NYC/ Boston Restuarant Mad Libs
a) If my favorite restuarant in NY is Blue Ribbon: My favorite restuarant in Boston would be _____________.
b) Katz's may be touristy but it's still too good to pass up in New York. Same thing for ___________ in Boston.
c) I love ____________ in Boston because it's completely under the radar and undiscovered.
a) A combinaton of Eastern Standard, The Butcher Shop, and Silvertone. There's no one Boston restaurant that equates to Blue Ribbon.
b) The Daily Catch and Pizzeria Regina
c) If I told you, it wouldn't be under the radar anymore, would it? You tell me your "c" answer, and I'll tell you mine. :)
a) If my favorite restaurant in NY is Blue Ribbon: My favorite restaurant in Boston would be a combination of Eastern Standard, Silvertone, B Side and East Coast Grill. The issue is 1) most restaurants aren't even open at 4am and 2) it's hard to find that type of breadth in one single restaurant in Boston without sacrificing taste.
b) Katz's may be touristy but it's still too good to pass up in New York. Same thing for Regina's in Boston. (North End location only). Santarpio's small pizza well done and an order of sausage/tips might also be up there. Maria's in the North End for pastries is always mobbed and usually worth it. I don't like Mike's, but it has its cannoli fans.
c) I love many of East Boston haunts in Boston because it's completely under the radar and undiscovered. They're not undiscovered on this board, but they're off the beaten track, for sure. I'd also add O Cantinho in Inman - not undiscovered at all, but not something you'd get in NY.
By the way - love this thread - your post is innovative and fun and not the usual: <I'm staying in Copley, tell me where to eat.>
a) I've never been to Blue Ribbon so I can't comment.
b) Just to add some variety to this poll, I'd suggest Durgin Park, especially for their prime rib and Indian pudding.
c) I can't think of an entire restaurant that's both excellent and under the radar, but I can suggest a dish that's outstanding in an unlikely place: the higaditos mexicanos (spicy sautéed chicken livers) at Sol Azteca.
a) Franklin Cafe
b) Durgin Park
c) Taqueria Mexico (Waltham; have not been to Brookline location)