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Re: Boston Dining

#51 Post by Alicia C. » January 11th, 2019, 9:12 am

I was heartbroken over Shepard's closing, but looks like Luce, an Italian concept by the same owner, is opening in its place. Keeping my fingers crossed they do the same concept with wine (allowing you to purchase quartinos at the bar of the half-bottles opened in the restaurant, or just being able to purchase a half bottle from the majority of their list). Made solo-dining there a really nice experience.
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Re: Boston Dining

#52 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » January 11th, 2019, 12:18 pm

BOSTON STYLE: Two Pearl all beef hot dogs, with sauerkraut, mustard, griddled homemade New England-style buns, at Mamaleh's Delicatessen in Kendall Square, Cambridge, near MIT. Probably Boston-area's best Jewish deli restaurant.
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#53 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » January 23rd, 2019, 8:15 am

Another fantastic meal at Troquet, and the Summer Wine Sale is back on for the month of January. Excellent bottle of 1978 Ch. Haut Brion was WOTN (WOTY so far), but everything was in great shape. Yes, even the 1973 Cave Cooperative de Fleurie, which was probably my second favorite wine. More proof Beaujolais really can age!

And who knew Joseph Phelps once made a late harvest riesling?

Lot of new dishes on the menu, and I had the first ever serving of "Maine Lobster French Toast", which is DOTY so far (with brioche, lemon curd, lightly smoked crème fraîche, sauce Americaine, celery; $23).

1973 Cave Cooperative de Fleurie Fleurie
1995 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Archery Summit Estate
1978 Château Haut Brion
1995 Bodegas Reyes Ribera del Duero Teofilo Reyes Tinto Cosecha
1978 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
1977 Joseph Phelps Johannisberg Riesling Late Harvest

Through the end of January.
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#54 Post by pnitze » January 23rd, 2019, 1:16 pm

For those of you looking for a nice wine dinner in Boston this month, my friend Ian Calhoun is putting on a wine dinner next Tuesday the 29th at his restaurant Mooncusser Fish House. Cost is $225/person. Restaurant is on Stuart St in Back Bay.

I’m coordinating the wine and it’s a great lineup of pristine older bottles. 1981 Charles Heidsick “Charlie” in magnum (recently ex domaine), 2005 Carillon Puligny Montrachet “Champs Canet,” 2007 Beaucastel Roussanne VV, 1981 Palmer in magnum, and 1954 Broadbent Madeira Verdelho.

PM if you want to join or want further details. Would enjoy meeting some of the Boston WB crowd.
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#55 Post by Robert Dentice » March 6th, 2019, 8:30 am

Looking for options near Chelmsford, MA for tomorrow (3/6). Thanks in advance.

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#56 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » March 6th, 2019, 8:46 am

Robert Dentice wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 8:30 am
Looking for options near Chelmsford, MA for tomorrow (3/6). Thanks in advance.
Not a lot of legal BYOB in MA, unfortunately. Here's some in the Boston area:

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants ... oston-area

I would recommend Sam's Kitchen in Woburn (about 25 min drive from Chelmsford, depending on traffic), which is a decent enough red sauce Italian. But you definitely need reservations unless you go very early, since it is only about 25 seats and popular.

No corkage, but based on town rules, they only allow 1 bottle/2 people on the table (and comparable number of glasses). Bring a wine bag! Glasses are mediocre.

I wrote something about it in this thread (wine rules have changed since):
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=23078&p=2588052&hi ... n#p2588052

Also, there is Nappi's in Medford, which is a few minutes further drive. Similar to Sam's, although I prefer the latter.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/sams-kitchen-woburn
https://www.yelp.com/biz/nappis-restaurant-medford
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Re: Boston Dining

#57 Post by Robert Dentice » March 6th, 2019, 9:09 am

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 8:46 am
Robert Dentice wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 8:30 am
Looking for options near Chelmsford, MA for tomorrow (3/6). Thanks in advance.
Not a lot of legal BYOB in MA, unfortunately. Here's some in the Boston area:

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants ... oston-area

I would recommend Sam's Kitchen in Woburn (about 25 min drive from Chelmsford, depending on traffic), which is a decent enough red sauce Italian. But you definitely need reservations unless you go very early, since it is only about 25 seats and popular.

No corkage, but based on town rules, they only allow 1 bottle/2 people on the table (and comparable number of glasses). Bring a wine bag! Glasses are mediocre.

I wrote something about it in this thread (wine rules have changed since):
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=23078&p=2588052&hi ... n#p2588052

Also, there is Nappi's in Medford, which is a few minutes further drive. Similar to Sam's, although I prefer the latter.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/sams-kitchen-woburn
https://www.yelp.com/biz/nappis-restaurant-medford
Thanks for the info. Boston is unfortunately not an option.

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Re: Boston Dining

#58 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » March 6th, 2019, 9:13 am

Robert Dentice wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 9:09 am
Thanks for the info. Boston is unfortunately not an option.
Let us know if you discovery anywhere in Chelmsford!
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#59 Post by Jud Reis » March 6th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Robert- having followed where you normally go to eat in various threads, I don’t think there is anything near there that will be anywhere close to what you would like. There are some good unpretentious Asian places in Lowell - Simply Khmer for Cambodian food is one I would recommend.

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Re: Boston Dining

#60 Post by Robert Dentice » March 8th, 2019, 4:10 am

Jud Reis wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Robert- having followed where you normally go to eat in various threads, I don’t think there is anything near there that will be anywhere close to what you would like. There are some good unpretentious Asian places in Lowell - Simply Khmer for Cambodian food is one I would recommend.
Thanks for the recommendation. I went here and liked it. The Chicken Wings (I am from Buffalo!) were great and the other dishes were fun to try.

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Re: Boston Dining

#61 Post by Jud Reis » March 8th, 2019, 10:43 am

Glad you enjoyed it!

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