NYT article on South End?
Anyone know about their recs and have opinions? I think they said Toro, 28 degrees, Butcher Shop, and Charlie's. If you only have one meal (or some snacking at a few places) to have there, where would it be and what meal? We always go to Garden of Eating but that's because it's teh only one we know/know how to get to.
They mention Orinoco, Charlie's, The Butcher Shop, Toro, 28 Degrees, and South End Buttery. I'd strongly recommend getting beyond Garden of Eden, which I think has also gone downhill since its peak about four years ago. There are only about 30 other places to try, all much discussed on this board.
My favorites are probably the Franklin, Caffe Umbra, Anchovies, Don Ricardo, and Metropolis Cafe. I also favor Orinoco, Toro (when it's not packed), Stella (except entrees), Icarus (though it is pushing the value quotient), Mike's City Diner, The Dish, Tremont 647, 28 Degrees (also pricey), the Buttery, B&G Oysters (expensive but generally worth it), Morse Fish, Billy's Coffee Shop (a good Greek sandwich place), Aquitaine, Addis Red Sea, Union, and Columbus Cafe.
Places I consider a bad value include Masa, Sibling Rivalry, Hamersley's, Joe V's, and Pho Republique. Places I used to like until the food went downhill include: the Delux, Garden of Eden, and The Butcher Shop. The latter claims it will be moving back to the small plates concept it opened with; if true, I'd give it another shot. The turkey hash at Charlie's, which I used to love, was mostly potatoes on my last visit; that place has got charm, but it is pricey for diner food.