Each week we ask our readers (via social media) what restaurants they have been to recently, with some of these posts being shown here. The ones below are from May and June of 2016. (Please go to the main page of this section to see posts from other months.)
Posts from June 24, 2016:
Ole in Inman Square. Really great!
Took my father to Reno's in East Boston and had the best Italian meals of my life. Must try: The Lobster fritters
You really like making me type izakaya ittoku so I can be saddened that you'll never go, don't you? Lol
Also, stoked. There was a Mexican place my friend suggested in northboro (casa Vallerta?), but it was awful.
Mary Anne L.
I had a very tasty pizza at JakeNJoe's - surprised!!
Went to Scholars last night to meet a friend. Their spinach and bacon dip is amazing!
Delicious poutine and steak frites at Deep Ellum on their beautiful patio on Monday night!
Southern Kin Cookhouse at Assembly Square. Still working out the kinks, but very tasty, and the sweet tea was super sweet, and I'm a southerner! I'd go back!
Posts from June 17, 2016:
well, not Boston Area, but Aqua Bar in PTown, Lobster Pot (also PTown)
Delicious rabbit stew and fried chicken at The Frogmore in JP last night! I really hope the place makes it...
Tiger Mama and Beacon Hill Bistro! Duck at the BHB was amazing, as were the multiple desserts!
Barley neck inn in Orleans.
Common Ground for dinner and brunch. My baby had to get in a couple of pints before their Board-imposed hiatus.
The Beachcomber in Wellfleet for an all-you-can-eat fundraiser....mmmm!! Then Fiorella's in Newtonville last night!
Penny S. G.
Alice's Mandarin Taste.......THE best!
Blue Taleh in lowell... the crab rangoon was delicately fried and had so much crab. It was like no crab rangoon I have ever tasted. I got tofu and mixed vegetables in an oyster sauce which was phenomenal. There is outdoor seating along the canal. I just loved the whole experience. this is my new favorite place!
first time at belle isle seafood... had terryaki salmon on the deck... awesome!
Jacks Abby in Framingham. Killer soft pretzel with ale cheese dip. Seared salmon with clams, spinach, potatoes and chorizo consistently good.
Juniper in Wellesley. Always a great meal, this time lentil soup, grilled octopus, curry cauliflower and Chicken Tangine. Then Red House in Harvard Square, first time there. The lamb shank was very good.
Diane L. S.
Double lobster rolls at Easton beach snack shack in Newport RI - great deal for $15
Anmol in Beverly - truly excellent Indian Food, the Vernon Diner in Ct for a huge open faced roast beef sandwich, and the as usual excellent Peach Farm in Chinatown- their dry fried chow Foon is so good....
Rincon Lemeno in East Boston for Ceviche and Tacu, tacu de mariscos - mountains of food so it's left-overs for dinner tonight.
Water street kitchen Woods hole- Excellent. The 41-70 Woods hole- underwhelmed. Sweet life Oak bluffs- Outstanding as usual. Backdoor donuts Oak Bluffs- Omg i'm a back door man. Beetle Bung Oak Bluffs-Meh...
Dawn C. A.
Mario's in downtown Lexington. Excellent chicken parm and baked ziti. They start serving beer and wine on Tuesday 6/14 - no more BYOB.
Izakaya ito-oh you're never going to come.
Southern Kin Cookhouse (and just had some shrimp and grits leftovers - still so good!), Banyan - so tasty and like the cocktails a lot.
and a sandwich from Russo's because Moody's is closed on Mondays.
Saloniki was very good.
Heather W. G.
Bergamot for their killer burger. Also ordered their Peking duck app special which was absolutely amazing.
Dave's World Famous in Woburn. Had a cup of wonderful chicken soup (I think it was actually completely homemade -- yummy, but not oversalted like it usually is when prepared broth is used) and the duck & snow pea sandwich.
Grill 23 for delicious new bar menu tasting event! Always one of my standby places here since it first opened.
None to speak of this weekend other than a light lunch of the hot stuffed eggplant at Mary Chung on Saturday, but if I get my work obligations cleared out of the way, I might poke my head in one of the new Korean taco places on Brighton Ave.
Just had an awesome meal at Hojoko tonight. Serious contender for the highly coveted title of Geoff Wong's favorite place for sushi, challenging the long running champion, Fish Market in Allston.
Sandie B. S.
Legal Crossing in Downtown Crossing! Amazing wine selection and great small plates!
Posts from June 10, 2016:
I was in Vermont this weekend, eating & drinking plenty of great stuff. Had a hearty chicken & waffles, slathered in gravy, at CJ's Diner in Quechee. Excellent pulled pork dinner at The Prohibition Pig (with cider and whiskey). And an incredible Brunch at Hen of the Wood, with a baked egg dish, polenta with sausage, biscuits with strawberry & mascarpone cream. Plus delicious tacos from The Mad Taco, including pulled pork in a mole sauce.
Heather W. G.
First time to Deuxave! Absolutely wonderful - had the onion soup, duck confit and cavatelli with morels. Brunch at State Park - great eggs Benedict with Tabasco hollandaise and don't miss the pork chop pancakes...
Yard House Fenway, Totto Ramen in Allston. I like Totto but enough already with the cash only policies.
Donna P. P.
Toscanos. I had the pasta special with crabmeat and my friend had the seafood risotto. Both were really good but their tiramasu is always my favorite. Light and mocha like taste. Their own recipe. Very popular place in the neighborhood. Always good and dependable dishes that we know we can count on.
I grabbed a few slices at the Otto in Lynnfield, ice cream at JP licks in assembly row, Shwarma Place in Davis sq late night, drinks at the new Blackmoor Tavern (little too sterile/big for my taste), got a pizza at Brewers Tavern in Charlestown (burnt on the bottom/gooey on top) (also was not expecting them to give last call at 11:40, chairs up at midnight :( Beer at Redbones, Amsterdam Falafel Shop. It wasn't this past weekend but the weekend before, I had Noor in Somerville cater a picnic (good quality, but odd presentation)
Ann M. S.
So fun and great food at Legal Harborside (first floor).
Was in Williamstown yesterday and went to Pera Mediterranean Bistro. Really nice Mediterranean menu and the specials were on point with an amazing local goat cheese board, polenta cake Napoleon and fresh tabouli with house pita. Beautiful area, and some outdoor seating which we were lucky enough to grab.
Friday night, we went to Great Road Kitchen in Littleton. It's a huge space, featuring a sparkling open kitchen, raw bar, and a main bar complete with tabletop shuffleboard game (kind of like bocce, but in a bar)! And an outdoor patio - all important at this time of year. The decor is amazing (weathered metal signs, antique stoves and iceboxes, retro kitchen-themed ads). Their ginger margarita and blood orange mule were sublime. The food was also amazing and very high quality. We sat at the raw bar and watched as the tiny female oyster shucker deftly shucked the freshest of oysters all. Night. Long! She sure made that look easy, busy as she was. The house-made burrata was amazing and came with marinated tomatoes, pencil asparagus, and greens. The steak tacos were so yummy and BONUS: came with an ear of grilled mexican street corn! There's no real ladylike way of eating that - but it's so good, who cares?! Go there! So worth it. Make a reservation if it's the weekend, though.
Grabbed a bite the other night at the bar at the Capital Grille in Burlington. Excellent service from the bartender, Ron. My dirty martini was perfect. Loved the artichoke bisque; enjoyed the flavors of the dried cherries and gorgonzola in my Bibb salad though it was a tad overdressed. My boyfriend loved his perfectly cooked burger. It's fun to sit at the bar and enjoy the rich atmosphere of a pricey place for a fraction of the cost those nights you don't feel like cramming yourself.
I learned on Sunday about Aprile's European in No Chelmsford. I had no idea one of my favorite old time establishments existed still. Same owners as The European in the No End that closed in the late 80s?Not quite the same but still a 10 for me. Same 22" pizzas, scampi, parms, Etc...followed by fantastic ice cream at Bedford Farms on 4/225. I wish this restaurant was in the Metro area.
The Knotty Pine in Newton. Had a great sausage, pepper, and onion omelette.
I was in New Hampshire for a fantastic waterfall roadtrip. I had brunch at Polly's Pancake Parlor, dinner at Delaney's Hole in the Wall, lunch at Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. and ice cream at 18 degrees Celcius (not a typo). I loved all four spots, although I was the only one in the group that loved the ice cream.
I just had my first ever meal at Naco Taco. Fantas-taco!
Finally made it up to the Blue Marlin Grille in Essex. It's been on my list for a few years. Fantastic dinner.
Joyce G. R.
I just got back from Arlington and while there went to Jimmy's!
Turner's at the Lyceum. Best seafood restaurant of the north shore.
Alison S. D.
Biked over to WuBurger in Inman Square (Cambridge). I think it was the first week in that location, but it didn't show! We all had hot dogs (Wu Dogs) and the waffle fries. Really delicious! Casual place, very friendly service. Now must go back for the burgers!
Posts from June 3, 2016:
Went to Osteria Posto in Waltham. Great cocktails, very nice pastas and apps, desserts were pretty good. Lovely decor. Prices were a bit high.
well, last night I was among the first patrons at Antonio's Bacaro in Hyde Park. Only had drinks and antipasti as the city approvals were just hours old but it promises to be a fine addition to Cleary Square!!
Pastoral for pizza.
Weekend in Woodstock. Had a terrific dinner at Max's Tavern at the Barnard Inn. GF tater tots were definitely a bonus. Incredibly tasty grilled swordfish kabobs and great drinks at Worthy Kitchen, despite being thwarted in my Marc-stalking attempts. Salad and charcuterie at Simon Pearce, though the view (on the porch overlooking the waterfall watching local teens jump forty feet into the river) is what made the experience. And of course, excellent breakfasts at the Applebutter Inn.
Ma's Donuts, New Bedford
Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square. Back for a second meal after having a fantastic first visit a few months ago. We were not disappointed. The corn bread pancakes are not to be missed.
Hola in Marshfield for tapas and flatbreads. A favorite warm weather patio
STUFT in Haverhill MA. Mexican fast service with a touch of class. A new place I will be putting on the regular rotation
While in NYC - Blue, BarBacon, Blue Ribbon, The Ribbon, Bar Boulud, The Vanguard, Valhalla, Southern Hospitality, Alfie's, Pennsy's ...
Taj in Stoneham. Outstanding Indian food and very nice staff.
The Boat House in Tiverton RI - always a spectacular combo of view, service and food.
The Cafe at The Taj Hotel for Indian food. So much fun.
Galleria Umberto for a picnic lunch yesterday. Then we spotted the Jamaican Mi Hungry food truck on the Greenway and tried their Jamaican Beef patties. Outstanding food from both kitchens.
Posts from May 29, 2016:
Mocequa in Cambridge. 'twas very tasty.
In no particular order cause that's how my memory works now: Border Cafe, Kantin, Pushcart Pizzeria, Mike & Patty's, Tenoch, My Thai Vegan Cafe
Pandan Leaf, a new Thai place at 569 Cambridge St. in East Cambridge. Tasty!
Nico in the North End. Pleasantly surprised. Pasta with shrimp, scallops, and peas in a truffle cream sauce. A mouthful of deliciousness!
Christopher F. R.
Sapporo Ramen in Porter Square for noodles and Dairy Joy in Weston for some soft serve.
Highland Kitchen...grilled artichoke hearts had one layer too many and left a fiberous-chew finish...grilled octopus skewer was deftly handled and tasty...spicy jamabalya was a tasty version of it...rhubarb cobbler was seasonal and a nice finish.
Kristen H. F.
5 Corners in Marblehead. It was really good.
Hillstone at Faneuil Hall--very good food, ditzy service.
I cook at home.But last week I ate at PF Changs. Never returned my change. Wait staff disorganized. Kept bringing me the wrong food
Grasshopper Cafe, Brewer's Fork
Amuleto Mexican in Waltham. Grilled octopus like no other. Fish tacos with major flavor explosion. Mexican tuna sashimi is an off the menu request item with the perfect kick. This is real costal Mexican. No melted cheese slathered on anything here.
Mango 2, great Thai food that I only know about because you, Marc! Thanks!
Penny S. G.
Conrad's Restaurant Walpole - great steak tips!!!!!!
Emilianoz in West Medford. Always fresh and tasty! Great Mexican food right in my 'hood!
I went to Strangers and Saints in Provincetown. It's a small menu, but very good. And the decor is fantastic (including murals painted by John Dowd)
Cuchi Cuchi, Cambridge - Lively atmosphere, fabulous decor, extensive food & drink menu. Plus, they have a freakishly-accurate tarot card reader, Harmony, on Tuesdays from 7:30pm - 10pm.
La Hacienda on the Cambridge/Somerville line -- I had the tripe! The gnocchi were little marshmallows of ricotta!
Posts from May 20, 2016:
I was at Boston Chops - my favorite steak restaurant last night. Yumm.
Had an excellent burger at Kelley Square Pub.
I went to Scoopaplooza in Winchester last night, but then suffered a heartbreaking interaction between gravity and my iced cream (yes, I said it again!) cone
Kendra P. P.
My boss had dinner at Committee in the Seaport last night. The menu looks amazing. Anyone here been?
Heather W. G.
Great dinner at Spoke - highlights: crudo, bluefish with rye crisps. Sushi at Cafe Sushi - i love that handroll! And, a dynamite pork sandwich at State Park.
Christopher F. R.
Angela's 2 in Orient Heights for dinner. Second time at new location, first time was for their outstanding brunch. Had chicken with Pipian Rojo sauce with cactus, Mole Burrito and about a pound of their guacamole. Food just as good as original location, but much roomier locale (and easier to park!)
Finally made it to Branch Line! Had the porchetta and the half chicken because that seemed like the solid first-timer choice. Both were excellent. The bartenders were friendly and attentive. ALSO went to energize in Oak Square. Nice post-workout smoothies prices on par with other smoothie places in the city. I recommend.
I posted separately about my Mission on the Bay experience this week. Also went to RF O'Sullivans in Lynn. The planks they give you for french fries are crazy big! The burger was quality beef and cooked perfectly, but a little underseasoned for me. In a vain attempt to eat it like a lady, had to tackle it with my fork and knife. Due to their "don't squish the beef" policy, it's more meatball than patty shaped. Went to the dependable Floramo's-always cheap, always good. Went also to the Sunset Grill & Tap. At a disadvantage as a non beer drinker in this place with hundreds of options, I opted for Sangria which, at 23 ounces was enormous, blueberry-based and quite tasty. I also want to give a shout-out to Angela's Diner inside J. Pace in Saugus. This little-known breakfast spot has friendly service and features Frank's Famous French Toast. Very good!
Horseshoe pub in Hudson...new menu...pretty good...more expensive...
Went to Lord Hobo in Kendall. Unfortunately, I can only comment that the polenta fries were fantastic but I assure you the beer was equally good.
Tomo in Salem NH consistently good sushi and staff greets me by name. One of my happy places.
Select Oyster yesterday. One of the rare freshwater fish specials. Trout with fiddleheads, bacon, and fava bean salad. It was fabulous. And, Petit Robert Bistro on Columbus for lunch.
Vinny's Ristorante in Somerville--stuffed veal chop, homemade fusilli with oil and garlic.
Jessica C. M.
We went to The Tides on Saturday, oysters and the fisherman's platter was bummed that the deck was not open yet.
Back to Tiger Mama and still in top 5. Don't go to Committee if you like meat, but it's a vegetarian oasis..Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe's pulled pork "flatbread" was excellent...working the pulled noodle soup menu next visit..Kirkland Tap and Trotter spicy sqiud ink orchiette with mussels was truly memorable....deep fried ribs weren't.
Celebrated the warm weather at The Lobster Pot. The softshell crab app is always a winner, along with lobster ravioli.
Blackmoor Bar & Kitchen in Charlestown was pleasantly good. Nice beer lineup too!
Menotomy Grill & Tavern in Arlington. We had fish & chips and chicken pot pie.
The food was good (my fish was cooked perfectly and the fries were nice and fresh) but it was crazy expensive. The fish and chips (which had one piece of fish) was $17 and the chicken pot pie (just your usual chicken, carrots, potatoes, peas pie) -- which when dumped out would fill a bowl say 1.5 times the size of a typical cup of soup bowl -- was a ridiculous $18.
I don't think we'll be going back.
Little q hot pot- still so good!
El Oriental in JP. Really the very best cuban sandwich and the carrot dipping sauce for the yucca frita is divine.
Went to the Highland Kitchen in Somerville. Had pan roasted boneless half chicken with sweet potato hash, broccolini and herb gravy. It was all delicious!
Posts from May 13, 2016:
Izakaya ittoku last night with friends.
Cara C. H.
16C in Quincy-great vibe and great pizza!
Wuburger in Cambridge. Really enjoyed the burger & waffle fries - will go back soon. Service was slightly odd mix of super attentiveness & obvious errors, but early days, and besides you're there for a burger.
Courtney R. R.
Mick Morgan's in Sharon for brunch. It was really good.
Joyce G. R.
Squire's, Chatham MA
Carrie Nation - saddled up to the bar for a tasty bite of lobster, avocado and bacon....oysters are exclusively from the vineyard - groovy 'speakeasy' back room with pool tables - get there early and own the place, get there later and eavesdrop on the latest political scandal - roasted chicken is perfect.
Mystic Station in Malden. The buffalo chicken grilled cheese is sublime!
Also went to Biltmore & Main in Reading. Gave it a second chance after going when it first opened about 6 months ago. The Moscow Mule has a nice gingery bite to it and mac & cheese bites were good, but the rest of the meal and service disappointed (very dry chicken sandwich and overcooked burger for my party). Oh, well.
Tavern on the Square, Central Square. had their chicken-fried steak sandwich. The meat was deplorable, complete with tendons-muscle that left the meat with the texture of rubber..you have been warned! Summer Shack offered a crispy-fried softshell crab perched on mesclun greens in a bowl with cornchowder for an appetizer---innovative and tasty.
East coast grille in randolph. Amazing food and service!!
Gulu Gulu in Salem, MA. Crepes were pretty special. Place was rockin' but servers did just fine.
Outlook at the Envoy Hotel for mothers day brunch. My expectations may have been way to high. Despite the hype the downstairs Outlook restaurant seemed to be like any other lunch or breakfast joint in a hotel chain. Cuban sandwich was average. That said I had one of the best silky bloody mary's ever. Made with their own bloody mary base, bourbon, habanero bitters and steak sauce. Bacon on the roof.
sweetgreen on School Street. In the past few months DTX has really gone from zero to hero as far is lunch is concerned. Hallelujah
Oh I forgot! I went to 12 Hours in Oak Square. I have been there twice now and the food is really good! Garlic Udon. Yum.
Visited my son who's in town for a couple days working...went to Bricco's in North End, and of course Mike's Pastry' for a cannolli-only the next time we'll take it to go they charge 1.75 pp to sit there(table service) rip off to me, I can order a canolli to take home for that-lol and later on we went to Barking Crab for late night diner. Never went it was ok, the peel and eat shrimp and plate of mussels that were shared, were good prices-the Lobster and their seafood platters are way over priced.
Anna M. B.
Emma's pizza (Yum!), Hopewell Kitchen (jury still out)
Jessica C. M.
We tried Holly Crab in Allston, was pretty good and I would definately go back again.
Checked out soft opening of Blackmoor at the top of the North Washington St. Bridge in City Square - nice been list but a bit pricey.
Took Mum out to Trail's End Cafe since it's near where she lives. Love that place.
I went to The Restaurant in Woburn for breakfast after referencing the archives of this group for breakfast suggestions. It was really bad. I will never go back.
Blue Nile, food just keeps getting better each visit, now they are shipping their spices from Ethiopia incredible flavors. Also their honey wine is to die for.
Ann M. S.
Went to Russell House and had a really great burger. Fun atmosphere!
Friendly Toast for Mothers' Day Brunch
I didn't go anywhere, but I love reading about all your dining adventures! Oh, I made some pasta with sauteed lemon and white wine, with spinach and shrimp and it was quite good, if I do say so myself! I've never used lemon that way, but it's definitely going to happen again!
Kendra P. P.
Blue Moon Grill in Wakefield . Loud, cramped, hot, chaotic and NO parking. Food was just OK and ordering was rushed. Had high hopes for the food after looking at the menu. It took A LONG time for the food to arrive and most of it was dry and overdone. I think they would have potential if they stuck to fewer items and did those well instead of trying a way too large menu. Can't say I would go back. Much better places.
Heather W. G.
Finally got over to Allston to try Whole Heart Provisions. I had the Viet bowl and seared avocado - absolutely loved it and will be going back.
Check this out from Ohana- Rabbit & Waffles
I was up in Portland this weekend. Stopped at The Wentworth for lobster bisque along the way. While in Maine I tried Honey Paw for the first time. It was fabulous! Also had dinner at Slab (always good) and pastries from Baker's Bench in Westbrook (amazing).
Three Amigos for lunch, a couple tacos and a ground beef quesadilla. Always a good spot for a cheap & tasty lunch. AKA Bistro for a bittersweet lunch as the restaurant has now closed. Lunch was as excellent as always and I'll miss them very much. Been to L'Espalier twice recently for Champagne lunches, and the food was superb.
Back to Ciao Pizza and Pasta this time with my kids and there are leftovers in my fridge that I am so excited for tonight!! Also for mothers day Fuji at Assembly Row- a nee family favorite..., good food and cocktails works for me!
I went to Yolk in Provincetown. Delicious breakfasts!
Sandie B. S.
Beantown Pub! Quintessential bar in Boston! Typical pub grub but cheap!
Got take out from the new J.Dee Asian Bistro in Watertown. While tasty, I am thinking Cha Yen is better for Thai. Haven't tried the sushi yet.
Amelia's Trattoria with a large group. The food didn't seem as amazing as when I was there with a smaller party.
We tried to order pizza delivered last night in East Cambridge and discovered that both our local Pizza Pie-er and Stone Hearth have closed. We ended up with lovely pizzas from Cinderella's!
My typical Galway House in sunny JP and also had lunch at Legals LX today - will say the food was great at LX as normal but the service at the bar was lacking... It started well with a trainee who then got moved on. The people training him were impersonal and not really attentive. I normally have great service there.
Posts from May 6, 2016:
Ann M. S.
Yard House in Lynnfield. Nice cocktails, fun atmosphere and decent food.
Fishbones in Chelmsford. Drinks were terrific. Mussels were great. King Crab legs were perfect. Halibut was ok.
I forced my fellow Walk for Hunger mates to go to Bill's Pizza in Newton yesterday since it has been an annual lunch we would do instead of the provided lunch at the midway point. I am a sucker for self-imposed traditions.
The Brewer's Fork, Trade, Ironside Grill, Pier 6
My wife and I went with friends to have BBQ at Gyu Kaku in on Friday and finally made it to Stoked on Sunday (both Brookline locations). Gyu Kaku was fun (self grill at table with no staff help) and pretty delicious (the pork buns and kobe beef were stand-outs). Stoked was great as well, but pricey ($10 beers, $15 personal pizzas).
Bridgwaye Inn Marshfield one of the best baked stuffed lobster in MA. $24.99 incl in the body/stuffing( 2 large shrimp & 2 sea scallops along with lobster meat which is about 1 & 1/4 lb. 2 sides too
Out Of The Blue in Davis Sq. has become my "I just want a nice meal in a nice atmosphere, I'm too tired to think after a long week" spot!
Tapeo for a birthday dinner on Friday, and Met Bar on Newbury for a lunchtime burger. I don't love Met Bar, and wish we went elsewhere.
Casa Verde/ Galway House/ Coppersmiths/ Worden Hall/ Purple Cactus
Dawn C. A.
Our post Walk for Hunger pig out was at Redbones. Solid as always.
Sunset Cantina--had the baby-shrimp and avocado w/jack cheese quesadilla. a good-sized tasty offering. the Billy Boy Old Fashioned was an interesting libation.
Metropolis Cafe and Erbaluce (Boston). Yum and Yummo..............
Just went to Ciao Pizza and Pasta and I'm moving in! It was easy parking (at least for an early lunch) and every bite was just about as perfect as it could be. On a day like today it was even more enjoyable...because it's definitely a pizza and pasta kind of day. Looks like a little slice and pie joint and then you walk in and it's cute and serves wine and beer and has Italy quality nice restaurant food.
Also went to Rifrullo Cafe the other day for lunch. Loved it. Also cute inside and the sandwiches and salads were really good. Bread was a little odd but I'm ready to go back again and I want to go for breakfast too. They also had meals to go, jars of pickles and of Bolognes.
Christopher F. R.
Jaju potato pierogies; raspberry Pascki from DJ's Market at the Boston Polish fest. Krakus ham gave out samples as well, kielbasa and horseradish soup. Eastern european soul food!
Pizza analysis weekend. Friday night at Brewers Fork in Charlestown for the Clam Pizza (photo)...Exceptional..Top 3 ever.... Then Saturday went for a well-done sausage pizza at Picco on Tremont....Great crust and sausage/sauce was very tasty. Just enough cheese grease. Oh and went to a party at Skybox in Natick where what they referred to as "food" was served ...Absolutely horrible even at the absolute lowest tex/mex standards and expectations.REALLY bad.
Ohana in Gloucester - Cannot go wrong with the Butterfish.
City Girls! Lemon Grass!!!
Kristen H. F.
Toscana in Peabody. Food was very good!
Parish Cafe on Boylston... Can't stay away from those onion rings, meatloaf club & sour beer.
Ok, maybe not a high-end venue, but Polcari's in Woburn -- one of my faves. Low-key, relaxing, delicious and extremely economical. Their drink menu is awesome and not over-the-top expensive. I had a really nice Grey Goose vodka martini with jumbo olives and just enough ice crystals. Regina pizza will always be my favorite and is what they serve. I had a 10" personal pizza with artichoke hearts, spinach, sausage, mushrooms and black olives. Delicious!
I did, however, have a cabernet savignon with my pizza and it tasted dull and stale. Maybe stick with the beer and cocktail menu. Definitely do NOT recommend the wines! Have been burnt a few times in the past with wine choices!
I recently went to Seasons 52 in Burlington. Just did the happy hour small plates fit $5 4-630p M-F. They were good and a nice variety. We also tried the flights and flatbread... Great geal! 3 1 oz pours of either red or white wine.... Make your selection for a full pour and a flatbread pizza for $15. The flights are available anytime....great deal...fun too.
Saturday night, hit Sabatino's in Wakefield. Really could have stopped after my party shared the antipasto platter (provolone, sopresata, marinated mushrooms, etc.) for 4! Was on Martha's Vineyard for a couple days and largely enjoyed all our stops for food and drink which were mostly in Edgartown. We were shut out of a couple spots due to it being a little early for the season...but we had a bite at Newes from America Pub, breakfast at Among the Flowers Cafe, cocktails at The Wharf and Henry's, a nice (yet pricey) meal at the Atlantic Fish and Chop House, and lunch at the Barn, Bowl & Bistro in Oak Bluffs.
We enjoyed a late Sunday afternoon dinner at Atlantic Fish, Fenway pre-game. I have a love of Armagnac (the location and beverage), yet a first for me- the presentation included a hot tumbler and water as a warming pedestal ... I have seen other setups involving a tea candle, but this was way more fun!
Slice Pizza in Wakefield!
My friend and I stopped into Casa Verde in JP last night. It was already packed at 5:30. We had an uncomfortable tiny window table with barstools. The service was fantastic and they have a great draft beer selection, but the food was just okay and too expensive ($5 tiny tacos with one tortilla!). I don't know if I'll go back. My friend said she won't.
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