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Swankalicious Feb 11, 2011 04:12 PM

What's on your dining-out wish list? Mine:

Tico: Very curious to see how Michael Schlow has trained underlings to pull off a very long and ambitious menu, and also wondering how his zany tacos might compare to those found at a spot like Poe's. Browsing the menu, lots of it is very much to my taste--it reads well, anyway. We'll see.

Lolita's Cocina: Do you detect a theme here? I love spicy food, and though I'm not curious about anything in particular at Lolita, I'm always game for trying a new Mexican spot.

Tasty Burger: I haven't been yet. Heard mixed things. Heck, it looks funky and inviting from the outside, and a fried hamburger seems like something one ought to ingest at least once.

The Gallows: Poutine is my pal. I'm wondering how it will compare to a spot like, I don't know, Foundry.

MC Slim JB wrote not long ago about an Indian (?) place housed within an old KFC on the outskirts of Porter Sq. I cannot remember the name, will have to do a search, but it sounded divine.

This isn't a new place, but I've long wanted to try both Taranta and Mare, but have yet to make it to either.

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Tasty Burger
1301 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

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    Swankalicious RE: Swankalicious Feb 11, 2011 04:17 PM

    Bondir's another spot that I forgot to mention, though I doubt I'll be landing a reservation there any time in the next several weeks.

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    Bondir
    279 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

    1. MC Slim JB RE: Swankalicious Feb 11, 2011 07:34 PM

      Darul Kabab is the Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi place I wrote about. It still looks like a KFC, but there's some love and finesse and freshness in the cooking there.

      Some places I feel I urgently need to try: Dumpling Cafe, Q Restaurant, Bondir (crap, didn't beat the Globe rave, it'll be weeks before I can get an easy table!), Brothers Crawfish, La Baguette, Tawakal, and Top Griyo.

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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      Top Griyo Restaurant
      984 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

      Bondir
      279 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

      Darul Kabab
      2072 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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        pathfinder RE: MC Slim JB Feb 12, 2011 02:58 PM

        I think Brothers Crawfish is so good. Cannot wait to hear what you think of it!

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        shaebones RE: Swankalicious Feb 11, 2011 10:17 PM

        Bondir. Tried to snag a reservation for my birthday next Saturday. Yeah, right.... Will go as soon as I can!

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        Bondir
        279 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

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          jgg13 RE: shaebones Feb 12, 2011 12:19 PM

          Yeah, I'd been meaning to get a table for 4 at the tend of this month and had procrastinated heavily, hearing that it wasn't that crowded. Oops.

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          gramercyfoodie RE: Swankalicious Feb 12, 2011 10:46 AM

          My list is: Tico, TW Food and Bondir -- maybe we'll all get there by summer.

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          Bondir
          279 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

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            scotty27 RE: Swankalicious Feb 12, 2011 12:34 PM

            I'm curious about Tico and the new Korean place in Allston.

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              pathfinder RE: scotty27 Feb 12, 2011 02:59 PM

              Do you know the name of the new Korean place in Allston?

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                MC Slim JB RE: pathfinder Feb 12, 2011 03:22 PM

                Guessing he means Bon Chon Chicken.

                http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                  jgg13 RE: MC Slim JB Feb 12, 2011 05:39 PM

                  BTW be warned if you go when they open, apparently they're not smart enough to heat up the fryers *before* they open, so if you go earlier on the fryers might not be to temp, as happened to me. Ended up waiting over an hour for my chicken

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              BlueTrain84 RE: Swankalicious Feb 13, 2011 09:46 AM

              Bondir, Tico and the Gallows, although I still also have a lengthy backlog of not-so-new places that I'd really like to try, including Teranga and the Afghani place on Brighton Ave.

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              Teranga
              1746 Washington Street, Boston, MA

              Bondir
              279 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

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