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A chowy scavenger hunt

Many thanks to all you hounds for sharing all the chow finds over years. I'm extremely grateful for all the better eating I've had as a result. As I disappear into London (the food here has been very kind to me), I leave you with a little game of chow scavenger hunting -- for this, visual sightings or reads off a menu don't count; taste and report back, that's what chowhounding is all about. Some of these items I haven't found and would like to know if anyone makes or sells them for my own future reference; others I've encountered at places that are often discussed on the boards.

turbot (preferably on the bone)
John Dory
glass eels
a North End place that fries their own cannoli
salmon collar
a French or Italian preparation of frog's legs

There's a ton of places that have never been discussed on the boards or are rarely touched on; more information would be great, because no one know where deliciousness may lurk. Thus, my deeper motive here isn't really to have hounds find all of them, but to hopefully to provide an opportunity/excuse for resourceful hounds to dig deeper and wider into local menus and turn up lots of NEW good chow in the process.

Once again, I thank you and wish all Boston hounds the best of chow.

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  1. Limster we will search but even if we find , none of us willl ever be able to replicate your elegant and mouth watering food-prose...we will miss you....safe travels our Friend

    1. Say it isn't so! We will miss you. Hope you find good eats on the other side of the pond!

      1. Safe travels and we will turn to you when we need London advice. My husband and I enjoyed the hour we shared with you at the bar at Troquet! I'm glad we met before you moved on to London.

          1. Thanks for the great posts limester, I'm sure you'll thrive in London.

            1. Definitely a big thank you in return for giving us such great information on Boston-area restaurants. You'll certainly leave a huge void in the Boston board of Chowhound that will be tough, if not impossible, to fill. Best of luck to you in future endeavors...

              1. well, at least next time i go to london i'll know where to look first for tips on where to eat. i don't know of the whereabouts of anything on your list, but just want to say thanks much for all the pointers over the last few years. you'll be sorely missed on the boston board, but our loss is england's gain...

                1. As one becomes familiar with posters on this board you learn whose recommendations coincide with your taste, Limster, your posts were always ones I opened and read. If I hesitated between one restaurant and another your words often were a deciding factor. You will be missed! I hope the London board appreciates you. Good luck and may you have great fun searching for chow across the pond.

                  1. Thanks so much for making us feel so welcome when we moved to Boston -- I hope the hounds in London do the same for you.

                    1. I tip my hat to you Limster. Apparently the Parisian gendarmerie has notified all of Paris' best restaurants to be on the lookout for a deceptively mild mannered scientist that will be doing some serious damage to their menus in the coming months; Taillevent is stocking up on truffles and foie gras ;-).

                      1. The one thing we won't ever find is another Limster.

                        All the best, and tear up that London dining scene.

                        1. Happy Trails Limster. I regret that I never was able to go on a chow outing with you although I suspect that our paths must have crossed at some point in the North End. Every time I stop by Volle Nolle I will think of you. Your graceful descriptions will be very much missed around these parts.

                          Will be checking out the London posts to see how you are getting on.

                          Thanks for all of your contributions to the Hounds.

                          1. Hamachi or salmon kama (collarbone) is usually available at Sushaiya..an ok Kerean place in Chinatown.

                            Best wishes for lots of great eating in London and places beyond. We've enjoyed many fine meals and you've been a big part of the Boston chowscene.

                            You'll be missed. Happy eating!

                            1. This is exactly why I'll miss you Limster. You are the epitome of a "chowhound" -- in search of delicousness whether it is found at a $2 papusa joint or a $200 wine dinner. No one else on this board does the exploring you do .... and no one writes up food impressions like you do. I think of it as food haiku. Everytime I see "minor quibble" I think of Limster. Happy trails ... see you at St. John soon I hope.

                              1. Ooh a game! Fun!

                                I've seen yellowtail collar at Typhoon - the mediocre fusion restaurant near Copley.

                                Clio has frog's legs, I think, with marcona almonds and crispy potatoes. So does Brasserie Jo. I've definitely seen them deep fried like buffalo wings somewhere, but can't get to it.

                                Limster, you shall be missed, but I doubt you'll miss us when you're knee deep in curry & great beer. Have fun!

                                1. While I have not had the opportunity to take your many suggestions, I wanted to say how much your comments have helped me. I have been convalescing from an illness and to sit and read your reviews (as well as many others, here) always brightened my day. I live vicariously through many here at chowhound but always felt quite happy at the thought of settling in to read a limster post.

                                  1. I'll happily pile on and wish you well, limster. Always enjoyed reading your posts and most always am in agreement with your observations if we've been to the same spots.

                                    Best wishes in London -- from what I've read, there's a ton of places to explore there. Happy munchings!

                                    1. Be well, Limster. You will be missed. I'll surely open the London board and look for your posts!