My husband and I do love Boston and the Boston dining scene. So much so that we occasionally take a week of vacation right here in town. We spend the week catching up on restaurants.
This is a week when we will try recently opened places. (Providing they are not a "scene" or a food factory, do not play obnoxious music, and do not have a chef or owner with a nasty reputation among our friends in the business.)
It's a week when we'll make use of all the notes we've made from Chowhound about places we've never tried but should - for example Prezza and Grotto.
It's a week for special treats and visits to old favorites that have fallen out of our regular rotation. We were at Al Forno in Providence on Saturday and spent Christmas Eve at Pigalle. Both were outstanding and have set a high bar for the rest of the week.
Naturally, we are watching the Boston Board for new ideas. We seldom make reservations, we prefer to eat at a bar and we are open to all types of chow adventures.
Does anyone else do this? If so, how often and what were your favorite finds. We are planning to write an article on the topic so all input is very welcome.