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a quick boston weekend...recommendations for two guys? (and surrounding parts)

sam1 Jan 21, 2009 06:56 AM

i have to move some furniture from nyc to temple new hampshire this weekend and bringing my friend along. we're going to see mission of burma in somerville on sat and staying in boston or cambridge before driving home sunday.

i have very little experience with boston...i went a year or two ago and had a good meal at b&g oyster in north end but thats about it.

can anyone recommend some places for saturday dinner in somerville or cambridge for two guys? something i can't leave without eating that i cant get in nyc?

burgers, lobster rolls, bbq...anything as long as its awesome.

also, any recommendations for food on the way from new hampshire or on the way home to nyc?

thx in advance.

  1. WineAG Jan 21, 2009 08:57 AM

    Sounds like East Coast Grill in Cambridge might be a good spot for you 2.

    1. SeaSide Tomato Jan 21, 2009 10:02 AM

      Where is MoB paying, Johnnie D's?

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      1. re: SeaSide Tomato
        Parsnipity Jan 21, 2009 11:00 AM

        The Somerville theater. It's a benefit for the new arts space in the old Armory down on Highland Ave that's been under construction for about 5 years.

        Redbones is about 2 blocks from your show, if you're in the mood for barbecue. If you wanted somewhere a little more upscale but with a good bar menu (including one of my favorite burgers in the area) and some really creative cuisine, check out Gargoyles- also only a few blocks away.

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        AmandaRG Jan 21, 2009 10:48 AM

        In terms of Davis sq, I would recommend Redbones. It's a local institution for bbq and I think their pulled pork is superior to most any that I have tried in and around NYC. Plus they have great apps and sides though avoid the hushpuppies. Plus its got a great bear selection and you can walk to the somerville theater from there.

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          Taralli Jan 21, 2009 11:01 AM

          Bar menu at Gargoyles might work. http://gargoylesonthesquare.com/

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          1. re: Taralli
            sam1 Jan 27, 2009 01:12 PM

            thx to everyone for their recommendations...

            given the time, we ended up eating at the bar at gargoyles for dinner...and it was exactly perfect. very nice bartenders and the owner was super friendly. ended up having some salmon and polenta and grilled vegetables...definitely not my normal order...but it was absolutely delicious.

            i recommend this place a lot.

            also dropped by ted's steamed burgers on the way up to NH...enjoyable enough but nothing id go out of my way for.

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