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Dates confirmed for visit to Boston

kbteach Sep 24, 2013 11:10 AM

Thanks to all who gave restaurant choices for an upcoming visit earlier on this site-Foodies coming to Boston from Raleigh NC
We will be staying oct.3-oct 8. Staying at the hilton downtown Faneuil Hall and then Holiday Inn Brookline coolidge corner. We are ready to have a good time! WE are making our list for brunch, lunch and dinner.
WE know we will return to Neptune Seafood. Thanks for continued suggestions!

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  1. Allstonian RE: kbteach Sep 24, 2013 11:37 AM

    Here's the other thread - hard to find because it was posted under a different title and different username!

    1. opinionatedchef RE: kbteach Sep 24, 2013 08:06 PM

      There IS one hot new restnt recently opened in brookline. Ribelle is the new additional venture of the chef/owner of Strip T's, the Momofuku trained Tim Maslow. The menu is very innovative and fascinating.


      I would def go there. From your spot in brkline, a 3 minute trolley ride or a 10 min. walk.

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        kbteach RE: opinionatedchef Sep 24, 2013 08:34 PM

        Thanks! I am putting it on the list! This is so much fun to me! We are a family that loves eating, critiquing, and celebrating the moments! My other half is in New Orleans eating away as I write!

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          opinionatedchef RE: kbteach Sep 25, 2013 12:32 AM

          ask your other half to buy some stone ground white cornmeal while they're down there. and some While Lily flour- very useful for certain baking projects.Also, if they can locate some Anson Mills grits, those are the best you'll likely ever find for grits and/or polenta. (you can find them here in Boston but they are very expensive because of shipping costs up from the South.)

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            Allstonian RE: opinionatedchef Sep 25, 2013 05:40 AM

            I'm just guessing here, but I'd bet anything that they have both White Lily flour and Anson Mills products in Raleigh.

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              opinionatedchef RE: Allstonian Sep 25, 2013 09:18 PM

              haHA! what WAS i thinking?! i was focusing on her mention of her SO going to NO; i completely forgot her place of origin!
              so, teach, plse disregard my silly uggestion. ReVISion: would you plse bring ME some White Lily and Anson Mils....?! :-}

              1. re: opinionatedchef
                Madrid RE: opinionatedchef Sep 26, 2013 06:51 AM

                I order from Anson now and then...they are in SC...I've had several email exchanges with the owner. Unless something has changed, they don't supply retail except Formaggio and Christina's.....so we are lucky to have them here. He is passionate about his products and the need to keep them frozen and he has high standards of trust for retailers. The products are expensive with the shipping, but worth it, for me. The recipes on the web site developed specifically for the products are amazing. White Lily changed suppliers/wheat some years ago and there was a lot of controversy in the southern press about whether or not the change was positive. Lots of passion there!

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                  opinionatedchef RE: Madrid Sep 26, 2013 04:33 PM

                  did not know that about Wh Lily but I agree on Anson Mills.
                  Fascinating to me how superior are their grits because of(IMO) the varied textures/grain sizes produced by their grinding wheels.

                2. re: opinionatedchef
                  kbteach RE: opinionatedchef Oct 1, 2013 07:56 PM

                  Would you like some grits? We love shrimp and grits, fish and grits, sausage and grits... you get the picture! Ha! I will bring the flour and grits--put your order in -heading your way thursday!

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                    opinionatedchef RE: kbteach Oct 1, 2013 09:01 PM

                    yes,plse! if not too much to ask, 2lb white lily flour and 3 lb white Anson Mills grits. contact me via my member profile pg email address. TH YOU!!

          2. re: opinionatedchef
            C. Hamster RE: opinionatedchef Sep 25, 2013 05:30 AM

            I'd say its a bit farther than that from the Holiday Inn since its on St Paul st and not actually in CC.

            But a good recommendation still.

            About the same distance in the other direction is Island Creek Oyster Bar which most of us would highly recommend.

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              opinionatedchef RE: C. Hamster Sep 25, 2013 09:20 PM

              yes, great suggestn.for ICOB.

          3. BostonZest RE: kbteach Sep 25, 2013 04:15 AM

            Here's a great conversation last year about Coolidge Corner.


            The original poster has just moved there and the board gave some very good recommendations.


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