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a night in franklin?

vinouspleasure Oct 4, 2013 03:29 PM


college tour tomorrow, we're staying in franklin, couldn't find recent info here, any recommendations? was thinking about stopping at commonwealth bbq on the way in but have seen mixed reviews.


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  1. hotoynoodle RE: vinouspleasure Oct 4, 2013 07:54 PM

    what colleges will you visit? franklin is 40 miles and nearly an hour from boston...

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      vinouspleasure RE: hotoynoodle Oct 5, 2013 02:51 AM

      Clark then Whitman

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        Gio RE: vinouspleasure Oct 5, 2013 05:05 AM

        Clark University is located in Worcester MA where there would be many more options for restaurants than Franklin. I don't know where Whitman College is around here and I used to teach in Franklin. The only Whitman College I know of is located in Washington state.

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      Ora Moose RE: vinouspleasure Oct 5, 2013 05:38 AM

      Just a few miles away in No. Attleboro are a couple of relatively unknown gems:


      and http://www.bistro45.net/

      We had dinner last night at Bistro45, two appetizers (calimari and a huge amazing fig/prosciuto salad,) one soup, two 16oz bottles of a Russian beer you won't find anywhere else (http://www.baltikabeer.com/ ) and lamb shank that we split and still had leftovers to take home = about $40. Unbeatable.

      1. trufflehound RE: vinouspleasure Oct 5, 2013 05:41 AM

        The Rome is very good Red Sauce Italian. They may be cash only. There's Acapulco for Mex, though I've never eaten at this location an they vary.
        . If you drive down rt 126 toward Bellingham Vercelli's is very good. There is a new coal red pizza by the owners of Incontro, which doesn't thrill me.

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          Ora Moose RE: trufflehound Oct 5, 2013 06:06 AM

          The Rome is ok but overrated. Acapulco is generic Tex Mex. Across the street there is a decent Indian place http://gurubarandgrill.com/

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