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Any experiences with underground restaurants/supper clubs in Boston?

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Westy Dec 8, 2011 10:19 AM

Hello -

Looks like I will be spending a few nights every month up in Boston. Just wondering if there was much in the way of underground dining. I have heard of them, but never been to one.

Experiences/perspectives welcome.

Matt

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  1. dlin2007 RE: Westy Dec 8, 2011 11:51 AM

    This isn't underground by any means, but there are occasional One Night Culinary Events (ONCE) hosted by the Cuisine En Locale team. http://www.enlocale.com/wp002/one-nig...

    There's also Anemochory http://www.anemochory.com/about which I found off of this website dedicated to underground dining. http://www.saltshaker.net/underground...

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      Westy RE: dlin2007 Dec 8, 2011 12:10 PM

      Thanks. i saw Anemochery as well. It was one of the sites that made me think.

      I will check out ONCE also.

      Matt

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      markin617 RE: Westy Dec 8, 2011 12:29 PM

      Also check out the Chef's Table Events at http://thediningalternative.com

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        Westy RE: markin617 Dec 8, 2011 01:01 PM

        Looks good, but some references to the chef returning to France?

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          markin617 RE: Westy Dec 9, 2011 02:39 PM

          Not sure what you read that gave you that impression. Peter just got back a few months ago from a year there and has done events in Sept., Oct., Nov, and has one scheduled in Jan. which appears to be almost sold out. I haven't actually talked to him since before he left so I can't say for sure. My wife and I attended two dinners in 2010 before he went to Paris and enjoyed them both immensely.

      2. MC Slim JB RE: Westy Dec 8, 2011 12:43 PM

        I think talking about them in public forums tends to ruin them. A few years ago, a local reporter got themselves invited to an underground supper club called Love + Butter, wrote a story about it, and got them busted. The good news is that this convinced the operators to go legit, and the result is the restaurant Journeyman.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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          yarm RE: MC Slim JB Dec 8, 2011 01:32 PM

          So Slim, I take this to mean no Speakeasy or moonshiner recs either?

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            MC Slim JB RE: yarm Dec 8, 2011 02:14 PM

            Ain't revealing no "cold tea" joints in Chinatown, neither.

            http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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              FoodDabbler RE: MC Slim JB Dec 9, 2011 06:36 AM

              That's interesting. Growing up in prohibition days -- no, no, I'm not that old, only slightly old: this is India in the 1970s -- certain Bombay families originally from Goa would stock the Goan cashew liquor called feni. You could call on them and accept their offer of "special tea". It was served in a teapot, and we (highschoolers and young college students) drank it from teacups.

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                pratyk RE: MC Slim JB Dec 9, 2011 04:50 PM

                Now you aren't referring to Moon villa, are you? :D

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                  MC Slim JB RE: pratyk Dec 9, 2011 10:54 PM

                  This is why we can't have nice things.

                  http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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