Hi Boston Chowhounds. I'm an ex-Texas/ex-NY chowhound - moved into the Prudential/Boylston area 5 days ago. I have started eating my way down Newbury and Boylston (only because it is the closest) and frankly, not having much luck. My favorite (defined as "bang for buck" / non commercialized / non touristy / local joint) so far has been Pho Pasteur. Unfortunately, I tend to like more "local" low vibe type places and everything around me is either very $$$ or simply bad. But I'm starting South End and Chinatown sometime next week so I'm looking forward to that. The reason I'm posting is that I'm looking for a good butcher and seafood store around my area? Even though I live next door to the Shaw's I'm used to buying meats and seafood separately - any ideas? I would rather not drive if possible.
BTW - Over the weekend, when we were driving around Newton, we noticed a large crowd of Asians hanging around a resto. AH HA! I thought, must be a good Chinese resto. So we grabbed a number from cashier and proceeded to wait for 45 minutes. It was worth the wait. Traditional Chinese/Taiwanese breakfast items such as soybean milk (salty or sweet) with fried cruellers, rice rolls, steamed stuffed banana leaf rice, taro buns were mixed with standard roadside fare such as Spicy Beef Noodles, Taiwanese Noodles with Chitlins and Octopus and Shanghai Flat Noodles. The resto only serves Chinese Breakfast from 11-2 on the weekends. Unfortunately, we lost the card to the resto, so we have no idea what street it was on or even what it is called. Help anyone?