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Husband has HINI - can't travel as planned. Stuck in Wakefield for Thanksgiving. Have no food.

Any suggestions of where I might pick up some food tomorrow? We were supposed to go to Virginia for thanksgiving weekend and we had to cancel today. I checked Stop and Shop and Whole Food websites and both seem closed. If we have to go out to eat, any suggestions? I'd be taking twin 3.5 yr. old boys (without sick husband). This is so pathetic!

Nov 25, 2009
Beca in Greater Boston Area

Kosher dogs at Fenway?

I used to go to a kosher hotdog stand at Fenway, but the last time I went (last month), I couldn't find the guy. Is he gone? Is there another place to get kosher hotdogs? I saw a terrible vending machine with kosher stuff - yuck! I don't keep kosher, but I like the dogs so much better. Going to the game tonight so any advice would be appreciated.

Jul 28, 2009
Beca in Greater Boston Area

40th birthday present

My bother is turning 40 next week and I'm thinking about getting him some food-related gift --perhaps a gift certificate to a restaurant or gourmet food store. He lives in Brooklyn and is a real foody. I live in Boston and could really use some help figuring out something special for him. Thanks

Apr 12, 2009
Beca in Manhattan

Help for Tonight - Lexington, Burlington

Hi,

I have to meet someone in the Lexington/Burlington area for a light meal tonight. Don't want too fancy or expensive, but it would be nice to have good atmosphere. Would like to avoid chains.

Jan 05, 2009
Beca in Greater Boston Area

Kid friendly breakfast in mid-town?

We are going to be in the city (56th/Lex) this weekend with our 2.5 yr. twins. Any ideas for a breakfast place that will be open early, kid friendly and still good food? I know there is a diner-like place on 57th nearby, but it is not very good.

Oct 10, 2008
Beca in Manhattan

5 days in NY - looking for varied experiences

I know you must see hundreds of these types of requests, so I beg your patience.

My husband and I are coming to New York for a week (which is a big deal for us because we're coming without our 2 yrs. old twins). We have been to New York many times before, but really want to make the most of this week.

We are staying in midtown (50's btw lex. and park) and plan on going to the met. opera one night and the theater probably 2 nights. During the day we'll probably go to some art galleries in Chelsea, museums (probably MOMA, the Whitney, Guggenheim, Art/Design) and see friends.

So, that was a long-winded way of telling that we will be doing the same thing every other tourist does! The advice I'm seeking is for some fun, exciting places to eat for lunch and/or dinner. We will want to do one "fancy"/special night. Other than that, we are open to anything (except - no "family" places we have enough of that at home). We like trying new things and are adventurous eaters. I know I'm not narrowing it down well enough, but if anyone has fun doing vacation planning for others - I would much appreciate your assistance.

Oct 06, 2008
Beca in Manhattan

Solo Eating

I am going to be in town for a conference on Sunday and Monday. The conference is at the international trade center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave and I'm staying nearby (which I gather is not the most exciting area in the world). Can you recommend a couple of places that might be fun for dinner? I'm particularly interested in places that have great food served not only at tables, but at the bar since I will be alone. I don't want a "bar, bar" (I have zero interest in being picked up. Just want to have a nice meal by myself i.e., without my 2 yr. old twins!) I'm not looking for any specific type of food -- I'm willing to try anything. Price is not an issue. I'm willing to take a cab or subway to some place special. Thank you very much for your advice. I haven't been to DC in over 10 years and I'm looking forward to seeing how things have changed.

Chanukkah Desserts

I usually make something like a apple, cranberry, walnut crumble.

Dec 03, 2007
Beca in Home Cooking

Open House Sat. Before New Years

We just decided to have an open house from around 1-5 on the Saturday before New Year's Eve. Any menu suggestions that have been hits for you would be greatly appreciated. We are looking for a "wintry" feel (you know what I mean - we'll have the fireplace going, wear cozy sweaters etc.), but want some interesting, different menu ideas. We love to cook, but have to be careful how much we take on because we have baby twins. Thanks for your help.

Nov 27, 2007
Beca in Home Cooking

Rang's Indian Bistro, Stoneham

We have been there many times now and always enjoy it. They have always been very nice to us (even when we have brought in our twin infants at 5:00 p.m.). Only complaint is that sometimes they forget things when you carry out and the food is a bit too salty.

Jan 11, 2007
Beca in Greater Boston Area

anniversary dinner

For our anniversary, my husband and I are going to "take a break" (escape?) from our 11 mo. twin boys and stay the night at XV Beacon. Any suggestions for dinner? Before we had kids we ate out quite a bit - but not so much in the last 11 mons. So, we are feeling a little out of the swing of things. Is No. 9 Park still a special meal? Should we try something new?

Thank you for your advice.

Jan 09, 2007
Beca in Greater Boston Area

40th Birthday Dinner

My 40th birthday is Wed. My husband took me to Venice last week to celebrate (we had great food, but that is for another post). I sort of feel like I'm done with my birthday, but my husband thinks we sould at least have dinner out on Wed. He suggested Craigie Street or Rialto, but I want something more casual (as my grandma would say, something not so "fancy"). Any suggestions for a place that would be fun? As of last year, we had been to most of the "in" places, but since last Feb. (when we had twin boys) we haven't tried much new. We live North of town, but are fine with coming into Boston or Cambridge. Thanks for your help.

Nov 19, 2006
Beca in Greater Boston Area

Good resturants very near the science museum?

I second Helmold. Food is great, not pricey and the service is always good.

Nov 19, 2006
Beca in Greater Boston Area

Venice - 40th Birthday Trip

thanks!

Oct 19, 2006
Beca in Italy

Venice - 40th Birthday Trip

thank you so much for your helpful response.

Oct 19, 2006
Beca in Italy

Venice - 40th Birthday Trip

My husband and I are going to Venice for my 40th birthday in November (yes, I will bring rubber boots). He has been to Venice several times, but this is my first time. I'm a bit overwhelmed by the restaurant choices and while I have read many of the posting on this site, I am still having trouble picking a range of different kinds of experiences. We will be there for 7 days. I would love your list of the perfect food week in Venice (I know that is a tall order, but I'd really appreciate any input). Thanks so much for your help.

Oct 10, 2006
Beca in Italy