Has anyone been to Upper Crust yet (just opened on Charles St. in Beacon Hill next to Torch)? Interested in your thoughts.
re: Al Fresco
Al Fresco said:
Doesn't the name alone call for exclusion from the chowhound website? Unless this is some kind of a pie place...
It seems like people talk about all sorts of places on this site. I personally like knowing the hits and misses in all spectrums of eating. And knowing about a pie place *would* be nice but I think those are only in California.
re: Al Fresco
In reply to Al, I'm not sure if you're new to the site but if you look at all the topics, Chowhounds love all kinds of food and are always willing to learn about new places -- be it holes in the wall, or even a place that may be "Upper Crust". I've used this site everytime I go on vacation -- to find the best places to eat, casual or upscale. I can always be confident that the chowhounds know which places to avoid and which are over-rated, or which hidden jewels to point others to. Chow on!
Mea culpa - Upper Crust is some kind of a pie place.
While I would agree that all kinds of restaurants can qualify as chowhound havens, I think I am reacting to what I perceive as a decidedly foodie slant to tastes here in the Boston area.
It seems that more often than not, the quality of the dining experience depends most on the pricetag. For example, take recent contributions about North End. Folks seem to recommend places that, in reality, are tourist traps (most places on Hanover) or self-aggrandizing "Italian" cuisine.
(Read Marcuccio's - Granted, it's tasty, but it ain't Italian!)
I dunno - To me what defines a chowhound is someone looking for ordinary food made extraordinary
(High quality to price ratio)
What do you think?
Based on the two slices I had this afternoon, it is worth a return. They were very good. Thin crust, better than Emma's. Not as good as Louis' (Al Forno). Bits of tomato, sweet peppers and mushroooms on the "special" slice. Delicious.
BTW I inquired about the white clam pizza... canned or fresh? They said canned. Oh well.