Local flavor, real deal, one hit wonders, down scale, no reservations, hole-in-the-wall in Boston area…
I’m a fairly recent immigrant to the Boston area and New England in general. I have a couple of friends coming in for a visit from Houston and I’m looking for some recommendations. They’re foodies and particularly enjoy downscale local places that have a lot of atmosphere. Definitely nothing fancy. Places with a lot of history are great but local ethnic spots that are simple and real are also in order. Anthony Bourdain “No Reservations” type places, etc.
Two places that I’m thinking of so far (that I’ve found on Chowhound) are Floating Rock and Daily Catch in the North End. If what I’m talking about makes any sense and you get what I’m talking about, I’d really appreciate a recommendation or two. Thanks.
Privus in Brighton (the spaciest bar and the best korean fried chicken) - Shanghai Gate in Brighton - JoJo Tapei in Brighton - Any of the vietnamese places in Dorchester (Sunrise Cafe comes to mind) - Orinoco (great drinks, good Venezuelan food) - Tupelo for southern - and the list goes on.....
floating rock definitely fits your criteria but keep in mind that they're closed until next wednesday (1/6)
What you are talking about is largely in essence what this board is about, and there are dozens of respectable replies, give the board a good read some time when you have a few hours, that said, a few that come to mind:
Best Little Restaurant
Kebab and Tandoor
The Original Pizzeria Regina
The Warren Tavern
Winsor Dim Sum
El Oriental de Cuba
The Clam Box (Essex)
Wang's Fast Food
One of the various Brazilian BBQ places.
That'll hold ya for a meal or three, etc. etc.