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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.

Alps Sopressata?

MB also has Columbus brand. Less $$ than Wegmans.

Staying at Cambridgeside, restaurant suggestions

Oleana and Sarma are booked. Any great ideas? Casual is fine as well.

East African groceries

South End Food Emporium on Columbus Ave. is Ethiopean or Eritrean run and has some of their seasonings/breads. Not sure what else they may have.

Deluxe Depot Diner, Framingham

New Years Day and there was a decent crowd. Ana was great and fulfilled all our requests. Butter, juice, coffee, cream, check, etc
@ over medium-cooked perfect
Pumpernickel toast- dry, why no butter
sausage- patties, which belong on a sandwich, not links
home fries- seasoned, mostly garlic powder
tomato juice- who puts ice in breakfast juice? Ana took care of it promptly
Break the house/lumberjack special something to that effect
2 over easy-perfect
home fries- see above
bacon- very tasty
pancakes- very good, would have preferred on separate plate. And, real maple syrup.
sourdough toast- didn't come with plate, rye was delivered promptly but why not buttered?
coffee- fine
special to include coffee but was charged. Corrected promptly.
Ana made it 4 stars, otherwise 3-3.5 at best. Food quality was good, albeit a bit more expensive than the neighborhood warrants. A little fine tuning will make this place a destination. It's only open a few weeks now.
Great decor, full bar, standard diner classics meatloaf, fried chicken, pot roast and breakfast all day

JP Scores Another One! Centre Street Cafe

Wasn't the original where 10 tables is?

Just moved to Worcester, need recommendations for various meals/supplies...

Best Italian Sub- Palma's bakery. Good bread too.
Pho- Da Lat
Arabic- El Basha
Cigars-Owl Shop to buy, Michael's to smoke

Just moved to Worcester, need recommendations for various meals/supplies...

I'll help a littParkway diner and a place on Hamilton that serves Kibbee and eggs.
Chinese- Nancy Changs
Bread bakery-the Armsby Abbey's bakery (crust?), Widdoff's, Bay State for Syrian bread, ME groceries.
Steak- 111 Chop House
Italian-Rosalita's kitchen and Mac's Diner
Craft Beer bar- Armsbey Abbey and The Dive Bar hands down.
Pizza- Volturno
BBQ- Smokestack
Pastry- Not Wholly Cannoli. Tastes like rich's whipped topping.
Pastry- On the Rise bakery.