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Market Basket (Ashland) - problems with worker docs.

Amen!

Apr 19, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

STUFFED PASTA - Home Cooking Dish of the Month for March 2014

nomadchowwoman, now that is being resourceful and recycling leftovers that probably would have gotten thrown out when I cleaned out the freezer/fridge. Thanks for the inspiration...sounds heavenly.

Apr 18, 2014
bear in Home Cooking

Lunch near newton Wellesley hospital....with a child

I hear you, Gordough, but still stand by mentioning Cook. It's a pleasant atmosphere and after they check out the distance they can decide how far they want to stray if time isn't a concern. It is about 3 miles with several lights, though, and Waban Kitchen is closer and also quite pleasant, and there are several other decent places mentioned..

Apr 17, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Lunch near newton Wellesley hospital....with a child

As Blumie says, The Local has a good burger and is a casual neighborhood place. Cook Newton, a little further up Rte. 16, is also a good choice with or without kids. The brunch food I've had has been mostly very tasty and it has a pleasant contemporary vibe.

Apr 17, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Who sells real broth made from scratch?

Both Formaggio Kitchen and Dave's Fresh Pasta usually have a few varieties of store-made stock in the freezer.

I also picked up a quart of rich-looking chicken stock at the Modern Rotisserie chicken side of New England Soup Factory in Newton (haven't tried it yet).

Apr 17, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area
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Some recent Merrimack Valley eats / lunch

Great post, Ali. I'm not in the area much and haven't made a Thwaites run in a while. I forgot they have frozen pies so I need to stop and pick up a few to stick in the freezer. Thanks for the reminder!

Apr 17, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Knife Fight, Esquire TV

Linda, as I mentioned above, I watched it on the Esquire site with my Verizon fios username and password and like you I'm in the general Boston area. Now hopefully I have all of last season to watch!

Apr 16, 2014
bear in Food Media & News
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Soul fire in Brighton

We've had the fried chicken a couple of times in the last few months. It's cooked to order, crispy, juicy and well-seasoned. It even holds up to a 20-minute ride home. Sorry, I can't remember the sides except the bbq potato chips on the passable mac and cheese.

Apr 16, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Knife Fight, Esquire TV

I'm watching "Whole Pig" right now on the Esquire site. I had to enter my Verizon username and password. It's fun so far!

Apr 15, 2014
bear in Food Media & News

Best place for fried seafood/fisherman's platter?

And a good lobster roll as well.

Apr 15, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Iggy's Cranberry Pecan Rolls

If you don't get any responses, you might try calling the Iggy's Cambridge bakery/retail store. They open at 7 and hopefully you can speak with someone who knows the BH availability.

In the past, Whole Foods has had them so it might be worth a shot.

http://www.iggysbread.com/index.php

Apr 13, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Legal Crossing?

Thanks for taking one for the team.

Apr 11, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Breakfast near Woburn

If you'll be there for Saturday breakfast and you can wait until 10 a.m., you could give Masa in Woburn a shot. They have a Fiesta Brunch deal with a choice of one of three starters, one of four entrees, and coffee or tea for &7.95. It's a good deal and service has been good (lots of coffee refills, etc.) when we've gone. The food isn't amazing but it is solid and made with quality ingredients.

Apr 10, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

What's in your slow cooker today

Boy, that really stinks. No dinner, wasted homemade sauce, and wasted chicken. I made beef stew yesterday (prepped Monday night) and would have been pretty bummed if it had happened to me. Hope you were able to salvage dinner somehow.

Apr 09, 2014
bear in Home Cooking

Eggs Benedict/Florentine

Yum! Let us know how it goes.

Apr 05, 2014
bear in Home Cooking

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: January 2014-June 2014

Thanks, skamama. I looked for them at Costco to no avail but didn't ask. Good to know the reason. I figure I'll start looking in TJ's in a few weeks.

Apr 05, 2014
bear in Chains

Tim Maslow Piece in Bostoon Mag just now

I doubt that the decision to bring back some of the much-loved dishes that caused such a buzz when Tim first took over Strip-T's is based solely on the Richman piece. I'm sure the number of tables turned in a week and customer feedback as well as comments on sites like this were important factors as well, and then Richman's comments added to reflections that were bound to happen. Sometimes the only way to know if something works is to give it time, and it is natural and organic for Strip T's to have to figure out it's place in the context of coexisting with Ribelle.

That said, I, too, am happy to think that those early dishes are going to be available again.

Apr 04, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Casual Dinner in Newton Lower Falls

I've only been twice for brunch (not for a couple of months) and service was very good at that time of day. The food (burgers, different kinds of benedict, pancakes with apple compote) was also very good with the exception of the smoked tomato hollandaise, which desperately needed some acid or something to make it pop. My husband and I will head back for dinner burgers some time and report back.

Apr 04, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Casual Dinner in Newton Lower Falls

Further up Rte. 16 are The Local, Cook and the new Social.

Apr 02, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Bagelsaurus: How Early is Early?

My son went to Cutty's for lunch yesterday and spoke with Mary, who makes the bagels. She said they have upped production and the bagels should now be available later into the day.

Apr 02, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

M3: confused waitress or weird definition?

We also called them cube steak.

Apr 02, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

NYTimes Case Study on Our Own Barb Lynch and Kristin Kish

Terrific article, oc. Thanks for posting.

Apr 01, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

April 2014 Openings and Closings

Let's hope that it is good. The menu is a bit precious, but it does have a pretty broad appeal. They need to learn to spell banh mi, though.

Apr 01, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Vegetarian Dining in Boston's Chinatown

It doesn't get a lot of love on this board, but Gourmet Dumpling House has really good veggie dumplings and sauteed mustard greens with edamame and bean curd skin.

Apr 01, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Why can't I find halloumi cheese anywhere?

Russo's had some today. I think it was Cypress brand. Goat, sheep and cow milk.

Mar 31, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

where to buy lamb shanks in Metro West

You could also try Coolidge Provisions or the Meat Spot in Watertown.

Mar 31, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Boston's Best Toast?

And I love their olive bread. It has some caramelized onions in it for some extra savoriness.

Mar 31, 2014
bear in Greater Boston Area

Using up Cream Cheese

Thanks for the report and the warning, RedTop. Bummer.

Mar 31, 2014
bear in Home Cooking
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Using up Cream Cheese

grey, it actually sounds more like a guideline than a recipe. That's not a problem for many here on the home cooking board since we often use something like this as a suggestion, but it certainly would be an issue for an inexperienced home cook.

Mar 30, 2014
bear in Home Cooking

Using up Cream Cheese

Thanks! Couldn't be simpler. If you try it, can you report back? I'd be really grateful. Hope it's delicious!

Mar 30, 2014
bear in Home Cooking