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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.

Sep 12, 2014
hyde in General Topics
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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)

Best Chicken parm sub in Boston

A late shout out to the sandwiches at Emilio's in Coolidge Square.

im partial to their meatball sub but the chicken is a killer.

Nice people too.

http://thephoenix.com/boston/food/132...

Sep 05, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

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

Got a few jars a present years ago and now cannot for the life of me remember the name of this product.

The recipies I looked for to make myself contained a lot of savory.

My friend used to buy it in cases of twelve mason size jars when he was in the city, but I never heard of it elsewhere.

can you help?

posted on home cooking board and got nothin'

Sep 05, 2014
hyde in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

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

Got a few jars a present years ago and now cannot for the life of me remember the name of this product.

The recipies I looked for to make myself contained a lot of savory.

My friend used to buy it in cases of twelve mason size jars when he was in the city, but I never heard of it elsewhere.

Can you help?

Sep 01, 2014
hyde in Home Cooking

Traditional Boston eatery? Need multiple recs

and MUCH better food than most of the aformentioned places

Chicken Skin Uses

Wait a minute! I suggested something similar up thread and somebody called me Paula Deen!

No fair.

Jul 15, 2014
hyde in Home Cooking

August 2014 Openings and Closings

This concept does not interest me in the slightest but 18 months in "The Wreck of the Hesperus" slot in the 88 food court will doom them anyhow.

I will miss One of The Kind, though after they lost that first chef (who was freakin' great) they never had any consistency and when you asked about stuff on the menu they looked at each other like you were asking about disappeared family members.

We'll see.
I still miss the two Thai ladies, their tom yum soup was the best.

Jul 15, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

NanaP [Jewish deli in Boston?]

Kens in Copley Square was a fair (at best) deli rhat had late night hours and has been closed for 30 years.

Kens steak House still exists on Route 9 in Framingham and should have been closed 30 years ago.

Jul 10, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Wholesale Clam prices increased over 50% this week !!? !!? Dairy Joy

I have been waiting/predicting the 50 dollar large fried clam order for two years now

I say double it, "New England Large!" and charge 100 bucks. caveat emptor.

There has never been a better time to hate fish.

Leave 'em in the ocean.

Jul 08, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

New Steakhouse in Burlington, The Bancroft...

If there is a committed dedication to local, I will be happy to be wrong.

Will follow.

Jun 25, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

New Steakhouse in Burlington, The Bancroft...

Honestly? Why?

I was going to respond with a snarky retort but really i want to know what could possibly be interesting about one more steak house?

I guess i just dont get it. I would rather eat at one of those "New Cookie-Cutter American Pub Food Slider" joints than suffer through any more corporate steak.

Maybe im just wrong.

Jun 25, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

The Best of the Best: An Ongoing Thread

Runner up: One-Two punch

Climb into car, climb on the Pike, westbound and listen to last weeks NPR "Wait, Wait, Dont tell Me" off your phone.

Climb off at the Sturbridge exit, (if all is right, the show will be ending). Pull into the parking lot at B.T. Smokehouse.

Go inside and order the Brisket Reuben and some potato salad, and then walk down to Yankee Spirits and buy a case of Dogfish Head 90 minutes for 50 dollars. (or any of the Jacks Abby's six packs for 8), by the time you get back your sandwich will be ready.

Sit and consume one of the best sandwiches in Massachusetts and drink several cold Dogfish Heads.

Get someone else to drive, and on the way back listen to last weeks "The Moth" or the last few installments of "99% invisible" with your eyes closed and the windows open.

win/win

The Best of the Best: An Ongoing Thread

Best one-two punch:
a large meatball sub and a side of fried eggplant ( to layer into the sandwich, thank you,Lindsay Crudele) at Emilo's Homemade Italian subs& dinners in Coolidge Square (6 Biegelow ave.) while waiting for Nick at Coolidge Variety next door to box up your order of fresh lamb from Mennonite farmers in western Mass.

win/win.

Jun 25, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

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

I will concede that some places (usually seafood) will pull them off the menu until the cooler months. we will need to re-visit this whole argument come october 1st.

Jun 24, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Chicken stock - here's what I have; what now?

you know, after 20 years of every which way, this is what i do recently:

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/1...

I use chicken backs mostly as wings have become too expensive.

3-5 lbs of backs, a roasted onion, 4+ quarts of H2O, and a three nich piece of scrubbed ginger, 10 hours on low, drain, skim, and pressure can (10 pounds, 25 min for me at sea level) .
Four quarts shelf stable homemade chicken stock overnight.

Jun 23, 2014
hyde in Home Cooking

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

I too have found it over-priced for just fair food, but then I could never really afford the Shire/White/Lynch level establishments to eat at them enough to form a consistent picture.

Jun 23, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

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

This is a very cool use of a slow cooker for brown bread:

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...

but add raisins, they are essential

Jun 23, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

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

not exactly Boston, but ill take it!

Jun 19, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

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

I too am skeptical that you have NO difficulty finding a fishcake/baked bean/brown bread plate in the Boston area.
Where?
Where?
Were?

Just tell me where and they get my business.

CapeCodGuy, that find is remarkable and truly a old school find. nice work.

Jun 19, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area

Refried Beans woe

Yeah, a bunch of salt.

Also, never could figure out how my favorite place got their beans to taste so damn good, until I watched a friends mother cook them in her kitchen,

She used at LEAST a quarter cup of rendered lard in the pan. I cant even imagine what is in the restaurant version.

Ruined me forever.

Jun 16, 2014
hyde in Home Cooking

Scissors and Pie Pizza on Newbury St.

In the past I have ordered a well-done sausage/garlic Sicilian along with an additional pepper/onion Sicilian from Imperial Pizza in Brighton center.

That order fed 8 with leftovers, Total was under thirty dollars. I left five in the tip jar.

Those are Una Pizza Napoletana prices without the background. Count me out.

Jun 16, 2014
hyde in Greater Boston Area
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