NY Hound Not Fooling Around
- guttergourmet Mar 21, 2013 08:20 AM
Coming back after 6 years. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/419138
Planning on Toro, O Ya, Craigie's, Blue Ginger, Oleana, Neptune Oyster, B&G Oyster, Gourmet Dumpling House, Santarpio's and some sentimental favorites like Jasper's Summer Shack,Jacob Wirth, Villa Francesca and Regina Pizza. Trying to remember my favorite Italian deli/sub shop in the North End? Looking for other great pizza, banh mi, burgers and anything else high end or low end you think will blow my mind and my mouth.
Nice list, how many days is that?
No idea about the italian sub shop in the North End, but the 2 most well known are probably Volle Nolle and Monica's Salumeria. Maybe one of those?
I understand these may have some sentimental value to you, but I absolutely cannot recommend Villa Francesca, I've only eaten there once, but it was not very good.
Also if Gourmet Dumpling house is full (which it tends to get a lot) I highly recommend Dumpling cafe.
For banh mi, my favorite is Mei Sum bakery. (only 3 kinds though, cold cut, beef and tofu.)
I hope you have a lot of nostalgia to sustain you through the bad food at Jacob Wirth and Villa Francesca. Head out Dorchester Avenue to graze on great Vietnamese food including Banh Mi at Pho Hoa or Pho Le on Dorchester Avenue. For low end but the best in Asian come to Allston to Shanghai Gate and YoMa or S & I Thai. I would sub Prezza in for Villa Francesca and you'll find lots of threads on burgers (my own favorite is at the Fireplace Grill in Brookline but there are lots of good options). I'd add Island Creek Oyster Bar and maybe Eastern Standard to my list. Maybe StripT's in Watertown to see what the young chefs are up to. Have great eating!
I'm a fan of Coppa, any of the salumi are fantastic and the cured tuna belly (bar snack) is awesome.