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Succulent Steak Tips in Haverhill

The Lasting Room in Haverhill is named after “lasts“—model feet used by shoemakers to shape and repair shoes. Once known as the “Queen Slipper City,” Haverhill was a world leader

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A Connecticut Lobster Roll in Salem

At The Lobster Shanty in Salem, you can find traditional New England lobster rolls (with mayo and celery), but you can also order them “Connecticut style”: warm lobster meat and

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A Blue Ribbon Bar-B-Q Update

Has Blue Ribbon Bar-B-Q gone downhill in recent years? Many Boston hounds think so, but Ferrari328 has reported on a recent positive experience at the Arlington location: “Had the 1/2

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Catfish Still Shines at East Coast Grill

Since the beginning of April, Boston hounds have been discussing recent management and menu changes at East Coast Grill in Inman Square. Reports are mixed, but emannths thinks the restaurant

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Two Lupitas in Lynn

Unbeknownst to many people, there are two related branches of Tacos Lupita in Lynn, and they’re both on the same street. “Restaurante Lupita is slightly larger with more tables and

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Park in Harvard Square: Initial Reports

Park Restaurant & Bar opened this month in the former Redline space in Harvard Square. coolaugustmoon and gini have both tried it, and here’s what they’re saying: “The beer list

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Crispy Roast Quail at Anh Hong in Dorchester

Dorchester has no shortage of Vietnamese restaurants, but suzysue2 is on a mission to try them all. Her most recent stop was at Anh Hong Restaurant, which might be a

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Persian Crispy Rice at Roksana’s in Watertown

Roksana’s Kabob Hut, a takeout-only restaurant that opened last week on Mt. Auburn Street in Watertown, is getting positive reviews from Boston hounds. “I thought the beef kabob and rice

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The Best Portuguese Grilled Chicken

Piri-piri chicken (also spelled peri-peri) is a common dish around the world, in part thanks to the popularity of Nando’s, a South African (and now global) fast-food chain that specializes

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Bavarian Cream Mania

Dunkin’ Donuts Bavarian Kreme doughnuts have been in the limelight recently on the Chowhound Boston board. They’re custard-filled powdered-sugar doughnuts, but unlike their ubiquitous chocolate-frosted counterparts, they can be hard

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Breakfast Banh Mi at Myers + Chang

The breakfast banh mi at Myers + Chang (pictured here) may or may not be a true Vietnamese sandwich, but on a recent visit to Boston, JunieB thought it was

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$1 Oyster Deals in Boston

Sitting down to a half-dozen freshly shucked oysters is a great way to unwind from a long workday, and luckily, some Boston restaurants offer special deals for fans of raw

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Fresh Sardines and Portuguese Grilled Octopus in Gloucester

Azorean Restaurant, located in the center of Gloucester, has a large menu that includes Portuguese tapas, seafood specialties, and several types of cataplana (a dish named for the copper pan

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Dwelltime: Cambridge’s Newest Coffee Bar

Dwelltime Coffeebar and Bakeshop opened last weekend in Cambridge, and thanks to its superb coffee and beautiful copper bar, Boston hounds are impressed. It’s “quite wonderful,” hckybg says. “Great space,

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What to Order at Sorellina

Sorellina is a Chowhound favorite for high-end Italian food. The ravioli is always a standout, and there’s a killer mushroom soup on the menu during autumn, but what other dishes

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Best South Shore Eats off Route 3

The drive between Boston and Cape Cod on Route 3 is quick and easy (traffic permitting), but it’s nice to have a reliable stopping point on the South Shore. On

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Billy’s Sub Shop: Best Gyro in the South End?

In his quest to find the South End’s best gyro, Mike5966 has discovered that the version at Billy’s Sub Shop is a strong contender. Billy’s is a small greasy spoon

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A Chowhound Guide to Fenway Park

Spring is here, and for Red Sox Nation, this means one thing: Baseball season is about to begin. This year marks Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary, and the ballpark is preparing

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James Hook Now Has Toasted Lobster Rolls

James Hook & Co. often comes up in discussions of where to find the best lobster roll: The rolls are cheap and fresh, and the location near South Station is

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Hand-Pulled Noodles and Chinese Flatbread in Chelmsford

Specialties from northwest China are rarely found at restaurants in New England, so hounds are very excited by Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Café, which opened last fall in Chelmsford. Hand-pulled noodles

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Haitian Delights at Camie’s in Cambridge

Camie’s in Cambridge has been cooking up Haitian meat patties since 1989, and has operated as a full-service restaurant since 2000. “It’s a hole in the wall place,” grant.cook says.

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