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Soft shell crabs

I buy them live from Roche Bros./Sudbury Farms. Get my bluefish there too.

about 15 hours ago
trufflehound in Greater Boston Area

Larry Joe's New England Fire Pit, Mendon MA (Boston Speed's)

Larry Joe's is the real deal.

Mexican chorizo?

It's easy to make.

Anyone seen white asparagus?

Bocado Wellesley has a marinated white asp dish.

Shaanxi Gourmet in Natick


Good restaurant with nice bar area?

I got a prime res by calling Oleana when OT was booked.

Instacure #1

It's also available at places like Bass Pro Shop, Cabella's and maybe Whole Foods. #2 is harder to get locally.


Chinatown markets often have pork fat.

Italian Bakery

Sadly, no.

cocktails for a group near Newton

Social can handle a group that size. Not sure about private room.

Skate at Tommasso's

What else is good? I haven't been since last years chef change.

Madrd Bakery Marlborough/Sudbury

Excellent quality. Paul Bakery in the Natick Mall is good to.

Destination: Donuts

Anna's in West Roxbury has a counter and as I recall a killer jelly donut.

Authentic Puerto Rican Pig Roast/Lechonera event 9/27 in Holyoke -- 5 pigs, yeah!

Can you tell us if this is happening in2015?

Best Boston restaurants that are also great for kids

I'd try to bring my kids late lunch around 2 so we could relax and not be a PIA.

Where can I find Balut (duck embryo) in Boston Chinatown?

I'm not sure that is still there.

Red Raven Acton - Another Disaster in the Food Desert


Ma Po Tofu

I had lunch at Sichuan Gourmet in Framingham yesterday and partly based on this thread I had the Ma Po Tofu with pork of course, as replied to the waiter. Hot, spicy and very satisfying served with white rice.

Metrowest restaurant with private room

Bocado Tapas in Wellesley has a private room and very good food and it's a midway point.
Stone's Public House in Ashland has function areas upstairs and the food is great.

Something Chowish near Marlborough?

Tough neighborhood for chow. Allora for Italian, Zarape on Maple St for tacos, Firefly's for inconsistent Q, Kennedy's for steak tips, Marlbor Super Buffet. T.I.T.S not far in Northboro. And then there's Worcester.

If You Could Clone a Boston Area Restaurant Space, Which Would It Be?

The old Downtown Cafe on Lagrange Street. Something about it worked. Great food ahead of it's time, yet I could bring my mother and uncle and feel comfortable.

St Paddy's Day Menu for Tuesday night - Kendall/Central/Charlestown area?

I'm there for the $3 smoke and daggers.

Hotels with decent food?

Stayed at the Marlowe last year and had pretty good banquet food and a very good dinner at Bambara. It had just been renovated and with a new menu.

Lamb spare ribs

Use them to line the pan when making stuffed grape leaves. They not only give a wonderful flavor to the grape leaves, they cook low and slow, carmelize a bit and the bones sort of soften and disintegrate like when eating sardines.

What's good in Milford?

Sandwiches at Gene's convenience store on water street and sandwiches at Oliva's Market on rt 16 at rt 85.
Brick oven pizza at Caffe Sorrento can be pretty good. There's a little Thai resto that we enjoyed but the name escapes me.
Sorry, I can't think of much else.

Place in the western 'burbs to sit and talk over dinner

Keep in mind that you are occupying real estate for 2-3 times the norm and I hope you compensate the server accordingly.

quiet lunch restaurant Framingham

Bocado tapas, Wellesley, Station Diner downtown Framingham, Stone's Public House Ashland, Red Pepper Framingham.

Dinner recommendations near Wellesley College

I recently went to Bocado Tapas in Wellesley. It's fairly new and seems to be the local hot spot so make a reservation or eat at the bar, even on a Tuesday. Tapas are good size and reasonable and probably the only place in Wellesley you'll find octopus and bone marrow. Great wine selection by the glass.

Dutch food in Boston

Not sure how much Dutch product they have.

Staying at Cambridgeside, restaurant suggestions

Thanks all. We did score a res at oleana.