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Favorite charcuterie in town- any standouts ?

kewpie Aug 16, 2013 09:51 PM

We have recently had quite a few charcuterie plates as dinners this summer& had some hits and misses.
Favorites( almost always eaten at the bar& fully described by the bartenders) have been the Sycamore "board", Citizen Public board, Coppa( 3x this summer, and only 1 repeat each time) , Bergamots excellent charcuterie plate& the Salty Pig.
Any standouts for you?

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    teezeetoo RE: kewpie Aug 17, 2013 06:15 AM

    I like the Washington Square Tavern and Salty Pig, both of whom do good charcuterie, as does Eastern Standard.

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      Gabatta RE: kewpie Aug 17, 2013 07:01 AM

      Coppa is my clear favorite for charcuterie.

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        BostonZest RE: Gabatta Aug 17, 2013 07:08 AM

        I'll second Coppa ( or third it since it was on Kewpie's list.) Had yet another wonderful there this week and they offer great service on the patio or at the bar. At the bar you get to see all the action with that beautiful slicer.


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          hotoynoodle RE: BostonZest Aug 17, 2013 07:31 AM

          yes to coppa and esk. also have had some very good stuff at za, including sublime lardo.

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            cambridgedoctpr RE: hotoynoodle Aug 18, 2013 02:16 PM

            Coppa; i really have no second choice.

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          itryalot RE: Gabatta Aug 18, 2013 04:45 PM

          Another Coppa lover.

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          phatchris RE: kewpie Aug 17, 2013 09:40 AM

          The Gallows has nice boards.

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            addiez RE: kewpie Aug 19, 2013 07:18 AM

            Belly and Salty Pig.

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              mkfisher RE: addiez Aug 19, 2013 07:32 AM

              +1 on Belly. Some really nice stuff. Has anyone been to the Blue Room lately? Curious if they're serving it over there.

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                hotoynoodle RE: addiez Aug 19, 2013 07:33 AM

                YES! belly. do NOT get there as much as i'd like.

              2. MC Slim JB RE: kewpie Aug 19, 2013 07:39 AM

                Coppa, Eastern Standard, The Gallows, Tavern Road, Russell House Tavern, Puritan & Company, The Citizen Public House, No. 9 Park, Rendezvous, Journeyman, Craigie on Main.


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                  DrewStarr RE: MC Slim JB Sep 7, 2013 04:31 AM

                  only one missing from this list for me is Washington Square Tavern, which I see was mentioned elsewhere. Tip on Eastern Standard: ask if they have a seafood 'charcuterie' available. Smoked and cured fishes that made this Jewish boy tear up.

                  Shojo is in the process of putting out a charcuterie program. I am more than a little excited about what that could be.

                  Formaggio has a CSA-like thing for charcuterie (cheese as well). I highly recommend it. Has anyone else ever seen scrapple in Boston before? God, I want that for breakfast right now.

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                  gutterman RE: kewpie Aug 19, 2013 08:06 AM

                  second on eastern standard.
                  third on Russell house

                  1. pang RE: kewpie Aug 19, 2013 10:17 AM

                    I had one at Deep Ellum in July that was outstanding...

                    1. Matt H RE: kewpie Aug 23, 2013 07:27 PM

                      Coppa is my favorite but I tried the charcuterie platter at Shojo last night for the first time and was impressed. The 5 spice head cheese was a major standout.

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                        kewpie RE: Matt H Aug 31, 2013 09:41 AM

                        We got the chance to have a big group descend upon Belly this past week and got a fantastic charcuterie assortment ! Thanks for all of the recc! Will be trying out the Gallows tonight!

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                          cambridgedoctpr RE: kewpie Sep 1, 2013 01:21 PM

                          you can get some pretty good charcuterie from Whole Foods or Formaggio's. And you can save on the cost of the wine and the service.

                          As i have said before, i like to go to a resto where they are preparing something that i do not want to prepare at home.

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                            hotoynoodle RE: cambridgedoctpr Sep 1, 2013 03:24 PM

                            i do not make my own charcuterie and like being waited on. :)

                            formaggio has some great stuff, but it's hardly inexpensive. i have never gotten anything at whole paycheck that remotely resembles what i can get at belly or coppa.

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                              cambridgedoctpr RE: hotoynoodle Sep 7, 2013 12:54 PM

                              Whole Foods has La Quercia product that i like; I think that Coppa uses them though they also make some of their own stuff. I order charcuterie at Coppa; I really liked their duck.

                              As to be waited on: chacun a son gout.

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                        roux609 RE: kewpie Sep 1, 2013 04:50 PM

                        Had the board at Russell House Tavern the other night, and it was fantastic.

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                          kewpie RE: roux609 Sep 1, 2013 09:27 PM

                          Had a mind blowing charcuterie (2x) plate from Bergamot last night! We had few relatives in town from NYC and we tried 3 diff places over the course of the day. The professionals in the group( back of house guys) were very impressed with Bergamots finesse--- rabbit terrine with bens mushrooms??????? Oh. It was delicious

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                          surferbettygal RE: kewpie Sep 6, 2013 08:19 PM

                          Love Salty Pig. I now need to try these other places that people have suggested. Can't wait.

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