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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.

How Restaurants Impacted by the Boston Marathon Bombing Have Fared 5 Years Later

It’s been 122 years since the first Boston Marathon was run in Boston. And it’s been five years since the Boston Marathon bombings. This year’s marathon takes places on Apr. 16 (Patriot’s Day), and...

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Kava?

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by jamie2dope 10 years ago

A few years ago, some friends of mine returned from a vacation in Fiji, and described their experience with Kava as a legal, safe alternative to alcohol. After having read how there are Kava bars p...

Banquet Suggestions for Chinatown, Boston, Please?

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by pedxing 1 month ago

I'm organizing a gathering very near to Chinatown on a Thursday in July (or possibly August) and want to follow it with a Chinese Banquet. I'm expecting about 30 people with varying outlooks on f...

Castelvetrano olives in Boston area?

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by BostonBestEats 2 months ago

Has anyone seen Castelvetrano olives for sale in the Boston area? Formaggio Kitchen doesn't mention them on their website. I suppose I could use Cerignola, which they do carry.

Injera in the Cambridge area

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by bear 1 month ago

I'm planning on doing some Ethiopian home cooking soon, and am wondering if there are any updates on where to buy injera locally. Central Convenience on Mass. Ave. in Central Square used to sell it...

Boston City Council Passes Groundbreaking Food Justice Ordinance

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by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"...The Good Food Purchasing Policy is not only expected to redirect millions of dollars to local producers and improve nutrition, environmental sustainability, and animal welfare, but also to crea...

New restaurant coming to Woburn, Spicy Hunan Kitchen

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by mcel215 1 month ago

I was at Marco’s Italian cold cuts on Main Street today and coming out, I saw (across the street), a sign above a store front that reads Spicy Hunan Kitchen! I tried to google it and also checked ...

Bonapita

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by Bluebell 5 years ago

Tried Bonapita for lunch today - went at 2, after the lunch rush. As stated in the Openings and Closings thread, the bread was soft and delicious. I chose the Mushroom, lentil and thyme filling. No...

Berkshires/Mass MOCA

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by bear 1 month ago

A friend wants to surprise her sweetie with an overnight to North Adams and a visit to Mass MOCA. Neither of us is familiar with the food and drink scene in the area. Someone suggested Prairie Whal...

Central Boston Brunch Space

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by poohstix12 1 month ago

I am starting to plan a mid May (quite possibly all of Boston's graduation weekend) baby shower. Since I'm not a local, I'm looking for suggestions! The goal is a low key brunch for about 40. Id...

Boston-style pork fried rice recipe

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by Ryan1 6 years ago

im from boston area all my life and chinese take out is my favorite food. i moved to the south and cant find comparable chinese food ANYWHERE. does anyone have a recipe for pork fried rice like the...

Large Raw Oysters

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by cutipie721 2 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...

Fresh tomatoes in winter?

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by zigzag17 2 months ago

Is it possible to get good enough ones for a caprese? I haven’t had much luck. Suggestions please.

Boston-style Chinese Food recipes

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by Hytzipky 12 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...

Fairouz (West Roxbury, MA)

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by BostonBestEats 2 months ago

I heard about Fairouz (named after the famous Lebanese singer) from a Sheryl Julian review in the Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2017/02/13/fairouz-west-roxbury-sharing...

Phil filter - Vietnamese coffee

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by grant.cook 2 months ago

I was wondering if anyone knew of a Boston market that sold a phin filter for making Vietnamese coffee. I know I can pick one up on-line but I prefer to wander around physical stores.

ISO A Good Patty Melt in the Greater Boston area

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by catsmeow 2 months ago

Looking for a good Patty Melt. I tried the one at Zaftigs and it wasn't good. The hamburger was small and about half the size of the bread. I also got one at the Victoria Diner. The hamburger was ...

Sarma review

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by sallyt 2 months ago

Hi all, Per Madrid's request, a review for Sarma from 3/2/2019. Six of us had a special dinner, which was truly memorable. Their menu changes frequently, so I'm only reviewing items that are st...

Tung's Taste - Exceptional Chinese on the North Shore

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by croutonweb 2 months ago

Tung's Taste is a new treasure on the North Shore that, as far as I can tell, no one knows about yet. It's a small family-owned Chinese restaurant in a strip mall in Middleton that opened last y...

Where can I find Radicchio di Treviso around Boston?

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by BostonBestEats 3 months ago

Where can I find Radicchio di Treviso around Boston? You know, the long thin radicchio, not the usual round ones?

Media bias

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by BostonRocketChef 2 months ago

No surprise here that local magazines push the restaurants that advertise with them. How about some honesty? Best steak is Abe & Louie’s no contest. Best Italian food is a tie Artu in the North End...