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Forum Post: Where is the best Chinese food in Greater Boston?
Posted 12/31/2013 03:59:45 EST
In response to HowardHoffman's comment: Sichuan Gourmet in Billerica. http://laosichuan.com/ Fresh, tasty, authentic. Not average-American Chines, the real Sichuan thing. The Smoky Hot Shredded Chic more »
Forum Post: What's your favorite snack cake?
Posted 10/02/2013 02:21:33 EDT
Hostess Snowballs. The WHITE ones. Then Drake's Coffee Cakes. Finally, Hostess Cupcakes. Dentists all over the U.S. made fortunes off these things!
Forum Post: Tell us your favorite New England ice cream spot
Posted 05/27/2013 05:42:46 EDT
Well, my own favorite is Sundae School (several Cape locations), but the truth is, here in Massachusetts you'd have to go out of your way to find an ice cream stand that isn't at least really good. I more »
Forum Post: What is your favorite grocery store?
Posted 04/05/2012 01:14:26 EDT
In Response to Re: What is your favorite grocery store?: Uck, I absolutely despise Market Basket. I just feel dirty walking into that store! And every time I've been the place is swarming with custome more »
Forum Post: What are some of your favorite slang words?
Posted 06/02/2011 12:39:55 EDT
After visiting the UK a couple of summers ago, as well as having frequent contact with my employer's offices in London and elsewhere, I agree with SteveF. Also, "book it" is in no way a Boston-only ex more »
Forum Post: Your very first music purchase
Posted 03/04/2011 04:45:27 EST
45. Ballad of Davy Crockett by Fess Parker. I never did get to see the second episode of the Disney's TV show about Crockett - the one with the river pirates - until I was much older. The first time i more »
Forum Post: Home health remedies?
Posted 03/04/2011 04:03:44 EST
My wife's snoring was really getting to me. Nothing seemed to work. Then one night, after I'd kind of nudged her, she went into the other BR to sleep. Quieter -and- more space. A double home health re more »
Forum Post: What are some of the best and worst things about Boston?
Posted 11/09/2010 05:31:40 EST
It's not the only "best," but the ice cream in the Boston area is unmatched elsewhere. more »
Forum Post: What's your favorite independent coffee shop?
Posted 10/20/2010 03:06:43 EDT
I still miss the Coffee Connection in Harvard Square and their rocket fuel. One time my brother and I were in there loading up...then we went out for a run along the Charles. "Hey, let's pass THAT guy more »
Forum Post: Coffee drinkers: Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts?
Posted 10/09/2010 01:36:19 EDT
I admit that I am a big fan of DD's frosted donuts (especially the maple), but their over-creamed coffee - do they serve it any other way? - tastes like it has been strained through a jailhouse sock. more »
Forum Post: Favorite diners?
Posted 03/05/2010 05:00:46 EST
The Albany, NY metro area has got to be Diner Central. The Halfmoon Diner in Clifton Park, NY is a really good one. My dad went there for years. Not long after his death, my brother and I went in to more »
Forum Post: Favorite place for ice cream?
Posted 06/25/2009 04:53:06 EDT
I was glad to see that my favorite, Sundae School, made it onto this list. I've been to many of the other places, too - all excellent. There is so much good ice cream in Massachusetts, I think it is p more »
Forum Post: Defunct stores/brands that you miss
Posted 05/28/2009 04:12:34 EDT
There have been a number of mentions of Steve's Ice Cream. Steve's Ice Cream was bought out some time ago. I believe there ar no longer any more stores with that name. However, the Original Steve is s more »
Posted 05/28/2009 03:51:15 EDT
Also, who remembers Mr. Donut? Posted by cebubaby Absolutely. There was one on 3A in Weymouth, just before the Back River bridge. My brother and I drove past it after some fishing in Hull, and he star more »
Posted 05/28/2009 03:42:31 EDT
- ...Bought my first 'real' stereo...at Tech Hifi...Posted by gpp10 ======== I forgot all about Tech HiFi. I still have a pair of small TDC speakers I bought there. It wasn't that long ago I was still more »
Posted 05/27/2009 01:35:46 EDT
Lechmere was the best. You could get a good price there and also they would deal a bit sometimes if you asked. When they were selling off inventory, I bought dozens of CDs and even a few cassettes for more »
Forum Post: What is your hangover cure?
Posted 03/18/2009 07:43:58 EDT
I had to cease drinking alcohol some time ago, for medical reasons. Seriously, it was like stop or really mess up my liver. However, in the years preceding that unfortunate edict, the only thing I eve more »
Forum Post: Where are your favorite New England chocolatiers?
Posted 02/05/2009 08:04:38 EST
I've had some of the chocolates in the pics, mainly OK stuff. Yet going back a long. long time, beforte I was even in this area, I find that...well, give me a NECCO Skybar and I'm happy!! more »
Forum Post: Best vanilla ice cream?
Posted 09/15/2008 01:29:25 EDT
"In the freezer" would, for me, mean not from an ice cream stand, but from a supermarket or other store like that. So I'll just stick to the store-boughts for evaluation purposes. I like Breyer's Fren more »
Forum Post: Lipstick on a Pig
Posted 09/10/2008 11:03:38 EDT
What really bugged the Republicans was the essential truth of it! more »
Forum Post: McCain's Roll of the Dice
Posted 09/03/2008 12:59:44 EDT
Anyone who truly believes that the 17 y/o daughter's pregnancy was known about before the selection - well, I have three bridges, two tunnels, and an oil well I would be willing to consider selling to more »
Forum Post: How to get over a breakup
Posted 07/10/2008 11:53:46 EDT
I like what trublusu had to say: "You don't recover, you learn." Close to twenty years later from that first "learning experience" and I still feel it acutely sometimes, although my life has indeed mo more »
Forum Post: Neil Entwistle found guilty
Posted 06/26/2008 06:46:48 EDT
[Quote]What an inane question, "do we agree with the verdct?" I have no opinion, because I did not sit through the testimony nor see the evidence. What about you?[/Quote] I completely agree with th more »
Forum Post: What are your favorite New England clam shacks?
Posted 06/13/2008 09:17:51 EDT
[Quote]Clam Chowder should be white![/Quote] Well...yeah...but at Saratoga Park (horse racing track) in Saratoga Springs, NY, you can get a superior tomato-based clam chowder. It is peppery and more t more »
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