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Midwest Grill a Good Source for Suckling Pigs

If you’re looking for fully cooked whole suckling pigs in the Boston area, Midwest Grill, a Brazilian restaurant in Cambridge, is a great option. jeneff recently ordered two for a

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Tofu Alone Is Worth a Trip to East Asia

East Asia, a Chinese and Thai restaurant near the Tufts campus in Somerville, is easy to overlook, but there are a few dishes worth trying. The Buddha’s Delight, for instance,

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L’Osteria for Italian Basics in the North End

Sara22385 was looking for a midrange North End restaurant with seafood, along with solid versions of basic red-sauce dishes, for her unadventurous parents. Thanks to Boston hounds, they ended up

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Tips for Finding Deals on Good Wine

Boston has lots of options for inexpensive drinkable wines besides Costco and Trader Joe’s, and Chowhounds know where the bargains are. Bin Ends in Braintree has a knowledgeable staff and

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Biscuits and Gravy Shine at Olde Magoun’s Saloon

Olde Magoun’s Saloon is a neighborhood gem, with biscuits and gravy that are just about perfect. Two fluffy biscuits and crisp house-made sausage patties, smothered in a peppery gravy: “I

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New Options for Lunch on Coppa’s Patio

Coppa in the South End now offers its full menu at lunch, welcome news to Gabatta, who recently enjoyed a meal of “excellent” small plates and appetizers on the outdoor

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Praise for Toraya’s Sashimi Bento Box

The sashimi bento-box meal at Toraya in Arlington is “really good,” Ferrari328 reports after a recent lunch. He liked the fish (“really really fresh”), but also the beautifully molded rice,

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Juicy, Flavorful Burgers at Pigalle

Pigalle‘s bar menu features an Angus burger with house-made condiments, sharp cheddar, and both fried and caramelized onions. It’s “super juicy” and has “great flavor,” says Niblet, who tried it

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Tasty Cubanos from Savenor’s

Savenor’s in Cambridge has a new sandwich counter that Gabatta thinks is worth a visit. Boar’s Head meats are available, but a list of specialty sandwiches contain house-roasted meats. Among

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Go to Grill Next Door for Beer, Burgers, and Fries

The cleverly named Grill Next Door in Haverhill is a great destination if you’re looking for beer, burgers, and fries. There are over 30 beers on tap, with a focus

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Great Bluefish at Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue in Davis Square offers no-frills seafood dishes like baked scallops and grilled fish. Spike, who tried it recently for lunch, is surprised it’s not more popular:

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Puerto Rican Roast Pork at La Lechonera Café

La Lechonera Café in Roslindale offers a range of Puerto Rican specialties, but the highlights are the pernil (pork shoulder) and lechón asado (roast suckling pig), both cooked over hot

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Catering to Toddlers at Mary Chung

Mary Chung Restaurant is a great place to dine with toddlers, especially if Alice is your server. “You don’t usually think ‘service’ with this type of place,” Parsnipity says. “[But]

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Eggs Benedict Redeem Foundry on Elm

Foundry on Elm hasn’t received much Chowhound love in recent months, so rlh was apprehensive before a recent brunch at the Davis Square restaurant. It turns out there was no

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Magic Fingers: Boston’s Best Chicken Tenders

Chicken fingers are everywhere, but some restaurants make versions that are actually worth going back for. Raising Cane’s, the Louisiana chain with a branch near BU, gets praise from Jenny

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Sichuan Gourmet’s Secret “Street Barbecue”

“Sichuan Gourmet in Brookline has a great new dish that doesn’t appear on the menu,” nightsky reports. It consists of “pieces of fish and chicken mixed with sliced potato, onion,

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Boston’s Best Peking Duck

Who makes the best Peking duck in Boston these days? According to lc02139 and MC Slim JB, fans of this Chinese specialty should look no farther than China King in

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Before Cannoli in the North End, Sandwiches at Piccola Venezia

A savvy visitor to Boston knows that any walk on the Freedom Trail should include a stop in the North End for Italian pastries. But what if you’re also looking

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Otto Pizza Opens in Coolidge Corner

Otto Pizza opened its fourth location this week in Coolidge Corner, and crowds are already descending. Diners can choose from slices or whole pies, and takeout is available. The pizzas

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The State of Indian Takeout in Cambridge/Somerville

Choices abound for Indian takeout in Cambridge and Somerville. Which restaurants do Chowhounds like these days? Tamarind Bay: Unusual menu items like Malabar fish curry and banana dumplings set this

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Thumbs-Up for New Banh Mi in West Roxbury

Banh Mi Ngon opened this week in West Roxbury, and initial reports from local hounds are positive. The sandwich menu includes familiar banh mi choices like Vietnamese cold cuts and

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