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ISO decent Mexican on the North Shore

I agree with La Siesta. We've chatted with the owner a couple of times. He told us that he got all his recipes from his mother. It's the same food he grew up with.

Jul 25, 2009
DianneF in Greater Boston Area

Raspberry Lime Rickey Syrup

I've always used Torani syrups. I get them at the Restaurant Depot in Chelsea so I'm not sure which grocery stores carry them.

Jun 01, 2009
DianneF in Greater Boston Area

Boston Best Mexican Food?

It's not in Boston and I am far from a Mexican food expert but we love La Siesta in Winthrop. The food has always been fresh and delicious. I think their Chipotle Wings alone are worth the drive. Each time we've been there the owner has come over to the table. He told us that he uses his mother's recipes so all the dishes are what he grew up eating in Mexico. I'd love to hear what others think of this place. http://www.lasiestarestaurante.com/

May 24, 2009
DianneF in Greater Boston Area

scones, where do you buy the most delicious ones?

The Hot Spot in Reading on Haven Street. None better.

Feb 05, 2008
DianneF in Greater Boston Area

Baker's Outlet, Malden

My sister-in-law owns a coffee and muffin shop. We used to go there a lot to pick up supplies, both food and packaging, but the place was sold last year and it isn't the same. I haven't been for a few months but the last time I was there they didn't have anywhere near what they used to have. It seemed to be more of a bakery than a supply store. Again, I haven't been there for a while so it may have changed again since.

Jan 29, 2008
DianneF in Greater Boston Area

Shops of Saugus - tenants

The restaurant became functions only a couple of years ago and I believe the golf course is now closed. There is talk that the developer has given the land from the back part of the course (it's all swamp) to the town for a 9 hole course. My house overlooks the golf course. I'm not particularly thrilled about the whole thing. I also heard that there was a Morton's Steakhouse going in there but that could be no more than rumor.

Jan 16, 2008
DianneF in Greater Boston Area

Shops of Saugus - tenants

It will be in the new shopping center where the Colonial restaurant and golf course are now. I like the idea of having a Whole Foods so close but I hate what the whole development will do to my neighborhood.

Jan 16, 2008
DianneF in Greater Boston Area

Things you won't order out, because you pretty much can make them at home ...

Egg salad is something I like but I very rarely make it at home. When I have a sandwich it's usually because I want something fast and you have to plan for egg salad. Once it's made it's always better after it's been chilled and I don't usually plan that far ahead. That said, I don't often order it out either because nobody makes it as good as I do. :-)

Sep 29, 2006
DianneF in General Topics