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I'm From Lynn, What Can I Say?


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I'm From Lynn, What Can I Say?

Harp00n | | Mar 5, 2007 09:03 PM

The above titled song was written by Lynn's own Don White. Don is a well known comedian & singer-songwriter with several CD's, a DVD and a beautifully written autobiography to his credit. He has the audience, literally, rolling in the aisle with a couple of screamingly funny, often self-deprecating, ditties at one turn. Only to rip your heart out with a song of incredible poignancy in another. Yes, he's that good. But I digress. One of Lynn's claims to fame, according to Don, is more sub shops & Houses of Pizza than pretty much anywhere else on the planet.

I'm also from Lynn, what can I say? But I've lived in the Metro-West for many years.
When visiting the near & dear, who still live there, it would be nice to have some kind of
Hound Handbook. After searching Chowhound recently for a comprehensive overview of the Lynn dining scene I quickly reached the conclusion that it doesn't exist.Stop laughing, you!

I know Lynn still has the great Capitol diner, Monte's, The Porthole Pub, Blue Moon and doesn't have the late, lamented Oxford St.Grille. But what else is Chow worthy, albeit; restaurants, pubs, butchers, fishmongers, markets and yes, pizzerias & sub shops. At it's zenith of 100,000 people, Lynn was an incredibly diverse ethnic stew of Irish, Italian, French, Greek, Polish, Jewish & Afro-Americans. Today, add Cambodians, Dominicans, Thais, that original gumbo. There's got to be some incredible hidden jewels and some great locals that have been around so long they're taken for granted. C'mon Hounds write 'em down, so to speak, for ALL of us. TIA.

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