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Restaurant Recommendations? [May. 10th, 2011|04:49 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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My birthday's comin' up on Saturday and I'm trying to decide on a restaurant, so I'm looking for recommendations.

I don't like onions (or scallions or green onions or chives or shallots; I think I even tried cipollinis once), nor green/red/yellow bell peppers. I don't eat mammal meat except for piggies (so no lamb, beef, rabbit, venison, etc.). Also, I'm kind of a spice wimp, so I don't like spicy-hot food. And, for some reason, Ethiopian food always seems makes me sick (out of a sample size of 3 different restaurants).

With those exceptions, I will try any food once. (Actually, I'll TRY things with onions & peppers in them too. Maybe someday I'll like 'em.)

I have eaten cuisines from around the world and there aren't any I dislike, though I do tend to favor Asian-style and traditional Asian foods.


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[User Picture]From: kjc
2011-05-10 05:02 am (UTC)
I love Cuban sammiches, does that count?

I have enjoyed things that contain onions, but as a bottom flavor and cooked so thoroughly there is no "crunch" to make me immediately nauseous.
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[User Picture]From: thespian
2011-05-10 05:48 am (UTC)
think tank has a wide selection of asian-inspired vegan, veg, pork and fish products. And good cocktails.

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[User Picture]From: kimberlogic
2011-05-10 07:52 am (UTC)
I like Bergamot quite a lot. I don't know what their seasonal menu features but they have always been flexible about substitutions as needed. I've heard that Craigie-on-Main is a pork haven. Journeyman is always good, IMHO. I've not been dining out as much so have fewer suggestions.

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[User Picture]From: lillibet
2011-05-10 09:07 am (UTC)
I'm very fond of Chez Henri. Flora here in Arlington is lovely. Oleana makes a very special occasion for relatively (note, relatively) inexpensive. Or there's Hungry Mother, which makes a great dinner-and-a-movie combo, if there's anything at the Kendall you're eager to see.

Hope it's a lovely occasion!
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[User Picture]From: librarybrandy
2011-05-10 10:17 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!

Pepper Sky (Thai) on Pearl St in Central Square is my hands-down favorite. I still mourn that we no longer live two blocks away.

For something classier, we also like Upstairs on the Square (Harvard Sq), though their menu has been a little lackluster lately. The food's still good, just... not as interesting as it could be. (Note: the Monday Club Car and the Soiree Room have different menus; the Soiree Room is fancier and pricier but oh so delicious when we went there.) Also in Harvard Sq, Small Plates, if you're into [delicious] tapas. Both of these are a little pricier, though, than Thai.

And I hear you on the texture issue for onions. That weird kind of crunching-squish? ::shudders::
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[User Picture]From: catness
2011-05-10 04:21 pm (UTC)
Jo-Jo Taipei in Allston, just down the block from the old Pho Pasteur. They probably even know what meat they put in which foods. :)
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[User Picture]From: muffyjo
2011-05-10 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'll add that I'm also fond of Rendezvous in Central Sq. (Also a fan of Chez Henri & Flora).
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