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Wahlburgers

Someone recently mentioned to me that they would be opening a new place at the Lynnfield Marketplace.

We were at the plaza last night and the parking lefts much to be desired although we do go to eat there once in a while.

I assume everyone will think it's a welcome addition.

Feb 21, 2014
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Dinner near Seaport on Saturday 2/15

Not going to make a suggestion other than what others have mentioned, make a reservation. Friday is Valentine's Day and I would think some people would go out to dinner on Saturday night instead so it might be crazy busy in some of these restaurants.

Feb 11, 2014
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Purchasing Frozen Lobster Pie, Methuen/Andover area?

If you call and order the Century House will make it anyway you would like it.

Dec 19, 2013
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Need Brunch help for last hurrah!

I have no thoughts about where you should dine, but good thoughts going out to you during your surgery and recovery.

Dec 08, 2013
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Wilson Farms' Cheese English Muffins

They sound wonderful. Wish I lived closer to Wilson Farms.

Nov 16, 2013
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A&B Burgers

Has A&B Burgers opened in the former home of the Great Escape, Salem? If so, have you been and what are your thoughts?

Nov 14, 2013
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With Hilltop almost gone, what is now the most Iconic Boston Area Restaurant?

The Continental is in a time warp although not in a bad way. Their food is decent and some of their specials are quite good.

I have never eaten in the dining room, only the bar. They still give you chicken wings, fritters (?), bean dip and popovers before the meal. Very old school, but charming in a way. The majority of servers seems like they have been there for quite some time.

I wouldn't hesitate to go back there. Much better food than what the Hilltop offered, from what I hear, in the past few years.

Oct 15, 2013
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Anything good to eat at Market St. Lynnfield?

I have been to the Yardhouse a few times, once when they had a private invite only opening. Two other times with friends, once we all had burgers that we more than decent and we complained the fries were cold and were immediately given new fries and offered a complimentary dessert.

The next time we just had their 1/2 prices apps and a drink. I believe they call their restaurant upscale, casual. I, personally, think it's pricey for what it is...very noisy, not the place to go if you want to have a conversation with someone without screaming across the table. But as far as food no real complaints.

Will I be a regular there? No, but once in a while perhaps.

Haven't been to Wagamama in Lynnfield, only Boston. I wasn't impressed. My husband liked it, maybe just not really my type of food. I didn't care too much for the seating aspect. I don't share tables well with strangers, again me.

I have been in the candy store and they are very overpriced, but we need to remember the town the mall is in. We went to Starbucks there yesterday and all the little school girls were in there with their Uggs on and buying their coffee and lemonade. Not that I'm profiling or anything.

I doubt I will spend too much time at this mall since I think the parking will become a nightmare closer to the holidays and once King's opens.

JMO everyone.

Oct 15, 2013
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More North Shore MA dining

I agree with Snafu's recommendations. Both very good.

Sep 16, 2013
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Davio's, Lynnfield

Anyone been there yet? Any comments, pro or con?

Sep 03, 2013
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Peanut-butter-filled Pretzel Nuggets?

They are very addictive. I generally like the TJ's ones. Enjoy!!

Aug 31, 2013
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Doing the North Shore drive with wife and kids tomorrow. Best clam shack !!!

If you don't sit in the bar area at the Choate I would think it would be fine for kids. Even in the bar I have never seen any issues although late night might be different, but I don't think a family with kids would be going late night.

Aug 20, 2013
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Doing the North Shore drive with wife and kids tomorrow. Best clam shack !!!

I agree about Choate Bridge. One of our favorites. Their clam roll is amazing. Although we don't always go their for that item, we just generally like the place.

Aug 20, 2013
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Doing the North Shore drive with wife and kids tomorrow. Best clam shack !!!

We have been liking Bob Lobster in Newbury across from the airport on the way to Plum Island.

Their clam roll is outstanding and huge. Not greasy and very light batter.

Aug 12, 2013
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Rosario's, Saugus

Thanks Karl, but have you eaten there?

Jul 18, 2013
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Rosario's, Saugus

Anyone tried this place? There was a Groupon today for it and I was wondering what everyone thought of this place. I am assuming, since it's calling itself a steakhouse, it must be somewhat comparable in price to Boston.

I did not buy the Groupon, just curious is all.

Jul 18, 2013
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dinner meeting near wakefield

The Continental in Saugus is very old school, but the food is quite good. I'm partial to the lobster pie myself.

Never attended a function there, but have had dinner there as recently as 4-6 months ago.

Jul 15, 2013
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Mothers Day and Texas Grandma

I agree if you are going to pick a chain type restaurant I would go to NYAJ's over the 99. I have a friend who loves the 99 and I am sick to death of that place and the food is just barely passable. JMO.

I do love the bread and olive oil dip at NYAJ's and, even though we don't go there too often it usually doesn't disappoint. I've only been to Beverly though.

Enjoy your dinner.

Apr 30, 2013
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Anyone tried Prime Roast Beef and Brick Oven Pizza on 114 Danvers?

No idea. But that guy that is on Flipping Boston is a part owner of Prime so it's getting quite a bit of publicity.

I live in the area, but stay closer to home for a roast beef sandwich since there are three places that have them in my area.

Let us know if you try it.

Apr 12, 2013
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Theatre district lunch

Intermission Tavern on Tremont Street? I have only been there for a dinner after a comedy show at the Wilbur, but it was good and I didn't think too pricey.

We sat at the bar. I would go back if I was in that area for a show again.

You would have to check to see if they do lunch. I don't know.

Apr 11, 2013
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Any suggestions for fun, trendy, funky dinner for a 14 year girls bday

I know my daughter in her teen years loved Fire & Ice. We had her birthday there one year and she had a great time.

Mar 31, 2013
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Restaurants offering Easter menu options in Bostons metro west.

Davio's in Foxborough is offering a prix fixe menu together with their regular menu from noon until 7PM.

Mar 09, 2013
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CSA Share North Shore of Boston (near Wakefield)

Peabody is going to be partnering with Silverbrook Farm from Dartmouth this season for residents to have the opportunity to join a CSA, It does not indicate whether it's limited to Peabody residents only and I wouldn't think it should be. It also doesn't indicate how many shares they are selling.

From what I understand there are two informational seminars tonight one at the West Branch Library and one at the Main Library. I know the Main Library's time for this seminar is 6:30PM.

You could probably call the library for more specifics about the program.

Mar 06, 2013
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Panera Cares, Boston

I think the concept is a good one, but whether it works out the way it was designed is something else altogether.

As far as the poster who make the comment about people and their EBT cards, it was always my understanding, having volunteered at a food pantry for many years, that you cannot use your EBT card for take-out food so they will still have to shop and cook at home unless they sell it on the street for cash to use for their other vices which some of them certainly manage to do.

I also read the Globe article today about TJ's, but it seems some in the community where they plan to locate are not too receptive. Also a good concept, but will it work?

Feb 26, 2013
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Best Filet

Pellana, Peabody.

Feb 23, 2013
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Dinner near the Wilbur Theater

We went in October and yes, they were homemade and served warm. So good.

Feb 17, 2013
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Dinner near the Wilbur Theater

If you end up at Intermission Tavern and get a sandwich or burger get their chips.

Feb 17, 2013
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Dinner near the Wilbur Theater

I second Intermission Tavern. Just a little dive, we sat at the bar, but the food was good. We actually went after a show at the Wilbur and the place was packed.

I don't know your definition of casual, but IT is certainly casual.

Feb 17, 2013
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What to get at Henry's in Beverly?

I'm not that impressed with Henry's. Yes, they have a great selection and everything sounds delicious, but I think their food is lacking in flavor.

Granted I haven't been there is sometime, but they don't hold that much appeal for me. Perhaps, things have changed. I also find them pricey especially when I get something home and it's just so-so.

But let us know what you found to be good. I might give it another try.

Feb 14, 2013
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Restaurant wedding venues

Danversport Yacht Club is just your big box function center. They do have a restaurant, but I have never seen it used for a wedding.

I am not sure where the Peabody Museum Farm is in Peabody. I know we have Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm that people love, but you need to supply everything I believe. There's the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. They may do wedding receptions.

Tupper Manor in Beverly at the campus of Endicott College is lovely.

Good luck and Congrats!!

Feb 12, 2013
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