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...

Buying rendered duck fat?

by aregularjoe 8 years ago

Need to buy some rendered duck fat. I know Dewar's has it but it its way overpriced. Any thoughts?

Haute Eggs

by eggsthusiasm 2 months ago

I am researching eggs, and am interested in eating some fancypants eggs at a fine dining restaurant on the eastern seaboard, somewhere between Boston and Washington DC. Anyone have ideas for places...


Finally, a critic who is critical

by Good_kind_of_fat 6 days ago

I can't remember the last time I've read a negative food review. I find this refreshing and wish there was more like it. Kudo's to Jared Kaufman for this detailed review of Tequila Cocina. I t...

Boston Proximity Deathmatch?

by youngho 19 days ago

Hi everyone, I read the Boston Globe article on cluster theory and Sichuan Cuisine vs Home Taste (https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2020/01/07/sichuan-restaurants-watertown), and I thought it...

Sierra Leonean food?

by Edokko 7 years ago

As a returned Peace Corps volunteer from Sierra Leone, I like to get my fix of plasas from time to time. Luckily my work often takes me to DC, where I can indulge in the basics like cassava leaf, ...

Looking for tarallis in East Boston or elsewhere

by Taralli 10 years ago

Many moons ago, I stumbled on a bakery up a hill in East Boston with garlands of tarallis (fennel seed, cracked black pepper, etc.) hanging from the rafters. Does anyone know where they can still ...

Sichuan Cuisine (Watertown) Pleases with Previously Unseen Dishes Cooked Homestyle

by SuzieCK 2 months ago

Always in search of hot and spicy Chinese dishes, my lunch buddy Galangatron and I ventured to Watertown Center to the new Sichuan Cuisine at 30 Mount Auburn St., right on the 71 bus line. Our curi...

Looking for Memorable Moroccan Couscous

by LRS 5 months ago

I just moved to the Cambridge area from NYC and am looking for a good moroccan couscous in Boston, Cambridge or MA in general. The last thread is form more than 10 years ago. Any help?

Japanese knives near Boston?

by samfried 2 months ago

I'm looking for a store near Boston (very willing to drive a few hours away) where I can talk to someone knowledgeable about Japanese chef's knives and buy one. I don't want to go to a big commerci...

No Name - No Mo

by treb 1 month ago

Not surprised that No Name is closed. I remember days a long long time ago when I’d be waiting in line with bottles of wine and coolers of beer. It was always a party while waiting in line. ...

Boston Food Porn 2019

by BostonBestEats 1 year 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...

Leisurely lunch in Cambridge/Somerville

by LunarPrimate 1 month ago

Where can my old college friends and I (just the 3 of us) go for a leisurely lunch tomorrow in Cambridge or Somerville where we will feel comfortable hanging out for a long chat? No particular cuis...

Does anyone remember the restaurant Cappuccino's in Newton?

by mk24 8 years ago

Cappuccino's in Newton closed in the 90s I believe, they used to have the best white sangria made tableside with whole oranges etc. Does anyone happen to know how it was made? I recall maybe Prosec...

Peking Duck in Boston?

by CambridgeFoodie 2 months ago

Yes, China King (Doris!) is the Grande Dame of Boston's Peking Duck scene. And yes, it's an elaborate 3 course affair (skin/wrap, homemade noodles, soup). But...it's getting pricey...$59.99....

Old age cheese spread

by lvario 13 years ago

I am looking for this cheese spread.. Was sold at a fruit stand somewhere in Worcester... That's all I have for details.. So good haven't had it in 7 or so years.. Anyone??

Gift for a fan of hardcore bitters

by jochaima 2 months ago

I'm looking for ideas for someone who really likes bitters: fernet branca, and unicum. I was wondering about sfugmato, if that is worth getting? He has fernet, fernet menta, nonino, Ramazzotti, ape...

Bakery Blahs

by pitap 2 months ago

Anyone have a favourite bakery that has stopped living up to its name? A favourite pastry that just isn't the same anymore?

Sanyo in Lexington

by justbeingpolite 2 months ago

Haven't seen any posts about Sanyo in Lexington, which replaced Yangtse River. It's pretty good for a fusion restaurant. The Japanese and sushi is decent, and the Chinese is good, too. Of note, ...

How do you eat a large Italian?

by Ferrari328 5 months ago

Having not grown up in this country it might be a stupid question. Having recently bought a large Italian on braided from Anthony's Italian Specialties in Stoneham, I'm baffled. If you try to eat t...