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Rainbow carrots and Turnips

I bought large ones saturday morning at Russos (outside by the cabbage) but they did not seem to have the small ones inside.

Nov 24, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Rye bread?

Thank god, that was the worst Star in the whole chain for many years.

Nov 24, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

After Dinner Spot in Newton

I was going to suggest The Local, also.

That said, it will be packed at 9 on saturday night.

Nov 15, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Red Pepper; thoughts on Sichuan/Hunan restaurants in Boston

Though a bit inconsistent at times its my favorite too.

The "J14 Noodles with stewed beef in house spicy soup" is the best cold weather soup I have found in the area.

Nov 09, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Wegmans Burlington... any reports?

Their opening time is 1100, but can be a bit...."relaxed", shall we say, except for mondays when they are open only from 4 to 7.

He mkakes one batch of dough, and when he is out, he's out. Have been burned on this.

I stick to the "no more than two toppings" rule everywhere so i do not know what their combos are like. Tomato and basil, pepperoni, mushroom and garlic.

Tiny place, no subs, no pasta, no beer, no parking.

Just pizza.

Cash only.

Nov 01, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Wegmans Burlington... any reports?

Even if its just o.k. it would beat anything in the area.
Max and Leos is great but not close or simple ( and i am a fan) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/816710

Time will tell.

Louie's Pizza in Woburn ( 5 miles) is very good, but your timing has to be perfect.

Oct 31, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Acoustics! I'm only 40.....

For the record, Lumiere is in West Newton, across from the West Newton Cinema.

Oct 29, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

November 2014 Openings and Closings

Ah well, maybe they will expand the Neptune Oyster franchise and they can all go to work there!

Oct 22, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Wegmans going downhill

Hysterical that these huge new Wegman stores have no back rooms! Stop and Shop flagship store in South Bay, Boston fucked this up years go and it took drivers hours to get their trucks unloaded. It was a huge problem and cost the company millions.

Nobody learns.

Also, been to Northboro, ho hum. And am dying to see the Middlesex turnpike near Christmas when the new Wegmans opens in Burlington. FUN!

Oct 18, 2014
hyde in Chains

Banh Mi at Pho House

Yeah, when i lived in the South End from '84 to '94 we used to say we were just waiting for the Back Bay to reach us.

There was Back Bay, and the South End, and then South Bay, which left us with the Back End.

Oct 18, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

August 2014 Openings and Closings

That "Mary Celeste" walkaway remains one of the strangest things I have seen in restaurants in the Boston area. Woks still on the stove, food in the fridge, napkins on the counter, and noone there.

It's doomed, i tell ya! Doomed!

Oct 17, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Best Place to Get an Eggplant Sub?

I was working my way down the thread to put in a recommendation for this place.

Though my usual order is their meatball sub with a side of eggplant which i layer in as per Crudele's "On the Cheap" column in the old Phoenix.

Then a nap.

Oct 17, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

August 2014 Openings and Closings

I feel another place doomed in that cursed spot.

Its horrifying if it actually made someone unwell. I have eaten countless times at Pho Viet, Kantin, the BiBimBap place across from it, and even JMPand have never gotten sick( with the exception of over eating) from any of them.

I still miss the tom yum noodle soup that the two thai ladies used to serve up in that stall.

Oct 17, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Sweet Cheeks Q... worth the trip to try it?

Thank you. Everytime I suggest this I catch hell for suggesting that people drive to "the hinterlands" to get the best in the state for reasonable dough.

I have made it from Newton and back in just over 90 minutes (with a call ahead), before the big dig thats the time I used to get on my Bianchi's/Kelly's run to Revere.

Oct 17, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Jake's Falafel Corner?

My wifes favorite falafel. But its possible she finds Jakes continually upbeat attitude compelling.

Find the chwaarma a bit dry but the falafel and char-broiled chicken is certainly worth the trip.

He will make any combo, any sandwich for you and cooks all the falafel from scratch.

Oct 12, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area
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Does filtering cheap vodka through a Brita filter really work?

If one is drinking enough straight vodka per day to worry about toxins in the mix,

perhaps the attendant problems will not be rectified by a Brita filter.

(i know, i know its done for "taste", but as a former professional drinker I thought it might well be pointed out that the stuff is poison to begin with)

Oct 11, 2014
hyde in Spirits

Does filtering cheap vodka through a Brita filter really work?

The Gubmint hates when you mess with their tax collection.

Oct 11, 2014
hyde in Spirits

Onion rings at what can only be called a truly unknown location...

God I loved this place.

Kind of joint one could put a 100 on the bar and say,

"Jim Beam, double, neat. Water back. Rolling Rock, bottle, no glass and keep 'em coming until I run out of money"

and they would serve it up,cold,correct and without a second look.

All afternoon, while you read at the bar, alone. Of course then you would have to leave, smashed, and go back out into the sunlight.

God's flashlight.

I had to stop going or die.I cant believe they have food. Great find.

I find Zoe's is very underrated here

Mulan in Waltham is also closed mondays

Found this out this week.

Oct 01, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

September 2014 Openings and Closings

Its amazing what you can get for 350 million dollars these days

Oct 01, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Blackstrap BBQ

Yes. Its under "specials", along with a very good brisket reuben on mondays. While it is not quite as good as B.T. Smokehouses reuben, it does come with two sides for 10 bucks.

Sep 16, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Blackstrap BBQ

If you are in the area early on wednesdays, I still think this is one of then best deals around:

" BBQ Chicken Family 4 Pack … $19.99 before 6PM, $24.99 after 6PM
4LBS. of Chicken cut into 8 pieces, 2LBS. of Mashed Potatoes, Garden Salad, 4 Biscuits + Gravy on the side."

Sep 14, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures

try mayo sometime, works like a charm

Sep 12, 2014
hyde in General Topics

Fluffy Bechamel

By the way, "Fluffy Bechamel" was my professional name when I was a stripper.

Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures

Hormel "Mary Kitchen" corned beef hash.

empty into a bowl and break a couple of eggs on it, Valetina hot sauce on top, three+ minutes in the microwave. beer.

bliss.

September 2014 Openings and Closings

Damn no more ice cold antipasto platters or flat, overcooked pasta

Sep 10, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

damn citizen, where you been at?
good to have you back.

Sep 10, 2014
hyde in Home Cooking

Unpasteurized Apple Cider MetroWest now that Phil's has gone away?

its also awesome.

Sep 09, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Lobster's at MB for $4.99lb...

yeah, but then you have to go to Saugus.

ISO Qubecois Jarred Herb Mixture available only in the Montreal area?

Damn, thats the stuff. thanks.

Hell. even has its own facebook page!

https://fr-fr.facebook.com/pages/Les-...

Sep 06, 2014
hyde in Quebec (inc. Montreal)