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A little birdie told me...

hhookk Mar 17, 2011 02:01 PM

...that The Food Network is filming at Vinnies on Broadway from 11am to 8 pm today. Not sure what show, but I suspect its DD&D since they are filming the prep of several dishes. Hopefully it won't make it impossible to get in after in airs in a couple months.

  1. Bob MacAdoo Mar 17, 2011 02:07 PM

    That's great if it's accurate. Vinny's has struggled during the recession. I love their red sauce and old school charm. Bring on the crowds!

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      hhookk Mar 17, 2011 05:31 PM

      OK- Got the full scoop it was the new show "Meat and Potatoes". They focused on making the aranchini and Osso Buco. We watched Vinny get interviewed and they also interviewed my daughter and then filmed us while we ate. It was pretty tight in there with the production crew everywhere, but everyone was cool about the tight space and it was really fun watching how they set everything up. Vinny is going to get lots of good exposure from this.

      (Vinny is on the left in white and the host of the show, Rahm Fama, is the bald guy with glasses on the right.)

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      1. re: hhookk
        Swankalicious Mar 17, 2011 07:40 PM

        Are we talking about Vinnie's at Nite, or Lil Vinnies?

        1. re: Swankalicious
          Bob Dobalina Mar 18, 2011 09:06 AM

          That's Vinny's at Night.

      2. Bob Dobalina Mar 28, 2011 04:16 AM

        There's been a fair amount of chatter about Vinny's having had a tough winter. We two were able to get a seat immediately at 6-6:30 on Friday night, but it filled out by 7. No long waits though I would guess the expansion with the bar has helped alleviate some of the waits. In any case, it was not as slammed as I have seen it in the past.

        The offerings on the antipasti table were awesome as usual - That and a glass of wine may be my single favorite thing to eat in Boston.

        Our two entrees were a special - clams and shrimp in pesto with the homemade mafalda - and sausage and broccoli rabe with garlic and oil with a side of tomato sauce over homemade fusilli - both were just outstanding. The leftovers barely made it to morning.

        The place is slap the table good.

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        1. re: Bob Dobalina
          BostonZest Mar 28, 2011 06:17 AM

          "The place is slap the table good."

          Bob, I'm adding that phrase to my collection of great food lines!

          1. re: Bob Dobalina
            hhookk Mar 28, 2011 05:48 PM

            We must have been there at the same time. We had a 7PM reservation for four and sat right next to the bar. Food was outstanding as usual.

            1. re: hhookk
              FoodDabbler Mar 28, 2011 06:01 PM

              Were you slapping the bar?

              1. re: FoodDabbler
                hhookk Mar 28, 2011 09:06 PM

                I would have slapped my mother for more Veal Osso Bucco :-)

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