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Chowish on the Norwood-Natick axis?

VintageMolly Apr 5, 2013 11:00 AM

We're planning a trip to the suburbs this weekend that will involve errands in both Norwood and Natick, What's chowish and good for dinner in that general area?

I might put in a plug for going out of the way to Westborough Korean Restaurant, but thought I'd put a query out.

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    csiknitter RE: VintageMolly Apr 5, 2013 11:08 AM

    In Norwood I like cafe Paprika. Its nothing fancy, order at the counter, no wine or beer, but the food is amazing and the owner is really nice and passionate about his cooking. They aren't open on Sundays. My favorite things to order are the Kafta Tagine and the Almond Chicken.

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      poettess63 RE: csiknitter Aug 27, 2013 05:35 PM

      I love Cafe Paprika.

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      grant.cook RE: VintageMolly Apr 5, 2013 11:08 AM

      Hmm.. not a whole lot exceptional in the Norwood area. There are some decent thai places on the main drag downtown. Bon Caldo is a better-than-average Italian place on Rt. 1, and Siam Lotus is a nice Thai place on Rt 1 as well. You could sit at the bar in Lewis' and order a Lewis burger.. that's a treat. Red Wing down the road on Rt 1 a bit towards Foxboro seems outside like a dive, but serves really good fried clams.

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        poettess63 RE: grant.cook Aug 27, 2013 05:34 PM

        Thai Thani downtown is SO much better than Siam Lotus, in my opinion. I was very much not impressed with S.L.

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        VintageMolly RE: VintageMolly Apr 5, 2013 11:45 AM

        Thanks! I should mention that we're likely to go to Norwood first and then Natick, so the Natick area is more likely the dinner destination.

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          hargau RE: VintageMolly Apr 5, 2013 12:37 PM

          The Sunday (only) Dimsum/Chinese buffet at lotus flower in framingham is very good.

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            antimony RE: VintageMolly Apr 5, 2013 12:49 PM

            Sichuan Gourmet is always good.

            1. trufflehound RE: VintageMolly Apr 5, 2013 02:27 PM

              In Norwood grab a Shawarma at the cafe next to Cedar's Market.Pueblito Paisa Colombia Restaurant on Hollis St in Framingham offers huge portions of tasty food. The plate I got recently had thin grilled steak, chicharon, papusa like thing, plantain, rice, beans and fried egg. I stuffed myself, brought the rest home and had a substantial breakfast.
              Spalla's has good Chicago dogs. I haven't tried the beef sandwich yet. Maxwell's148 has a great rep.

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                Anyerinma RE: trufflehound Apr 5, 2013 06:13 PM

                I hihly reccomend the beef sandwich. Don't be afraid of the au jus, it makes the sandwich.

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                  trufflehound RE: Anyerinma Apr 6, 2013 06:25 PM

                  I'll definately get it wet when I try one.

              2. libertywharf RE: VintageMolly Apr 5, 2013 04:10 PM

                For Norwood, olivadi's and bybLos. Across from Byblos is a great cafe, I think Perk cafe.

                1. NE_Wombat RE: VintageMolly Apr 5, 2013 05:26 PM

                  At the Natick end:

                  Maxwell's 148 is excellent,

                  For Japanese, Oga's,

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