Just discovered Chowhound.com and all ye fellow chowhounds from the link on CNN.com. Glad to be aboard.
I recently relocated to the Boston area and settled in to a nice apartment on Salem St in the North End. Of course, as a chowhound, I fell in love with the Norh End and I immediately made it my personal mission to try every restaurant on my street. After a few months, I have now tested all but Dom's and I can safely say that Salem St rarely disappoints. Time forbids me from telling the tales of each meal, but here are a few recomendations:
Terramia: I can understand how a fellow chowhound had a meal here that changed their life. While the prices are steep and the portions are Yuppie-size, the food is phenomenal and one can't help but leave elated.
Lo Comte: The Caccitore (sp) is splendid. Easily the best I've ever had.
Dino's: I am flabergasted that I have found no mention of Dino's on Chowhound.com! The subs are easily 18" and all cost $5. You want chicken? five bucks. You want Procuitto? five bucks. Vegetarian? five bucks. Every sub is on fresh baked bread with excellent italian ingredients. They close when they run out of bread. I've tried every sub on their menu and loved them all. Their pastas are also very good for the price. All in all, Dino's is chowarific!
Gotta run for now, more recomendations later. If'n any chowhounds are in the area, drop me a line and maybe we can have some drinks at my place before we chow.