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

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This link has all the minyanim, except the downtown mincha. http://yibrookline.org/wp/community-minyanim/

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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
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Kupels617-566-9528 421 Harvard St, Brookline $$$P   Bakery KVH
Milk Street617-542-3663 50 Milk St, Boston $$$Hot Pastrami Sandwich on Ciabbata
Rami’s617-738-3577 324 Harvard St, Brookline $$$M   IsraeliWish this place could be in NY KVH
Rosenfeld’s Bagels617-527-8080 1280 Centre St, Newton $$$DCLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS KVH
Kosher Wok (formerly Ta'am China)617-264-7274 423 Harvard St, Brookline $$$M   Chinesezow: "very good food; service sometimes poor; pu pu platter 7/10; General Gao Chicken 9/10.
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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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Author Topic: Boston Master Thread  (Read 234930 times)

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #220 on: July 04, 2016, 01:16:15 PM »
Booked for a day trip with the family :)

Meat sandwiches at Milk St for lunch, ducky tour for fun, and Taam China for dinner? Any other activity for a 2+5 year old?
Aquarium?

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #221 on: July 04, 2016, 02:35:01 PM »
Booked for a day trip with the family :)

Meat sandwiches at Milk St for lunch, ducky tour for fun, and Taam China for dinner? Any other activity for a 2+5 year old?
My older son was 2 when we went. He was pretty out of it (either sleeping in the stroller or uninterested) for all our tours - Fenway, Sam Adams, and walking tour. But he loved the duck tour, USS Constitution, and aquarium. He enjoyed running around in Boston Common too, but that was more just novelty and open space, as opposed to an actual activity for him to enjoy.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #222 on: July 04, 2016, 02:39:16 PM »
If I am not mistaken, Café Eilat is C-y.
FTFY, and correct.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #223 on: July 04, 2016, 03:04:51 PM »
Anyone plan on going to lkwd from boston on Sunday the 17th (or need a car driven there) or need to go to boston (we could work out a roundtrip car instead of one ways...)

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #224 on: July 04, 2016, 03:30:26 PM »
Is cold press CY? They do breakfast.
Pretty sure it's C'S. However, they have vegan options.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #225 on: July 04, 2016, 03:36:07 PM »
whats the best cy breakfast place? preferably not too far from minyan. as an aside is there any kosher food in lounge in bos?
There are kosher O-K-D "nibbles" ("Tower of Sadness") in the AA lounges -- same stuff at virtually all domestic AA lounges.  I presume you're flying B6 and have the Priority Pass and are planning to visit The Lounge in Terminal C. I've never been there and am very curious to learn whether it has any kosher offerings. Please report back in the Kosher Food Airport Lounge thread.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #226 on: July 04, 2016, 03:40:53 PM »
Booked for a day trip with the family :)

Meat sandwiches at Milk St for lunch, ducky tour for fun, and Taam China for dinner? Any other activity for a 2+5 year old?
Aquarium as mentioned above.
Boston Children's Museum and Museum of Science are both very enjoyable for those ages.  If weather doesn't cooperate, you'll have good museum options. But if weather is nice, they'll probably enjoy the Public Garden, visiting the Make Way for Duckling statues and even doing the Swan Boats.  You can do Duck Tours and Swan boats in the same day!

I'm a big fan of Taam China's General Gao's chicken. Their pupu platter is fun but sometimes the items are dried out.  You'll be right across the street from mincha at Israel Bookstore 2PM.  And right next door to Kupels, so you can try the frozen dough, whatever that is. :)

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #227 on: July 07, 2016, 08:18:21 AM »
Any kosher restaurants near Fenway ?
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #228 on: July 07, 2016, 08:50:55 AM »
Any kosher restaurants near Fenway ?
Brookline is not too far from there

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #229 on: July 07, 2016, 10:08:41 AM »
Any kosher restaurants near Fenway ?
Change of plans?

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #230 on: July 07, 2016, 10:17:10 AM »
Aquarium as mentioned above.
Boston Children's Museum and Museum of Science are both very enjoyable for those ages.  If weather doesn't cooperate, you'll have good museum options. But if weather is nice, they'll probably enjoy the Public Garden, visiting the Make Way for Duckling statues and even doing the Swan Boats.  You can do Duck Tours and Swan boats in the same day!

I'm a big fan of Taam China's General Gao's chicken. Their pupu platter is fun but sometimes the items are dried out.  You'll be right across the street from mincha at Israel Bookstore 2PM.  And right next door to Kupels, so you can try the frozen dough, whatever that is. :)
Children's Museum is standard, not worth the visit.

However Museum of Science should be a good choice for kids

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #231 on: July 07, 2016, 10:23:00 AM »
Any kosher restaurants near Fenway ?
It's pretty easy to take the trolly from Rubins to Fenway (or vice versa). Once you're on the trolly it's about a 20 min trip.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #233 on: July 07, 2016, 10:30:52 AM »
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #234 on: July 07, 2016, 10:40:43 AM »
http://www.bostonducktours.com
Or
https://bostonsupertours.com
I did the the blue route on BDT, which we very much enjoyed. They use actual DUKW boats, which for me adds is a cool touch, while BST appears to have newer, purpose built vehicles.

BST is 10 minutes longer, but from the routes (which also might help you choose), it looks like they cover more ground, but not necessarily the areas dense with notable landmarks:
http://www.bostonducktours.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/tour_map.jpg
https://7r762ozlpz3yg2pfqkf1g2if-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/assets/2015_superTours_duckMap.pdf

Also, they let kids steer for a minute in the river on BDT, if you think your kids would be into that.

ETA: Some good feedback here too - https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60745-i48-k1367227-Duck_tour_versus_super_duck_excursion-Boston_Massachusetts.html

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #235 on: July 07, 2016, 10:40:55 AM »

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #236 on: July 07, 2016, 10:56:22 AM »
What time is the game?
Game starts at 1:40. Going to try to do the duck tour from Prudential center after the game ( leave the game a bit early )
ETA: actually just realized that, that's cutting it close, since my flight leaves at seven.
If I'm landing at 9:45, will that's give me enough time to do the duck tour first, then get to the game on time, and be able to get something to eat and make it back to airport ?
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #237 on: July 07, 2016, 11:19:36 AM »
ok, I've never done a duck tour. Sell me on it. It costs a fortune.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #238 on: July 07, 2016, 11:31:43 AM »
Wait until your kid is 3+
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #239 on: July 07, 2016, 11:36:18 AM »
ok, I've never done a duck tour. Sell me on it. It costs a fortune.
I can't imagine paying for it if I lived in Boston, regardless of kids' ages. Does that answer your question?