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Where can I find some live blue crabs?

thank you all!! craving successfully satisfied. not much roe in these crabs though but love the sweet meat.

Where can I find some live blue crabs?

for whatever reason, I have a craving and it needs to be satisfied. Anyone know where I can buy live blue crabs? want to steam and dig into some at home.

Shellfishing Cape Cod?

I don't think my husband and I could down 100 oysters even though we love them. Just want to have some fun and try our hand at digging our own clams while we're on the cape. We'd only be able to use the permit one day. Maybe it'd be worth it if we can we resell the permit?

Shellfishing Cape Cod?

any idea which towns are open during the summer? or is it a matter of just calling a bunch of town halls?

Cape Cod Seafood Market

great, thanks! can't wait to pick up all the goodies.

Shellfishing Cape Cod?

Hoping to do some shellfishing on the Cape, but noticed that Wellfleet jacked up their non-resident permits to $75! Any other towns where I can get a reasonably priced permit and get some great clams/oysters?

Cape Cod Seafood Market

Staying in Dennisport for a week and am looking for a great seafood market to pick up some fresh local seafood for clambakes/lobster boil. Where should I go? Willing to drive for quality! Suggestions for places to eat are appreciated too.

Miracle Fruit?

darn. guess the picture on the logee's site is deceiving because it shows a plant that has fruit.

May 30, 2008
RedChillie in General Topics

Miracle Fruit?

$90 for a science experiment seems kind of steep!
Thanks for the tip on Logees. I don't exactly have a green thumb, but a drive to CT to pick up a plant sounds like a great option.

May 29, 2008
RedChillie in General Topics

Miracle Fruit?

I'm inspired by the recent NYTimes article to try some miracle fruit. Anyone know where I can score some? Thanks!

May 29, 2008
RedChillie in General Topics

North End Treats

stopped in for a quick slice of pizza and a lobster tail the other day. pizza was great! they do have an oven out front. lobster tail shell was nice and crisp even though they were pre-filled. cream was a bit disappointing though: too sweet and texture was pudding-like.

Asian supermarket H Mart coming to Burlington

That's great to hear! I'm familiar with the H Marts on the west coast. Like Super 88, but primarily Korean. The best is their "salad bar" of side dishes sold by weight. I hope they'll have a food court portion too!

Falafel in Metrowest?

Just had their Falafel wrap yesterday and it is excellent! very fresh ingredients and with a slight twist, they incorporate a curried vegetable slaw and optional hot sauce in the wrap as well.

Where can I find squid ink?

aha! New Deal. I will have a chat with them next time I stop by for sashimi. Thanks for the leads!

Where can I find squid ink?

Got the pasta-making attachments for my kitchenaid this Christmas. Now where can I find some squid ink to make my own fresh pasta? Thanks!

East Coast Grill... so disappointing.

My table was at the window on the side of the kitchen, so I could see what was going on. Didn't look like there was an "expediter" around. We were constantly trying to catch the attention of anyone who could help us, but no one even looked over. I don't think I'll be back any time soon.

East Coast Grill... so disappointing.

I've always loved East Coast Grill in the past, but hadn't been in about a year after moving to the 'burbs. Went back last night with some friends who just moved to the area. I was so embarassed that I recommended the place! One of the worst dining experiences I've had in a long time.
Seating was not a problem, food was... ok, and the service was terrible. Our waitress took our drink orders and brought drinks promptly, but after that she disappeared. We waited about half an hour for our orders to be taken and she only came by because we asked a server to find her. The restaurant wasn't even packed.
The fried oysters app came cold with a side of extremely salty broccoli rabe. The entrees were delivered to our table, minus mine. I waited and waited while digging at my mashed sweet potato side. My husband's side salad never made it to our table and his "trio" bbq platter came with only 2 items. When he asked the server, she asked him to dig around his plate to see what was on it, then determined that what was missing were the ribs (shouldn't this be obvious? the ribs were big). The bbq and my friend's blackboard special bluefish were excellent. However, her $24.50 bluefish came on only a bed of fried potatoes. My dinner was good, but not the memorable deliciousness I've had in the past. When it came time for the bill, it was given to us, but no one came back to pick it up. So we waited some more... again... for over half an hour, the whole time trying to catch a glimpse of our waitress or someone who could ring it up for us. In the end, my husband spotted her standing around the register and walked up to hand her our bill. A very disappointing night overall.
Was it just a really off night or has it gone downhill?

Asia Buffet in Framingham?

Really, better than Minado? Hopefully it's cheaper too. What are the prices like for dinner? and can you please elaborate on what they have that's "gourmet" Chinese. Thanks!

Asia Buffet in Framingham?

Anyone tried this place yet? How does it compare to Minado?

Pinkberry knock-off in Super88 foodcourt

maybe they were still ironing out kinks in their recipe? the version I had was not as good as Pinkberry, but had the familiar tang and texture. Good enough to warrant a visit now and then in between my trips to LA.

Pinkberry knock-off in Super88 foodcourt

Pinkberry-like fro yo has always been unlike traditional frozen yoghurt. If you're looking for the usual TCBY stuff that's very sweet and goopy, this isn't it. This stuff is not meant to be creamy, it's icy and refreshing, and tangy like natural yoghurt. The first Pinkberry opened in LA in early 2005 and it's a pretty common to find Pinkberry shops or Pinkberry knock-off stores in LA now. It is new to the rest of the U.S. though.

Pinkberry knock-off in Super88 foodcourt

Yay! I finally have a place to go to get a fix of Pinkberry-like tangy frozen yoghurt. But boo... Yo Berry charges outrageous Pinkberry prices without providing the hip atmosphere. Yo Berry is located in the foodcourt of the Super88 in Allston. It's not one of the food stalls, but takes up the bar facing the street.
Overall, the original yoghurt tasted very similar to Pinkberry. Their fresh fruit and topping selection is also similar. I tried the green tea flavor too and it tasted exactly like the original, just a little chalkier, so save some money and stick with the original.

Spotted Prawns? Oysters? Fresh seafood in Vancouver?

Walking around the Granville Public Market today I spotted lots of great fresh spotted prawns and seafood for sale at fish counters, but I'm a visitor to the city and don't have means of cooking my own seafood (I wish I could though!).
Where in the city can I go for some really great, simply prepared, fresh local seafood? I don't mind getting my hands dirty at a seaside shack. Love raw oysters and after seeing the spotted shrimp I would love to try some. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Japanese grocery store in Cambridge?

I just went to Yoshinoya last Friday and was very surprised to find their shelves EMPTY. It was the strangest thing. If you're looking for great sashimi grade fish and related staples (wakame, soy sauce, wasabi, panko, rice vinegar, ponzu, etc), check out New Deal Fish Market...they carry all of those items and the prices and brands are better than Whole Foods.

Salty Soy Milk (xian dou jiang)

I know it sounds odd, but I'm hoping those of you familiar with this salty soy milk curdled with a touch of vinegar (a chinese brunch staple) can help me find a place to get this in the Boston area. So far I've only had bad ones (basically soy milk that wasn't curdled and had really bland).

Live Fish?

ugh. Taste of urea does not sound appetizing. I think I'll pass on Super 88, but quincy and malden are not convenient for me. Any places in Cambridge/Watertown?

Live Fish?

Restaurants in Chinatown have those tanks of live fish, but is there anywhere I can choose a fish, have it cleaned and take it home to cook? I have a family recipe I want to try out that calls for live fish (my aunt says it just won't be the same if I use frozen, so here I am on the hunt).

Recs for Mom's 60th birthday - seafood

I actually made reservations at the Daily Catch, but didn't end up going. Went to Casa Portugal in Cambridge instead. The flavors were wonderful (especially the seafood broth-based dishes) and the homey atmosphere made for a very nice evening.

Recs for Mom's 60th birthday - seafood

She likes places that aren't trendy, but have good solid quality seafood, prepared simply. We are a loud talking bunch who love to laugh. Thanks in advance!

Where to get an inexpensive cast iron dutch oven/casserole?

try Crate and Barrel. They have the lodge cast iron pans there and I recently saw a really nice Analon non-stick dutch oven on sale for about $40.