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crabtree Nov 15, 2010 12:59 PM

I'm looking for a casual (read: cheap) week night dinner on the BU campus. Any suggestions? Could be BBQ, Italian, Burgers, Deli, etc.

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    redelephant RE: crabtree Nov 15, 2010 01:50 PM

    Uburger in Kenmore for cheap delicious burgers.

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    Uburger
    636 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    1. chefematician RE: crabtree Nov 15, 2010 02:09 PM

      I used to go to Brown Sugar for Thai, but I haven't been in many years. I remember it being pretty tasty back in the day.

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      Brown Sugar Cafe
      1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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        pinehurst RE: chefematician Nov 19, 2010 04:20 PM

        Still is. It's a nice choice; good service too.

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        jamieeats RE: crabtree Nov 15, 2010 02:26 PM

        noodle street is pretty good too, and cheap.

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          mleighn RE: crabtree Nov 16, 2010 05:50 PM

          I totally second Noodle Street. It is my absolute favorite casual go-to. Brown Sugar is also awesome but is a bit more expensive (think $8-10 a dish at Noodle Street and $10-14 at Brown Sugar). Both are thai by the way. India Quality is slightly north of Kenmore and also good.

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          Brown Sugar Cafe
          129 Jersey St, Boston, MA

          India Quality Restaurant
          484 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

          1. barleywino RE: crabtree Nov 17, 2010 09:11 AM

            a couple blocks off campus, but you can go to the food court adjoining the Super 88 (aka Hong Kong) supermarket and get some grilled beef short rib steaks (kalbi) at the Vietnamese place

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              crabtree RE: crabtree Nov 17, 2010 11:21 AM

              thank you, all!

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                crabtree RE: crabtree Nov 17, 2010 07:24 PM

                Any thoughts on Scoozi?

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                Scoozi
                237 B Newbury, Boston, MA 02108

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                  kajana14 RE: crabtree Nov 18, 2010 06:26 AM

                  Victoria's right next to Brown Sugar is a must for Chinese. Inexpensive and delicious.

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                  Brown Sugar Cafe
                  1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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                    Jenny Ondioline RE: kajana14 Nov 18, 2010 08:03 AM

                    I'm sorry, but Victoria's isn't "a must." It's definitely inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. Even Quan's Kitchen across the street is better than Victoria's, and Quan's is terrible!

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                      kajana14 RE: Jenny Ondioline Nov 18, 2010 08:26 AM

                      I vehemently disagree with your take on Victoria’s

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                        Allstonian RE: kajana14 Nov 18, 2010 10:02 AM

                        I'm with Jenny. In fact, Victoria Seafood is on my list of places I've given far too many "second chances" and never, EVER had a good or pleasant meal. Not only have I tried a variety of dishes, all disappointing, but I've always found the service and the atmosphere unfriendly.

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                          teezeetoo RE: Allstonian Nov 18, 2010 02:31 PM

                          one of the best things you can do is check out the Super 88 food court: graze from good chinese (Kantin), to pho, korean, thai, and indian.

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                      lergnom RE: kajana14 Nov 18, 2010 03:55 PM

                      I would much, much prefer Kantin in the food court for this particular Chinese cuisine.

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                      Kantin
                      1095 Commonwealth Ave Ste 203, Boston, MA 02215

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