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Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe has opened in Woburn today!

Had a #4 and #6 yesterday and were disappointed in how bland they both were. Usually they are nice and spicy but these had no heat. Not sure if this was because we ordered in the middle of the lunch crush or something else. As my wife said, this was our most disappointing visit to Gene's and had it been our first we probably wouldn't return.

Aug 04, 2014
stultus in Greater Boston Area

Less common seasonal produce - Worcester area

Last year the Pricechopper on rte 9 in Shrewbury was selling fiddle heads for absurdly cheap (compared to Russo's, Wilson Farms ). Also, we had to explain what they were so they could ring them up.

Apr 05, 2014
stultus in Southern New England

Easter Sunday in Florence

We'll also be in Florence on Easter! Tagging this thread for replies.

Mar 27, 2014
stultus in Italy

Red Pepper comes to Worcester

Went last weekend. Full restaurant. Almost entirely Chinese-looking folks there with a few white-looking tables who thought it was going to be similar to the old restaurant in that location.

Had the beef tendon, scallion pancakes, cumin flavored lamb, and sautéed pea leaves. Beef tendon was great but blew out my taste buds for rest of meal. Lamb was good. Greens were just greens -- was hoping for more for $12. We will be returning!

Mar 05, 2014
stultus in Southern New England

La Tapatia

This is my metro west go-to for tacos and other small bites. Have not tried the guadalajaran specialties but have been meaning to make it there on a weekend.

Nov 16, 2013
stultus in Greater Boston Area


I'm in the same boat. Noticed the cork of the bottle kept ending up off the bottle in my cupboard. Very tiny bubbles at the top of the bottle around the edge. I pulled the cork off a few days later and it was like opening a bottle of champagne with the swirling gas coming out of the bottle. My question is: is this safe to eat? It was $26 for a bottle and I've used it just twice.

Aug 02, 2013
stultus in Home Cooking

Madrid in sneakers -- where to dine well while informally dressed?

Spending next weekend in Madrid (4 full days, Fri-Mon) and trying to map out our meals. We're staying at the Westin Palace right in the center of Madrid and would like to stay in the Centro area. We're also "slumming" it -- no fancy dinner clothes are being packed for our short trip. We can pack slacks/dress shirts for a dinner, but 90% of the time we'll be in jeans, polo shirts, and sneakers. We are just as happy getting some charcuterie, cheese, and a bottle of wine and hanging out in the park as we are sitting in a restaurant.

Where can we eat (especially for dinner at a sit-down place) where we won't feel out of place?

This is what I have so far:
Breakfast: La Chocolateria San Gines/Chocolat in Huertas
Lunch: Mercado de San Miguel a couple times, otherwise open
Dinner: Tapas Friday and Saturday (Retiro area one night and Juana la Loca, Casa Lucas, El Tempranillo, Juana La Loca, Txirimiri the other) , Sunday and Monday open; potentially eating above the Mercado de San Anton?;

Casual paella place (La Barraca, others)?
Any recommended Asadors for lunch (Botin, Posada de la Villa, Aranduero)?
I like seafood but she doesn't... other options? Galician, Asturian?

We don't mind PAYING nice dinner prices, we're just not going to be able to LOOK it this time around.

Many thanks for all suggestions!

Mar 18, 2012
stultus in Spain/Portugal

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Made them. Might have put in a smidge too much oil -- cookies spread more than in these pictures. Tops were more "cookie" than "sugar". Friends & coworkers still enjoyed them!

Dec 07, 2011
stultus in Recipes

Kaito Sushi -- cooked options for the non-sushi fan?

I'm visiting San Diego from Boston next week and hear I must visit Kaito Sushi. I'm dragging a non-sushi person around with me (bummer!). Any tasty cooked options available there? I'm guessing that sitting at the bar for omakase is out.

Thanks for any help!

Oct 05, 2009
stultus in San Diego