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First trip to Boston - looking for recommendations

lazercal Feb 15, 2012 08:18 AM

My wife and I are traveling to Boston for 3 days (Sunday - Tuesday). We are staying in South Boston. We are looking for recommendations in and around Boston. Thank you

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    AdinaA Feb 15, 2012 09:09 AM

    Eat before you leave New York.

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    1. re: AdinaA
      DeisCane Feb 15, 2012 10:37 AM

      Read my mind, Adina. Boston's paucity of restaurants is a shanda, but I'm not sure on whom.

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        zsero Feb 15, 2012 12:03 PM

        What about that ice cream place you recommended some time ago, in the park?

        As it happens, I'll be in Boston this weekend too, but I'm not planning on eating out; I'm bringing most of my food with me from NY. I *may* go out to Brookline for Sunday dinner, in which case it'll probably be at Taam China.

        1. re: zsero
          AdinaA Feb 15, 2012 01:14 PM

          J.P Licks in Jamaica Plain is a nice place to have ice cream, brunch or a snack. It's not where a business traveler or tourist is likely to be.


          Downtown has Milk Street, which is excellent - particularly because they can bring a lunch platter for the whole office, plus they are downtown near the Freedom Trail.

          But Boston has a smallish shomer mitzvot community and just doesn't support chow level places. The places they do have are are pretty much all out in Brookline or Newton.

          Rubin's, which has been there forever, is a very good deli.

          I think Rami's is a truly excellent falafel shop.

      2. weinstein5 Feb 15, 2012 12:21 PM

        I have always enjoyed Taam China - particularly the one in Newton because they have a parking lot.

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          DeisCane Feb 15, 2012 12:29 PM

          The food at Taam China, and Rubins and a couple other places is fine. But there's nothing worth noting beyond that, imo.

          Ice cream place? JP Licks? It's a great place for ice cream and the one in Jamaica Plain does have a nice unknown brunch, but it's not centrally located to any of the other Jewish hoods or even south Boston (well, depending on where in SB).

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          seikoloco Feb 15, 2012 04:58 PM

          Three words
          Rubins- Meat Knishes

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