Boston Area

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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...

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Callahan's Restaurant, Newton

by LindaMorgan 23 days 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...

Soft Shell Crabs on Boston area menus?

by Jazzyphil 2 months ago

It's that time of year, so I'm searching! Have seen them at Barcelona in Brookline, but where else and how are they served?

Boston Food Porn 2019

by BostonBestEats 6 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...

Local Boston Restaurants - where would you head back to first?

by kayreed 2 months ago

DH and I will be visiting Boston in late June We like to find restaurants using the Calvin Trillin method (i.e. asking a local "if you were beamed to Antartica for 6 months, then found yourself bac...

Dense chocolate cake between Boston and Newton

by Blumie 26 days ago

Driving from the Back Bay to Newton for a friend’s birthday. She wants a chocolate cake, but doesn’t like “fluffy” cake. Any good suggestions for a denser chocolate cake that doesn’t need to be pre...

Fox & the Knife (South Boston, MA)

by BostonBestEats 2 months ago

Fox & the Knife (I guess we are still not over the "XXX & YYY" naming fad), the latest from Top Chef contestant and James Beard Award winner Karen Akunowicz (ex-Myers + Chang) was just ranked #7 on...

Troquet on South's Summer Wine Sale (Boston, MA)

by BostonBestEats 1 year ago

TALES OF TROQUET (Act 1, Scene 1) Late Sunday night I noticed Troquet on South had posted an Instagram video entitled: "A sneak preview of tomorrow night's opening of our annual Summer Wine Sale...

Juliet, Union Square, Somerville, MA

by Madrid 1 month ago

Two of us throughly enjoyed the Cuina Catalana prix fixe last week. I can't eat much at one sitting and via email inquiry they graciously allowed a reservation for one of us for the full prix fixe ...

Newton Center Restaurant run down

by kimfair1 12 months ago

As of mid-June my wife and I have lived in our new digs in Newton Center. While we miss Brighton (we’d lived there for nearly 30 years), we were excited to see how many restaurants are within a ten...

North Square Oyster (North End, Boston MA)

by BostonBestEats 2 years ago

I've been to newly opened NORTH SQUARE OYSTER three times already for cocktails or lunch (only open ~7 weeks), and it is fantastic! The Chef was apparently ex-exec chef at Clio. I loved the coc...

Legal BYOB restaurants in the Boston MA area

by BostonBestEats 2 months ago

I thought I'd start a new thread to list restaurants in the Boston area that LEGALLY permit BYOB, since the last thread is quite old. Please don't post the name of a restaurant that lets you do ...

Back to the Andes...

by lobstagal 2 months ago

Want to take my husband on a culinary trip back to the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, where he was born and raised as part of his retirement party. I can prepare some traditional dishes but would lov...

Rose for Resistance

by hotoynoodle 2 months ago

If you feel a particular way about this particular thing go support some local businesses, drink some delicious pink and help a good cause. #RoseForResistance MODS: please do not bury this on...

Ethiopian Cafe -- Legal BYOB in Jamaica Plain (Boston MA)

by BostonBestEats 2 months ago

***To my knowledge, this is currently one of only three legal BYOBs within Boston city limits.*** ETHIOPIAN CAFE (legal BYOB) 377 Centre St Boston, MA 02130 (b/t Sheridan St & Creighton St in...

Boston Liquor Laws

by TroyTempest 3 months ago

Last weekend I was in Boston, and we decided to go to the North End for Italian food. I was craving a Martini, and was told that they didn't have gin. So, I asked if there was scotch. Another no...

Large Raw Oysters

by cutipie721 4 months ago

I'd like to make fried oysters. The ones commonly available that are meant to be eaten raw are way too small and will shrink into nothing once cooked. Do you know where I can find some big oyster...

Paco's Tacos in Harvard Square

by kvmax2 8 years ago

Does anyone remember Paco's Tacos that was in Harvard Square? I lived out of state for a while and when I came back they were gone. Their tortillas were different and I haven't been able to find...

The Backroom (Moody's in Waltham)

by BostonBestEats 4 years ago

This sounds exciting for Waltham: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/blog/2015/03/19/moodys-joshua-smith-set-open-backroom-april/ I like Moody's, although it's still in second place in...