I searched on this topic but see it hasn't been brought up since 2004 ... so here goes again. Are there good food/drink options in metro-boston or within an afternoon's drive where you can sit in front of the fire? This is a special request from an out of town visitor, and knowing her we'd be more interested in casual fare so the Bristol and Wayside Inn aren't on the short-list this time. Of course food is the priority, but good drinks/hot toddies would round out the experience. Thanks in advance for any ideas.