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Some new restaurants (for us)…

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Boston, Food, Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

Some new restaurants (for us)…

We’ve been eating!  I haven’t been posting but I’ve been eating.  And, here are some great new finds:

Empire – at the Seaport.  Wow!  I can’t say enough.  I’m still dreaming about the Lobster Cupcakes.  They were outstanding.  The hot and sour soup served in a big bowl, some Singapore noodles.  All awesome.  Great looking restaurant.  Open kitchen with a sushi bar. Great bar.  Lounge area where you can reserve seating.  It has it all.  In fact, we had to go back and weren’t disappointed the second time around.

Tryst – in Arlington.  A wonderful little restaurant.  We stopped there for dinner before a show at the Regent Theatre, spent almost 2 hours with some friends.  At the table – a great bolognese, a perfect hamburger, some delicious epanadads and crispy calamri.  A definite return to Tryst.  They also own Cook in Newton.  Tryst is small and it has a nice bar if you that’s your preference.

Row 34 – located in a warehouse space in Fort Point Channel brought to you by the people who own Island Creek Oyster Bar.  So you know it’s probably going to be pretty good.  And it is.  Industrial looking, we sat at the bar (of course) and had a terrific bowl of clam chowder, some perfectly prepared fried clams and butterscotch pudding.

These are all restaurants worth revisiting.

Wait, T\there’s more on the way.

So, see you at the bar……

 

Empire Restaurant and Lounge on Urbanspoon

Tryst on Urbanspoon

Row 34 on Urbanspoon

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A Hot Tip – not really!

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Boston, Out and About, Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

A Hot Tip – not really!

The Kentucky Derby – I got a hot tip.  A sure winner.  I never bet and rarely watch the Kentucky Derby but it sounded like fun thing to do – go to Suffolk Downs, do some people watching and bet on a few horses.  So I did a quick study on the field, Roy did some studying on how to bet and with money in hand we went to Suffolk Downs with L and M and J and C who relied on us and our knowledge (they’re very trusting).  We had a system.  Roy would bet on the ones that weren’t favorites and I bet on three favorites including my sure thing.  I had to bet on Wicked Strong because he had a Boston connection and a portion of the earnings are going to the One Fund; Intense Holiday, my sure thing; and, Riding on Curlin, another Boston connection.  Well, they say that the favorite hardly ever wins but he won yesterday.  Six of us betting and six of us lost!  Oh well!

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Aragosta Bar and Bistro

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Boston, Food, Restaurant Reviews | 4 comments

Aragosta Bar and Bistro

It was a beautiful weekend in Boston and the criteria for dinner on a Saturday night:  Had to be on the waterfront.  You think it’s easy in Boston.  It’s not.  There are some very good restaurants along Fan Pier and some others scattered along Atlantic Ave and Commerical Street.  But, for a city on a harbor there’s not a lot to choose from.

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Boston – Feast Time in the North End

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Boston, Out and About | 1 comment

Boston – Feast Time in the North End

If you live in or are visiting Boston, and are here on a summer weekend in August, it’s mandatory that you experience a Feast in the North End, Boston’s Little Italy.  This weekend was the opener, Festa di Sant Agrippina.

The North End is Boston’s Italian neighborhood, a few tightly packed blocks full of restaurants, cafes, shops and a lot of local color.  On Feast weekends it’s wall to wall people, lights, live music, old fashioned carnival games and FOOD.  Have some raw bar or sausage with peppers and onions at one of the street stalls or have dinner in one of the many restaurants that line the streets and then after dinner, take a stroll, have a cannoli and enjoy the street scene.

At the beginning of each Feast, the Madonna is paraded through the streets.  She is slowly covered in cash which goes to the Church.

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Music – every weekend has a free show.  People dance in the street and the old timers pull up lawn chairs  or hang out their windows to enjoy the music!  Some people (I’m not saying who!) have been known to get up on the stage to sing Disco Inferno with the original group, The Trampps!

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A little raw bar anyone?

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Boston’s Finest!

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The street scene

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North End Feasts – one of the many reasons Boston is a “wicked awesome” city!

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Tapas at Estragon

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Boston, Food, Out and About, Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

Tapas at Estragon

A warm summer night is perfect for tapas.  After Roy’s haircut in the South End that’s what we felt like so we headed over to Estragon.  It was early so there was lots of room for 2 at the bar.

The restaurant is a big, airy, informal space with a nice sized bar, hi-top and cafe seating and some comfy, mismatched overstuffed chairs and couches.  It kind of reminds me of a restaurant in Madrid that’s been around for generations.  

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Island Creek Oyster Bar

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Boston, Food, Out and About, Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Kenmore Square was all abuzz last night.  A little country came to Fenway Park.  Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert  were playing and the crowd was all straw cowboy hats, short sundresses and cowboy boots.

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