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What's for lunch in Boston tomorrow?

CapeCodGuy Oct 10, 2013 04:57 PM

Picking someone up at Logan around 2 pm so it's an opportunity for this out-of-towner to get a decent lunch. I'll eat anything, but my DW is a bit picky and won't try anything too seafood centric or too ethnic. This obviously narrows the field. I'm a bit tired of the North End, and need to stay relatively close to the airport.

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  1. viperlush RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 10, 2013 05:05 PM

    Santarpios for pizza?

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      CapeCodGuy RE: viperlush Oct 10, 2013 05:11 PM

      Yeah...I thought of that, but I'd like to do better than pizza, even very good pizza. (We have 2 excellent pizza choices now on the Cape and a few pretty good ones, so I'd like something different)

    2. Beachowolfe RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 10, 2013 06:49 PM

      You mind paying for parking? JM Curley

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        CapeCodGuy RE: Beachowolfe Oct 10, 2013 07:00 PM

        I don't mind parting with a bit of coin to park for decent chow. What's worth having at JM Curley's? Are the burgers that good?

      2. digga RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 10, 2013 07:08 PM

        KO Pies in East Boston is fun, but better if it's nice out. Oh, but wait, that's Australian. Too ethnic.

        Angela's? Or is that also too ethnic? Based on your avatar, does ethnic for your DW mean anything that is not Swedish?! ;) To me, the Swedes eat some weird stuff! Sorry, CCG, I just help myself when I see "too ethnic."

        Belle Isle I guess is also out due to DW.

        Warren Tavern in Charlestown? (But then again, I like a pub atmosphere, regardless of food. It's more about the company!)

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          CapeCodGuy RE: digga Oct 10, 2013 07:26 PM

          The more ethnic the better for me, but alas, the DW not so much. I'm Italian and she's Irish. I just always liked the Swedish Chef Muppet. Angela's is great, but not for her. If I was alon, I'd head to Chinatown. We've done Belle Isle, but honestly, it's just mediocre compared to the shacks on the Cape. I'm thinking maybe Rino's, as we've never been and it's "safe" for her. Maybe return to Aquataine or Eastern Standard and just give us a little extra time, but I'd just like to try somewhere new.

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            digga RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 10, 2013 07:45 PM

            We just went to 75 Liberty with some out-of-towners. Food was ok but atmosphere was fun on the deck on that unseasonably warm Sat afternoon. And so was the Bloody Mary bar! Whatever you do CCG, enjoy! You are a good egg! Sorry about being crotchety!

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              CapeCodGuy RE: digga Oct 10, 2013 08:02 PM

              No worries. Tomorrow's forecast is for rain, so I don't think al fresco is in the cards. So looking for good chow over view/setting.

        2. foodieX2 RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 10, 2013 07:09 PM

          What about going for atmosphere? I had an appt right near the Boston Harbor Hotel a few weeks ago and opted for solo lunch at the hotel since I was traveling by water shuttle. Wonderful glass of wine along with a perfectly acceptable burger and good fries. All enjoyed with a wonderful view and impeccable service. Not any place I would usually go but it felt fun and a bit decadent for a mid day lunch.

          However knowing you are from the cape that might not be the direction you want to go…

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            CapeCodGuy RE: foodieX2 Oct 10, 2013 07:27 PM

            Maybe an option. Thanks. Maybe Sam's at Louie's?

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              foodieX2 RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 10, 2013 07:32 PM

              That was my other choice but timing didn't make it work out. I thought the menu was intriguing, lots for both of you since your wife is not a seafood fan. If you go please report back, I am dying to know how the beet-onion dip tastes!

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                teezeetoo RE: foodieX2 Oct 10, 2013 07:36 PM

                I think Sam's is a good choice - safe for her and tasty for you. Les Zygomates is another possible: they serve lunch on Friday's but not Saturday.

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            Bellachefa RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 11, 2013 12:13 AM

            Scampo at the Liberty Hotel?
            Sportello? Waterfront/southie?
            Lincoln Park in southie?

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              CapeCodGuy RE: Bellachefa Oct 11, 2013 05:58 AM

              So of the three, Sam's, Lincoln or Les Zygomates.....the winner is?

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                teezeetoo RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 11, 2013 06:02 AM

                darn, I can't vote - I've never eaten at Lincoln, only Les Z -- i'm guessing maybe parking would give Lincoln the edge but I have no clue on the food

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                  Bellachefa RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 11, 2013 06:25 AM

                  Heck if I know! I find Sam's menu limited, but the atmosphere is a plus. Lincoln should have easy parking and Friday is their day for lunch with many options. Les Zyg - never gone for lunch.

                  And to toss something into the mix, it looks nice up here, so if the weather holds out, you could take a stroll at Castle Island and splurge on a dog, a burger, some fries and a couple of ginger ales and watch the planes - plenty of parking! Sullivans. (note - we never venture off those four menu items) Or you could pick up perhaps the best blt of your life at Flour and have a picnic?

                  Is your head spinning yet? Don't have a fight on the expressway! safe journey!

              2. C. Hamster RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 11, 2013 04:45 AM

                Sam's because it's not going to rain probably

                Or Lincoln in Southie

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                  Bellachefa RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 11, 2013 06:43 AM

                  The unmentioned problem is the person you are picking up likely missed breakfast, was served a tiny bag of pretzels and a soft drink since they ran out of bottled water and will be starving while you are stuffed.

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                    CapeCodGuy RE: Bellachefa Oct 11, 2013 12:41 PM

                    Actually, the person we picked up always sits in the front of the plane where the wine is free flowing and the food is abundant (albeit mediocre in quality).

                    We took the ultra safe route and ate at Rino's. I must say, the lobster ravioli was up to Guy's hype and the DW's veal and eggplant parm may have neen the best I've ever tasted. Hard to believe the bill was only $33 plus tip given the quality AND quantity of the meals.We often pat twice that for far worse on the Cape.

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                      Bellachefa RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 11, 2013 01:15 PM

                      Fabulous! My husband loves lob rav and ep parm -road trip! Nice change up for Santarpios which was our last two airport pickup stops!

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                        foodieX2 RE: CapeCodGuy Oct 11, 2013 02:23 PM

                        Glad you had great meal! Enjoy the long weekend

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