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 March of 2017. (Please go to the main page of this section to see posts from other months.)
Posts from March 5, 2017:
Slices at Otto in Lynnfield, LaBrasa is doing music on Monday nights now, Karl's Sausage Kitchen for snacks and beer, takeout from the Porch in Wakefield, Flatbread Davis Sq, soup at Le's Vietnamese in Allston, Fat Hen in Somerville (meh), burritos and drinks at Felipe's Harvard Sq, did the Fat Tuesday party at Menotomy (their Thursday night music is the best kept secret in town)
Otto in Lynnfield (I can't get enough of the bacon,scallion, potato pizza, the ricotta was great, too)
Fat Biscuit in Lynnfield (great deviled eggs, cheesy grits with shrimp, fried chicken- according to my brother.strangely, I found the biscuits a little bland and too salty)
Gully's Diner in Portsmouth (excellent hot dogs and chili)
But the stand out has to be Rino's Place in Eastie-
Some of the best Italian food this half- Italian guy has had. I had veal with lemon sage fresh made pasta - so good!
Gaslight in Lynnfield for brunch. Liked the feel of the place, very airy and bistro-ish. Had the black bean 'hash' with fried egg. It was OK, but not what I was expecting (I think hash should have distinct potato pieces, this was just a mashed potato patty with some black beans folded in, and not terribly flavorful). Prices were very reasonable I thought.
Finally went to Southern Kin Cookhouse. Chicken N' Waffles were incredible. Lowcountry Shrimp N' Grits were really good. Pimento Cheese Fritters were good but not as memorable. I want to go back to try other apps anyway, like the Hog N' Hooch Biscuit.
Went to the Porthole - one of our favorite places, for the price in Lynn. Its right on the water on the stretch between the Nahant rotary & the beginning of the Lynnway.
They have the best clam chowder and a big typical New England menu. Our fav is Claire's Seafood" - a baked scallops, shrimp, & lobster casserole broiled in a cream & butter sauce with breading & butter - love it.
Though the live music is deplorable, they end at 8 & we eat pleasurably. Its a big open restaraunt- very family friendly, with colorful patrons (like us). The waitresses are totally wonderful, and the atmosphere is quite relaxed, once the music stops :)-
Had a wonderful time at Juniper in Wellesley tonight. The four of us all really liked our apps and entrees. Great ambiance in the bar; we ate at a high top. Staff were all terrific!The back dining room
was a bit demure.
Dawn C. A.
State Park for brunch today. I had the mother of all avocado toasts. Rye toast with hot smoked salmon, cucumber and radish. Plus a truly excellent Corpse Reviver #2.
Tried Aceituna Grill twice, decent shawarma for the lunch crowd. Just don't get it "classic" as it's pretty awful that way as you get no garlic or hot sauce or even hummus. Also went to Tikkaway, they are trying to be Indian Chipolte, but it just isn't very good.
Also went to Mooo... pricey, but good, still trying to figure out if it is worth the money. Also went to Del Friscos, the "business lunch" has been severely downgraded.
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