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Boston Area

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in Boston and its surrounding areas. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

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...
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Sushi at Umi of Japan - Waltham, MA

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by Amandarama 1 day ago

It's been a while since anyone's posted about an eating out experience here on the Boston board, so I am sharing a couple picture of the omakase we had at Umi of Japan in Waltham. Frankie was our ...

New York Times' "The Restaurant List 2021" List

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by patsully 2 months ago

A new top 50 list, unranked thankfully. "Together they reflect the rich mosaic of American dining — from the melding of Thai curry and Texas brisket in the Pacific Northwest, to heritage crab r...

Callahan's Restaurant, Newton

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by LindaMorgan 2 years ago

Do any of you remember a restaurant called Callahan's in Newton, MA? If you do would you happen to have their recipe for a salad dressing made with white cheddar cheese. I used to buy it by the pin...

Cost of dining out rising rapidly...

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by gutreactions 4 months ago

Restaurants of all types have been raising their prices across the board. Just noticed one of our local spots posting their weekend specials. One was: Pat La Frieda Porterhouse for 2, $110. With si...

Barbara Lynch Collective for Thanksgiving ordering

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by youngho 1 year ago

I was surprised to find very reasonably priced offerings here: https://www.barbaralynch.com/thanksgiving. The free-range Green Circle turkeys are no longer available from D'Artagnan but costs a sim...

Pineapple Cheese Danish

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by kathleen168 1 year 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...

Found an old friend today! Swedish shrimp.

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by Ferrari328 2 months ago

Aries' Noodle & Dumpling in Waltham got a new real menu and one picture caught my eye. This dish was on the old takeout menu and was simply called Cold Water Shrimp ($12.95). It looked like the shr...

Boston cassoulet watch 2019-2020

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by youngho 2 years ago

I enjoy cassoulet. Unfortunately, it seems like there's been a dramatic reduction in the number of offerings in the Boston area over the last 15 years. I was happy to see that the new Rochambeau, ...

Seeking source of smoked tongue in Boston, Long Island

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by Howard_2 2 months ago

Can someone suggest a place to find classic smoked tongue, on Long Island, NY and Boston? Preferably not frozen, but at this point I'll take what I can get. The Fairway market on Long Island ...

Cheap eats in BosWash?

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by saacnmama 3 months ago

We'll be doing the grand college tour, and need to eat along the way. In Boston, we’ll be staying near the Back Bay T stop and looking at schools all over town. In NYC, we’ll be on the Uppe...

From boat to food bank to dining hall: how local chowder became a community solution [Webinar]

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by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

September 22, 2021; 2 - 3 pm ET Join FINE and the New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network (FSCN) for a one-hour webinar to learn more about an inspiring partnership and ways to support local se...

Bakey Babka

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by sallyt 3 months ago

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/09/16/lifestyle/bakey-babka-reigns-supreme/ Would love to know if anyone has tried it yet! Looks amazing - bakery founded by Uri Scheft of Breads Bakery.

Hon Mirin

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by spiffcleanser 3 months ago

Hi, I’m looking for a source for Hon Mirin, ideally Near Davis Square, Somerville. thanks in advance, Spiff

Mayflower Retail Closing Aug. 27, 2021

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by BostonLettuce 3 months ago

http://www.mayflowerpoultry.com/

Rosoff's sauerkraut

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by Allstonian 13 years ago

I used to be able to get this brand of bottled fresh kraut at Stop & Shop, but haven't seen it in some time. Shaw's only carries Ba-Tamte, which I don't find as tasty. Is there anyplace in Boston...

Need rec for special pre-college dropoff meal

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by Dbp223 4 months ago

Dropping off our son at college and want to treat him to a special dinner. He is quite the foodie and loves seafood, Italian, and a good omakase. Suggestions please!

Milk Bar | DoorDash Redwood City & San Jose

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by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

New York's famed Milk Bar has been blanketing the San Francisco Bay Area with pop-up events and pick-up/delivery through a partnership with DoorDash to test out potential locations for brick-and-mo...

Outdoor dining, New Bedford, MA

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by somervilleoldtimer 4 months ago

We'll be visiting New Bedford and we're looking for outdoor, covered but covid-safe dining. Any cuisine will be fine. Thanks in advance!