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kb1818 Nov 19, 2010 10:24 AM

Looking for big, spicy, unusual combos...welcoming your suggestions! Thanks!

  1. Eatin in Woostah Nov 27, 2010 08:16 AM

    The watermelon habanero margarita at Masa is pretty yummy. (I'm leaning toward the request for spicy, unusual combos - ignoring the outrageous and big part...)

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    Masa
    439 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

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      kb1818 Nov 22, 2010 01:43 PM

      Thanks for the suggestions. I'll take a look at them all. I had come across Hell Night - a few others have already made it on to various network shows. It is true that a lot of restaurants have added challenges and odd dishes to their menus to perhaps attract attention of network programming, but it brings in business according to some of the owners I've spoken with. There are plenty of blogs out there dedicated to the amateur eating challenges at these restaurants. More power to them if it helps another independent restaurant stay in business. Thanks again. I'll check back for more suggestions.

      1. C. Hamster Nov 22, 2010 07:11 AM

        The pilot for Outrageous Food featured the habanero vodka wings and loaded mac and cheese at Fat Cat.

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        Fat Cat
        24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

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          bear Nov 20, 2010 06:15 AM

          Here are a few earlier threads that might be helpful.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/648580?tag=post-content-5349451;post_5349451_content

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/729747?tag=search_results;results_list

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6829...

          1. Boston_Otter Nov 19, 2010 10:59 AM

            O Ya has potato chip sushi as well as their amazing foie gras sushi with chocolate-balsamic sauce.

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            O Ya
            9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

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              ospreycove Nov 19, 2010 11:07 AM

              Very few thinking gourmets/ food lovers would consider any of their preferences....."outrageous". It is the offshoot of the pseudo reality frenzy. How about "My favorite recipes for compost".

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                hiddenboston Nov 19, 2010 11:43 AM

                Or maybe substitute compost for compote on pancakes. :-)

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                  redelephant Nov 19, 2010 12:17 PM

                  Yeah, in the food world, I reserve the word "outrageous" only for describing the bill or the degree to which wines are marked-up.

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                    Boston_Otter Nov 19, 2010 12:46 PM

                    Personally, I don't consider any of their food "outrageous", but I can definitely see Tom Pizzica saying "Whoaa! Check it out, I thought I'd seen some craaazy sushi, but this James Beard award-winning restaurant puts a homemade potato chip on theirs!" (etc.)

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                      cambridgedoctpr Nov 19, 2010 01:49 PM

                      coppa is fun; i assume that toro is similar hardly outrageous though.

                2. hiddenboston Nov 19, 2010 10:57 AM

                  Do you work for the Food Network?

                  I'm getting ready to order some ghost chilis. Maybe I'll make a ghost chili and bacon martini or something ridiculous like that. :-b

                  If you're looking for a local restaurant that makes unusual dishes, perhaps the bone marrow pizza at Coppa in the South End?

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                  Coppa
                  253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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                    jgg13 Nov 19, 2010 12:31 PM

                    It's possible that this is for Meat & Potatoes, but it doesn't sound quite right for that one. I was asked recently via a friend of a friend of a ... kind of thing about potential places in Boston for that show.

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                      jgg13 Nov 19, 2010 06:33 PM

                      Actually it would seem that it's for the show "outrageous food", considering there's a show of that name on the FN. Learn something new every night :)

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                    emannths Nov 19, 2010 10:35 AM

                    Um, Hell Night?

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                      ac106 Nov 19, 2010 11:36 AM

                      No No No

                      please dont suggest this!

                      A) they will be super annoying filming on Hell Night
                      B) it will make it that much harder to get a reservation after all the rubes see it on FN

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                        redelephant Nov 19, 2010 12:05 PM

                        Maybe we could get some crappy restaurant that's struggling to turn a profit to simply start preparing a 10 lb. burger made with an entire bottle of Dave's Hot Sauce and 24 slices of cheese. They could serve it with a gallon of frozen yogurt on the side or something, and if you eat it all, you get a t-shirt! (sorry, only size XXL and XXXL are available.) Then, the real Hell Night won't be affected, some struggling crappy restaurant can keep employing people by its new-found food-network-prompted awareness, and the food network can continue showcasing "outrageous" food. It's really a win-win.

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                          treb Nov 20, 2010 07:52 AM

                          good idea, DD&D already ruined on of my fav places. How about suggesting the No Name.

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                          No Name Restaurant
                          151-2 Fish Pier, Boston, MA 02210

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                            9lives Nov 21, 2010 05:15 PM

                            I haven't been but doesn't Eagles Deli fit that role?

                            It's been on PG and when my nephew was here looking at colleges, it was high on his list. .and he no doubt saw it on PG

                            Dok Bua got the call. There's got to be some benefit in being an adult uncle..:)

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                            Eagles Deli
                            1918 Beacon, Brookline, MA 02445

                          2. re: ac106
                            jgg13 Nov 19, 2010 12:30 PM

                            Dude, the things sell out in less than 30 mins. I don't think it could get any harder, I'm betting that the person taking the reservations is at 100% efficiency already

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                              emannths Nov 22, 2010 08:44 AM

                              Eh, OP would have found it if (s)he did any work outside of reading this thread. Which (s)he would have to do to find out what Hell Night is anyway.

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