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Aug 16, 2013 09:51 PM

Favorite charcuterie in town- any standouts ?

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

    1. Coppa is my clear favorite for charcuterie.

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      1. re: Gabatta

        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.


        1. re: BostonZest

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

        2. The Gallows has nice boards.

            1. re: addiez

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

              1. re: addiez

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

              2. 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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                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  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.