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Where to buy lard- Waltham

I bought a pint of lard from Moody's about a year ago, in the freezer section. Hopefully they still have it. Good luck! They are closed on Sundays and Mondays, I believe.

about 11 hours ago
bear in Greater Boston Area
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More Waltham fun - Alba Mediterranean Market and Bakery

Ooh, ooh, that's exciting! Thanks for the heads-up.

about 15 hours ago
bear in Greater Boston Area

Italian Bakery

Has anyone tried the bread from Bread Obsession in Lexington? It's definitely not Italian, but I've heard a couple of glowing comments. They don't seem to have a retail location but I plan to get a loaf the next time I go to Dave's Pasta.

1 day ago
bear in Greater Boston Area

May 2015 Openings and Closings

I peeked in the other day. There was a table saw and lots of work left to do.

Apr 24, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Mandatory 20% at Select?

Tom Ashbrook is devoting part of On Point to the topic of tipping. Looks to be an interesting show. I'm not sure if anyone from Select will be there, but there is a local angle.

http://onpoint.wbur.org/2015/04/23/ti...

Apr 24, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Owner and Baker of Betty Ann food shop passed away

Beautiful tribute of Bill Scantlebury of Betty Ann's on WBUR. (I'm a bit fan of the Remembrance Project in general.)

http://www.wbur.org/2015/04/23/the-re...

Apr 23, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Something Chowish near Marlborough?

Sorry I called you digga, devilham!

Apr 21, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Something Chowish near Marlborough?

Great report back, digga. It's really helpful for other hounds and visitors looking in the area. Rail Trail sounds like it's worth a visit and a little effort to go out of the way to get there. Apple picking isn't all that far away!

Sounds like you had an amazing day, and your little Dr. Who fan sounds just awesome. He's in good company with the 20- and 30-somethings in my extended family.

Apr 20, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

The perfect Concord/Lincoln morning

Thanks for the day brightener, Blumie. We sure are fortunate to live in such an amazing area, and it's pretty easy to take it all for granted. Fun post.

Apr 20, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Post your 2015 cookware finds and deals here.

I have an Instant Pot and like it quite a bit, although I still haven't used it's full range and need to use it more to get more comfortable. I've used it as a slow cooker and a pressure cooker, though. I would buy it again. That's a great deal. I thin I paid $149 which included a glass lid as well as the stainless lid.

Apr 19, 2015
bear in Cookware

Sunday brunch: Coppa or Aquitane?

My experiences at Aquitaine's brunch have been fine but nothing special, although I do like the space. I haven't been to Coppa, but a good backup place could be Boston Chops. We frequently go out for brunch on Saturdays and often enjoyed going there, but unfortunately they now only have Sunday brunch.

Apr 17, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area
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Italian Pork Sandwich?

I had the pork and rabe sandwich a couple of weeks ago, and I'm almost certain that there was no fennel in it. I think you get a choice of pork and rabe or pork and fennel.The rabe version was really delicious and I'd be happy to have it on a regular basis.

The bite I stole of the greens and bacon was phenomenal.

Apr 16, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Destination: Donuts

Yeah, we really like Donuts with a Difference in Medford, but there's nothing exciting for a 6-year-old about their old-school counter.

Apr 16, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Loyal Nine, Cambridge

I forgot to mention the bread. The night we went it was rye, and was awesome.

Happy Birthday!

Apr 13, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Loyal Nine, Cambridge

BBE, I have to say that I did really enjoy the dish. I might have liked another piece of pig ear or another clam or two, but really enjoyed the brioche roll and thought the clams were some of the best I've had. I could happily have made a meal of a plate of them.

I do agree with you that the restaurant's quirkiness, inventiveness and risk-taking will likely mean that diners' reactions to some of the dishes will run the gamut. It will be fun to watch the place evolve.

Apr 12, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Loyal Nine, Cambridge

You know, yarm, maybe a simple short-term solution would be to print out a separate menu with those veggie options, and maybe charge a couple of bucks less for dishes like the veggie roast that don't include the more expensive non-vegetarian ingredients.

And those beans were really delicious and fun to eat.

Apr 12, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Loyal Nine, Cambridge

A few of us went last Saturday night and really enjoyed our meals. I have to say, though, that the vegetarian really did not have enough options to feel like he indulged. He loved the sunchoke stew, but didn't have a lot else to choose from other than a salad with aged goat cheese. I'm surprised more thought wasn't put into veggie choices given the number of colleges we have and how many young people are vegan or vegetarian. Our server was great and she spent some time with him going over the choices, but there was very little to choose from.

Standouts for us were the pork ribs, the savory supper (those potatoes were fabulous soaking up all that pork fat), the braised pork dish and the fried clam and pig ear roll.

I'd definitely go back with omnivores, but probably not with a vegetarian in the party. Given the amount of money we spent overall, it would have been nice for everyone in the party to leave feeling full and happy.

Apr 12, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

first time at Mulan. What are your favorites?

The couple of times I've had it, it's definitely been sole. I always ask now after getting some really muddy tilapia at other places in the past. It's been over a year, though, so maybe they've changed.

Apr 07, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Boston Public Market Proposal

I wonder if they'll validate for the Parcel 7.

Apr 07, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Top quality chinese restaurant in(near) Boston

Nice to see you back on the board, hargau.

Apr 07, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Dumpling Daugher Weston

Hey, I also like the idea of a bear cellar, especially filled with craft beer.

Apr 06, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Fenway/Kenmore: Good, cheap restaurants?

My husband and I also went to brunch at Sonsie a few months back when we wanted to hit up Goorin Brothers for a new hat. Completely uninspired. We both agreed, one and done.

Apr 02, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

April 2015 Openings and Closings

Oh, that would be great if there is still ample parking. Much easier to park there than downtown.

Apr 01, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

30th Birthday - Somewhat more specific request

La Brasa could work, but it would likely be more like shared small plates than passed apps.

Mar 27, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Discontinued at Trader Joe's - January 2013 through June 2013 [OLD]

Oh, thanks! I was just in a TJ's today and didn't think to check. Next time!

Mar 21, 2015
bear in Chains

Where to take four young kids in Cambridge/Somerville

The Green Street garage is really close to Mary Chung's. I parked there the other night for 2 hrs. or so for $3. I'll be going to Central more often at those prices and with such a convenient spot.

Mar 21, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Need tried & true Chocolate Lava cake recipe...

This one from Marcel Desaulniers has a chocolate truffle that melts in the center, so you avoid the ovebaked center hazard. They are fantastic, but wouldn't work as a larger cake.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ch...

Mar 19, 2015
bear in Home Cooking
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Frank Pepe's coming to Chestnut Hill

Neither my husband nor I have been to the original, but we did have a cheese pie at the Manchester location a few months back and agreed that we would be very happy to have that pie available locally. The crust had good depth of flavor and char and the tomatoes and cheese were very tasty.

Mar 15, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Question about the bar at Sarma

Thanks. I bought a gift certificate for someone and loved the space. I'm looking forward to hitting it up soon.

Mar 10, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area

Question about the bar at Sarma

How's the parking with all the snow?

Mar 10, 2015
bear in Greater Boston Area