Looking for Something Different....
We have dinner plans (for 4) on Saturday - we are looking for something, well, different. We have eaten at many of the high-end places, plenty of the dives and most of the in-between. We just want to try something new.
Tell me about your unusual dining experiences - out of the way, ethnic, bizarre - it is all fair game to us!
Some examples of different dining experiences:
Tangerinos with a hookah bar and feeling like you are in Fez
Asmara, earing with my hands from the mesob
Going overboard at a churrascaria...
None of these places are overly pricey, so it is not about the food only, but the entire DINING EXPERIENCE
Does this help?
I'll list a few CH favorites that should fit your description. Do a board search for any of these and you'll find plenty of chow chatter:
Cafe Polonia - Polish, Andrew Square
Angela's Cafe - Poblana-style Mexican, Eastie
Baraka Cafe - North African, Central Square
Helmand - Afghan, Lechmere
Floating Rock - Cambodian, Revere
Sabur - Balkan, Teele Square
Brookline Family Restaurant - Turkish, Brookline
Fuloon - Chinese, Malden
Shabu Zen - Shabu shabu, Chinatown
Xinh Xinh - Vietnamese, Chinatown
Vinny's at Night - [good] Italian-American, East Somerville
Let us know where you wound up...
Nice - this is what I was looking for -
Heathermb - the restaurant is called Asmara - really good.
I like a lot of finlero's suggestions - turns out my DC made reservations at the Helmand., but I am going to try a bunch of the others eventually.
FYI - Brookline Fam Resto is fabulous.
Addis Red Sea on Tremont Street has good Ethiopian and is fairly different. Also Tangierino in Charlestown has good moroccan food and you can have a shisha afterwards to make it that much more of an experience.