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Old 09-03-2015, 04:08 AM   #11
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For me it is Seafood! And just a five minute ride on my handicap scooter and I am at Bell Isle Marsh Seafood Restaurant. You would think with all the restaurants in Boston and surrounding communities, that chefs would choose one of the highly recommended ones by food critics. But it is one of two places that they go to, to eat after work. They other is the South Street Diner in the Leather District right near South Station. They are open all night. BIM Seafood closes at 2 a.m. Both places give huge servings and are reasonably priced for the type of food they serve. The Diner does not serve alcohol. BIM does.

If you are looking for décor, find another upscale place to eat. Bell Isle overlooks the full Boston Harbor filled with sail boats. And they have a deck you can sit on weather permitting and watch the lights go on at night in all the buildings. The building and floor is all cement. Wooden benches and tables. Noisy and crowded on weekends. A long line forms outside.

The diner is typical diner fare with the best meatloaf and gravy dinner. And it looks like it was stuck in the 50's.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:17 AM   #12
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"Grampa Chuy's Mexican/American Restaurant" the best shredded beef in the state. The refries are to die for and Shrek buys the salsa by the quart.

If we go to Scottsbluff the best place is "Olé" they make their own tortillas and sopapillas!

The number of Mexican restaurants, in these parts, completely overshadows all the other type of restaurants.

There is a good family style restaurant in Wheatland, WY...but that is over an hour drive for breakfast or dinner.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:38 AM   #13
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Even living in Texas for quite a while, I never really developed a taste for Mexican or even Tex-Mex foods. Except for Mama Lupe's chili sans beans and her enchiladas. I certainly didn't care for their corn meal bread. Very little flour, mostly cornmeal mixed with water and salt. It was like eating the cornmeal right out of the box. And it was like that when I tried it at several different places and homes. I finally learned to say, "No thank you. I don't like cornmeal." That ended all conversations about it.
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My favorite restaurant back in New Orleans was Deanie's, located in the small community of Bucktown. Stuffed shrimp was my favorite. We also liked Café Maspero for poboys on Decatur street in the French quarter, and also Café du Monde for beignets (French doughnuts), also on Decatur street, across the way from the St. Louis Cathedral. I found that the little "hole-in-the-wall" restaurants in New Orleans were my favorite.


Here in Georgia, when we want seafood, we like Copeland's, (love the tasso sauce), and we also found a little spot in Marietta called AJ's famous seafood and poboys. Their fried catfish poboy is awesome.


For southern cooking we like Mary Macs Tea Room in Atlanta and OK Café in Marietta.
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:38 PM   #15
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In this little town.....Dawg, I'm curious about your town population. Ours is 29,000.
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We're around 23,000, Kay...!
You guys call those "little" towns? We moved from a real-live city of about 33,000 to a town of 10,800. We've grown up - now around 11,400. Some days I think if I sneeze it's a person on the other side of Main Street saying "bless you"!

Still not the culture shock PF must feel following her move, going from around 70,000 to under 500. We have nearly that many neighbors in our neighborhood.
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We collect "favorite restaurants" the way some people collect refrigerator magnets. These are a few from here and there, starting with "back home" (greater Cleveland, OH):

Don's Pomeroy House: Elegance in setting and food, this was one of our favorites back home. Alas, their dinner prices have gone from an "every once in a while" range to "very special occasion only, maybe" price. Built in 1847, it was a stop along the Underground Railway.

White Oaks: Reputed to be a speakeasy during Prohibition, we know it as a place with excellent food and wonderful ambiance. Our favorite dining room has both a fireplace and nearly floor-to-ceiling windows. Makes for a great anniversary dinner setting in late November. We celebrated our 10th there.


We've eaten our way up and down the eastern seaboard, and across the center of the country from shore-to-shore. There are two in the southeast that we really enjoy and have dined at several times:

Poogan's Porch is one of the renowned restaurants in Charleston SC. We were so impressed on our first visit that we made sure our schedule landed us there for our 40th wedding anniversary dinner. By the way, "Poogan" was the neighborhood dog that came with the house when it was sold to become a restaurant. Apparently his owners didn't want to move him, poor doggy.

Dixie Crossroads is as kitschy as they come, but the food has always been good when we've been there. It's been a while since we've been there, so we might make an out-of-the-way stop during our next trip to FL.


There were four favorite places we've eaten at when driving from OH to CA and back to MA. One is gone (Lena's Home Cooking in Tucomcari, NM), another two will never be found again if they still exist at all (Santa Fe, NM and Kansas - your guess if it's in MO or KS). Finally, there was a coffee stand in LA's Farmers' Market that sold beignets "just like they make in New Orleans" per Himself. I'm still waiting for us to get around to vacationing in the the Big Easy.



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...There is a good family style restaurant in Wheatland, WY...but that is over an hour drive for breakfast or dinner.
You could make and clean up from dinner twice over in the time it would take to drive out and back!
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You guys call those "little" towns? We moved from a real-live city of about 33,000 to a town of 10,800. We've grown up - now around 11,400. Some days I think if I sneeze it's a person on the other side of Main Street saying "bless you"!

Still not the culture shock PF must feel following her move, going from around 70,000 to under 500. We have nearly that many neighbors in our neighborhood.
When I attended our local H.S., there were 2,000 students. Now there are way more than 4,000. Closer to 5,000. And for some strange reason it is one of the safest schools in the city. I can only recall three names of kids in my graduation class.

As a child, I loved living in a small town. Not so much as an adult. Everyone knows all your business. And if they don't, they feel like they know you well enough that they can ask you. There are 44 other residents in this building. I make 45. They drive me crazy with their gossip and nosiness. And they ask almost every day, why don't I sit on the patio with them and just chat. Just like a small town.
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‘Best places to eat’

The only restaurant that I really, truly loved, was a Chinese place called Great Wall. It was absolutely incredible. Being into cooking has it's disadvantages. I am too critical of food served to me. I really like things done right and will not eat if they are not.


P.S.having said that, there is a small place in Chicago called Milts. It really is a wonderful place.
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You guys call those "little" towns? We moved from a real-live city of about 33,000 to a town of 10,800. We've grown up - now around 11,400. Some days I think if I sneeze it's a person on the other side of Main Street saying "bless you"!

Still not the culture shock PF must feel following her move, going from around 70,000 to under 500. We have nearly that many neighbors in our neighborhood.
I go out for a 15 minute walk and I end up out of town, any direction I pick. The signs say 468...but with us it's 470!

I can: get a haircut, pay my utilities, grab a drink, buy an antique and say hi to the entire police force all in one block...on one side of the street...but only between 8-12 and 1-5. Everything closes for lunch, except the bar.

I have to go to "The City" to do any real shopping, it's a huge metropolis of 4200 people. I'm out in the boonies, guys!!!
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I go out for a 15 minute walk and I end up out of town, any direction I pick. The signs say 468...but with us it's 470!

I can: get a haircut, pay my utilities, grab a drink, buy an antique and say hi to the entire police force all in one block...on one side of the street...but only between 8-12 and 1-5. Everything closes for lunch, except the bar.

I have to go to "The City" to do any real shopping, it's a huge metropolis of 4200 people. I'm out in the boonies, guys!!!
Are you enjoying it? Sounds like heaven to me.
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