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Bruins14 Feb 25, 2008 04:55 PM

Where can I buy Ting in Massachusetts or New Hamoshire

  1. Luther Feb 25, 2008 05:20 PM

    They used to sell it at Shaw's when it was Star Market. Maybe still?

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      bostonhound Feb 26, 2008 01:26 AM

      America's Market Basket on Hyde Park Ave in Hyde Park.

    2. galangatron Feb 25, 2008 05:48 PM

      have seen it at super 88 and in the "international aisle" of many major grocery stores

      1. MC Slim JB Feb 25, 2008 06:06 PM

        Not retail, but the Jamaican restaurant Pepper Pot serves it. Good food, tasty soda.

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          saacnmama Feb 25, 2008 07:24 PM

          Does Pepper Pot have music?
          I want to find a good Jamaican/Caribbean place when we're in Boston in April. I'm a vegetarian (mostly) who loves curry and good food, my 5-yr-old loves pan music.
          This is fairly off-topic, but can anyone suggest some good inexpensive places for us to go close to Copley Place, along with the T connections to get to them?
          Thanks!
          j

          1. re: saacnmama
            MC Slim JB Feb 25, 2008 10:03 PM

            Pepper Pot is a counter service place, a little storefront. I'd be surprised to hear they do live music. Very fine curried goat, jerk chicken, some seafood, and channa. More here: http://thephoenix.com/article_ektid56...

            On thing I apparently overlooked in my review research is the house-made cupcakes, allegedly very fine, made by the chef's wife.

            It's a couple of blocks on foot from the Dudley Square MBTA hub, with many bus options and an Orange Line stop.

            1. re: saacnmama
              PaulB Feb 26, 2008 02:56 AM

              No music (?) but Flames in Brigham Circle is a solid JA restaurant close to Copley. Take the E Green Line car to Brigham Circle. There are more than 20 Carribean restaurants in the Dorchester neighborhood, most of them serving JA food but other islands are represented.

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                saacnmama Mar 1, 2008 09:28 AM

                Is Flames/ Brigham Circle part of Dorchester?

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                  PaulB Mar 1, 2008 09:35 AM

                  Should have made a separate paragraph for that. No, Brigham Circle is not in Dorchester. It's near the longwood medical area of Boston. Flames has 2 locations, the original on 203 near the Blue Hill Ave intersection and the Brigham Circle location at 735 Huntington Ave Boston.

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                    saacnmama Mar 1, 2008 10:06 AM

                    Sorry to be a pain. I'm clueless because I'm from out of town (see the Boston thread "Making our break from the heartland") Your brief mention of Dorchester neighborhood in your first post sounded like that would be a nice place to go for a stroll, checking out menus and music as we went. Would it be? Where would be the best part?

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                      saacnmama Mar 1, 2008 10:52 AM

                      I thought I'd replied to this once, but it's not showing up here, so excuse me if I ask this question twice.
                      When you first mentioned Dorchester, it sounded like a nice spot to stroll and check out menus and music, stopping at a place that appealed to us. Is it? What's the best part of it for said island-cruising? It might be nice to be able to stop at the park with the kiddo, if it's close.
                      Sorry to be such a pain; I'm from out of town, so don't know much about your neighborhoods.

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                      Ronan park
                      boston, mass

                      1. re: saacnmama
                        Luther Mar 1, 2008 03:13 PM

                        Dorchester is, statistically speaking, the most dangerous part of Boston, with the most violent crimes. In the last year, there have been about seven murders within a 5-block radius of that park you linked. BTW, Places is for food places, not general geographical locations.

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                          saacnmama Mar 2, 2008 08:12 AM

                          OK, then. Back to my question (though I may just have to start my own thread)
                          Can anyone suggest a good spot in Boston to hear pan music while enjoying good islands food? A spot with several Caribbean options to choose from would be great, but so would just one sure thing.
                          Please do tell me the location and T connections, but don't get too visual about it or the virtual software police may nab you.

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                        Biba Mar 2, 2008 07:21 AM

                        The original Flames is not the Blue Hill Ave location, it is on Morton Street in Mattapan, Brigham circle was location 2 and Blue Hill Ave was the third location.

              2. BarmyFotheringayPhipps Feb 25, 2008 06:47 PM

                I have bought it many times at the Stop and Shop on North Beacon Street in Allston. It's often on sale for 2 bottles for a buck. As Galangatron says, it's located in the international aisle, not with the other soft drinks.

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                  lisa13 Feb 26, 2008 06:45 AM

                  stop and shop malden also carries it in the international section.

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                    Bruins14 Feb 26, 2008 06:40 PM

                    Thanks I think I'll try Malden as it is closer to me. and I can try Stop and Shop and Super 88

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                    Biba Feb 27, 2008 03:33 PM

                    One of the best places to find ethnic foods and beverages is Tropical Foods near Dudley Square. They have very good prices, I believe Ting is slightly over a buck.

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                      Bruins14 Mar 2, 2008 10:26 AM

                      Thanks I went to Tropical Foods, and found Ting. I was Impressed with how many imported sodas they carried.

                    2. Sgt Snackers Mar 2, 2008 01:56 PM

                      Ortanique restaurant on Huron Ave in Cambridge has it as far as I know.

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                        dsmoxie Mar 6, 2008 05:20 PM

                        Do any of these venues (besides Ortanique, where I sometimes order an extra bottle or two) have the pink Ting, as well? It may be apostasy, but I like it -- stronger flavor than the original.

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                          Prav Mar 6, 2008 07:02 PM

                          I saw the pink ting at Tropical Foods, mentioned above.

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