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 January and February of 2015. (Please go to the main page of this section to see posts from other months.)
Posts from February 23, 2015:
I returned to Saison in Richmond to dive deeper into the menu and take advantage of their happy hour specials. It's refreshing to find a place that serves its chicken wings with the tips intact.
Harvard Gardens. Alternative rock and roll playing for dinner rush. Awesome. Food was pretty good. Had a great night there so two thumbs up!
Legal Sea Foods for Norwegian Skrei (and obscenely huge shrimp). Brunch at No.8 Kitchen in Amesbury for cornbread, chicken & waffles.
stella blu in nashua
Olde Main Street Pub in Salem and SALT Kitchen and Rum Bar in Ipswich. Also Vesuvius, the second location of the Marblehead pizza place that just opened in Salem.
Besito for a nice lunch: octopus ceviche, pudin de mariscos, queso fundido and other decent vittles. And I just got back from Bistro du Midi where we had a nice dinner. First time there for me.
Tried out The Central in York ME, last night. Nice, surprisingly good dining experience: https://www.thecentralmaine.com/
The Bancroft in Burlington to celebrate Valentine's Week.
Dawn C. A.
Little Q HotPot in Arlington. Perfect winter food.
Pier 6, Navy Yard Bistro, Liquid Art House, Warren Tavern and Maggiano's Little Italy.
Had Tenoch in the North End for the first time, my new favorite Mexican place. Caffe Vittoria for dessert.
Lin B. B.
I Pazzi Italian Mediterranean, Danvers. Overpriced small portions with mediocre service.
Santouka in Harvard Sq. Great shio ramen. Our server was having a tough day though. Brought us the wrong teas, then brought us the wrong size ramen order, then charged us for an extra bowl. Still going back for sure. Perfect weather too.
Santouka on Saturday for great shio ramen. Sunday was a Better Bagel pop-up at Cuisine en Locale, Best Bagels!
We usually cook on the weekends, but went out to do our part (breaking: did you see the Mayor's office bingo thing? So corny, and doubtful to get any traction, but we'll see). Drinks and dinner at the Hawthorne one night. Dinner at India Quality followed by a return visit to the Hawthorne the next. There are a lot of new bars in Cambridge / Somerville that I haven't gotten to yet, and it's really hard to be in a rush when that's my local.
sorry this is a few weeks back but La Brasa, Somerville. Oysters, fried rice, cappuccino with vegetable ash...
Joyce G. R.
The Hot Stove, Harwich Ma
Posts from February 16, 2015:
Dawn C. A.
Il Casale in Lexington. Happy to get out of the house last night and they seemed happy to have customers.
Pon Thai Bistro in Brookline Village, brand new, so good and good beer too. http://www.ponthaibistro.com/#about
We made it out to Commonwealth on Saturday. Seemed like there were many brave VD celebrants there.
Pier 6 in the Navy Yard, TAMO.Seaport Hotel
Taberna De Haro. I first sat at the bar, enjoying a few delicious Sherries, and then enjoyed a wine dinner with people representing Ribera del Duero & Rueda. Croquetas, bacalao, Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms & Morcilla; Sausage & Garbazno Beans; Cheese; and Donuts from Union Square Donuts.
Also, on Sunday, had a steak & cheese in a pita, and steak fries, from Petrone's in Melrose. I was working at the wine shop and it was one of the only restaurants open. Pita is homemade, but I think it is a bit thick for a sandwich.
And, though I wasn't at the actual restaurant, Tuscan Kitchen had a booth at the Boston Wine Expo, serving a phenomenal Truffle Stuffed Mascarpone Gnocchi, with Porcini Mushroom Cream & Shaved Pecorino Tartufo.
Galway House and Costello's - kept it local!
Jennifer P. P.
Friday: Kool Kone (yes they are open and yes we had ice cream too). Saturday brunch: The Farmer's Daughter (excellent), Saturday night: Johnny Macaroni's (surprisingly good for 'burbs Italian food)
We were at the Antique Table in Lynn for Valentine's Day. Had a very nice time and we got back home safely later in the evening.
I tried Wendell's Pub in Norton for the first time and the lauded wings did not disappoint. Buzzards Bay Brewing served Valentine's Day cookies and cupcakes with their beers (we took a growler of the delicious West Porter to go). In preparation for Chinese New Year, we had a closing-the-old-year dinner at Hei La Moon that sadly looked much better than it was.
Braved the snow banks to get to Mulan, & ordered from special Chinese New Year menu.
York River Landing, York, ME. Pretty good food awesome craft beers including Bissel Brothers on tap
Posts from February 11, 2015:
Ventured out in 50-degree sunshine to Richmond, VA for Sub Rosa Bakery, WPA Bakery, Saison Market, Saison, and Lemaire at the Jefferson Hotel. Just so I don't get too comfortable, I'm coming back to snowy MA this weekend.
Gulu Gulu in Salem. They now do gluten free crepes along with the regular - quite respectable.
Sea Goose in Westerly, great fresh seafood, had the lobster nachos appetizer
Nowhere farther than 50 feet away, except to to the grocery store a couple hundred feet away. InBoston and Pho Basil have seen a good bit of me the last couple weeks on the days they've managed to be open.
Sam lagrassa's on province st in boston. We don't have anything else quite like it. Non kosher corned beef, pastrami, etc hot and cold sandwiches. I love the place for the occational decadent corned beef. Only open weekdays 11:30 - 3:30!!!!
yard house in dedham, volturno in worcester, and asian gourmet in concord. i'm full!
Shanghai Village in Arlington for their Chinese treats.
Because of the snow, we just went locally. Fusion Taste on Saturday and Ixtapa - Woburn on Sunday after Church!
Matt Murphys in Brookline Village. Poutine and a cabernet, perfect
Went to Il Casale in Belmont Saturday night. Party of six. Nothing beats the snow like fine food, drink, wine and company.
Salvatore's in the Seaport
Dawn C. A.
Lots of takeout. Thai E Sarn in Arlington and Lexington House of Pizza.
went to @AshmontGrill last night with friends, the "limited menu" due to snow was just great!
Palm Beach Grill
Visited the newly opened B Good, Newton - friendly staff, fresh food, so tasty. Totally recommend the sweet potato oven fries!
valentines lunch with wife at Druid after a soak at Inman Oasis.
Posts from February 1, 2015:
Fox & Hound-Plymouth, quite good
On Saturday we were at The Rattlesnake participating in a funny and great event "The Burrito Bowl IV" with excellent friends!
Suzanne L. L.
Saturday night we went to Punjab. Ben had plans and hates Indian food, Sarah loves it, so we took her. As usual, it was very good.
Pier 6 for Sunday brunch, earlier last week, Stephanie's on Tremont
Flemings in Providence
Port Bistro in Kingston. Highly recommend....
....and not too long ago Cork Wine and Tapas in New Beige. We made reservations for Valentine's Day; hoping to become regulars in time for the summer mob scenes....
Posts from January 25, 2015:
Drink for, well, drinks (and chips!), and Jade Garden for a 10-course birthday dinner
Stockyard in Allston on Thursday night for some therapeutic red meat. They do make a fine steak there, even if they're a might pricey, and their servers are terrific.(Actually, I had scallops, and they were very good as well).
Doyles! Took the hysterically funny trolley ride from Sam Adams Brewery!
Craigie on Main for the hunger brunch, Seta's for lunch with a friend, Sofra, and just now HMart food court.
Thai Boo in Norwood, pretty tasty, especially the Tom Yum soup
Super Hunger Brunch at Rialto.
Johnny D's in Somerville for Sunday brunch! Also, L'Espalier.
Owen & Ollies in Dracut
Soul of India in sudbury - amazing meal!
Joyce G. R.
Comedor in Newton....awesome!!!
Cider Company in Glen, NH and sycamore...again. I'm addicted.
Jennifer P. P.
Lime Leaf in Weymouth. Delicious as always.
Demos in Watertown. Simple Shish Kabob. The simple greek salad is better than 99% of any pretentious salad in the area. A salad should crunch folks.
The "new" Student Prince in Springfield. Very sad...The bar is great, but the service was atrocious and the food worse. Well, one of the two desserts we ordered was great. Again, the bar is super.
Posts from January 19, 2015:
Alden & Harlow for the first of hopefully many times and Sichuan Garden II for the last time before heading off to Richmond, VA
Maggiano's, Parla and La Brasa - all interesting in their own ways.
Glenville Stops. Good food, great beer and wine selection, beautiful space. That place should be busier than it is.
Oh and we went to sycamore on Friday night. Always great. I love that place so much.
Port Bistro, nice wine & consistently good food. Mirbeau Bistro & Wine Bar, great food
Pamela G. D.
One Bistro, Norwood.
Good morning...... Red Bones.... Good luck Aaron!!!
Somehow I think we only went to Kungfu Tea this weekend.
Tasty meal at Sweetcheeks in the Fenway. Pork belly, farm salad and a Damn Yankee cocktail for the win.
Besito at the Burlington Mall - my review is up! http://theregurge.com/2015/01/19/besito-burlington-location/
Pleasantly surprised the sirloin & garlicky greens at James's Gate in JP!
Went to Covered Bridge Restaurant in Contoocook NH. I think I may have found my "last meal" with the beef wellington burger! It was truly amazing
I was in NYC and went to The Arlington Club
We had another great meal at Cafe Assisi in Wrentham last night.
Cha Yen - great little Thai spot in Watertown. Estragon - which is fast becoming a favorite destination, instead of just a place I just wish I spent more time. Sichuan Gourmet in Framingham - because where else are you going to go when furniture shopping at all the big boxes. Then finally Chris Cronin's popup at Mei Mei last night which has made me even more excited to see his next steps.
Cara C. H.
Bar Jamon and Casa Mono in NYC!
Dawn C. A.
Jacob Wirth with the parents. They had never been and we had a great time.
State Park in Kendall Square. A bit underwhelming with a very small menu and entrees that were app sized. The food was good but the overall experience makes me not want to go back.
We tried out the new Sakura resto in Waltham
Posts from January 11, 2015:
Kings Lynnfield. Nice guacamole and mango salsa app with tortilla chips.
MFA Cafeteria excellent cream of squash!
I finally tried the Chocolate Brunch at The Langham! The chocolate soup won my heart.
Dawn C. A.
Bavarian German Restaurant in Hooksett, NH. Probably the most excellent authentic southern German food in the region (as opposed to modern German at Bronwyn).
Beijing Chinese in lexington! http://theregurge.com/beijing-chinese-dining/
Posts from January 4, 2015:
neptune oyster bar - review on the regurge this week!
Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe in Woburn. Those hand pulled noodles and lamb skewers. Flatbread Co. in Bedford for pepperoni & goat cheese pizza.
Barcelona in South End.
Ok this is off the beaten path but if you're up North Conway area, head on over to The Island Chef 184 rt 302 in glen nh. It's mainly take out but there is a small comfortable eating area. Panini sandwiches with a Cuban flair along with many more items such as soups, salads, deli salads, cheeses, micro brews, wines. The woman that owns and runs it is a real foodie and a pleasure to meet. Her name is Kerrin.
Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen, Amy's Bread, Commerce, Po, Vicky's Diner, Good Enough to Eat, Bistro Citron, and Pizza by La Grolla, all in Manhattan.
Sam's in seaport district, Hungry Mother Kendal Sq Cinema area
Kathleen O. S.
Dim Sum at Myers + Chang
One of the best places I've been to in a million years ... But it was in Chicago ..,,
Terrific brunch at Armsby Abbey in Worcester on Saturday.
Lisa D. L.
The Tap in Haverhill. Must try!!! So good and they brew their own beer!!!!!
Dawn C. A.
Takeout from Formosa Taipei in Lexington. Delicious eggplant with basil, salt and pepper chicken, and soup dumplings.
Alright - here goes....
The Causeway in Gloucester
(spectacular fish chowder and shrimp scampi)
Bisuteki in Revere
Emperors Garden in Chinatown for our traditional dim sum get together
Athens in Manchester NH for excellent grape leaves and lamb shoulder
And Reds for a sirloin hash omlette
Machu-picchu, Somerville, very good chicken soup!
The Farmhouse, Plymouth, NH and the Homestead in Bristol, NH
River Bar - Assembly Row - cool brunch menu and good Bloody Marys.
Take out from Pizza Pier -- good, but Cajun red sauce on pizza was too sweet. Delivery from 9 Tastes -- very good!
Summer Shack...because it's winter
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