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Boxty in Boston?

RiceRulz Jan 31, 2012 04:04 AM

Does anyone know where in the Boston area, that I can get a Boxty?

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    Taralli RE: RiceRulz Jan 31, 2012 04:33 AM

    http://www.mjoconnors.com/menus/menu.pdf

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      RiceRulz RE: Taralli Jan 31, 2012 05:11 AM

      M J Oconnors shows them as an appetizer. I am under the understanding it is like a potato pancake sandwich.

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        Allstonian RE: RiceRulz Jan 31, 2012 06:19 AM

        While boxty are often served with a filling, the name "boxty" refers to the potato pancakes themselves, which may or may not be stuffed.

    2. L2k RE: RiceRulz Jan 31, 2012 04:52 AM

      I haven't been to McGreevey's in awhile, but they had 5 or 6 different versions last I checked.

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        RiceRulz RE: L2k Jan 31, 2012 05:14 AM

        McGreevy's doesn't show them on their menu. I'll give them a call.

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          RiceRulz RE: L2k Jan 31, 2012 08:11 AM

          I called McGreevy's and the nice woman, Kate, that answered the phone, said they didn't have them.

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            L2k RE: RiceRulz Jan 31, 2012 12:07 PM

            That's a shame. I really enjoyed trying them there -- had never had it elsewhere, so can't say if it was authentic or not, but very tasty.

        2. hiddenboston RE: RiceRulz Jan 31, 2012 06:04 AM

          I had it at Whiskey Priest on the waterfront awhile back.

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            RiceRulz RE: hiddenboston Jan 31, 2012 08:21 AM

            I just called Whiskey Priest, and they said that they didn't have them. Are the people that are answering the phones at McGreevy's and Whiskey Priest mistaken?

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              hiddenboston RE: RiceRulz Jan 31, 2012 09:04 AM

              I had them there awhile back, so maybe they took it off the menu. Too bad, as they were good there.

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            meeps2002 RE: RiceRulz Jan 31, 2012 06:52 AM

            MJ OConnor's - and they are delish - the cheese sauce they serve them with is amazing

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              RiceRulz RE: meeps2002 May 19, 2012 08:36 AM

              I called MJ O'conner's and they said that they didn't have them. I am still looking.

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                meeps2002 RE: RiceRulz May 22, 2012 09:29 AM

                The had them 2 weeks ago - the one in Back Bay definitely does and still lists them on their menu

                Irish Boxty Wedges Potato crepe wedges fried to a golden brown & served with cheddar cheese dip 9

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                  RiceRulz RE: meeps2002 May 22, 2012 09:40 AM

                  MJ O'conner's?

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                    meeps2002 RE: RiceRulz May 22, 2012 09:47 AM

                    Yes - I did look at the Seaport area location menu and they weren't listed. Looks like only the one in Back Bay

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                      RiceRulz RE: meeps2002 May 22, 2012 09:57 AM

                      Thanks. I'll give it a shot.

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              total13 RE: RiceRulz Jan 31, 2012 07:24 AM

              Townsend's in Hyde Park had/has great ones (are they closed already?).

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                hiddenboston RE: total13 Jan 31, 2012 08:04 AM

                Townsend's is locked up, dark, and has menacing signs up about no trespassing.

              2. MC Slim JB RE: RiceRulz May 22, 2012 11:10 AM

                B Street in Newton has a boxty-like crispy potato cake on its brunch menu. Less boxty-like but nonetheless delicious are the potato pancakes served every day at Cafe Polonia.

                http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                  bear RE: RiceRulz May 22, 2012 11:12 AM

                  Too bad the Green Briar took them off the menu. That's the only place I've had them.

                  The Lansdowne Pub has them on the menu as a side, no cheese sauce from what I can see. I haven't tried them, though.

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