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Lost Favorite Entrees

intheq Feb 18, 2009 05:07 AM

The other night my husband and I went to Toro for dinner. (As an aside: the placed was packed. Recession... what recession??) We discovered that the octopus ceviche was longer on the menu; it had been replaced by a scallop ceviche. This was one of my regular plates at Toro and I was rather disappointed it was "lost." The little appetizer of three deviled eggs at Hungry Mother is another one that I miss. This got me thinking: what other stand-out entrees have we lost at our favorite restaurants...?

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    Blumie RE: intheq Feb 18, 2009 05:58 AM

    The best fish and chips I've ever had was a special one night at B&G. Sure it was pricey (we're talking B&G, after all), but it was great. Haven't seen it on the menu since.

    1. MC Slim JB RE: intheq Feb 18, 2009 06:20 AM

      Spaghetti with sea urchin and bottarga di muggine at Taranta.

      1. rlh RE: intheq Feb 18, 2009 06:21 AM

        Not an entree, but the mini meatballs and chips/dip at Drink from opening menu and butterscotch pudding at Great Bay.

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          Joanie RE: rlh Feb 18, 2009 10:04 AM

          I thought someone said the pudding was back. I need to check out the revamped bar menu soon, will find out.

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            cmd RE: rlh Feb 18, 2009 05:15 PM

            I believe Lineage has Great Bay's butterscotch pudding.

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              TonieS RE: rlh Feb 20, 2009 08:17 AM

              The butterscotch pudding is back!

            2. fmcoxe6188 RE: intheq Feb 18, 2009 06:39 AM

              The way that Eastern Standard used to do mussels-with cider and fennel...mmmmmm they were my favorite in the city. Though to be fair- I havent yet tried their "new" recipe...

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                bostonbroad RE: intheq Feb 18, 2009 06:43 AM

                Zon's app of homemade potato chips and onion dip and their meatloaf (replaced by turkey meatloaf they insist is just as good - but they're wrong).

                1. kobuta RE: intheq Feb 18, 2009 09:52 AM

                  Not an entree either, but I've stopped visiting Clarke's since they got rid of their "must be coated in crack" fries. Used to be the best I've ever had anywhere, and was worth the trip for otherwise average pub food (IMO).

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                    bosloft RE: intheq Feb 18, 2009 12:30 PM

                    Pistachio encrusted chicken breast at 224. Off menu for at least 3 years now, but it was the only dish I really liked. I recall waitron saying it would be back because it was "so popular." Alas, it never did and sadly, after a year of waiting, neither did I.

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                      sinned61 RE: bosloft Feb 18, 2009 12:38 PM

                      Texas Wings (appetizer) at OnTheBorder. I have however nearly duplicated the recipe at home.......

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                        phatchris RE: sinned61 Feb 18, 2009 12:52 PM

                        Calamari at Neptune.

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                      chowfamily RE: intheq Feb 18, 2009 12:58 PM

                      Soft shell crabs at the long-gone Maison Robert and artichokes on menus in general.

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                        Stride RE: intheq Feb 18, 2009 01:58 PM

                        It's not an entree, or even an appetizer, but I still miss Elephant Walk's mango mousse, and it's been years since they pulled it from the menu!

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                          powella RE: Stride Feb 18, 2009 02:32 PM

                          Stuffed cabbage at the Reef...........sniff, sniff.........

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                          purple bot RE: intheq Feb 18, 2009 03:16 PM

                          Really, really lost: the truffled gnocchi w/lobster, peas and mushrooms on the bar menu at No.9. (the one at sportello isn't the same) The whole bar menu, really, if we're talking lost and missed.

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                            skylark938 RE: purple bot Feb 18, 2009 04:16 PM

                            I'm with you on that gnocchi purple.

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                              natecsd RE: purple bot Feb 19, 2009 02:57 AM

                              Evidently (I haven't been back to verify) the bar menu is back at No. 9. But it doesn't seem like they restored that version of the gnocchi...

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                              pollystyrene RE: intheq Feb 19, 2009 01:10 AM

                              The apple tarte tatin at Eastern Standard. And I get nervous every time the garlic soup disappears from Grotto's menu, but it always makes a comeback when the weather cools.

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                                Gabatta RE: intheq Feb 19, 2009 05:17 AM

                                I was a big fan of the wings at Audubon. They were not buffalo, but had a sweet/savory glaze. I thought they were one of the better options there, and the loss is big on a menu which is very limited to begin with.

                                In a somewhat related vien there are specials which I would love to see become permanent menu items at some restaurants. For instance, scallops at Highland Kitchen. Every time I get a scallop special appetizer there, they are cooked absolutely perfectly. I have had three or four different preparations which have all been delicious, though I am longing for the prep that was heavy on the garlic to come back at some point. Whenever we go and there is not a scallop app, we are bummed.

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