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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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Nopales in Boston area

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by AD1 18 days ago

Very interested in a delicious-sounding recipe today from the LA Times - for Daniel’s Spicy Jugo Verde (Mexican Green Juice). It requires nopal, cactus paddle, nopales. Has anyone seen fresh ones ...

MOLTI and Pollo Club - Permanently Closed

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by Amandarama 14 days ago

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2022/01/05/two-waltham-restaurants-have-permanently-closed/ They also sent out a statement via email to those patrons on their mailing list last night, wh...

Newish Mexican restaurant in Haverhill

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by justbeingpolite 15 days ago

I stopped in at Triana's Real Mexican Food in Haverhill today (a couple of shops up from Sparky's Wings). It was excellent. Everything is home made from scratch. I had the MulliBurrias Corn gr...

Cost of dining out rising rapidly...

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by gutreactions 5 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...

The (old) Red Fez

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by SuzieCK 3 years ago

If I had a wad of money and investors, I would put together a replica of the old Red Fez that was in the South End. It would have fresh, minty salad, that wonderful slow-cooked green beans in tomat...

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, ...

Globe article on state of restaurants

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by total13 1 month ago

Some interesting stuff plus a link to a list of many of the places that closed during Covid. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/12/15/lifestyle/there-is-no-playbook-restaurants-head-into-second-pa...

Sushi at Umi of Japan - Waltham, MA

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by Amandarama 1 month 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 3 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...

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 3 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...

Seeking source of smoked tongue in Boston, Long Island

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by Howard_2 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 months ago

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