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...

Found an old friend today! Swedish shrimp.

by Ferrari328 5 hours 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...

New York Times' "The Restaurant List 2021" List

by patsully 9 days 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...

Boston cassoulet watch 2019-2020

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

by Howard_2 21 days 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?

by saacnmama 1 month 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]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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

by sallyt 1 month 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

by spiffcleanser 2 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

by BostonLettuce 2 months ago


Rosoff's sauerkraut

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

by Dbp223 2 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!

Cost of dining out rising rapidly...

by gutreactions 2 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...

Milk Bar | DoorDash Redwood City & San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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

by somervilleoldtimer 3 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!

Anyone Remember the French Restaurant on Beacon St. Brookline

by Jill1966 6 years ago

There was a french restaurant when I was in college in the late 80's on Beacon Street in Brookline. I believe Vinny Testa's occupies that space now.TIA

5th Annual Massachusetts Eat Local Month, August 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Sharing this email message: "We have a number of exciting programs coming up with the Sustainable Business Network of MA! The 5th Annual Massachusetts Eat Local Month is a statewide campaign...

Boston Board Posts

by BostonLettuce 3 months ago

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see any new posts on the Boston board in 7 days (?)....

Japanese-owned restaurants in Boston?

by pkdboss 5 months ago

I'm looking for Japanese-owned restaurants in Boston. Are there any? I know of a couple in Cambridge & Brookline only. Thanks.