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New or unique mid-range places I would like to try - please add to my list if you see fit

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Swankalicious Jan 31, 2011 06:54 PM

* Citizen Public House - seems like it will become an old standby soon
*Tasty Burger - want the fried patty
*Gallows - *foie gras poutine
*Reno's Place - *garlicky Italian
*Speed's Hot Dog Wagon - *never ever been, I know it isn't new
*Lolita Cocina - * I love lobster enchiladas

Any other new places that are terrific and mid-price?

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  1. Mike5966 RE: Swankalicious Jan 31, 2011 07:28 PM

    Tasty Burger... don't go. I gave them second chance after second chance and still their burgers are bland, pasty, and just plain not good.

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      jgg13 RE: Mike5966 Jan 31, 2011 07:50 PM

      If you give a place a second chance, wouldn't the chance after that be the third chance? :)

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        rknrll RE: Mike5966 Jan 31, 2011 08:03 PM

        For $4-$5.50, I think it's still worth a try.

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          sdwr98 RE: Mike5966 Feb 1, 2011 05:05 AM

          I disagree on Tasty Burger - I just had takeout from them last weekend and the burgers were great. We had the gorgonzola burger, the cheddar jalapeno, and their special (fried pickles, bacon, and bbq sauce). All were really tasty. Especially for the price...

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          Tasty Burger
          1301 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

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            maillard RE: Mike5966 Feb 1, 2011 03:04 PM

            I thought Tasty Burger was gross (it seemed to get worse each time I went), but others seem to have had good experiences and it's pretty cheap, so not a huge risk, I guess.

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            Tasty Burger
            1301 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

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              debby29b RE: maillard Feb 17, 2011 07:47 AM

              I agree I have been to Tasty Burger twice, and was disappointed both times. I ordered the burger with A1 and mushrooms the first time I was there. It was smothered in A1, and I mean SMOTHERED. Inedible. The second time I ordered a turkey burger, and it was better than my first burger but waaaaay too much fennel seed. it was almost crunchy. U burger is 10 times better.

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              Tasty Burger
              1301 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

          2. mabelm4050 RE: Swankalicious Feb 1, 2011 02:54 AM

            Garlic n Lemons in Allston: try the spicy chicken schawarma

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              sdwr98 RE: Swankalicious Feb 1, 2011 05:06 AM

              I'd skip the fois gras poutine in favor of the regular. We had the fois version and honestly, it didn't really add much, certainly not worth the additional $8. But the poutine itself was fantastic. As well as the buffalo chicken livers.

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                bizkat RE: sdwr98 Feb 1, 2011 06:48 AM

                Agree. Get the regular poutine.

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                  teezeetoo RE: bizkat Feb 1, 2011 08:49 AM

                  easily my favorite brand new place is Cognac Bistro. The Abbey somes a close second.

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                  Cognac Bistro
                  455 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

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                  phatchris RE: sdwr98 Feb 5, 2011 08:38 AM

                  Those chicken livers are F'n awesome.

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                  treb RE: Swankalicious Feb 5, 2011 09:24 AM

                  It's Rino's Place. While you're over there, try Ricon Limone for some excellent Peruvian street food.

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                    debby29b RE: treb Feb 17, 2011 07:49 AM

                    FYI Rino's has call ahead seating. Well worth the phone call. They will call you with a 15 minute "heads up".

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                    little.tiger RE: Swankalicious Feb 5, 2011 09:41 AM

                    Istanbu'lu. Not very new anymore, and I'm not sure it's "unique" as I don't eat out much, but I was recommended this place by someone here and it was excellent.

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