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Boston Cheese Cellar Roslindale Closing

Good news, it is re-opening…

Boston Cheese Cellar Roslindale Closing

Just received an email from the Boston Cheese Cellar in Roslindale announcing that they are closing at the end of February:

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

Dilettante chocolate covered cherries, gone. Discontinued.

Sep 24, 2014
bostonhound in Chains

HELP!!! First trip to Maine Oct 12-18: Portland to Bar Harbor

Just east of Rockland, very much "off the beaten track", with lovely people and setting.

Brown Rice Paper Wrappers in Boston?

Maybe ask them if there are any in the Boston area?

Any hidden gems for culinary gardening?

I also buy herbs and flowers at Ferrara's. Reasonable prices and very helpful people (especially the woman) makes me happy to support a small local business.

Cowgirl Creamery Closing

Just heard that they are closing or have already closed. If anyone hears info of them reopening in a new location, will you post?

White Cornmeal in Boston?(Not $8 lb.)

Glad to help out. Nice to think of you enjoying your bread!

White Cornmeal in Boston?(Not $8 lb.)

...1.29 for 2 pounds.

White Cornmeal in Boston?(Not $8 lb.)

I bought some Indian Head recently at the Shop Rite in Hyde Park.

It Is Impossible to Find a Functional Stainless Steel Steamer Basket.

Had read your post way back when and thought of it tonight when I found a Vita Saver stainless steamer. Was at Savers (used stuff) and purchased a made in USA NOS (new old stock) Vita Saver for 3.99. Looked on Ebay and they are there and not terribly expensive. So, if you are sill in need, I think you will be very pleased with the quality.

Dec 12, 2013
bostonhound in Cookware

Sriracha Candy Canes

Has anyone seen them for sale in the Boston area?

Tangine - worth the money?

This company (based on Whidbey Island, outside of Seattle) has wonderful stuff, in addition to tagines. You can look at the store locator or write to them directly.

Aug 20, 2013
bostonhound in Cookware

Looking for Maltex Cereal in Boston Area

It has been gone for quite some time but appears to be back at Hannaford. Just looked on line at the Quincy store and it is 3.29 per box.

You could call the Hannaford's closest to you and ask if they have it. If they don't, they can get it for you.

Hope that helps.

Shopping in Sausalito and San Francisco

I really enjoyed the Rainbow Grocery. Purchased cheeses, honey, olive oil, vinegar, and Rancho Gordo beans from the bulk bins. All local and good prices.

Ice cream machines

This is a great item to look for at yard sales. That way, if you don't use it very often you won't have spent much for one. I see them frequently for five dollars or less. It's one of those things that people buy or are given, hardly use, and sell for almost nothing. Fortunately, yard sale season is upon us!

Mar 24, 2013
bostonhound in Cookware

Pleasant Cafe Roslindale


Huang Fei Hong spicy peanuts?

Found them at Ming's in the South End. They were located to the left of the checkout as you face out to the street.

Bobby's Burger Palace - Anyone been yet?

Guess he was in town today:

joanne chang-myers ‏@jbchang
“@keithcbrooks: Hey now!! @bflay is at F2!! @jbchang” He opened a new burger palace! Welcome bobby and congrats!!

italian terracotta pans

Tutto Italiano in Hyde Park has italian terra cotta pans. You could give them a call:

Jan 18, 2013
bostonhound in Cookware

January 2013 Openings and Closings

Harrow's Chicken Pies opened in Dedham. Have never had one, are they great?

buying a wok

My suggestion would be to read Grace Young's book, "The Breath of a Wok", and take a look at her web site. She's the "Stir Fry Guru" and gives lots of great wok advice.

Aug 23, 2012
bostonhound in Cookware

Vanilla Donker Aroma from Aruba

Well, did not get any replies to this post so I opened the bottle, it smelled like root beer, so I tossed it out. Still would like to know more about it...

Mar 19, 2012
bostonhound in General Topics

Vanilla Donker Aroma from Aruba

A friend brought me a bottle of this and I'm wondering if it it real or imitation vanilla. The label is in Dutch (I think) and the ingredients are:

natuuridentieke smaakstof voor levensmiddelen, water, E-150

Have looked on the net and come up empty.

Mar 18, 2012
bostonhound in General Topics

Large (47" x 25") galvanized steel pan for under grill or car

Have been searching for these for a long time and finally found them at Walmart for $9.86. Plan to use under a Weber Kettle...and they're made in the U.S.A.

Mar 03, 2012
bostonhound in Cookware

Latino grocers in the Boston area?

On Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park, there is America's Food Basket. It is primarily a Latino/Caribbean market and the selection is quite extensive. Check it out:

Pho 29 Canton

Stopped here last night to try out the newly opened Pho 29. They doubled their size from the former Viet Grille and it is bright and comfortable. The new bathroom is a huge improvement. The new owner was gracious and brought us a complimentary appetizer of fried chicken which was moist and crispy. Lots of sauces to add a bit of heat. We ordered crispy spring rolls (fried) which were fine, but not especially outstanding, next time I would try the summer rolls instead. We really enjoyed the grilled pork and spring roll on rice vermicelli and vegetables. Very fresh tasting with thai basil, cilantro, and the usual dressing of fish sauce and shredded carrots. Lastly, we had the crispy hen. This was a favorite from the original Viet Grille, and while it was a beautiful presentation, we agreed it was not as crispy as before. Also, the stuffing was a bit dry and lacking in flavor. Overall, this place is still charming and will definitely return to try a bowl of pho.

Pho 29
645 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021

Viet Grill Canton

Just took a drive out to Canton to see what was happening in this space. Well, they have reopened. Spoke with the new owner and looked at the new/remodeled space. Much more room and bright and clean. The former owner still helps out and advises, hope to see him when we go this Thursday. Crispy Hen is still on the menu! The new name is Pho 29.

Open on Christmas-Near Children's Hospital?

Last Christmas we enjoyed a lovely meal at Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square. Not far at all from Childrens.

Viet Grill Canton

Thanks so much! Will you repost if you see them opening? There is a small group of us in Boston/Cambridge who are panting for him to reopen his doors. He is such a sweet host and the food is one of our favorites.