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Egg Cream (??)

Lucky Basil Feb 5, 2012 03:58 PM


Any suggestions on where to get an egg cream in Boston? Thanks in advance (!!!)

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  1. BostonZest RE: Lucky Basil Feb 5, 2012 04:59 PM

    I found them on the drink menus at Lizzy's or Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage in Havard Square, Zaftig's in Brookline, Christine's in Inman Square, and JP Licks.

    But, I have not tried any of them.


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      hckybg RE: Lucky Basil Feb 5, 2012 08:20 PM

      They actually had egg creams as a special at Strip T's when I was there a few weeks ago. It could have been 20 dollars, I still would have gotten one. But it was only two dollars.

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        Pia RE: hckybg Feb 6, 2012 10:32 AM

        In the same neighborhood, Deluxe Town Diner has them... not quite Boston, though.

      2. lipoff RE: Lucky Basil Feb 6, 2012 05:44 AM

        Eastern Standard does a ~ $6 egg cream with tarragon vanilla or chocolate cardamom. Both very good.      

        I know this is different, but Thmor Da and Floating Rock do a terrific egg soda. I think of that as a "real" egg cream soda because the ingredients are sweetened condensed milk (like cream?), egg yolk, and soda water. It's terrific, especially at Thmor Da.

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          galangatron RE: lipoff Feb 6, 2012 09:51 AM

          egg soda (soda sua hot ga) can also be found at almost any vietnamese restaurant

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            teezeetoo RE: galangatron Feb 6, 2012 04:22 PM

            an egg cream is just fox's ubet chocolate syrup, real seltzer and milk - no eggs at all.

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              misscucina RE: teezeetoo Feb 7, 2012 02:14 PM

              I believe it's heavy cream, not milk. That's the way we used to make them anyway.

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                hckybg RE: misscucina Feb 7, 2012 03:22 PM

                Milk, milk. Trust the source:

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                  CookieLee RE: hckybg Feb 7, 2012 07:44 PM

                  Yet when I posted the recipe, the mods immediately bounced it out. Whatever. I'm glad you got it in, and yes, it's Fox's U-Bet syrup, seltzer, and milk.

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                  StriperGuy RE: misscucina Feb 8, 2012 06:05 AM

                  There is definitely no heavy cream, or cream of any sort in an authentic NY egg cream.

                  The recipe from the Fox's web site is correct.

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                    misscucina RE: StriperGuy Feb 8, 2012 08:48 AM

                    It may not be kosher, but trust me, it's pretty tasty.

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                      StriperGuy RE: misscucina Feb 8, 2012 09:01 AM

                      Paula Dean also batters and deep fries cannolis...

                      I'll stick with the classic rendition of both.

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            mbCrispyBits RE: Lucky Basil Feb 7, 2012 02:09 PM

            Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown sells them, as someone else mentioned. But it's not Boston. You can always make one yourself - super easy. Whip up some VERY chocolatey chocolate milk, then mix 2 parts chocolate milk with 1 part seltzer. Voila! Egg cream heaven.

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              hckybg RE: mbCrispyBits Feb 7, 2012 03:23 PM

              Usually you would have much more seltzer than milk, for me that's part of the joy. Strangely thirst quenching even though the base is milk and chocolate syrup.

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                mbCrispyBits RE: hckybg Feb 7, 2012 04:09 PM

                It's all a matter of preference, but the end result no matter what the amounts are is total deliciousness! :)

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                  Lucky Basil RE: mbCrispyBits Feb 8, 2012 03:59 PM

                  Thank you everyone for the responses! I literally ordered 11 bottles of ubet syrup and just got the package in the mail yesterday. Follow up - has anyone been to Mr. Bartley's? what is the pulse? Meaning, is it packed on weekends? Hard to get a table? Aware of it, just never been. I moved from Boston more than a few years ago, but I'm coming back for a Red Sox game weekend in May, and egg cream (finding one) is on my list of things to do. Thanks in advance.

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                    hckybg RE: Lucky Basil Feb 8, 2012 06:37 PM

                    It is packed on weekends and it is hard to get a table, but everyone lines up and they move people through quickly. People don't really get to dawdle there, so I've never had a terrible wait. It's certainly a classic place and I've always thought their fist-sized burgers were quite good. I think it's certainly worth a visit if you are curious, want your egg cream, and don't mind the wait.

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                      Lucky Basil RE: hckybg Feb 8, 2012 07:52 PM

                      Cool, thanks for the heads up (!!!) Will try the weekend in May. I checked their menu, their frappes alone are worth the trip, it seems. (and egg cream) :)

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