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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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Long gone Newton old school Italian restaurant

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by HubFlyer 7 months ago

Back in the 80's/90's there was an Italian restaurant on Rt 9 WB where Barrows Windows and Huntington TV is now. It wasn't foodie but I remember it as a friendly, casual, red sauce place. The a...

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Pancetta and Guanciale

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by spiffcleanser 7 days ago

I really have two questions. The first is where to find the best pancetta and guanciale in the Boston area. This second is whether anyone has any experiences to share making their own and where the...

Boston-style Chinese Food recipes

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by Hytzipky 13 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...

Boston Restaurants Closings, that summer of Covid

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by hotoynoodle 5 months ago

june was awful and i suspect july and august will be a bloodbath -- especially since the eviction moratorium no longer holds. remember in good times how active the old Boston Openings/Closings t...

New bakery in Newton Highlands

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by wu12 12 days ago

I noticed a few weeks ago that a sign saying "Lakon Paris Patisserie" had come up where a small New York coffeeshop, Stacks Espresso Bar, had been, on the corner of Lincoln and Walnut streets in Ne...

Barbara Lynch Collective for Thanksgiving ordering

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by youngho 14 days 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...

What have people enjoyed for delivery during COVID - Boston?

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by Beli 8 months ago

We’ve been ordering quite a bit of delivery. Overall, we have been really impressed by the quality and service. Are favorite places have been Celeste and Uni! Both traveled really well and compa...

Tomato sausage

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by NanaP2011 6 years ago

My dad used to buy tomato sausage from aMassachusetts butcher (Leominster?) in the 1950's and 60's. It was a smooth uncooked link pork sausage flavored with tomato and was delicious. Never seen i...

My Happy Hunan Kitchen

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by Jazzyphil 1 month ago

My Happy Hunan Kitchen! Finally tried it and got take out last night. Truly fantastic tasty food in Brighton, Cleveland Circle Beacon St. I grew up in San Francisco loving Hunan food(Brandy Ho’...

Recommendations near Museum of Fine Arts?

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by Bookistan 1 month ago

We are taking a daytrip to the MFA and are seeking recommendations of a good, safe, spacious restaurant for lunch nearby (does not have to be super close). We're open to different kinds of cuisine...

Dine In - What Restaurants Have You Tried

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by treb 5 months ago

I went to Mt. Vernon for lunch, they’re running a special menu till the 5th. Seating both inside and out. My choice was inside. The Lobster Roll was an excellent deal, I order it without the...

The Good & the Bad at Legal Seafoods Chestnut Hill

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by SuzieCK 1 month ago

We were shopping around for a venue for my birthday dinner close to Boston this week. Our hearts were set on raw oysters and Oysters Rockefeller. I looked online and researched the Summer Shack, Is...

Lobster Rolls Rule at Nahant Fish & Lobster

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by SuzieCK 3 months ago

We were dying for a swim so we drove to Nahant Beach, Nahant, MA. After slogging through brown algae to get to a bit of cool, clear water, we needed a reward. Off to Nahant Fish & Lobster located i...

Newton Corner 1980s pasta restaurant

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by ames4411 2 months ago

My brother and I have been trying to remember the name of the restaurant in Newton Corner (possibly the now closed UNO’s location on Washington Street) that primarily served your choice of pasta sh...

Oblong or seeded watermelons?

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by teabean 10 years ago

I know this is an odd question, but does anyone know where I might be able to find a seeded watermelon, or an oblong one? It seems all I can ever find are the round seedless one these days! Has the...

Restaurant Critics Not Writing Dine-in Reviews

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by exit2lef 6 months ago

I've noticed some dining critics writing essays in which they proclaim that they will not resume reviewing restaurants based on on-site dining, even as restaurants reopen their dining rooms in many...

ISO of good sausages

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by AGM_Cape_Cod 3 months ago

For years we stopped at the Smoke House in Norwell to pick up sausage and now I see that it is closed. Any ideas of where in Boston/Cambridge or south of Boston we could get some decent sausages? H...

Small Italian prune plums

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by idabean1 2 months ago

It is the season for the Marian Burros' Plum Torte. In the Lexington MA area I've only found huge Empress Plums, which tend to be more sour and less tender than the "original". Who has found the ...

Bulk lobster in the Boston area?

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by mezzodiva54 2 months ago

I can buy large cans of crab. Does anyone have suggestions for buying bulk lobster for a recipe? Canned, pre-picked, frozen (tails), lagostino, whatever. I'd like to avoid having to cook live l...

Gefilte Fish

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by Adriannest 2 months ago

Where to buy fresh fish to make homemade gefilte fish in the Greater Boston area?