Boston Area

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The Weirdest, Wildest, and Most Delicious Food Festivals to Get Your Grub on in 2020 

From fancy French fare to finger-licking BBQ, there's a perfect food festival for everyone—even Fluff fanatics. That's why we're rounding up the best of the best food festivals to put on your calendar...

Golden Star Newtonville, MA

by KSB7 1 day ago

Is there anyone else who remembers Golden Star Chinese Restaurant in Newtonville? My husband and I started eating there in the 70's when we were in school and brought our family there each time we...

Boston-style Chinese Food recipes

by Hytzipky 13 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...

Boston-area COVID reopenings for takeout?

by youngho 10 days ago

Lots of places had been closed, but some have started reopening for takeout. In our area, we've noticed Branch Line in Watertown, Ritcey East (on a very limited basis), Rox Diner in Newtonville for...

What Effects/Closings Post COVID for Restaurants & Bars

by treb 14 days ago

I was looking at a news clip of a restaurant that opened in Indiana yesterday. One third capacity allowed, tables with tape X ing on the tops (can't be used). Limited bar stools 6 feet apart. Th...

Fresh SSC at JJ Hook - summer is coming!

by Niblet 6 days ago

Today I picked up a hunk o' sushi-grade tuna ($23/lb), steamers ($who cares), and a soft-shell crab ($10 ea) for a spicy-dredge-and-fry. Fortunately they'll clean the crab b/c I just don't have it ...

Rancatore's open again in all locations

by youngho 10 days ago

Rancatore's is open in again in all three of their Lexington, Belmont, and Newtonville locations for online ordering and scheduled pickup. They're my favorite local vendor of New England-style ice ...

Anyone remember Savarin? (Cambridge)

by Guido 15 days ago

Back in the '80s there was a Czechoslovakian restaurant called Savarin on Prospect St. They closed and reopened briefly in Natick, I think. I have never had wiener schnitzel as good as theirs. Anyo...

Who's still offering takeout?

by Splendid Spatula 2 months ago

Building off the last thread . . . now that restaurants have to close or offer only takeout, could we start a list of those that are doing the latter? In the greater Boston metropolitan and vicini...

Russo's closure?

by youngho 2 months ago

I had heard that Russo's was closing for several weeks, and their website had information about an upcoming closure for general retail (not wholesale) starting this Sunday, but the website doesn't ...

What have people enjoyed for delivery during COVID - Boston?

by Beli 2 months ago

We’ve been ordering quite a bit of delivery. Overall, we have been really impressed by the quality and service. Are favorite places have been Celeste and Uni! Both traveled really well and compa...

Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe has opened in Woburn today!

by mcel215 6 years ago

It's a nice space, and Gene and his wife were there. The tables are black and the space looks nice, but not overly decorated. I got the #4, spicy. Love how the garlic cooks as soon as you toss...

Long gone Newton old school Italian restaurant

by HubFlyer 1 month ago

Back in the 80's/90's there was an Italian restaurant on Rt 9 WB where Barrows Windows and Huntington TV is now. It wasn't foodie but I remember it as a friendly, casual, red sauce place. The a...

Pineapple Cheese Danish

by kathleen168 28 days ago

Does anyone know of any bakeries or stores that sell PINEAPPLE CHEESE DANISH or similar. My elderly neighbor Doris used to buy it at a local bakery years ago and then bought Entennman's but she sa...

Dim Sum Takeout at China Pearl?

by SuzieCK 1 month ago

Of course I've been craving dim sum (who isn't)? Does anyone know if China Pearl is open for dim sum take-out? And who else in CTown is open for take-out. Any info welcome.

Does anyone remember cappuccinos in Newton?

by Attan 8 months ago

This goes out to Paul Richard... Hello there, from the far past... Drop me a line a some point s1s2s3star@hotmail.com

ISO Bianco DiNapoli canned tomatoes

by goody1720 1 month ago

I haven’t been able to find these amazing canned tomatoes in a long time. Any leads as to where they can currently be found in the metro west (Acton/ Concord) area?

How do you eat a large Italian?

by Ferrari328 9 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...

Khao Hom Billerica

by Ferrari328 2 years ago

Thanks to @greygarious for making me aware of this gem of a Thai place. I visited for lunch today and had some of the most well seasoned Thai food I have had in a long time. The Tom Yum Soup was re...

Elmendorf Baking Supplies, Cambridge, open for pick up

by Madrid 2 months ago

Elmendorf, the small baking shop in Inman Square, Cambridge, has reopened for next day curbside pick up orders. They will also deliver within three miles. Details here: http://www.elmendorfbaking....