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West Coast Chowhound Coming Back Home (sort of)


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West Coast Chowhound Coming Back Home (sort of)

Karen | Jun 22, 2005 06:38 PM

Hello Boston Hounds...Kindly looking for two very different experiences when I visit your city in July. Am staying downtown, but am willing to travel a short cab ride for the right choice. First two dinners would include a 19 year old, who would be most happy to dine in more of a "scene" atmosphere than the third dinner, which will be a "couples experience.

First, since moving to the west coast from New York, I've been unable to duplicate the italian restaurant experiences of my childhood. You know what I mean...deep garlic aromas, home-style platters and the kind of ambience that you'd find in an italian family-run trattoria. So...afficiondos of seafood-laden pastas, home made gnocci and rice balls, please come forth with your finest recs. An extra vote will be cast for a smile from nonna cooking in the kitchen or a warm "buona sera" upon entry.

Second, what is the best "authentic Boston experience" restaurant? Not sure what that means, but am guessing seafood would be involved. What restaurant would I walk away from feeling that I just enjoyed the true spirit of your beautiful city, along with a memorable food experience, of course?

Lastly, is Blue Ginger worth a visit (especially from downtown) or should I replace it with another shouldn't-miss hot spot for a dinner for two.

To all those who respond I say in advance...mille grazie!

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