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Lunch for Trendologist

betta Mar 19, 2009 03:43 PM

Hi all,

I have a friend who is a Food Trendologist, who is coming to Boston (from San Fran). I need to choose a place to take her on a Monday for lunch! Any suggestions? Background: We've had an amazing dinner at Lumiere, HATED WD-50 in NYC (the tasting menu), she loved Alinea. Food more important than atmosphere. But LUNCH? on a Monday? Cheap good, expensive okay. We plan on going to Rialto for great $1, east coast oysters that evening, before she flies back to the West Coast.


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    edamame Mar 20, 2009 07:31 AM

    Is Chacarero too casual? I thought it was an interesting mini-trend when other places started serving their own versions. I remember reading that ZSquare had one (before they closed), and I think ABP as well? Trend aside, it makes for a delicious lunch.

    1. StriperGuy Mar 19, 2009 05:24 PM

      A food trendologist, oh dear me...

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      1. re: StriperGuy
        LindaWhit Mar 20, 2009 09:22 AM

        Seriously! But I guess there is such a thing:


      2. enhF94 Mar 19, 2009 04:29 PM

        How about Hungry Mother? They're making waves that may splash in other cities.

        If I may ask, how does one become a food trendologist and/or track trends? It sounds... like a lot of fun.

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        1. re: enhF94
          alwayscooking Mar 19, 2009 04:30 PM

          lol - and what's the pay! (I may change jobs . . .)

          1. re: enhF94
            Taralli Mar 20, 2009 06:07 AM

            HM does not serve lunch.

          2. ScubaSteve Mar 19, 2009 04:02 PM

            i'll show some Love for the Lobster Spaghettini at Neptune Oyster.

            1. alwayscooking Mar 19, 2009 03:47 PM

              Try Bina Osteria - great food at a reasonable price for the quality. And they are open for lunch (per their web site).

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