Scott Stearns thought he was just stepping into the Kebab Factory for some lunch. He was really stepping into the novel he was reading.
Third Decade says the meal at Legal Test Kitchen was so bad (both food and service) it took a good meal at JP's Dogwood Cafe to help get rid of some of the taste.
Titanjockey says Chipotle in Medford is worth the trip for its to-die-for fajita burritos.
Seth Gitell compares Punjabi Dhaba Roadside Restaurant in Inman Square and Mantra in downtown Boston. He finds Punjabi Dhaba serves good food at good prices, but writes that Mantra is overpriced and seems more concerned with setting a scene than serving food worth the extra cost.
Boston Chomps recommends Muqueca in Inman Square for Brazilian seafood stew:
... My favorite however, was the cod capixaba. It's made from salt cod, and stewed in coconut milk. The stew also includes plantains, olives, and boiled eggs. A strange combination but DELICIOUS. It tasted even better after adding the hot sauce served at every table. ...
Pocheco explains why she found a painting at Shalimar creepy.
Boston Chomps on Petit Robert Bistro downtown: We'll definitely be back.
Lyss on Zocalo in Brighton: What a pleasant first experience at a restaurant.
Lewis Forman on Kashmir on Newbury Street: I have never seen a grumpier group of servers ever. Except at McDonalds.
Himalayan Bistro opened yesterday, bringing relief to long suffering Indian-food fans in West Roxbury, Roslindale and East Dedham. It also doubles as the Boston area's first Nepali restaurant.
We stopped by tonight for some takeout. I admit it, I wasn't feeling so adventurous, so I got chicken curry with some naan.
Very good! Only quibble: I'd asked for mild and the curry was relatively hot - which normally I like, except when it's already wicked hot and humid out like it was before the downpour.
The restaurant takes the place of the old Yoo Hoo's ice-cream parlor. It's an amazing transformation. Yoo Hoo's was a narrow space, but Himalayan Bistro is this huge (well, by West Roxbury standards), high-ceilinged, wood-panelled room (with small candles on every table, even).
And, oh my God, they have brunch on both weekdays and weekends. I am SO there.
Himalayan Bistro is at 1735 Centre St., across from West, and a block away from the Holy Name rotary. Map.
There are now two golden Buddhas in the window of what's going to become Himalayan Bistro, the first Indian (and Nepali) restaurant in Boston south of the Arboretum (it's on Centre Street in West Roxbury where Yoo Hoo's used to be, or, for you old-timers, Brigham's). So opening soon?
Update, 6/1: It's open.
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