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Help with my Boston itinerary!

Next time try Mike and Patty's in Bay Village, they have fabulous breakfast foods! You were so close and it's in the heart of Bay Village next to the Raddisson.

Aug 28, 2009
JFBoston in Greater Boston Area

Bachelorette Lunch in Las Vegas - Hip/Fun Spot?

In case anybody reads this, Dos Caminos was great. Obviously it was pretty empty especially b/c it's enormous compared to the NY locations, but the service and food were great and drinks delicious.

Jun 05, 2008
JFBoston in Southwest

wedding restaurant (Las Vegas)

We had my sister's wedding dinner at DB last Saturday and it was excellent. The service was impeccable, the food was great, and the manager there, Gisele, did an amazing job. The Oval Room was gorgeous. I think one of the menu options, as I helped my sister plan was about $75/head, but I also think there was a minimum. So, I don't know how helpful this is, but if it's an option I was say do it!

Jun 05, 2008
JFBoston in Southwest

Bachelorette Lunch in Las Vegas - Hip/Fun Spot?

My sister is getting married at the Wynn end of May. I want to host a bachelorette lunch the day of (saturday). I am looking for a hip, busy (younger ppl), and fun food establishment where we can get some good eats. I was thinking Mexican, and know a Dos Caminos recently opened. I've been in NY and the food is good and space is hip, but I have no idea what Palazzo Hotel is and I don't want to be the only ppl in the restaurant. Then I thought maybe the Hard Rock Hotel would be a busier place for lunch? Or perhaps there's a popular spot at another hotel?

Please give me ideas. I want something fun and delicious, but not too upscale, we have a big dinner at Boulud that evening.

Open to any suggestions!

May 07, 2008
JFBoston in Southwest

North End Dinner

I love Marco, I think the chef has it down when it comes to legit, fresh, rustic italian. It is in an upstairs space on Hanover with a very understated sign (replaced Tratorria Scalitanella), small, and very intimate. Bistecca alla Fiorentina (for 2) is excellent, especially on a date. I have eaten here about 5 times since it opened and it does not have that cheesy, hanover, "we know tons of tourists come here so we will server overpriced frozen pasta" feel. Exactly the opposite. The chef also owns Pigalle in the South End. Enjoy! My second rec. would be Prezza, less rustic and more contemporary space.

Jun 28, 2007
JFBoston in Greater Boston Area

Birthday Dinner for a Foodie in Boston

Warren, VT is a bit too far. Salts looks good, we don't venture to Cambridge enough.

Jun 28, 2007
JFBoston in Greater Boston Area

Birthday Dinner for a Foodie in Boston

I know it isn't much to go on, but we've been to most notable restaurants in Boston. We went to WBI last year for his b-day and sat next to Barb and George Bush..quite a night. I will look into the Pitcher Inn. And no, I have never been to Salts. I will look into that as well.

Jun 28, 2007
JFBoston in Greater Boston Area

Birthday Dinner for a Foodie in Boston

I am in a predicament. I am trying to figure out where to take my bif for his B-Day Dinner. We live in Boston and eat out a lot, so I am thinking some place new, but trustworthy. We have not been to Boston Public Meat, but I cannot think of much else and am kind of bored by the steakhouse option. We both love eating at restaurants that utilize very fresh, local produce, and of course a well executed meal is key. Any suggestions? I would drive an hour or so outside of Boston as well.

Jun 28, 2007
JFBoston in Greater Boston Area

Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party

I think the Andelman's are nothing more than overrated, grown up chubby kids. They either don't have their heart in food or they don't know food. Proven by the numerous mentions of Strega being the be all and end all of Italian food in Boston. That being said, I still watch it, as it introduces new places/dishes, although I look forward to the day a new show is born to replace it. Perhaps one where I trust the host.

Jun 28, 2007
JFBoston in Greater Boston Area

Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party

I live next to City Hall Plaza, so after listening to the BBQ for two days and watching the tease on Phantom Gourment with video from the event, my boyfriend and I headed to the worst BBQ ever. Not the worst food we ever ate, b/c our hungry bellies were deterred by the nonsensical line system, in which people had no idea what they were waiting for, while others cut. We each waited 25 min. in different lines, without really moving. We decided to leave.

We then left the event, spoke to the 15 year old staffer at the ticket booth to explain that not only should there be staff helping with organization, but they should certainly let people know when they purchase the tickets, that there would be a minimum hour wait, it would be helpful. We threw $20 out the window and even if we had eaten, I have a feeling we would've been unhappy considering the wait.

We drove to Uncle Pete's BBQ in Revere and gots ourselves some mighty fine Ribs, in less time and with more comfort.

As for the rib costs, everything you do in Boston is expensive, and it doesn't surprise me that a rib fest set up in City Hall Plaza would be any different.

Jun 28, 2007
JFBoston in Greater Boston Area

best bloody?

I likey Aquitaine's Bloody Mary (on Tremont in the South End). Some would argue they Tremont 647's is better, and I don't deny its deliciousness, but I am stuck on Aquitaine. De-lish.

May 11, 2007
JFBoston in Greater Boston Area

Rocca "No"

Kinks or no kinks, I just don't think the food has much potential. We had tastes, salads a pasta dish and entree and nothing was very good. The prawns were mushy and everything was just okay. The pesto was good, but come on...that is one of the easiest things to make. I perfected mine when I was 12 and the fact that the server told me that it's great because it is made by hand with a mortar and pestle with "lots of fresh basil," sort of baffles me. I hope it is made with fresh basil.

I live downtown and perhaps if that were in my neighborhood, I would take the time to find a few dishes that were made well and I would go back. I don't think it's worth the car ride, taxi ride or public transit.

May 11, 2007
JFBoston in Greater Boston Area

Any reports on KO Prime Steakhouse (replaces Spire)?

I checked it out the other day. I was really hoping that they would change the bar to make it more drink and apps friendly, but alas it is the same seating arrangement as Spire. There are two real tables and then these low tables with very modern furniture, that don't allow for enjoyable eating. Same bartenders, so the drinks are bound to be good.

It looked like they had a bar menu, but they have a variety of hot and cold apps, so perhaps you can order those too.

The restaurant is dark, unlike the bright white Spire and they added some cow print, I am not sure that I am that thrilled by the changes.

You should check it out, but it may be difficult to get a seat.

Good luck!

May 11, 2007
JFBoston in Greater Boston Area