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May 26, 2001 05:04 PM

Where to take the teens to eat?

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We're traveling with the boys to Boston for our first visit, staying near the Commons. We need good quality,even ethnic, not chain food, on a budget that satisfies their and our tastes.

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  1. Try Fire and Ice. I've actually only been to the one in Providence, but it was amazing. You choose your veggies, noodles, protein (tofu, meats, fish) and suace, then they stir fry it up for you. A huge vaariety for about $16 all you can eat- a plus for ravenous teenage boys!

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    1. re: James

      I guess it might be a cool place to take teens, but only if they have completely undiscriminating palates. Fire & Ice is the worst restaurant I've been to in Boston, by far. The foor is terrible and the wait is outrageously long.
      The servers are nice but I can't imagine a less pleasant meal, foodwise. All of the sauces are sticky-sweet and all of the food tastes exactly the same since they use the same grill for everything.
      Please don't go.

      1. re: palsdorf

        What would you suggest then?...

        1. re: bram

          You might want to try the Parish Cafe on Boylston St. by Arlington where they have special sandwiches created by various Boston chefs. They have a few other items on the menu, but the sandwiches are interesting and there's something for everyone. There are all the restaurants in Chinatown which they might find fun. Penang the Malysian place is good. Can't think of any real teenager-specific restaurants but if they like to eat, there's a lot to choose from.

    2. Try Bob the Chef's.

      It's great southern and canjun cooking, affordable, and what teenagers don't like bbq chicken and macaroni and cheese? For you, try the catfish or Jambalay, or the chicken and macaroni and cheese!

      Great Sunday jazz brunch too.