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What favorite Places do you go to because of Chowhound

After a great meal last night at India Quality, and last week at New Bridge Cafe -- both places I likely never would have visited had I not read about them on this board -- I was thinking about the places people go to primarily because of Chowhound. What are your favorites places that you discovered primarily because of Chowhound?

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  1. Definitely second New Bridge. Salts is another place I never tried until reading about it here. Kebab Factory is somewhere I NEVER would have tried, but am glad I did.

    1. A lot of the time CH points me toward menu items I never would have otherwise tried at restaurants I'm already familiar with, but recently I discovered Mulan and Shangri-La thanks to CH, for which I am eternally graeful! ;)

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      1. re: litchick

        I second Shangri-La. Also, Kariboo for African off Moody in Waltham.

        1. re: three of us

          Oh, wow, three of us, I somehow had missed Karibu on the boards... I will have to try it! Thanks for listing it here.

      2. Trattoria Toscana. Thanks!

        1. Zalek, Thai Moon, Prezza, Taranta, too name a few...

          1. Ken's Ramen - four blocks from our house, and I don't think we would have tried it if not for the raves here.

            Lots of other places we've tried because of CH recommendations, and lots of places I'd *like* to go to more often than we do, but we just don't eat out often enough! I'll second Trattoria Toscana among that group; we also had an excellent RW dinner (I know, I know...) at Beacon Hill Bistro based on recommendations here. That's definitely a place I'd like to get back to again! I'm sure I'll think of others.

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            Ken's Noodle House
            1095 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

            Trattoria Toscana
            130 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215

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            1. re: Allstonian

              You can't add a place link when editing an already-posted post...

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              Beacon Hill Bistro
              25 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114