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Boston’s Top 4 Seafood Spots

Boston’s Top 4 Seafood Spots

In the video above you’ll find Phantom Gourmet’s picks for the Great 8 seafood restaurants in our region. Below, the top spots in the city of Boston, ranked by Hoodline. BOSTON (Hoodline) – No fare says New England quite like seafood. Looking to satisfy that appetite for lobster or fresh oysters? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top seafood spots around Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to achieve your dreams. 1. Island Creek Oyster Bar Photo: jared m./Yelp Next up is Kenmore’s Island Creek Oyster Bar […]

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Where to find the best swirls of soft serve in the Boston area

Where to find the best swirls of soft serve in the Boston area

Soft serve at Taiyaki NYC. –Taiyaki NYC Nothing comes between New Englanders and their ice cream — not a thunderstorm, or a T delay, or even a dairy allergy, as popular dairy-free ice cream shop FoMu has proven. But when the craving for soft serve hits, suddenly our ice cream scene doesn’t seem so accessible. We’ve got the hard goods nailed down, but where’s all the soft stuff? In doughnut shops, apparently — and restaurants, roadside stands, and pizzerias. Tracking down soft serve, which is made by introducing air to ice cream during the freezing process, can be a […]

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Uyghur Cuisine, a Rarity in Boston, Joins Allston Food Hall

Uyghur Cuisine, a Rarity in Boston, Joins Allston Food Hall

Allston just got a spot for Uyghur cuisine. Cambridge-based Uyghur restaurant Silk Road Uyghur Cuisine (645 Cambridge St.) recently opened a second location , this time inside the food hall in Allston’s beloved Super 88 Market. The Super 88 takeaway counter iteration is called Silk Road Express, and it features the same menu as the original location in Cambridge, as confirmed by an employee at the Cambridge location. Uyghurs are a Turkic ethnic group from Eastern and Central Asia, primarily living in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. Their cuisine draws influence from various parts of Central Asia, […]

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The 3 coolest new cafes to check out in Boston

The 3 coolest new cafes to check out in Boston

Jonquils Cafe & Bakery | Photo: Ray Y./ Yelp Want to check out the newest cafes in Boston? You’re in luck: We’ve found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you’re in search of a new cafe near you. Jonquils Cafe & Bakery 125 Newbury St., Back Bay PHOTO: JONQUILS CAFE & BAKERY/ YELP Jonquils Cafe & Bakery is a cafe and bakery. The new business offers coffee, tea, baked goods and light lunch options in a bright, modern setting. The menu now features seasonal danishes, quiches, nitro […]

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58 places with $1 oyster deals in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville

58 places with $1 oyster deals in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville

A dozen oysters at Eventide in the Fenway. For a snack as casual as oysters — a quick squeeze of lemon, a tiny scoop of mignonette sauce, and down the hatch it goes — ordering a dozen (or more) can do a number on your wallet. The move: Take advantage of every $1 oyster deal in the city. We found the restaurants and bars in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville offering $1 oyster specials, so that your next bivalve outing won’t leave you in the red. Happy slurping! Boston Oysters at Il Molo. —Il Molo Where: Artisan Bistro When: Mondays, […]

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Boston’s Favorite Food Trucks

Boston’s Favorite Food Trucks

BOSTON (Hoodline) – Let the food come to you! Some of Boston’s favorite food is made in the back of a food truck. Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top food trucks in the city, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings. 1. The Bacon Truck Photo: Kortney s./ Yelp Topping the list is The Bacon Truck. This food truck’s menu centers around all things bacon. It makes its rounds in Boston, Cambridge and Watertown and is the highest-rated food truck in Boston, boasting 4.5 […]

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A Source for Southern Food and Live Music Opens in Medford

A Source for Southern Food and Live Music Opens in Medford

A restaurant filled with Southern food, live music, and games debuts in Medford on Monday, July 15, completing its relocation — and massive expansion — from Wakefield. The Porch (tag line: Southern fare and juke joint), from chef and owner Jonathan Post, has completed its buildout of nearly 9,000 square feet of space at 175 Rivers Edge Dr., and it begins dinner service this week. The restaurant, designed to seat 250 inside, has a substantial bar, a stage for live performances, and an outdoor patio with 50 additional seats. There’s also space for private events, as well as pool […]

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Homemade Boston Cream Donut Recipe

Homemade Boston Cream Donut Recipe

Photo by Farideh Sadeghin Makes 18 Prep time: 20 minutes Total time: 3 hours Ingredients for the donuts: 12 ounces|350 ml evaporated milk ⅓ cup|80 grams granulated sugar 2 (1/4-oz.) package active dry yeast 4 tablespoons|56 grams unsalted butter, melted 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¾ teaspoon kosher salt 1 large egg plus 3 large egg yolks 4 cups|532 grams bread flour, sifted, plus more for dusting canola oil, for frying for the custard: ½ cup|110 grams granulated sugar 5 large egg yolks ¼ cup cornstarch 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 ¼ cups|560 ml whole milk […]

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Abbott’s Frozen Custard Opens In Arlington

Abbott’s Frozen Custard Opens In Arlington

Abbott’s Frozen Custard opened in Arlington Center Friday. (Shutterstock) ARLINGTON, MA — A New York-based chain of frozen custard shops opened its Arlington location Friday. The shop’s grand opening ceremony starts at 2 p.m. and will feature Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy, owner Jason Denoncourt and Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine. Free frozen custard will be served. Abbott’s Arlington is the chain’s fourth location in the Boston area; Abbott’s also has shops in Brighton, Needham and Lexington. Abbott’s opened its first shop in Rochester, NY in 1926, 24 years after founder Arthur Abbott started selling frozen custard […]

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Forthcoming Union Square Improv Comedy Theater Will Serve Beer and Taquitos

Forthcoming Union Square Improv Comedy Theater Will Serve Beer and Taquitos

Somerville is getting an improv comedy theater that will serve alcohol and various snacks. The folks behind the Union Improv Festival and the Kerfuffle event series plan to open Union Comedy, a 72-seat theater and improv school located at 434 McGrath Highway, up in the Prospect Hill section of Somerville’s Union Square area. Union Comedy will offer original long-form improv comedy programming, as well as an improv comedy school. Theatergoers won’t go hungry or thirsty: There will be a bar which will serve beer (Red Stripe, Anchor Steam, and Somerville’s own Aeronaut all feature on the opening night menu), […]

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