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B&G Oysters love but still stewing over stew


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B&G Oysters love but still stewing over stew

sifsw | Sep 22, 2007 08:18 PM

After going to see the 39 Steps today (which really is quite funny and charming, esp in the first half, if you like Monty Python-ish things and movies from the '30s), I decided to have a late afternoon treat. Took a walk through the South End and sat at the bar at B&G. Ordered some Wellfleet oysters and some Pemaquid. I was surprised that I actually liked the Pemaquid today better than the Wellfleet. The Pemaquid had a deeper flavor, which balanced well with my glass of Prosecco. I don't really like that they pour the Prosecco in a big ol' white wine glass but still together the flavors were delicious. Most disappointing, however, was the spicy clam stew. It was way too salty, the broth wasn't exactly gelatinous but was thicker than I wanted, and the flavors just didn't seem to come together. It tasted as though it hadn't had time to really stew, and pieces of sausage seemed to fight the clams, although all was overpowered by the salt. Only my drink, post-theater hunger, and the bread made it tolerable. I know perhaps the stew wasn't the best choice to order there, but I was craving something fall-like (in part to cope with its impending arrival) and was really surprised at the poor execution of something so basic.

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