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Henche's comments do not imply anything about kashrus status.  Boston is out of town.

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Name                            Phone                   Address                             Price   Dairy/Meat/Parve             TR/Not To Be Missed                                                                                                             Hashgacha
Cafe Eilat617-277-7770406 Harvard St, Brookline$$$D   Pizza$30 pizza pie; "Infernal Pizza" KVH
Cold Press617-487-8948 326 Harvard St, Brookline $$$Hippies, paninis, saladsKVH
JP Licks
Kupels617-566-9528 421 Harvard St, Brookline $$$P   Bakery KVH
Milk Street617-542-3663 50 Milk St, Boston $$$Hot Pastrami Sandwich on Ciabbata
Ramiís617-738-3577 324 Harvard St, Brookline $$$M   IsraeliWish this place could be in NY KVH
Rosenfeldís Bagels617-527-8080 1280 Centre St, Newton $$$DCLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS KVH
Kosher Wok (formerly Ta'am China617-264-7274 423 Harvard St, Brookline $$$M   Chinesezow: "very good food; service sometimes poor; pu pu platter 7/10; General Gao Chicken 9/10.
Emkay
Rabbi Hammoui

Link to google map of all ostensibly kosher food in Massachusetts (check individual hashgachos-includes some non orthodox ones) https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=15qRYeWPCbqv6BkdeObFYiuRXOsSfgW18&ll=42.126221574551906%2C-71.26360220425265&z=7

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Impossible

A complete map of shuls, eruvin, mikva'os, food, and hotels (near shuls) in the greater Boston area (and beyond)
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #760 on: January 31, 2020, 12:14:00 PM »
Closest restaurant to downtown on a Sunday? Obviously not Milkstreet.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #761 on: January 31, 2020, 12:16:23 PM »
Closest restaurant to downtown on a Sunday? Obviously not Milkstreet.
All of the Brookline eateries.
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #762 on: January 31, 2020, 12:27:02 PM »
All of the Brookline eateries.

Thanks

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #763 on: January 31, 2020, 01:23:40 PM »

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #764 on: February 10, 2020, 03:36:42 PM »
I will be in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center. Whats my best option for lunch?

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #765 on: February 10, 2020, 07:34:10 PM »
I will be in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center. Whats my best option for lunch?

Best option is to pack one. Second best is milk st  itís not so close

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #766 on: February 10, 2020, 10:47:04 PM »
Any reviews?

I heard that itís very good and tastes very good too. Will post next time I go to MA

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #767 on: June 30, 2020, 04:21:01 PM »
Quick Boston TR

Me and the fam have been suck in our house for 3 months, and needed to go somewhere, so we packed the van and our masks and sanitizer and went for a 2 night stay at the Kimpton Hotel Marlowe (low point rates allowed us to use annual free nights + 27.5k point nights for our rooms). https://www.hotelmarlowe.com/

Really liked the hotel, though no pool (not relevant at this point for us). they gave us top (8th floor) connecting rooms with a great view of the canal and bridge and sunrise (warning, close the blackout shades fully or u get hit with sun hard).
location was great especially now with all the schools closed so very few people were around the cambridge area. there is a nice mall attached called Cambridgeside with a starbucks and a dunkin both open around 6-7am (kimpton cancelled coffee downstairs during pandemic, though they offered to give us a coffee machine it wouldnt have milk anyway).

we walked across the bridge to downtown boston (about a half hour) and u pass a JP Licks which is all under KVH (we enjoyed, sign up for the app before u purchase so u can get a free cone if u order as much as we did).
hotel was also a short drive to brookline, and we enjoyed all the kosher options there (as good or better than most out of town options).
got dinner first at Vittorio (but could only eat inside which felt weird), quality israeli infused food, and burgers with garlic mayo were great.
ordered breakfast delivered by Pure Cold Press - everything is delicious, as most play off of their delicious fresh whole grain bread (egg and cheese for $6 was really great with cheddar, and grilled cheese with pesto etc was awesome, avo toast with pickled onions wasnt my fave). green monster smoothie was yummy too.
classic Pizza from Veggie Crust (ubereats delivered) was like an israeli pie, very edible but not amazing. they had lots of other funky pizza options but we stuck to basics.  spicy fries were crazy spicy (i knew they would be since they serve lots of indian food). garlic naan wasnt as good as i hoped it would be (but it was delivered so that affects everything). pesto alfredo penne pasta was ok, not amazing.

boston itself is very cute, impressed by how many were wearing masks. parks were pretty empty, went to robin williams bench which was nice. found a nice sprinkler setup at milk street a few blocks from the Quincy Market calls Rings Fountain (me and the kids got nice and soaked and it was empty). most things were still closed but we stayed outside and just enjoyed exploring.

Hotel charged $30 a day for parking in garage underground, but guy at the door let me park my van in the inner circle for $20 cash (for both days) which was nice. also got free $10 per day from the bar/Fred water bottles from front desk for each room (booked each night separate).
Loved the connectivity setup, usb slots on each side of the bed plus actual plugs (and also on the desk). shower was a bit weak.
 
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #768 on: June 30, 2020, 04:27:45 PM »
Nice chair setup in king room
Veggie crust food: 


J.P. licks
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #769 on: July 09, 2020, 01:00:59 AM »
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #770 on: August 13, 2020, 12:12:43 PM »
how can i know which hechsherem are reliable my LOR doesn't know.....

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #771 on: August 13, 2020, 12:59:24 PM »
how can i know which hechsherem are reliable my LOR doesn't know.....
cRc list work for you?
If not, @henche is the resident kashrus expert

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #772 on: August 13, 2020, 01:14:56 PM »
From wiki
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #773 on: August 13, 2020, 02:17:44 PM »
Yah, pm for more info

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #774 on: July 22, 2021, 02:25:03 PM »
Planning to come in for a couple of days. I would appreciate any help.

What time and where is the latest weekday shachris?

Any recommendations for whale watching or are they all the same? Any other attractions not to be missed (please no duck tour)?

Any CY ice cream options?

TIA

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #775 on: July 22, 2021, 02:35:51 PM »
Planning to come in for a couple of days. I would appreciate any help.

What time and where is the latest weekday shachris?

Any recommendations for whale watching or are they all the same? Any other attractions not to be missed (please no duck tour)?

Any CY ice cream options?

TIA
Weekday 8am
Sunday 8:30am

Purchase CY ice cream at the grocery
Welcome to BOS  :D

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #776 on: July 22, 2021, 04:52:07 PM »
Bottom line of all of the TRs in the wiki seems that BOS is a great destination for mediocre food, a tour in a cemetery, duck boats and that's about it. Did I miss anything? :D
pretty much. Oh, and medical tourism
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #777 on: July 22, 2021, 05:39:26 PM »
pretty much. Oh, and medical tourism

Oh boy is it that boring? Should I go elsewhere

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #778 on: July 22, 2021, 09:40:02 PM »

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #779 on: July 22, 2021, 10:19:57 PM »
The aquarium and science museum are both excellent if you're coming with children. The children's museum is well-done and adjacent to the Boston Tea Party reenactment ship. Walking along the Charles and around Cambridge and Harvard Square is very nice. If you like history, there's the Freedom Trail as well as Lexington and Concord.