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The lowly mashed potato

Prav Jan 7, 2008 07:40 AM

Where can I find the best mashed potatoes around? Even creative, bastardized versions..

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  1. hiddenboston RE: Prav Jan 7, 2008 07:46 AM

    The mashed potatoes at the Centre Street Cafe in JP are very good (real potatoes, fairly chunky, not too dry). It goes well with the salisbury steak that you can get there.

    1. gini RE: Prav Jan 7, 2008 07:51 AM

      I like the noplacelikehomefries at Sound Bites in Somerville - basically fried mashed potato patties. Also love the sour cream mashed at EVOO in Somerville.

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        Taralli RE: Prav Jan 7, 2008 08:12 AM

        Blue Cheese Mashed $9 from Grill 23.

        1. heathermb RE: Prav Jan 7, 2008 08:39 AM

          Isn't the B-Side Lounge known for their mashed potatoes? Meal-sized portions, iirc.

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            franksnbeans RE: heathermb Jan 8, 2008 11:17 AM

            B-Side has right tasty lobster mashed, assuming it's still on the menu. Have been missing the old Union Square Bistro (downstairs bar menu) since they closed up shop several years back. They had about a dozen diff flavors of mashed, most of em delicious.

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            chowfamily RE: Prav Jan 7, 2008 08:47 AM

            A legitimate cousin on my to-do list is the potato pancake at
            Cafe Polonia.

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              mvi RE: Prav Jan 7, 2008 09:08 AM

              Eastern Standard.

              1. DavisSquare RE: Prav Jan 7, 2008 09:27 AM

                Excellent mashed underneath a fish dish at Gargoyles this weekend. Extremely creamy and smooth, swimming in cream sauce. Very very rich, but studded with salty olives that cut the richness just right.

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                  gourmaniac RE: DavisSquare Jan 7, 2008 09:42 AM

                  The stockyard (Market Street in Brighton) has surprisingly rich and yummy mash potatoes. My preferred starch there.

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                    mmocpi RE: gourmaniac Jan 7, 2008 08:17 PM

                    I agree about the mashed at the Stockyard. Their fries are pretty horrible so always get the mashed is my advice.

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                  cindywho RE: Prav Jan 8, 2008 06:43 AM

                  Bengal Cafe in North Cambridge on Mass Ave has a nice little spicy Aloo Borta side dish.

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                    Kbee RE: Prav Jan 8, 2008 07:38 AM

                    Chez Henri serves an outstanding mashed potato with chorizo (whole, not mixed in) in the bar.

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