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sowinski4 Aug 3, 2007 09:47 AM

You MUST go to Nunzio's on State Street. Excellent quality & positively yummy.

  1. lissy Aug 3, 2007 10:18 AM

    Can you provide more details? Type of food, environment, eat in or take out...Thanks.

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      sowinski4 Aug 3, 2007 11:16 AM

      They have breakfast, sandwiches to die for (e.g. Pegasus = Roasted turkey with fresh mozzarella and pesto) and fresh, reasonably priced pizza which is better than Bertucci's or Regina's in Faneuil Hall. There are a few tables to eat in, take out is quick, and the place is spotless.

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      9lives Aug 3, 2007 10:26 AM

      Any other places you like in the financial district?

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        sowinski4 Aug 3, 2007 11:19 AM

        I was a huge fan of Al's State Street, primarily because of price and hyper nice service. The sandwiches at Nunzio's are superior and they have slices of pizza.

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        Boston Scene Aug 3, 2007 12:02 PM

        I would recommend Houstons right there in Faniuel Hall. Its quick, great food and excellent service. Get there though before noon or after 1ish otherwise you will be facing a wait!

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          Bostonbob3 Aug 3, 2007 12:12 PM

          It's not fancy, but for under $7 you can get a pretty damn good burger and fries and a pint of beer at Biddy Early's.

          1. Delhiwala Aug 3, 2007 02:05 PM

            Right next to Al's on State Street is Sultan's Kitchen which has fabulous Turkish food - very highly recomended.

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              bachslunch Aug 3, 2007 02:39 PM

              For the Financial District, I'll enthusiastically second Sultan's Kitchen and (if you want to spend varying degrees of more money) also suggest Sel de la Terre (French), Sakurabana (sushi), Radius (expense account level New American), and Cafe Fleuri (American with some French leanings). For cheaper sandwich spots, there always places like the Milk Street Cafe, Cosi, and Pressed Sandwiches.

              In the nearby Ladder District, there are good places as varied as Sam LaGrassa's (deli), Chacarero (Chilean sandwiches), West Street Grille and Silvertone (worthwhile pub type food), Herrera's (taqueria), and KnowFat (healthy sandwiches and such).

              And Chinatown isn't far away, either.

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                Blumie Aug 3, 2007 02:54 PM

                OT: I've always considered the Ladder District to be the area on the other side of Chinatown and Surface Road. It looks to me like you consider the Downtown Crossing area to be part of the Ladder District (which I do not). Anyone know which one of us is correct?

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                  9lives Aug 3, 2007 03:14 PM

                  The ladder district is the streets, Avery, West, Temple, Winter, Bromfield..those are the "steps" of the ladder...the side borders are Tremont and Washington St.

                  The Leather District is across from Chinatown..Zygomates, OYa

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                    Blumie Aug 3, 2007 04:02 PM

                    Ah, of course! Thanks.

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