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We usually do late night sushi or small plates on Friday. Lately been stuck on Myers and Change and Douzo. What is everyone else doing for dinner tonight?

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Douzo
131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

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  1. Eating the other half of my canned soup. :(

    What I would LIKE to be doing, though, is sitting at Masa and om-nom-noming on their small (very small) but varied tapas.

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    Masa
    439 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

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    1. re: Prav

      Half an ABP turkey BLT for me. It wasn't bad at all. Tomorrow is my foray into the W towns.

      1. re: Joanie

        Joanie, if that is Watertown, stop at Sofra-- we had the best lamb shawarma there last week. That and the sausage flatbread are a great shared meal.

        We also bought a braid of great Armenia Sting cheese for a piece I was doing for Serious Eats. That alone is worth the trip to Watertown.
        http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/06/ar...

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        Sofra
        1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138

        1. re: BostonZest

          No it was Wakefield and Winchester. But that damn Fred's Franks decided the weather wasn't worth bringing the cart out today. What a pretty area that is by the lake tho, definitely will try again in the next couple Saturdays.

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          Fred's Franks
          390 Quannapowitt Pkwy, Wakefield, MA 01880

          1. re: Joanie

            Fred's pretty good about posting his schedule on his website at http://fredsfranks.com/

            1. re: Chris VR

              Yep, I saw that too late. Just didn't think twice about it since it was such a hot sunny day.

    2. Greek festival in Arlington!

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      1. re: cgj

        Me too, most likely, but definitely over the weekend.

      2. Maybe Farm Grille, but I'm going late, so might miss out on the gyros. In which case, maybe Virgilio's.

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        1. re: nsenada

          When do they stop the gyros? Might have to stop there after work! Canned soup be damned.

          1. re: Prav

            Seems like the schedule is they're out when I want one really badly. I only think it happened to me a couple times, but it hurt, gosh darn it. I think I was there after 7:30 or so. I'll probably be there around 8. I was thinking Baza prepared food if that happens.

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            Baza
            30 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464

            1. re: nsenada

              The Baza prepared food has been nasty looking the past few times I've been.. :(

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              Baza
              30 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464

              1. re: Prav

                I agree - and sick as it sounds, I still want to try it. All the sauces had congealed, and meat looked all dried out like jerky.

                1. re: nsenada

                  That's chowish :) They recently started sprinkling sesame seeds on everything, which rules the place out for me (allergic).

                  Those lamb shanks look good, but I had one and it was lumpy congealed grease on a bone. The pelmeini were alright though. I think the best thing I've had is the solyanka, the hearty sausage soup - kind of sweet and sour. It's good for cold weather. Oh, and the stewed duck legs with apples aren't bad either.

                  Maybe it's authentic, who knows. :)

          2. re: nsenada

            Virgilio's across from the dearly departed Mill Falls?

            I lived across the street from there for 3 years and never went in. My loss?

            Tratoria Toscano for us tonight!

            1. re: L2k

              I think it's a great spot for pizza, and a frozen in time 70s ambience. Maybe it was a fluke, but I had a large sausage and hot cherry pepper pizza that was eight bucks, and really awesome in a Regina's kind of way.

          3. Erbaluce...

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            Erbaluce
            69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

            1. Fat Cat.

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              Fat Cat
              24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

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              1. re: CocoDan

                That's a suprise! :) I'm hitting up Burkes for some lobsters.

              2. I went to the copley market so I am cooking and making pasta with stillmans sausage, atlas greens and a big salad.

                1. Shadi's in Methuen. I've never been before but I'm looking forward to it.

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                  1. re: StephVW

                    Mmmm....get the lamb and beans!

                  2. Corner Tavern. Having some visitors from NJ arrive tonight. The walk across the bridge will be a good opportunity for them to stretch their legs and Corner is a relaxing bar to sit and catch up. Also I really enjoy their brie and turkey sandwich with roasted potatotes.

                    Tomorrow night taking them to Muqueca in Inman.

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                    Muqueca
                    1010 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

                    Corner Tavern
                    421 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02115

                    1. My wife is taking me for a birthday dinner at Mistral.

                      1. Meeting some friends at Noir for drinks and nosh.

                        1. Wherever I can find a barstool in the North End.

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                          1. re: phatchris

                            Ended up at Maurizio's in the North End and had another great meal. Definitely one of the most underated North End restaurants.

                            1. re: phatchris

                              I love their bruchetta. I could make a meal of it. It is one of our long-time favorites and we just don't get there often enough. Thanks for the reminder.

                              Penny
                              http://www.bostonzest.com/

                              1. re: phatchris

                                YES It is great!

                                How about a round of applause for MParente for starting it.

                                This is something we should do more often. A survey of one meal has produced a valuable thread full of interesting places to try, tips and resources.

                                Penny
                                http://www.bostonzest.com/

                            2. Heading over to Marliave for some homemade pate and Gnocci with Sunday Gravy.

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                              Marliave
                              10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

                              1. Probably Blue Ribbon in Arlington for BBQ. I want to try Little Q, but I think I'll have to wait for a cooler evening before I can talk my wife into it.

                                1. Am in the process of deciding, aided by a Harpoon Belgian Pale Ale (spicy, not sour, a little hoppy, and a little malty).and some guacamole on Wasa crackers.

                                  Probably Caesars' salad, then Chinese chicken with celery and peanuts (and rice), and then Liberte's coconut yogurt (the greatest on earth) with granola.

                                  1. Looking at the thread below, and since I'm in Lowell, I might pick up a lobster!!

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                                    1. re: justbeingpolite

                                      wild king salmon on the grill from New Deal with a homemade version of ponzu sauce(outrageously good and expensive) - sweet corn from Russos, a horataki salad with lovely veggies from russos - pears (also russos, took a week to get ripe) with stilton for desert. sooo happy......

                                      1. re: teezeetoo

                                        What time should we be there?

                                    2. We bought Iggy's pizza shells at the Copley Market and made two types of pizza. One was Middle Eastern- some tomato sauce, Greek olives and Salty feta from Narragansett creamery and a sprinkle of Aleppo pepper.

                                      Second was lightly brushed with tomato sauce and topped with caramelized onions and garlic, pickled pepper rings, and cheddar. Before serving it was sprinkled with baby arugula from Old Friends farm.

                                      With it we had a very special Rose from Belle Pente that Richard suggested when we were at Violette Imports. (Shares space with Sofra bakery) It was incredible.

                                      To that we added a big salad of Atlas Farm greens. You couldn't have asked this question on a better day. We had a wonderful meal tonight.

                                      Penny
                                      http://www.bostonzest.com/

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                                      Sofra
                                      1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138

                                      1. Buona Vita in Arlington. Just got back actually (and drove through all of you folks heading to the Greek Festival). They had a really excellent special tonight - half roast lobster with fettuccini fra diavolo with fresh peas and cherry tomatoes. Delish!

                                        And, I had my new favorite dessert - ricotta pound cake with pineapple. Unbelievably good.

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                                        Buona Vita
                                        450 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA 02474

                                        1. Salmon and large shrimp-in-shell from Carey's Catch, cooked on the grill. Sprinkled with fresh dill and served on Iggy's ciabatta, slathered with Ipswich Ale mustard (for B) or simply and undressed on a bed of brown rice (for me). Double IPA from Berman's makes it an easy Friday night dinner.

                                          1. My second to last quart of frozen tomato soup from last September, arugula/beet/turnip salad with greens from my CSA and beets from Verrill's, and sauteed asparagus (Kimball's @ the Davis Square market) with cubes of Fiore di Nonna mozzarella.

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                                            1. re: greenzebra

                                              wow all - sounds like a lot of joyful eating!

                                            2. Got takeout sushi from Kowloon and it was delicious and I don't care who knows it !!! :-)

                                               
                                              1. Picked up takeout lobster scampi from Moulton's in Medford to go with homemade cocktails tonight - mmmmm all round!

                                                1. Arlington Greek Festival. Huge plates of awesomeness.

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                                                  1. re: litchick

                                                    DC & I shared spit roasted lamb, pork w/crispy skin, moussaka, sausages & a 500ml bottle of retsina w/out the usual heavy resin taste - all good. As usual, sound system way too loud, even sitting w/our backs to speakers as far away as we could get. Realized on the way out that we could have just carried our trays to the church basement, eaten there & caught up in peace. Got in the long line at about 6:45, but it moved right along. By the time we left sometime after 7:30, line outside the tent was down the sidewalk. Depending on our wild weather, may go back Sat or Sun.

                                                    1. re: Taralli

                                                      your meal sounded fantastic. i may have to go today. can you get this stuff to-go?

                                                      how was the lamb? tender? lamb-y tasting (in that funky way)?

                                                      1. re: Prav

                                                        You can get everything to go. Both lamb & pork were pretty tender & juicy. Word to the wise, recommend bringing a sharp knife to cut meat away from bones, as plastic ones not so good for this. Sausages were room temp, think I'd ask for some hot off the grill next time. Because this was a spur of the moment afterwork decision yesterday, I did not think to bring my usual oregano, mint & Aleppo pepper herb/spice mix, along w/fresh lemon to squeeze over all - really lame, as I had all this at the office.

                                                  2. I enjoy this thread.

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                                                    1. re: Prav

                                                      I do too...home cooking...Thai salad w/o meat or fish..

                                                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/61246842...

                                                      Picked up a nice piece of swordfish and baked in panko crust with soy/wasabi

                                                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/61246842...

                                                      Rihaku Dreamy Cloud sake.

                                                      Nice meal

                                                    2. Drove the 3 hour trip to the mid Maine coast. Had leftover bbq chicken in lettuce roll ups w chipotle mayo on some, hot cranberry mustard on others. Hot chocolate, then snooooooze.

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                                                      1. re: shaebones

                                                        you have my vote on this one

                                                      2. Greek Festival in Arlington.