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Sweet Cheeks, Boston MA

Tweet Sweet Cheeks Iced Tea Pimento Cheese – Sleeve of Ritz Biscuits – Honey Butter Prime Beef Brisket on a Bulkie Roll with Potato Salad Lunch Cheeks Tray – Pulled Pork, One Rib, Pulled Chicken, Mac n’ Cheese Banana Pudding … Continue reading

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Lyndell’s Bakery, Somerville MA

Tweet Lyndell’s Bakery Whoopie Pie Almond Buttercream Cookie Almond Cannoli Rasperry Jelly Donut Boston Cream Pie Black & White Half-Moon Vanilla Custard Éclair Located just down the block from Ball Square Café and family owned and operated since 1887, Lyndell’s … Continue reading

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Ball Square Cafe, Somerville MA

Tweet Ball Square Café Coffee Blueberry Scone Griddled Corn Muffin Whoopie Pie Pancakes Jelly Donut French Toast Coconut Macaroon French Toast Located along the main drag in Somerville, as ‘locals only’ a spot as one is likely to find in … Continue reading

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Sarma, Somerville MA

Tweet Sarma Warm Sesame Seed Pita and Olive Oil Beet gnocchi – yogurt soup, swiss chard, pistachio, mint butter Bluefish falafel – tahini, pickled peaches, basil Biscuits –jalapeño-whipped feta, smoked ham, honey Harissa bbq duck – carrot, orange blossom, almonds, … Continue reading

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Birch, Providence RI

Tweet Birch Tempura Asparagus with Black Garlic Kohlrabi – Marinated with Cherry Leaves and Lemon Balm with Apple and Crème Fraiche Celtuce – Grilled Sea Beans, Almond and Sunflower Seeds Raw Scallops – Turnip and Preserved Cherry Blossoms Beer and … Continue reading

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Bova’s Bakery, Boston MA

Tweet Bova’s Bakery Chocolate Rugelach, Almond Cookie, Champagne Cookie, Rainbow Cookie Sfogliatelle Lobster Tail Chocolate Chip Cannoli Florentine Cannoli Hailing from a city where traditional Italian bakeries are inexplicably absent, save for the heinously overpriced Carlo’s Bakery outpost from Celebrity … Continue reading

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Kane’s Donuts, Boston MA

Tweet Kane’s Donuts Honey Dip Cruller Oreo Snickers Apple Fritter Boston Cream Pie Ipswich Ale Blueberry Shandy A second location of the famous donut shop from nearby Saugus, Kane’s Donuts opened in Boston’s Financial District sometime in late Winter 2015, … Continue reading

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The Friendly Toast, Back Bay MA

Tweet The Friendly Toast Coffee Grilled Cornbread, Grilled Blueberry Muffin, Grilled Biscuit Lobster Benedict Coconut Chocolate Chip Pancakes Monte Cristo on Oatmeal French Toast with Strawberry Jalapeno Jam Planning to spend much of the day in Providence, though breakfast plans … Continue reading

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Yvonne’s, Boston MA

Tweet Yvonne’s Rose Thorn – Hendrick’s Combier Rose, Lemon, Mint, Pomegranate King Louie – Vodka, Coconut, Roasted Pineapple, Banana, Nutmeg White Lady – Tanqueray 10 Gin, Orange Liqueur, Lemon, Egg White Turkish Zucchini & Feta Fritters – Muhammara, Garlicky Walnuts, … Continue reading

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Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream, Cambridge MA

Tweet Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream Samples – Carrot Cake, Adzuki Bean, Khulfi Kahlua Burnt Sugar and Butter Almond Peanut Butter Chocolate Spending much of the afternoon rounding on Harvard Yard, a visit to the Glass Flowers at The Natural History … Continue reading

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Coppa, Boston MA

Tweet Coppa Bread Basket and Olive Oil Arancini di Scamorza e Pomodoro – Fried Risotto and Scamorza Balls, Spicy Tomato Sauce Passato di Carote – Roasted Carrot Hummus, Salsa Verde, Pickled Cipollini Onions Spaghetti Carbonara con Riccio di Mare – … Continue reading

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Toro, Boston MA

Tweet Toro Bread Basket Pan Con Tomate – Toasted Bread with Garlic, Tomato, Spanish Olive Oil, Sea Salt Datiles Con Jamon – Medjool Dates filled with Marcona Almonds and Valdeon Blue Cheese, wrapped in Jamon Serrano Jamon Blanco – Le … Continue reading

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Flour Bakery + Café on Washington St., Boston MA

Tweet Flour Bakery + Café Cold Brew Coffee Kouign Amann Blueberry Muffin Carrot Cake Boston Cream Pie Sticky Bun Bread Pudding Not as wowed as many by Flour Bakery + Café, a 2011 visit showing little more than the Almond … Continue reading

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Mike & Patty’s, Boston MA

Tweet Mike & Patty’s Fancy – Two Fried Eggs, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Avocado, Red Onions, House Mayo on Toasted Iggy’s Multigrain Goldmine – Wild Clover Honey, Whipped Ricotta, Crispy Pancetta and a Soft Egg on Griddled Iggy’s Brioche Banana OG … Continue reading

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Hugo’s, Portland ME

Tweet Hugo’s Restaurant Everything Bagel – Salmon Mousse, Onions, Crème Fraiche Garlic Buttermilk Biscuits with Butter Pork Katsu – Buckwheat, Chinese Mustard, Pickled Celtuce Halibut Crudo – Tomatillo, Radish, Yuzu Kosho Charred Broccolini – House Ricotta, Salsa Verde, Spicy Pepitas … Continue reading

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Slab, Portland ME

Tweet Slab The hand slab – Steve’s original tomato, mozzarella and provolone Sicilian pie, 1lb hand-slab Monstri Meatball – 2 lb. ‘monster’ beer braised beef, pork sausage and peperoncini meatball sandwich with slab gravy and melted cheeses on a toasted … Continue reading

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Duckfat, Portland ME

Tweet Duckfat SMALL POUTINE – our Belgian fries topped with locally sourced cheese curd, duck gravy, fresh chives OVERNIGHT DUCK CONFIT – kimchi, cilantro-lime mayo SLOW ROASTED PULLED PORK CUBANO – mustard pickles, Swiss, garlic-mustard mayo “THE ORIGINAL” DUCKFAT MILKSHAKE … Continue reading

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The Holy Donut, Portland ME

Tweet The Holy Donut Bacon Cheese Blueberry Strawberry Lemonade Maple Sweet Potato Ginger Allen’s Coffee Brandy Chocolate Sea Salt Having rounded on a good number of “the best” doughnut shops in America, depending on whose list you trust, a stop … Continue reading

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Tandem Coffee Roasters, Portland ME

Tweet Tandem Coffee Roasters Iced Coffee Loaded Biscuit Blackberry Hazelnut and Rosemary Scone Pistachio Cake Banana Black Sesame Cake Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookie Brown Butter, Cinnamon and Orange Sticky Bun Filling a former Gas Station with an in in-house … Continue reading

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White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport ME

Tweet White Barn Inn Iced Tea Ber’s Nose – Absinthe & Old Tom Gin, Raspberry Cordial, Lemon Winter Solstice – Raspberry, Cranberry Juice, Club Soda Focaccia, White, Whole Wheat Roll, Multigrain Epi, Olive Oil, Butter Beef Tartare, Brioche Crisp, Capers, … Continue reading

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