I'm headed north for a four-to-five-day weekend, this weekend. I've already planned excursions to Lowell, Lynn, and Revere for Cambodian (and a little Lao), and I've scoured the Boston and New England boards for recommendations. I've also noted a Cape Verdean joint down in Dorchester (perhaps out of the way for this visit), as well as the Karo's cart (perhaps only ostensibly Armenian, but easy to get to). I'll leave room as always for Rhode Island-style calamari; it's too early for Indian pudding, I reckon.
What else is notable in the Boston area that's absent from the New York food scene? To expand the discussion, what's found in both cities but is outright better up north? If you make "better in Boston" suggestions, please also supply specifics on your points of comparison in New York. Thanks to all, in advance.