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Fresh Sashimi, Great Value at Gen Sushi

Gen Sushi in Belmont serves “exceedingly fresh” sashimi in an “intimate setting,” okra says. Other hounds appreciate the generous portions, like the sushi and sashimi combo that taterjane describes: nine

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Cakes Worth Craving at Konditor Meister in Braintree

Konditor Meister in Braintree makes some “crave-worthy” pastries, random amblings says, including cannoli and cream puffs. But it’s the cakes that really have hounds impressed. Boston_Otter recommends the mocha-chocolate cake

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Café Darling: New Restaurant Openings Boston

Each week, we highlight a recently opened restaurant that Chowhounds are talking about. Want the early word on what’s new and noteworthy where you live? Check out Chowhound. New in

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Almost-Perfect Brioche in Cambridge at Tatte Bakery

The brioche at Tatte Bakery and Café in Cambridge is “just about perfect,” Small Plates says. It’s “buttery and not heavy in the least.” Small Plates enjoyed a savory version

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Sunrise Does Home-Style Vietnamese in Dorchester

Sunrise Restaurant in Dorchester is a worthwhile destination for Vietnamese food, Nab says. “It has a distinctly homey, family, Sunday-gravy kinda vibe to it.” Nab thinks the breakfast is worth

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Scugnizzi, No-Frills Italian in Arlington

Scugnizzi, which opened earlier this month in the former Buona Vita space in Arlington Center, has an extensive menu and reasonable prices. The pasta Bolognese is made with fettuccine, and

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Amsterdam Falafelshop: New Restaurant Openings Boston

New in Davis Square: No-frills Middle Eastern franchise from Washington DC—try a falafel sandwich, topped with a variety of fresh salads. Each week, we highlight a recently opened restaurant that

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What to Eat Near Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum is located in downtown Salem, so eating options abound. But what are Chowhounds’ favorites for a postmuseum meal? Red’s Sandwich Shop serves breakfast all day in

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Saloon: Whiskey and Pub Food in Davis Square

Saloon is the new bar from David Flanagan and Ken Kelly of Somerville’s Foundry on Elm. And even though the two businesses share a kitchen, enhF94 thinks Saloon’s food is

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Now in Malden Center: Biryani Park’s Food Truck

gimlis1mum reported this week that Biryani Park has a food truck. For now, it parks near Malden Center, about two miles west of the restaurant (also in Malden). It’s accessible

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Bergamot in Somerville: Great Food, Small Portions

Bergamot, the successor to EVOO in Somerville, has been a Chowhound favorite since it opened in 2010. But recent reports queston the portion sizes. fantundo ordered a “very tasty” flank

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More Than Just Soft-Serve at Celebrity Pizza in Watertown

Hounds know Celebrity Pizza in Watertown for its soft-serve ice cream, but StriperGuy tried the fried clams recently and thought they were excellent. “The fry job was spot on, the

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Boston’s Best Lobster Rolls

Like a lot of us who live nowhere near New England, Chowhounds in Greater Boston are passionate about summer’s quintessential shore food, the lobster roll: succulent hunks of the clawed

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Boston’s Best Skinny French Fries

Plenty of restaurants serve fries, but hounds who prefer their fries thin and crisp have some very specific go-to spots. Several burger joints offer good skinny fries. devilham thinks UBurger‘s

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There’s More Than Banh Mi at Boston’s Ba Le Bakery

Ba Le Bakery in Dorchester has great banh mi, but there’s plenty of other interesting stuff too. “Many of the snacks are unique Hue/Central Vietnamese treats,” Nab says. “Perfect party

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Boston-Area Bars with Good Bites

It’s date night, and you’re looking for a cold drink and some first-rate snacks at some comfortable pub. Where to turn? Jenny Ondioline likes Deep Ellum for its beverages and

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Surprising Lunch at Boston’s Sail Loft

After spending an afternoon roaming around the North End, hounda ended up at the Sail Loft, pleasantly surprised. “It’s an old place,” hounda says. “But the lunch … is pretty

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M3 in Somerville: Good Southern Dishes, Prickly Heat

M3, the newest arrival in Davis Square, is generating positive hound reviews both for its Southern dishes and the restaurant as a whole. Fried green tomatoes are a standout, says

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New England Classics, Controversial Appetizers at the Continental

The Continental in Saugus won’t win any awards for innovation. It’s like “going back 30 years in time,” albinoni says. “But, with the exception of the salads, the food is

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Tara: Chilean Sandwiches, Empanadas in Waltham

Tara Restaurant offers a full menu of pizzas, subs, and fried appetizers, but Boston hounds are focused on the Chilean specialties: sandwiches (chacareros, lomitos, and churrascos) and empanadas (both baked

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The Best Italian Subs … at Burlington Market Basket?

It may sound crazy, but Swankalicious thinks that the newly remodeled food court at Burlington Market Basket has the best Italian subs in town. Swankalicious orders hers with oil and

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