Let's Eat, Again

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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by Quann » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:08 am

For good casual eats in that area, try the True West Brewery in Acton. Good beer and even better food. Best tater tots I've ever had.

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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by m626t » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:13 pm

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re the tots...Gourmet Magazine readers will surely be interested. :wink:
For some really good Italian style food, allow me to recommend Via in Worcester.
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:25 pm

^

Via's sister restaurants, One Eleven Chop House and Sole Proprietor are both worth going to as well, especially the Sole.
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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by Old Cage » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:46 pm

^ Been there , done those in Worcester. All excellent.

Thanks for the two in Acton. They are new to me. On occasion, we make a stop for dinner in that area after an afternoon hoops or an early football. We've been to Chang An in Concord a few times, but that seems to be getting stale.
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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by SignMan » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:11 pm

been to the Woostah ones...

Do try Filho's (pronounced Fill e Oh's)
Then post ur thank you's for the recommendation...

We have taken several people there and all have raved about it...

Mrs SM says co-workers who ate there yesterday for the first time were very impressed, per morning chat today...

They serve with consistency, top quality, creativity, and very $reasonable...

We typically eat there weekly and when I am not cooking at home, it is one of my top take-out places...

You can purchase to-go their outstanding marinara sauce, with/without their divine meatballs (distinguished from the meatballs on this forum), and their equally outstanding chicken minestrone soup...

If you are heading West into the Concord Rotary, exit the Rotary @ @A...It's about a mile or so on the right...
Call-ahead 1/2 hr accepted...

tell mgr, Rick, Ed sent you there.

While in the area, (check hours) there is a funky 5&10 in W Acton...one of just a few left in the gen area Boston/and surrounds...
Owner is a 4 yr Stockbridge UMie, Class of '59
His step-son, Hans, is a cool waitstaffer @ Filho's...
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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by SignMan » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:23 am

gotta get back to recommending the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA...
Historic Tavern going back to 1740...
https://www.bullrunrestaurant.com/


Food locally sourced...
excellent chef...
main menu for the Taproom and Tavern
Concert Menu, too...

Great Live Music here...
we go there often...
lots of familiar faces when we go...

This coming Sunday night...
Dana Fuchs ...
great opportunity to see this amazing performer locally at a very reasonable $26 (& $4 Fee).

My friend...
Dana Fuchs
Like Totally Rocks...
(just like SM's signed Dana sign says)

...Dana played Sadie in the movie
Across the Universe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhBzto3pwtc
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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:38 am

Following on the heels of them opening one in Westborough, Red Heat Tavern opened up in Milford 2 weeks ago. If you're in the area, check it out. Pretty good stuff.
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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by SignMan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:06 am

Reminder...
HTM Marriott Meals at The Marriott Center (Campus Center)

currently open for the Fall Semester
Including tomorrow night before the hoops opener vs. UML
https://www.isenberg.umass.edu/programs ... iott-meals
scroll down to your pregame menu

Enjoy Great Food
Support the Students in the Program
Inexpensive

I have eaten here several times over the program's existence, with/without friends...
Always A+ service and food.
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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by 69MG » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:22 pm

Where to eat and where not to eat.
ESPN's Outside the Lines reviewed food-safety inspection reports for all 111 North American pro sports venues. Find your stadium and see how it fared.
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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by LS71 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:25 pm

It's been my experience that stadium food generally sucks and is overpriced...waaaay overpriced.
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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by McKinney » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:04 pm

^ I reluctantly paid $15 for a beer at the Army-Navy game last weekend. At least it was a 24oz Blue Moon.
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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by Old Cage » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:40 pm

Hey, Sign Man - We went to Fihlo's on 2A in Acton today on our way home from UMASS. Mid-afternoon dinner so we would get home in time to complete our hockey watching UMass/Northeastern doubleheader. Two excellent meals and plenty of leftovers. I had not been on 2A in that area in many years. Thanks.
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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by SignMan » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:30 am

^Excellent!!!

I was just a couple of miles from there about then and thought about getting take-out there but could not reach Mrs. SM.
Ended up getting pizza to go @ another Rt 2A fave of ours, the Bull Run Restaurant, in Shirley.

We ate there Friday night, in the Taproom, splitting a maple glazed chicken dinner and Caesar salad.
The food there just keeps getting better all the time...

Owners George and Alison have done a fantastic job there since acquiring it from Alison's family about 10 yrs ago.
George does the gigs there and Alison pretty much turned the once average food into a great place to eat.

We met the chef's wife Friday nice. She was in the Taproom with the owners. Said her husband first chef'd @ the Concord Inn.

First time you go, if you go just for the food (vs. a live music gig with dinner), I recommend you reserve a table in the Taproom or sit @ the bar in that room, the original part of the building.

I'm sure you appreciated Filho's excellent service, as well as the great food, @ Filho's. Do you know who waited on you?
Did you meet the manager, Rick?

Next time there, bring home...($9.95 ea)
a quart of marinara sauce
a quart of meatballs in marinara sauce
a quart of chicken marinara soup
a quart of whatever other homemade soup they have that day (usually two or three soups including the chicken marinara, which is fab).

Rick often takes home a quart of it a few times/week.
You can make a meal of the soup with bread.

For first-timers @ Filho's, this is Filho's Great Road, Rt. 2A, Acton, near Concord.
Filho's Cucina, Ozzie Filho's original location, is in Groton. It is a different style restaurant, with partial waitstaff service and BYOB, with a nice wine and beer store, owned by others, attached.

Also, re: eating out, SM "picked" well this weekend, coming up with what appears to be an original wood sign, with a metal Americana eagle across the top, from a Pewter Pot. With a partial menu on it, It must have hung either outside, at the entrance to one of them, or inside as you entered one.
I remember going to the one on Squire Rd., Revere, going back to around 1960, with older friends who drove before I did.
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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by SignMan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 am

We were back in Antigua the first half of this month...15th trip there.

If anyone is going there for a regular vacay or cruise stop (we do not cruise), feel free to get in touch re: places to eat.
I am your best resource, whether it be fine dining or great local food places.

We know the owners everywhere we eat out.
can also advise re: best currency to pay with... US, EC, or credit cards, based on each restaurant's policies.
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Re: Let's Eat, Again

Post by Quann » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:20 am

SM, what's your favorite pizza place in the Harvard, Stow, Acton-Boxboro area?

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