Restaurant Reviews

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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There Goes My Cholesterol Level!!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Cambridge, Music, Out and About, Restaurant Reviews, Rock and Roll | 0 comments

There Goes My Cholesterol Level!!

We went to The Sinclair in Harvard Square last week.  It’s a much needed live music venue with multi levels to view a show.  Bruce in the USA was playing and if you’re a Springsteen fan and need a fix, find this guy.  Three hours, yes three hours of Bruce.  A look alike, with all the mannerisms, a great band and if you closed your eyes, you would think you were hearing the Boss himself

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A New Contender On “The Street”

Posted by on Dec 21, 2013 in Out and About, Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

A New Contender On “The Street”

Watch out Capital Grille.  There’s a new kid on “The Street” and it’s name is Del Frisco’s Grille.  What’s The Street?   It’s the new very exciting shopping and restaurant complex in Chestnut Hill, MA.

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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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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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