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May 8, 2002 06:00 PM

Chowhounds do Eastie

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There was an article in today's Globe about a ceviche restaurant in East Boston. I was in the neighborhood last weekend and had some great ribs at Uncle Petes BBQ..also saw a lot of taquerias and Central American places between Day and Maverick Sq. Look like a good venue for a chow event. I'm thinking a group of us could meet at Wood Island T on Sat AM..May 18..start with BBQ at Uncle Pete's and work our way down Bennington St to Maverick..stopping in as many different places as our stomachs can handle..possibly culminating at Santarpio's..Anyone interested? Also does anyone have any tips as to specific places to try..any Eastie chow specialists?

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  1. I'm new here, but I would like to try Pete's! I love this website, it is extremely informative and all of you seem to know what you are talking about!

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    1. re: diski

      Sometimes, amid the mad flurry of chowtips, people forget to say "hi" to new hounds who've come around. So....hi! Glad to have you.

      Our Boston community is on the verge of reaching critical mass, and when that happens all deliciousness everywhere will be scouted with chowhoundish aplomb. Enjoy the ride and tell your friends. There are lots of hidden gems in Boston (and hidden strategies for navigating well-known gems), and together we can find them all!


      1. re: Jim Leff

        : ), thanks for the nice welcome!

        1. re: diski

          Count me in. I'd love to do Eastie with my favorite pack of 'hounds.

          1. re: Lindsay B.

            Cool, Lindsay..At the dinner the other night, the hounds were discussing how much they enjoyed your posts, and were hoping you'd come to another dinner soon!

    2. I, of course, will be there, carrying a large coffee, and trying to wake up! Below are two old posts about 2 Taquerias that I've heard mention of in numerous places, that were on my mental list..


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      1. re: galleygirl

        And one more, from the Big Dog himself....


        1. re: galleygirl

          Good research..GG..I've saw all of these places..including the rotisserie chicken place..which was too crowded to even squeeze in the door...and Jim mentions the same place as the Globe article for Peruvian food...all within a short walk of the T stops.
          Should be fun.

        2. Ooh, sounds great... I'm very jealous. Unfortunately, I am getting all of my wisdom teeth taken out the day before so I think I will probably on a hunt for liquid foods that day.

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          1. re: Jujubee

            As long as we're doing a sub-thread for the green of eye, you can count me into that number. This is one outing I'll be truly sorry to miss. Of course, I was envisioning more of a Regina-Santarpio taste-off, but I would have enjoyed the taqueria tour as well...but I'm not a free woman until the end of the which time I hope to have some ideas to toss out for the next collective chowdown.

            Jujubee, you may be able to handle *soft* tacos by Day 2... ;->

            1. re: C. Fox

              Oh, I've visualized that one..

              We start at Regina's; eat pizza..

              Walk several blocks to Ernesto's Old World on Salem St, share random slices..

              Walk several blocks to Haymarket Pizza, share random slices...

              If it's Saturday, brief stop at Clam-on-the-Halfshell guy for clams....

              Walk several blocks to Government Center, get Blue Line to East Boston, get pizza at Santarpios....

              The beauty of this itinerary is that it is totally reversable, with a bar at each end to compare and contrast....

              1. re: galleygirl

                Sounds like a game plan to me. No reason why the pack couldn't run through Santarpio's on more than one's worth it!

                1. re: C. Fox

                  Well, I don't agree, but I'm perfectly willing to put it to the test, in the cause of greater chow! (and, I could be proven wrong...Hmmm, you, chuck s....)

          2. Count me in (albeit tentatively - Saturday's are kinda tough for me).

            1. Try Topacio (Salvadoran seafood) especially their sopa de mariscos (buttery tomato broth overflowing with fish and shellfish including 1/2 lobster, feeds 2 to four for about $15) and cilantro shrimp (lots of cilantro! lots of shrimp!). I can't remember the address, it's about a 5 minute walk north of Maverick Square. Or try the sopa de mariscos at the taqueria's (Cancun) too, but get there early. They often sell out by midday.

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              1. re: munchabunch

                Hmmm, sopa de mariscos is high on my personal wish-list...Does that mean we have to start there, and work our way on the other direction? It sounds like a lovely breakfast!