like the Inn at Bay Pointe. While maybe not chowish, the food is good. The space is comfortable and welcoming with many windows and water views. During warm weather there is dining outside. They also have a function room so the staff is experienced with larger groups. We had a company holiday party there once and it was the one time that no one had any complaints.

How long to cook stuffed pork chops?

Pork chops were successful. I browned them lightly on both sides first then put in a 350 degree oven uncovered, for 45 minutes. The meat was moist and the stuffing cooked through. Thanks all!!

Mar 30, 2014
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How long to cook stuffed pork chops?

Thanks for the advice! I'll let you know how I make out. It's funny I've always considered myself a good cook but pork chops are something I haven't mastered.

Mar 29, 2014
Pegmeister in Home Cooking

How long to cook stuffed pork chops?

I'm not a big fan of pork chops, maybe because I've never had much luck cooking them. So I'm trying again with some store bought stuffed chops. I thought I would brown them a little first, then cover them and put them in a 350 degree oven for an hour? Any thoughts?

Mar 29, 2014
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Trader Joes Chocolate Cheddar

I ended up using it to stuff dates and it worked out quite well.

Mar 27, 2014
Pegmeister in Home Cooking

Hofbrau Quincy moving up a notch

It's on Sea St, heading towards the neck.

Pepes Pizza coming to Boston

I would totally be okay with Quincy!

Hofbrau Quincy moving up a notch

The Hofbrau is a local dive bar that has been around forever. Many locals would just drive right by. That could change now that they are offering food. We stopped by today with let's say not very high expectations well we had a nice surprise. The pizza was exceptional; bar size but not a bar pie. Traditional crust, tender with a nice crunch. Sausage sub served on a crusty toasted torpedo rolls served with handcut French fries and the double burger on an onion roll were all good. I want to go back and try their pulled pork. Kitchen is open at noon on Fridays and Saturdays and 3:00 on weekdays. They finally got it right.

Pepes Pizza coming to Boston

Saw an article on Boston.com this morning that New Haven's Pepes Pizza is expanding to Boston. White clam pizza anyone!

Trader Joes Chocolate Cheddar

It's a Trader Joes label. Description says "A creamy, mature English Cheddar with rich dark chocolate curls". Says it's a product of England. I like the idea of a fondue, or possibly in a pasta dish as a garnish grated on top. When I tasted it I felt the cheddar was prominent. Can't say I loved it but thought the flavor was interesting and if paired properly could be something special.

Mar 21, 2014
Pegmeister in Home Cooking

Trader Joes Chocolate Cheddar

Fondue could be really interesting! I'll have to look for a base recipe and adjust.

Mar 21, 2014
Pegmeister in Home Cooking