Southern New England

You can use this tag to discuss food in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. We also have tags for each of the individual states, as well as many of the cities within them, which you can browse here.

The History of Cranberries

Did you know cranberries bounce if you drop them? Or that they help support your memory function? Or that Native Americans were the first to cultivate cranberries and used them for food and dye? Or...

Taylor Ham (aka pork roll)?

by Sam 14 years ago

Can anyone tell me where I might buy Taylor Ham in the greater Hartford or Pioneer Valley area? It's available everywhere where I'm from (central NJ), but its range doesn't seem to extend this far...

Mecha Coming to Stamford

by RickNamer 1 year ago

I've heard gossip that Mecha Noodles is opening in Stamford - Anyone have any info on where? Would love to have a location close by - Fairfield is great and so is Norwalk but the drive home on a...

Boston Food Porn 2019

by BostonBestEats 3 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...


Newport RI: Clarke Cookhouse Fine Dining Option or Fluke?

by middleagedfoodie 4 days ago

We're going on a Tue, Wed & Thur in May and both of these are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you could only go to one of these, which would you choose?

El Rincon de Moody's (Waltham, MA)

by BostonBestEats 12 months ago

Chef Joshua Smith continues his expanding empire on Moody Street in Waltham with EL RINCON DE MOODY'S, a taco bar and barbeque restaurant. I went to their popup today for the taco bar, which is ...

Catering a lobster bake

by sarawr 3 months ago

In 2009, I made myself an 80th birthday party in Harwich Port, MA. I had a lobster bake which I think was catered by a seafood place named George's. Now I want to repeat the party for my 90th birth...

Balani (Waltham, MA)

by BostonBestEats 3 months ago

Dave Becker, who owns the fantastic Sweet Basil in Needham (Boston's most famous BYOB) and Juniper in Wellesley, has struck again with an sexy New American spot on Waltham's restaurant row of Moody...

Getting our herb garden started: West/Conn 2018...

by gutreactions 12 months ago

We're ready! Our patio was renovated this past winter and we are anxious to get it growing again. We were able to save our chives and oregano which are coming back nicely in their original pots. We...

Bishops in Lawrence..back in the day

by phelana 12 years ago

When I was a kid we used to drive to Lawrence to buy Syrian Bread and eat at Bishops. What happened to Bishops? I loved it so much..wow, we are talking almost 30 years ago....I can still taste the ...

Amici's Pizzeria (North Andover, MA)

by BostonBestEats 19 days ago

A group of us checked out Amici's Pizzeria, which one of my friends lives near and has become a regular. This is their new location, which is much bigger than the now-defunct tiny original nearb...

Foodie guide to Providence, RI?

by lobsterkiller 5 years ago

I am not seeing a whole lot of info for Providence (and surrounding area) on this site and would love some help. Any recommendations for restaurants, gourmet stores, kitchen stores, or any other un...

Castelvetrano olives in Boston area?

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.

Dinosaur BBQ, Stamford still hits the mark for us...

by gutreactions 3 years ago

We travel from Westchester to get there, just a 20 minute drive, because we feel it is the best BBQ in Westchester or Fairfield Counties. We have tried Brother Jimmy's in White Plains and it is ok....

Le's Kitchen Shines in Danbury, CT

by SuzieCK 1 month ago

My sister and I were looking for Vietnamese food where she lives in Danbury and found Le's. To our delight it was fresh, flavorful and affordable. We each tried a different pho - hers a seafood and...

Fairouz (West Roxbury, MA)

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...

Mario Batali Gives Up All His Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Mr. Batali “will no longer profit from the restaurants in any way, shape or form,” said Tanya Bastianich Manuali, who will head day-to-day operations at a new company, as yet unnamed, created to re...

Worcester Restaurant Week Winter 2019

by Tumkers 2 months ago

Hi, I just moved to the Worcester area and am wondering if there are any standouts in the Worcester Restaurant Week offerings. It looks like Armsby Abbey is very popular on YELP. Willy's parking lo...

Tung's Taste - Exceptional Chinese on the North Shore

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...

Best Brand of Linguica in the New Bedford Area [moved from Boston]

by DLynne 7 years ago

I'm visiting the Cape and want to take some linguica home with me. Can anyone suggest a preferred brand? Is there any method of cooking that would eliminate some of the saltiness? Thanks.

Coffee Kingdom in Worcester?

by blandina 17 years ago

Years ago I used to frequent Coffee Kingdom in Worcester, where you could get bistros of different kinds of coffee, pastries, etc. I have such fond memories of the place, as it was one of the only...