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This West Coast City Hates Lunch & Other Findings From New Study

Ever wonder where your co-worker is actually headed when they leave for lunch? Turns out it may be easy to guess based on what city you live and work in. Ubimo—a New York-based software company—looked...

Gift for a fan of hardcore bitters

by jochaima 3 days ago

I'm looking for ideas for someone who really likes bitters: fernet branca, and unicum. I was wondering about sfugmato, if that is worth getting? He has fernet, fernet menta, nonino, Ramazzotti, ape...

Peking Duck in Boston?

by CambridgeFoodie 3 hours ago

Yes, China King (Doris!) is the Grande Dame of Boston's Peking Duck scene. And yes, it's an elaborate 3 course affair (skin/wrap, homemade noodles, soup). But...it's getting pricey...$59.99....

Bakery Blahs

by pitap 17 days ago

Anyone have a favourite bakery that has stopped living up to its name? A favourite pastry that just isn't the same anymore?


Best place to buy bulk chocolate

by stirus 5 days ago

An old post recommended Marty's liquors in Newton. Still? Any others?


Sanyo in Lexington

by justbeingpolite 5 days ago

Haven't seen any posts about Sanyo in Lexington, which replaced Yangtse River. It's pretty good for a fusion restaurant. The Japanese and sushi is decent, and the Chinese is good, too. Of note, ...

How do you eat a large Italian?

by Ferrari328 4 months ago

Having not grown up in this country it might be a stupid question. Having recently bought a large Italian on braided from Anthony's Italian Specialties in Stoneham, I'm baffled. If you try to eat t...

Haute Eggs

by eggsthusiasm 19 days ago

I am researching eggs, and am interested in eating some fancypants eggs at a fine dining restaurant on the eastern seaboard, somewhere between Boston and Washington DC. Anyone have ideas for places...

Sichuan Cuisine (Watertown) Pleases with Previously Unseen Dishes Cooked Homestyle

by SuzieCK 19 days ago

Always in search of hot and spicy Chinese dishes, my lunch buddy Galangatron and I ventured to Watertown Center to the new Sichuan Cuisine at 30 Mount Auburn St., right on the 71 bus line. Our curi...

Thanksgiving Buffet Boston Area

by phred13 1 month ago

I'm sure this has been discussed quite often this time of year, but CH's search function would have to get better just to suck. Entering 'thanksgiving buffet' as the criteria I'm getting results fr...

Does anyone remember the restaurant Cappuccino's in Newton?

by mk24 8 years ago

Cappuccino's in Newton closed in the 90s I believe, they used to have the best white sangria made tableside with whole oranges etc. Does anyone happen to know how it was made? I recall maybe Prosec...

Elsie's Deli in Cambridge?

by debonweb 16 years ago

Back in the 70's, there was an awesome, always crowded, very popular deli in Cambridge. They had the best corned beef on rye sandwich I ever had! Does anyone know if it still exists?

Japanese knives near Boston?

by samfried 18 days ago

I'm looking for a store near Boston (very willing to drive a few hours away) where I can talk to someone knowledgeable about Japanese chef's knives and buy one. I don't want to go to a big commerci...

Dinner near The Huntington Theatre

by hotoynoodle 28 days ago

seeing quixote nuevo tomorrow and wondering what's good/new these days? the search function on here is useless and is showing threads from 9-13 years ago. my old go-to was brasserie jo, RIP. t...

Boston Food Porn 2019

by BostonBestEats 11 months ago

Post a pic of something delicious you ate in the Boston/MA area... In honor the 4th year of these threads, here's the most ridiculous thing I've eaten in a long time: FANCY TACO: Iberico de F...

Foodie Kids Menus in Boston area?

by acketon 1 year ago

Can anyone share any good restaurants that either have good kids menus with real food, or that is happy to do smaller portions of main entrees for small children? I don't mean "kid friendly." Ki...

Restaurant recs in downtown

by m3tan 1 month ago

Hi, We're visiting Boston for 4 days and looking for some food recommendations. We live in Los Angeles so looking mainly for cuisines that are distinctly better in Boston than where we're from. ...

Where to pre-order Thanksgiving dessert?

by midtowndc 1 month ago

I signed up to bring dessert to the family Thanksgiving dinner and I have no interest in cooking/baking for 30 people. Two catches: First, we are going to Boston, so it needs to travel well. Se...

Boston-style Chinese Food recipes

by Hytzipky 12 years ago

[NOTE: We've moved this discussion from the thread at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/329906# -- The Chowhound Team] We moved to S. Florida about 10 years ago and the Chinese food is awful. B...

Seven Star Mandarin House

by Alan H 18 years ago

This used to be my favorite Chinese restaurant. It was located in Newton Center, and closed while I had been living out of the area. Anyone know if the owners/chef/etc ended up anywhere else?