If you only had two months left in Boston...
Where would you make sure you eat? After Match Day yesterday, my wife and I learned that we'll be spending the next 5 years in NYC, starting in June. Certainly not a bad proposition for a Chowhound, but I still want to leave Boston with a bang.
I have a list of places in my head where I want to go. But I don't want to sway the hounds opinions one way or another. Given the very loose time constaints of 2 months, not worrying about budget (not that we're not worried, but I don't want that to hold anyone's suggestions back), where are the places you just couldn't leave Boston without eating at one more time?
I am actually in a similar situation (although I am graduate from graduate school and moving for my new position). My list so far includes both places I love and places I have been meaning to try and still have not yet been to, but want to try before I leave. My list is slightly skewed towards things that are not quite as good in my future destination of Minneapolis (cocktails, Italian, Thai).
Meaning to try:
Troquet (going here after my defense next week)
Favorites for one last time:
Eastern Standard (at the bar)
King Fung Garden- scallion pancakes, steamed pork buns or peking ravioli or dumplings, shanghai chow mein
Pizzeria Regina- the original in the North End
L'Espalier- Monday Night Wine Club is wonderful
Union- french toast, bacon, burger
Excelsior: lobster pizza
Stella (the scallops are my fave)
Giacomo's: calimari and the gnocchi
Oleana (sit on the patio)
O Ya http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/20...
Oiishi (try the miso cod app- it is delectable
)Franklin Cafe (turkey meatloaf!!)
Oak Room (bar nuts and ambience)
Flour: egg sandwiches, lemon ginger scones, any of the lunch sandwiches
Sam La Grassa's: pastrami traveler's
Silvertone: mac and cheese and other comfort foods
Teatro for caesar salad
Via Matta for crunchy eggplant and bread and basil oil
Santarpio's for garlic pizza and side of sausage
Neptune Oyster for fried clams and boardwalk fries
Prezza for egg ravioli
No9 for lobster gnocchi
Bartleys for burger and onion rings and lime ricky
Eastern Pier for clams in black bean sauce
Flour for a BLT
Bristol Lounge for the ambience
Duozo for fresh wasabi
Caffe Bella in Randolph for Duxbury Oysters with housemade cocktail sauce and.......
Paramount for 2 eggs over easy, sausage and fruitplate
Aquitaine for Steak Frittes
For a start......
Besides going to my regular favourite places, my last few months in Boston were mostly spent exploring East Boston, since that was an area that I didn't know much about and was relatively under explored.
great topic. i'm in the same boat, moving away july 1st. all great suggestions so far, i'll also throw out what is going to be my going away meal. the cubano at chez henri.
Wow, NYC, huh? I'm envious! Don't forget to try Donovan's in Queens and Lombardi's in Little Italy if you like pizza and burgers, respectively.
Hmmmmmm, if I were soon to leave Boston, I'd definitely hit these places at least once before heading out--some for food, some for atmosphere, some for sentimental reasons:
Cafe Polonia, South Boston
King Fung Garden, Chinatown
Dok Bua, Brookline
Jasmine Bistro, Brighton
Angela's Cafe, East Boston
Santarpio's, East Boston
Cafe Azteca, Lawrence
Kelly's, Revere Beach
Eastern Pier, Waterfront
Doyle's, Jamaica Plain
The Old Mill, Westminster
Galleria Umberto, North End
Heh, you got that right. Duck feeding as a kid, going on out there after work for dinner, birthday parties, family gatherings, dining on the way back from ski trips and hiking, etc. Lots of memories of the place. I've actually had some decent meals there, too, though nothing that has knocked my socks off...