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jalapenopopper Apr 3, 2007 03:22 PM

Looking for eco-friendly dining in Massachusetts...Boston would be good, but anything in western Mass. would be great to know about too! Thanks!

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    emilief RE: jalapenopopper Apr 3, 2007 04:01 PM

    Not sure exactly what you mean but Henrietta's table in the charles Hotel is know n for using fresh, local ingredients.

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      LauraB RE: jalapenopopper Apr 3, 2007 06:29 PM

      Oleana in Cambridge gets most of its produce from the farm run by the chef's husband. They get at least some of their meat locally as well. - for example River Rock beef. Also, they have a few vegetarian options as well as a fantastic vegetarian tasting menu.

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        Vint1955 RE: jalapenopopper Apr 3, 2007 06:34 PM

        Mare in the North End of Boston would be right up your alley. It gets crowded so make res. Can't remember the exact address but it's off Hanover, which is the main drag through the North End.

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          foodieB RE: jalapenopopper Apr 3, 2007 08:56 PM

          I know that the Chef at Haley House Cafe in Dudley Square is very earth concious and particular about the ingredients she brings in. Their food is great and I believe they now have a Jazz brunch on Sunday that runs about $15 from what I hear.

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            fullbelly RE: foodieB Apr 4, 2007 04:59 AM

            So are Lionette's it's sister restaurant -- Garden of Eden next door. Very concious about sourcing within a few hundred miles of metro Boston.

          2. Alcachofa RE: jalapenopopper Apr 4, 2007 05:22 AM

            Matt Murphy's used to only use locally-grown produce. Not sure if that is still the case, as I believe the kitchen has changed a couple times.

            1. MaineRed RE: jalapenopopper Apr 4, 2007 07:24 AM

              Veggie Planet in Harvard Sqr; People's Pint in Greenfield (western MA) has killer beer and a very local menu

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                foodieB RE: MaineRed Apr 4, 2007 08:34 AM

                Veggie Planet owner (didi emmons) is the chef I spoke about earlier at Haley House

              2. SEH RE: jalapenopopper Apr 4, 2007 08:00 AM

                Flatbread Company in Amesbury, Portsmouth, Portland & others: http://www.flatbreadcompany.com/2007P...

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                  bear RE: jalapenopopper Apr 5, 2007 09:37 AM

                  Here's a link to a Globe article on the subject.

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                    Iknowmeat RE: jalapenopopper Apr 7, 2007 07:19 AM

                    Lumiere in West Newton is very eco-friendly, uses local and sustainable ingredients and the food is fantastic. Another in Western Mass is Route 7 bbq in Great Barrington Mass. who uses locally grown and sustainable food ingredients.

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                      Baiye RE: jalapenopopper Apr 7, 2007 11:56 AM

                      The People's Pint in Greenfield serves locally sourced and organic foods. They also brew excellent beer.


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