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meeps2002 Apr 24, 2013 11:40 AM

Has anyone had any of them? If so, any worth the trip or over hyped? The bubbly at Lincoln sounds like a pretty solid deal.

http://blogslideshow.zagat.com/site/1...

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    Jenny Ondioline Apr 24, 2013 12:12 PM

    That list is, for the most part, hilariously misguided. Particularly the inclusion of the average-at-best Cupcake City, which smacks of "We need a food truck! And a cupcake place! Oh here, this will do..."

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    1. re: Jenny Ondioline
      lipoff Apr 24, 2013 07:54 PM

      Hilariously misguided indeed.

    2. StriperGuy Apr 24, 2013 12:47 PM

      I agree that list doesn't have a single winner on it, "hilariously misguided" is about right.

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        itaunas Apr 24, 2013 12:53 PM

        I have enjoyed Tryst before for informal dining, but that "twice fried" chicken also looks like it was fried one too many time (cut and left out too long before clicking the pic?). They could have done a better job of the photography too as well as actually eating the food they are promoting, looks just like folks working to a deadline.

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          C. Hamster Apr 24, 2013 02:17 PM

          The interior of that chicken looked like a cake doughnut ....

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        meeps2002 Apr 24, 2013 12:51 PM

        Usually these random links are, I figured as much. I wanted to post anyways, just to see CH folks beat it up.

        1. MC Slim JB Apr 24, 2013 01:05 PM

          The caramel lobster dish from Nix's Mate was one worthwhile inclusion. That dish makes no sense on paper, but it is delicious. Now that Nevins has moved on to Local 149, I expect to see a version of it there, too.

          http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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            Bob Dobalina Apr 24, 2013 06:48 PM

            The slideshow actually lists it at Local 149.

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            LeoLioness Apr 24, 2013 01:11 PM

            Make sure to try a bottle of Prosecco. They put it in a bucket and everything!

            1. Boston_Otter Apr 24, 2013 01:38 PM

              The Baconator is a gimmick, nothing more. There's a reason that burger patties made from ground bacon aren't setting the world on fire -- they don't taste much like bacon, and are rather chewy and dry.

              1. Luther Apr 25, 2013 10:10 AM

                yikes

                1. PinchOfSalt Apr 25, 2013 04:25 PM

                  Oh lord, they got the title wrong. It should have been something like "9 Trendy Things that We Heard were in Boston (at least for now)."

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                    treb Apr 25, 2013 04:38 PM

                    Once again, Zagat rises to it's uselessness.

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