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Seeking breakfast venue in Woburn ... (prior to a pitstop @ Woburn Mall)

Thanks for all the responses thus far ..... if I broaden my options to include Medford or Stoneham or Burlington, will that offer up any better breakfast spots?

Also, any hope that the weather system which appears to be stuck in "snow storm mode" will be better by the time of my trip (3 weeks from yesterday ... yikes!!) ??? I grew up on the south shore and don't ever recall a winter season as bad as this has been.

Jan 28, 2011
rk4me in Greater Boston Area

Seeking breakfast venue in Woburn ... (prior to a pitstop @ Woburn Mall)

In a few weeks, my sister and I will be headed back East to visit friends/family. And yes, I'm well aware of the brutal winter weather that's been hitting New England.

Will be arriving EARLY, early on Friday morning, 2/18, and after picking up rental car will drive from Logan north on Rte. 93. Before we reach our final destination in NH, our plan is to eat breakfast in the Woburn area and then hit the Talbots Outlet.

Sooooooooo, any suggestions for a good Woburn breakfast spot? Or are our options limited to an IHOP or Bickford's ..... assuming there's one in neighborhood.

Jan 27, 2011
rk4me in Greater Boston Area

Looking for places to eat in Quincy

I have NO idea how or why the VR is still in business . . . . . probably because it's an "institution" (???).

A better choice for Italian in Quincy is Alfredo's just past Quincy Sq. on 75 Franklin St., Quincy MA, (617) 801-0300. Ate there a couple months ago (Sept) during a family visit to area.

Nov 18, 2007
rk4me in Greater Boston Area

Looking for places to eat in Quincy

I seem to have visited my former hometown alot more times this year than I would have thought . . . . still give a hearty thumbs up for the Inn at Bay Pointe. And during a trip to Quincy in September, I ate at "Captain Fishbone's" --- http://www.captainfishbones.com/direc...
It's located on the way to Squantum, I guess this is the "Marina Bay" area? When I grew up, it didn't exist . . . well, at least the development of shops/restaurants/etc wasn't there.

Are there other restaurants in Marina Bay worth a try? And, of course, please feel free to share more recent comments/reviews for any other restaurants in Quincy.

Thanks,

Nov 18, 2007
rk4me in Greater Boston Area

knife sharpening

Like a prior poster above, I also would like to know if anybody can recommend a place to get knives sharpened on the South Shore --- (Braintree/Quincy/Weymouth area).

Is there anything in the South Shore Plaza??? I no longer live in this area, however am trying to track this down for a family member.

Nov 18, 2007
rk4me in Greater Boston Area

best thai in dallas?

Over a year since this post originated ..... however would like to respond by saying that "Royal Thai" is still a great place to eat. They're located in "Old Town Shopping Center" which is on northeast corner of Greenville Ave / Lovers Lane (actual address is 5500 Greenville Ave, & phone no. is (214)691-3555.

Mango Thai is located on Lovers Lane, further west than Royal Thai. I'd guestimate it's about 6 miles away. It's a decent restaurant, however I find Royal Thai to be a better choice.

Jul 10, 2007
rk4me in Dallas - Fort Worth

Vegan? (Dallas)

I'm not a vegan or vegetarian however DO enjoy the Cosmic Cup in Oak Lawn -- http://www.cosmiccafedallas.com/

Apr 27, 2007
rk4me in Texas

Where to Eat in Lima and Cusco

I'm another upcoming visitor to Peru and am seeking restaurant suggestions for these two cities.

If you find yourself in Ecuador or Peru, try the Guinea Pig

Tried it when I was in Ecuador in 2006 .... it was roasted over an open flame and supposedly, this was one of the better restaurants for cuy. Sorry, can't remember the name; actually I saw Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre or Weird Foods) on his Travel Channel program and he was eating at that same place.

By me, it was just okay ..... I don't know that I'd rave about it or feel the need to try again. However I got a kick out of people's responses, & look of horror when I got back home and told everyone about it!

Good budget restaurants in Lima

???? Going to Peru in a couple months from now, and also would like any recommendations.

Gennaro's Eatery in Quincy

Look at the discussion thread titled "looking for places to eat in Quincy" -- http://www.chowhound.com/topics/34292...

Having just come back from a trip to my former hometown, I'd been reading about where to eat. During this recent visit, I wasn't able to get to Gennaro's, however in the above mentioned thread, there's positive feedback from latter of 2006 / early 2007.

Feb 21, 2007
rk4me in Greater Boston Area

Looking for places to eat in Quincy

ALL - Thanks for the input on this topic. I've now come back to Tejas from my visit back to Quincy. Weren't able to get to as many spots as I'd have liked. However did have a wonderful Sunday lunch at the Inn at Bay Pointe -- http://www.innatbaypointe.com/
Several at our table had fish -- I tried my Mom's broiled schrod & it was quite tasty. I had the lamb shank --- oh, a good hearty meal on a cold wintery day.

I 'm sorry to hear the Hingham Bay Club is now gone.

Then on Monday we had lunch at Finian's Restaurant in Quincy Square -- and that worked fine for Mom. For some reason, she wasn't interested in checking out Grumpy White's (sigh) ..... at her stage of life, she likes to stick w/ tried & true.

Feb 21, 2007
rk4me in Greater Boston Area

Looking for places to eat in Quincy

In addition to "Inn at Baypointe", also would like to hear feedback about "Hingham Bay Club", (781) 740-8200,
349 Lincoln St
Hingham, MA 02043

Feb 15, 2007
rk4me in Greater Boston Area

Looking for places to eat in Quincy

I'm preparing myself for the winter onslaught -- fly up to Boston tomorrow. At least the storm is over & it's just a matter of bundling up against the cold --- brrrrrr.

OH, and one more restaurant question. What about the "Inn at Baypointe" on Washington St., Quincy? Actually, if I recall the restaurant is down a small road off of Washington. It's been several years since I ate there. Has anybody been there recently?

If I recall, I really enjoyed their veal marsala. Certainly if anyone can suggest another place in Quincy (or Braintree, Weymouth, Randolph) that offers up yummy veal dishes, I'd like to hear about it.

Feb 15, 2007
rk4me in Greater Boston Area

Looking for places to eat in Quincy

Thanks for the suggestion. I looked at their online menu --- appears to be a "Mom-suitable" place.

Feb 11, 2007
rk4me in Greater Boston Area

Looking for places to eat in Quincy

Out of business already ??? Sounds like they haven't even been there a year! Well, guess I'll revise my file of "places to eat in Quincy".

Thanks!

Feb 11, 2007
rk4me in Greater Boston Area

The former Red Sauce in Quincy

Anybody with a first hand account about the Redwood Tavern?

I found this review --- http://www.boston.com/dining/globe_re...

Would like to hear anything further from somebody who's been there within past month or two. Thanks!

Feb 11, 2007
rk4me in Greater Boston Area

Looking for places to eat in Quincy

GREAT DISCUSSION -- appreciate this info as I'll be headed up to Wollaston to visit family this week.

One more question for this group, has anyone been to the restaurant that's on Adams St. (the former location of Naked Fish Restaurant). Sorry, can't remember the name of the place .... read about it on Cheap Eats (boston.com?) .... anyhow, it's basic American cuisine .... however always looking for a reasonably priced, simple menu for my Mom. At her stage of life, she's not seeking any dining adventures.

Feb 11, 2007
rk4me in Greater Boston Area