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Which new restaurants are on your to-do list and why?

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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  1. 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. 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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      1. re: MC Slim JB

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

      2. 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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        1. re: shaebones

          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.

        2. 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

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

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            1. re: scotty27

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

                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  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

            2. 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