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gordita Apr 28, 2011 02:58 PM

L.A family who love to eat, looking for some CH guidance some with down to earth, hole in the wall rib sticking kind of food. We will be in staying in back bay, but are always up for an adventure.

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  1. C. Hamster RE: gordita Apr 28, 2011 05:26 PM

    What do you like to eat?

    Price point?

    And if you are only here for a day, are you sure you want a hole-in-the-wall place instead of a good restaurant? And does it have to be rib stickkin?

    Just asking cause I'd suggest something like Union Creek/Neptune kind of thing.

    1. opinionatedchef RE: gordita Apr 28, 2011 05:28 PM

      gordita, take a look at this thread and maybe you can get more specific in your search as to area or place of cuisine or price range. Personally, if you're from L.A., w/ your tons of ethnic communities, I'd direct you to New Eng seafood in both innovative presentations and trad.>>Neptune Seafood in the North End.Tiny packed place, ample portions, terrific foods, in a quintessentially Boston neighborhood not found anywhere near LA.In same area, Reggina Pizzeria for authentic Roman pizza also not found in LA.


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        gordita RE: opinionatedchef Apr 29, 2011 09:35 AM

        Thanks....C. Hamster, I am traveling with ravenous teenage boys and haute is wasted on the young. If it was my husband and I I would take you up on some more refined cuisine. Opinionated chef, thank you for taking in account our ethnic communities, I really do want to eat some regional Boston food. One more question, pizza. Just got back from Italy,on the burn out from Roman pizza, any good neighborhood joints with grease dripping down your chin....thanks for the help!!

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          opinionatedchef RE: gordita Apr 29, 2011 10:58 AM

          what day of the week?sun brunch?

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            gordita RE: opinionatedchef Jun 3, 2011 12:30 PM

            Unrelated question, but do you have an opinion on the fastest way to get up to mid coast Maine from Boston? Just to complicate matters any favorite pit stops en route?

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              Jenny Ondioline RE: gordita Jun 3, 2011 12:35 PM

              95 North is your only option if you want speed. Whatever you do, don't take Route 1. It's a lovely scenic route, but especially during the summer months, it's pretty much literally a parking lot, especially through York and Ogunquit.

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                opinionatedchef RE: gordita Jun 3, 2011 07:20 PM

                g,95 is the way to go. tell me in what town you are ending up and what day of the week you're driving from boston(the brunch factor). if you can stop in portland (2 hrs from boston) there are the most options (and it's 5 min off the highway); but i can advise on lots of spots up there beyond portland too!
                And how long will you be up there?

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                  emannths RE: gordita Jun 6, 2011 07:25 AM

                  Some pit stops: Kane's Donuts in Saugus (best glazed donut i've ever had). Richardson's ice cream in Middleton.

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                Boston_Otter RE: gordita Jun 5, 2011 09:47 AM

                Gordita: if you're looking for local New Englandy food that's not 'haute', I'd either head to the Clam Shack in Ipswitch or Captain Carlo's in Gloucester. You can't get much more local than that. Both are on the way up to Maine. There's also Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery ME.

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                  Fly RE: Boston_Otter Jun 5, 2011 08:08 PM

                  Gloucester is definitely not on the way to Maine.

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                    Boston_Otter RE: Fly Jun 6, 2011 05:05 AM

                    Sure it is. Head up 95 N and zip up 128 to Gloucester. Then amble up 133N to Ipswich, which takes you back to 95N. It's maybe 20 mins out of the way.

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                pasuga RE: opinionatedchef Jun 3, 2011 06:46 PM

                +1 Neptune and Regina's sound just like the type of places you're looking for. The other pizza place is Santarpio's in East Boston.

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                  gordita RE: pasuga Jun 4, 2011 02:44 PM

                  Thanks pasuga,I will put those on my radar.

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