Eating & Drinking in Boston, Boston

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    Lobster Rolls

    by bocmaxima Written Jul 9, 2008

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    One of the many food items exclusive to New England is the lobster roll. In its basic form, this consists of chunks of lobster meat on a roll. What else is there depends on where exactly you are when you get it.
    In Boston, the lobster is often mixed in with mayonnaise or, sometimes, a spicy mayonnaise. In Connecticut and Rhode Island, however, the lobster is more often mixed with butter. I prefer the latter and when I tried to get one in Boston once, was told to "Go to Connecticut."
    These will cost anywhere between $10 and $25 depending upon what comes with it and where you order it. The ones at Quincy Market typically run about $15 with chips, while the ones at Legal Seafood are closer to $20.

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    You need a passport or driving licence to buy wine

    by EdinburghRoc Written Oct 23, 2005

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    Do you think I'm 21? or Under?

    When buying some beer and wine to put in the fridge of my hotel room{Shawmut} I found I needed a Passport or Driver's licence to prove I was 21 as I was 55 at the time I'm not sure to be flattered or angry. THIS IS NOT EUROPE!

    Queer!

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    Those outdoor cafes on Newbury Street

    by yooperprof Written Apr 4, 2004

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    The Bostonians

    A very pleasant ambience here. You should plan on spending the greater part of a morning sipping your latte and becoming part of the crowd. Bring a newspaper and some serious reading, write some poetry or catch-up with writing postcards, or simply flirt with passing pedestrians and the occasionally attentive wait-staff. There are plenty of attractive places in the Back Bay neighborhood - you should try to avoid the obvious chains.

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    Chinatown - it's not that big,...

    by whataboutbob Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Chinatown - it's not that big, but Boston's Chinatown is packed with restaurants, bakeries, and markets offering exceptional food. Other than that, there are a few travel agencies and shops, but it's main attraction to tourists is the food.

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    Smoke Free in Boston

    by sarahandgareth Updated Sep 9, 2005

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    No smoking in Bean Town

    One of our favorite and Boston's newest 'local customs' is not so much a custom as a law. As of the spring of 2003, Boston workplaces are completely smoke-free.

    What does this mean to you? Well, since waitresses and bartenders are working, no one can smoke where they work. This means, in addition to restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, and the like are all smoke free! Not everyone is happy about this (mostly smokers and the unlucky folks who live near one of these types of places and have to deal with smokers on side walk), but we sure are! And it turns out, owners are pretty happy too since business actually appears to be increasing since the ban went into effect.

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    North End - Boston's Italian...

    by whataboutbob Written Sep 8, 2002

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    North End - Boston's Italian neighborhood is a great place to walk through and check out the sites and smells. Check out the parks along the water as well as the historical buildings. Afterwards have a great meal in one of the many restaurants in the North End.
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  • Get out and do new things -...

    by Brenna Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Get out and do new things - Allston is a great place for Thai, Indian, Spanish, chinese, Italian food - and that is just my neighborhood! Do the North End and China Town and hte THeatre district - get around and experience things you would not normally be able to. THAT IS THE POINT!

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    IDed at forty-four

    by Tracyden Updated Apr 25, 2011

    Make sure you take ID out with you whatever your age. My husband was ided in a restaurant in Boston and he's forty four!. We had a great laugh with the waitress about it whose explanation for the practice was "what do you expect - this is Boston."

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    Battered and Fried Seafood

    by machomikemd Written Feb 13, 2014
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    Boston is known as a famous Seafood City in New England and there are an abundance of assorted fishes and crustaceans which you can eat and various cooking styles to cook it, but easily the most numerous and most popular will be the battered and fried assorted seafood! tons and tons of large scallops, squid, clams, oysters, fish fillets like cod or scrod or halibut and swordfish and more are battered in buttermilk, eggs and flour and deep fried into goodness! you can buy these battered and fried seafood stuffs everywhere and competed with lobster and clam chowder for a slice of the seafood binge that locals and tourist gorge a lot!

    you can order assorted battered and fried seafood anywhere, in food stalls, at the quincy market, at food courts and restaurants!

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    Emerson Dive

    by cjuliette Written Apr 30, 2004

    Well, as an Emerson graduate, I'd like to let anyone coming to visit the school know about a place called the Tam. Located on campus, it is the definition of a downtown Boston dive. An undercover old fart gay bar by the day, and a drunken Emersonian party by night. Most of the city is dead on a Tuesday, but that's the most popular night to go! Trivia night brings friends and drinks together ($1.75 Amber Boch drafts, et al). And don't forget your fake ID's kids!

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    The beer hunt continues….in Boston!!!

    by Cabana_Boy Written Jul 15, 2004
    A nice, cold Harpoon IPA..

    Wherever you go, whatever you do, sampling the local beer is definite must!!!

    What do the locals drink, what beer is most popular, which beer is hardest to find, does it come in a half pint glass just like grandma used to drink…or better still, a full pint glass like I drink??? These are all good questions that need to be answered...

    Beer has been brewed in Boston for around 400 years, so, I think they know what they’re doing…….The city is truly blessed with extraordinary ales, so many that I have trouble choosing a favorite. From the popular Sam Adams brewed in Jamaica Plain to Tremont Ale brewed down in Waltham to the ultra-local Harpoon IPA brewed right in Boston…….how can a poor boy decide what’s best to consume when they are all so damn good...

    So, when in Boston, you’re in brewer’s heaven, sample it all and sample it all often…It’s all good...

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