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Sep 6, 2012 04:18 PM

Fun, divey little food nerd places to hit up with a Brooklynite friend?

We'll grab a drink at backbar and snacks at Casa B. Possibly visiting Strip T's, too. Any other recommendations for unpretentious, delicious food? Nothing glitzy, glam, or spendy?

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  1. ive heard good things about deep ellum in allston :)

    1. Taiwan Cafe, the blackboard menu at Thai North, S&I Thai, Kaju Tofu House.

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      1. re: MC Slim JB

        i would go for seafood; that is what my Soho friends want when in Boston.

        NYC has very good seafood (La Bernadin) but at a price. Good and not expensive seafood is harder to get there. what about a clam shack or ICOB or the pan fried lobster at the Summer Shack?

        Of course Strip-Ts would be good.

        1. re: cambridgedoctpr

          "Good and not expensive seafood is harder to get there."

          Not at all true.

          1. re: Blumie

            that is what my partners who live in soho say. When we want seafood, it is Bernadin, J-G, Masa, and Nobu.. Good but not inexpensive.

            But I am always interested in learning more. As the guys at New Deal say, in NYC, you get the best seafood and the worst.

            I would like to hear about the best that is less expensive; I would like to learn.

            1. re: cambridgedoctpr

              Well, ICOB isn't exactly inexpensive, and for the price, frankly I think Aquagrill's better.

              As for clam shacks, lobster rolls, etc.: yes, they tend to be tremendously overpriced in New York (I recall active CH threads ever spring with people comparing notes on mayonnaisey, undersized $30 lobster rolls in Manhattan), but I'm actually curious where to find these in Boston. I usually end up on the north shore for fried seafood and chowder (Park Lunch in Newburyport or any of the Cape Ann clam shacks for fried, Lobsta Land in Gloucester or the Grog in Newburyport for chowder); where is there in Boston that's comparable and not overly expensive?

      2. Definitely Strip-T's -- you can brag about how Boston's got a Momofuku chef.

        Snacks at Saloon can be good, depending on what's on offer.

        1. Brooklynite = Park Slope, Williamsburg, East New York, Midwood, or Sunset Park? Too many possible stereotypes here to pick the right vibe.

          1. Clover, either in truck form or at their Harvard Square shop? (Trucks at Dewey Square are more fun)