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Best of Boston for the heat wave?

tazia Jul 21, 2011 07:52 AM

For those of us not blessed with central AC, 95+ degree days are a big bummer for cooking and eating. Merely venturing into a kitchen is a sweaty, unpleasant adventure in appetite destruction.

So where do you go when it gets REALLY hot? Which restaurants have the chilliest AC? The most refreshing drinks? Do you replace your meals with ice cream? What are your best tips for eating and drinking in Boston during a heat wave?

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  1. hiddenboston RE: tazia Jul 21, 2011 09:51 AM

    I like to go to Sullivan's at Castle Island in Southie, grab a burger, hot dog, chicken sandwich, etc., then head to the shaded seating area in the middle of the causeway. Always a nice breeze out there. Also, Getting a Santarpio's pizza to go in Eastie, then heading over to nearby Piers Park on the water also works. We were at Piers Park last night and it was almost chilly!

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      silver queen RE: tazia Jul 21, 2011 10:01 AM

      I like to go to Cabots in Newton, sit in the AC, and have the Belgian waffle sundae with french vanilla ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream. I think that covers all three food groups.

      1. Bob Dobalina RE: tazia Jul 21, 2011 10:43 AM

        How about an icy cold Harpoon and a movie at Somerville Theater.

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          Alcachofa RE: Bob Dobalina Jul 22, 2011 05:03 PM

          Why yes, thank you very kindly.

          There are those who think if you get some spicy food, it somehow takes the heat off. I think it just distracts you from the heat but either way you can get some nice cool oysters at East Coast Grill, and then whatever "Hell" appetizers they have on the menu. Or, hit Montien, and order from the Thai menu. They'll bring out the spice tray in case the items you order are already not spicy enough. Or whatever spice palace you prefer, but these both have air conditioning.

          East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
          1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

        2. galleygirl RE: tazia Jul 21, 2011 10:52 AM

          I just returned from my daily dose of Mixx Yogurt....parking was easy, and no line....Taro is still there!

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            opinionatedchef RE: galleygirl Jul 22, 2011 10:22 PM

            and the fab. peach is on the menu the rest of this week! ( btw, i think taro and tart are always there because of their top popularity.) But most nights their AC is major chintzy. We retreated to our car last night.

            Mixx Frozen Yogurt
            66 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134

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            nachovegas RE: tazia Jul 22, 2011 03:24 PM

            I went to Le's in Allston for a cold 33 and a crispy spring roll Bun. AC was cranking and the food was perfect for a day like today!

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              nasilemak RE: tazia Jul 23, 2011 04:06 AM

              Ice Kachang at Penang would make nice treat on a hot and steamy day.

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