Fish Market is definitely one of the best sushi restaurants in the greater-Boston area. I've been a regular since they opened a few years ago, but never really got around to giving them the stellar review they deserve. And boy, do they deserve it.
I eat so much sushi that I can really appreciate quality seafood and well made sushi rice. Fish Market has both; and at the same time, they're constantly trying to keep it interesting by updating their menu with new items and offering unique weekly specials. I always order an array of nigiri from the a la carte menu, Hamachi Kama, and maybe a few pieces of sashimi. I'm not a big maki person, but make sure you order the Seared Yellow Tail Truffle Maki. It's a little pricey, but damn is it tasty! I'd say it's the best maki I've ever had anywhere, hands down.
I've got to give it to the two guys that run this place (who are there practically every day), they really love what they're doing, and it totally shows in what they serve to their customers. I haven't ordered too much from their kitchen menu, but their sushi is really something else! Always fresh and of the best quality, I've never had a bad experience at Fish Market.
Every time I go to Mike's I need to unbutton my pants one or two notches. Why? Because their portions are humongous. Doesn't matter what you get because you're guaranteed a whole lot of food for not a lot of money. When you order a sandwich, you actually get two. No big deal -- It's as simple as this: eat one and take the other home, or be a beast and devour both. No sweat.
And I could go on and on about Mike's fried chicken dinner. It may just be the best darn fried chicken I've ever had in Boston. Side of mash? Yes. Side of stuffing? Hell yes. Comfort food to the core.
I've been going here for years, and the thing I love most about Mike's is it's chill environment. It's a neighborhood diner with delicious lunch and breakfast staples. Count on Mike's for solid prices, solid food, and solid service.
It's really sad to see Seafood Sam's get such negative reviews on Yelp! And you know why? It's because it holds a dear place in my heart! I've been going here with my family since I was but a wee child, and lots of happy, stuffing-my-face-with-fried-seafood, overeating-esque memories were made at Seafood Sams. We'd look forward to it every summer.
Just to make sure my sentiments weren't ALL because of nostalgia, I made sure to eat at Seafood Sam's at least one more time before penning out this review. And so, I stopped by last Saturday evening for dinner with my parents after a day-trip to the Cape, and low and behold, everything was delicious as always.
I honestly think Seafood Sam's has the perfect fried-seafood recipe down. The batter is perfectly light and crispy with an attractive golden color after being fried. My Fried Fisherman's platter came out heaping with portions oysters, haddock, shrimp, scallop, and onion rings. Lobster Roll is generous and stuffed with plump lobster meat in a light mayonnaise-lemon dressing. The Clam Chowder is the perfect ratio of meaty and creamy. Awesome 'slaw and fries. Really. just. can't. go. wrong. here. and I always get so excited at the prospect of eating here.
Oh, and they've got beer and wine! What is better with fried seafood than an ice cold beer? Nothing, my friends, nothing at all. Well, unless you're my Dad who got a little bottle of chardonnay. Whatever. Something for me, something for him -- we both left in a food-coma stupor, which is all that really matters anyways. There is not much better that I have had.
Seafood Sam's, y'all got a loyal lifetime customer in me. Forget the haterz out there!
Okay, I definitely need to update this review because it's out of date.
I've come to terms with the fact that Snappy Sushi is no longer Shino Express. They've upgraded to a completely new location on Newbury St. over by where Tealuxe used to be, and have revamped their menu. They even serve alcohol now!
I mean, if you can booze me up, I'm going to like you better...
I'm just tellin' it like it is.
The sushi here's not too bad -- and I say that mostly because I've become a huge fan of brown rice. I love that everything here is made with it! Perfect option for those of us who are health conscious of what we eat. I'm still a little skeptical about the prices and specials though. I pretty much always stick to the basics here and get simplest of maki or some a la carte nigiri.
I do think that Snappy is the perfect place for lunch during Boston's warm months because of their patio. I feel so trendy lounging on Newbury St. and eating brown rice sushi with my shades on... Man, how much cooler can I get?
Seriously Mike & Patty's? Seriously?
Why is it that everything you make is so freakin' good? Oh, you little hidden jewel, you.
I've been goin' here for years and have never had any issues with Mike & Patty's, except for somewhat longer than average waits during peak hours, but it's cool. My Bacon & Egg Fancy is worth the wait anyways; add an ice coffee to that, and I could wait for days. Not feelin' the Fancy? That's fine, go for the Egg Torta with Chorizo. It's my #2 go to, and it's solid.
Not a fan of eggs in your sandwiches? Umm... then you're just not my kinda guy. Eggs are the perfect food... Still, lucky you -- Mike & Patty's can and will make you happy yet. They've got lots of cold cut subs galore, and hot dogs too!
Although I no longer live down the street from Mike & Patty's (oh, the good 'ole days), I would still make the trip for their Fancy any day. Everything's cooked to order, right in front of you in an open face kitchen. It's a neighborhood joint. Good food. What more could you want?
This is probably one of my favorite BSC locations I've been to. They've got great facilities, and they're very clean. The women's locker rooms are always in tip top shape, and there are fresh towels available for use (in two different sizes!) Free parking is super convenient and makes going to the gym easy. Plus, they have a pool. I try to swim the pool as much as possible because it's the perfect way to cool down after an intense work out. If you're thinking of stopping by the South End location, make sure you use the pool!
This BSC location is open until 11PM on the weekdays, which is a huge plus for me because I often get too busy to go to the gym during the daytime. They also offer a ton of different fitness classes like boot camp, yoga, and spinning, which are included in your membership fees. I haven't had the chance to attend any yet, but I hope to take advantage of them sometime in the future.
My only complaint about this location is that it can get really crowded on the weekends and during peak hours. Nothing is worse than wanting to do some cardio and not having any of the treadmills or elliptical machines available. I feel so awkward standing around and waiting for one to open up...
All in all, the South End BSC location is a great place to work out. While it does get crowded, it's worth going to for the facilities and convenience. Try going during off-peak hours, that's what I do, and it's great.
I can dig it.
Citizen Public House is a great choice for dinner and/or drinks (well, besides game nights maybe...) Love the feel of this place! Lights are kept dim, which creates a relaxing and intimate atmosphere that's perfect for making good conversation. The bar is super cozy, with tons of drink options. They've got wine on tap, lots of amazing cocktails, and the whiskey selection is absolutely epic!
Food is spot on, especially for you meat lovers out there. I started off with the Warm Ricotta & Honey at the bar, which was surprisingly delicious and comforting. For dinner, my table ordered the Handmade Burrata and Fried Pickles to share, both of which were very tasty. I ordered the Pan Seared 1/2 Chicken with Herb Spaetzel -- ahh!! The chicken was tender and perfectly cooked, but that spaetzel was the real winner here. Of course it was the perfect accompaniment to the chicken, but damn all that bacon-y and creamy spaetzel-y goodness is absolutely unrivaled. Last time I had spaetzel was in Germany, and rest assured it was not as indulgent as this one. My friends ordered the Beef Rib and the Carpetbagger as their entrees. I had a little bite of both and damn, Citizen knows how to get their beef tender and juicy.
You'll have to experience it to believe it. Give Citizen Public House a shot -- you won't regret it.
|place for some good grubbin' and imbibin'||$|
|and you didn't even know it!||eating my way through allston|
|bibimbop me||perfect for the hang overz|
|cafes are da best||my favorite lunch spots around the city for quick on-the-go meals and/or great lunch deals!|
|Places to check out around Dorchester.||I eat a lot of sushi... Trust me, some places are far better than others!|
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