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kaleokahu | Feb 25, 201705:05 PM

I will be visiting Boston for the first time March 31st to April 5th. My wife will be working a trade show at the Convention Center, and our hotel is nearby. I'd appreciate suggestions for lunch places for myself and dinner places for the two of us.

Distance doesn't really matter, as long as the food experience is worth a 30-minute cab or Uber ride.

We are not typically impressed by haute cuisine, never by pretention and gratuitously high prices. And we've learned that loud, new, buzzed-about places aren't generally very fun. Ditto with places that cater disproportionately to tourists and conventioneers.

We DO have a high tolerance for dives, provided the food is excellent. Places with local character--REAL character--and good food are welcome, even if the chef is just a cook. Ethnic is great, as is 'Merican. My only specific request is for a place or two that do great lobster rolls and chowder. A plus would be places that pour a wide selection of locally-brewed beers.

I guess what I'm asking is for local "hidden gems"--the kinds of places you wouldn't necessarily recommend to a tourist or first-time visitor. More like where YOU'D go to relax after your houseguests blow town.


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