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gastronomic tour tips please

willowan | Feb 22, 200812:27 PM

Dear all

Travelling to Boston from New York in late September and whilst will spend a few nights in each I am wondering about either touring around between the two or heading out of Boston for a week or so after weekend of 26th/27th. Have never travelled out of either city before, so wondering where to track down the best chow in New England/Mass, while taking in some great scenery and a relaxed atmosphere

So, what would be best from a Chow perspective, at that time of year ? Recs on places to eat ( towns and establishemnts ), what to eat ( seafood and Italian being particular favourites ), places with great views even ( or especially ) in Autumn and any touring tips or suggested itineraries would be most welcome.

I usually enjoy places which are not stuffy ( unless they are outstanding ) and will avoid touristy places unless there is an exceptionally good reason for going. Am also considering travelling around by train, unless that will make seeing what should be seen, and eating what should be eaten impossible in the week or so we will have.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give

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