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ayersian

Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Tue, 01/3/12 10:56 PM (permalink)
Calling all Bostonites!
 
Bethgrd, Wanderingjew, Amy & I would like to start a monthly meet-up for Boston-area folks on the second Thursday of the month.  This inaugural meeting will take place on Thursday, January 12 at 7 p.m. at All Star Sandwich Bar (RF review) in Cambridge.  After enjoying regional sandwiches, we'll stroll next door to Christina's (RF review) for a dessert of ice cream.  I'll also post this on the RF Facebook page, but please let me know if you have any questions.  We hope to see you there for food and fellowship!
 
Thanks!  Chris 
 
#1
    Stephen Rushmore Jr.

    Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Tue, 01/3/12 11:13 PM (permalink)
    Sounds like a great idea Chris.  Kosta, who owns the All Star Sandwich Bar is a huge fan of Roadfood.  Let me know if you want his cell phone; maybe he can stop on by?
     
    #2
      bethgrd

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      Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/4/12 7:45 AM (permalink)
      Thanks for organizing this Chris and Amy; I will be there, probably with Karilyn if she can change her hair appointment!! Let's get some locals out of the woodwork!!
       
      #3
        wanderingjew

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        Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/4/12 8:21 AM (permalink)
        As you know I have to skip out this month and next as I'm in strict diet mode  in preparation for next month's vacation and Nashville Presidents day glee club weekend .  I'm looking forward to these meet ups beginning in March. I know we have some other Southeastern New England folks that should be interested
         
        #4
          The Travelin Man

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          Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/4/12 10:27 AM (permalink)
          Are you planning these Thursday meetings to keep us out-of-town riff raff from joining you?
           
          #5
            buffetbuster

            Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/4/12 10:39 AM (permalink)
            Well, if they are trying to keep the out-of-town riff raff away, it won't work.  If this continues into the Spring, I could see me joining the group at one of the meets.
             
            #6
              The Travelin Man

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              Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/4/12 10:55 AM (permalink)
              I just thought that they were trying to guarantee that the restaurant would be open.
               
              #7
                waltpiii

                Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/4/12 3:50 PM (permalink)
                Sorry, I am booked on Thursday nights until the end of Tax Season.  I will try to make the May gathering.

                 
                Walt
                 
                #8
                  paulde

                  Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/4/12 5:24 PM (permalink)
                  Great to hear the Boston crowd is planning a get togather.  I am seldom out of town but 01/12 is one of thoes days.  I will definatly try and mak 02/09  
                   
                   
                  #9
                    wheregreggeats.com

                    Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/4/12 10:11 PM (permalink)
                    Deep regrets ... 7PM on a school night is a little challenging for this "westerner."
                     
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                      karilyn

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                      Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Thu, 01/5/12 7:57 PM (permalink)
                      I was able to reschedule any appointment that night . . . I will be there.  Thanks so much for planning this.  I love that you picked a consistent night so we can plan accordingly and avoid conflicts in future months.  Looking forward to good eats and good greets!  Karilyn
                       
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                        CajunKing

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                        Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Sat, 01/7/12 12:11 AM (permalink)
                        Bostonites or Bostonians??
                         
                        This sounds like a fun get together
                         
                        #12
                          ayersian

                          Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Sat, 01/7/12 10:01 PM (permalink)
                          Hilarious!  And you out-of-towners are welcome to crash the party anytime you wish.  Hopefully the group'll grow in numbers since we'll be meeting on the same day every month.  Hope to see as many of you as possible on Thursday!    Chris
                           
                          #13
                            CajunKing

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                            Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Thu, 01/12/12 10:20 PM (permalink)
                            OK 3 hours and 22 minutes is LONG enough
                             
                            HOW WAS IT???

                             
                            #14
                              ayersian

                              Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Thu, 01/12/12 11:08 PM (permalink)
                              CajunKing, it was awesome!  Bethgrd, Karilyn, Amy & I had a great time catching up and chowing down at All Star Sandwich Bar.  Everyone paced themselves in order to have room for Christina's ice cream afterwards -- I'll post some photos tomorrow, but the leftovers are in the fridge, help yourself!    Chris
                               
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                                CajunKing

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                                Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Fri, 01/13/12 12:16 AM (permalink)
                                Thanks
                                 
                                They sound deeeeee lish ussssssssss
                                + Good Friends too that can't be beat
                                 
                                 
                                #16
                                  ayersian

                                  Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/18/12 7:11 PM (permalink)
                                  Well folks, the first Boston Meet-Up at All Star Sandwich Bar went without a hitch.  If you've never had the pleasure of dining with Bethgrd & Karilyn, we highly recommend it!  As usual, the table conversations centered around food and an incredibly high number of Boston restaurants that we have yet to try.  Karilyn was surprised to see Deviled Eggs on the menu (her son is a huge fan of them but rarely sees them on menus), so that was her choice for our starter:

                                   
                                  We voted for All Star's excellent poutine, since neither of the ladies had tried this dish.  Hand-cut fries covered with gravy and fresh cheese curds from Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, really lip-smacking great!

                                   
                                  Karilyn went traditional with the Beef on Weck -- she commented that it wasn't exactly like the ones in Buffalo but close enough and very delicious (and we took her leftovers and ate them the next day, and it was amazing!):

                                   
                                  Beth decided to try the Funky sandwich, which changes daily. Today it was a Fried Chicken sandwich with bacon, cheddar, and cole slaw -- she said it was really great:

                                   
                                  Amy ordered my longtime favorite, the Atomic Meatloaf Meltdown (like a grilled cheese but with griddled meatloaf and All Star's mango fire sauce).  It was as incredible as it always is, though Amy said she should've asked for the hot sauce on the side because her mouth was on fire!  I ate my half with no problems...

                                   
                                  We have so focused on the sandwiches here that over the years, we've completely ignored the burgers until just this year.  The burger special sounded too good to pass up, so I had the Shay Shay, medium rare (chili-rubbed patty with American cheese, bacon, fried poblano peppers, avocado cotija ranch and mango hot sauce).  The key here is the excellent brioche roll, which finally disintegrated with the last bite:

                                   
                                  Whew!  A really fine meal -- and even more surprising that we had room for dessert!  We ARE Roadfooders, however, so we dragged ourselves next door to Christina's for ice cream. Karilyn & Beth shared the famous burnt sugar flavor, and we got peppermint stick with Christina's fabulous hot fudge:

                                   
                                  A magnificent meal with true friends!  We'll be back next month, as soon as the Steering Committee comes up with a new place for February...we're leaning toward BBQ at the moment.  Thanks, everyone!    Chris
                                   
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                                    wanderingjew

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                                    Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/18/12 7:26 PM (permalink)
                                    Wow, 
                                     
                                    With all of that fantastic looking food and great company I almost regret not going, but I know if I "conceded to my desires" , I'd be in big trouble right now.
                                     
                                    Looking forward to joining all of you in March.
                                     
                                     
                                     
                                    #18
                                      ChiTownDiner

                                      Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/18/12 7:54 PM (permalink)
                                      wj...
                                      This is a food website..."conceded to my desires" is sounding a little creepy...
                                       
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                                        ann peeples

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                                        Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/18/12 8:34 PM (permalink)
                                        Great choices for your first meeting!
                                         
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                                          wanderingjew

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                                          Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Wed, 01/18/12 8:43 PM (permalink)
                                          ChiTownDiner


                                          wj...
                                          This is a food website..."conceded to my desires" is sounding a little creepy...

                                           
                                          Oh, and you've never heard of "sexy food" before?
                                           
                                          #21
                                            karilyn

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                                            Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Thu, 01/19/12 11:12 PM (permalink)
                                            Wonderful pictures . . . looks tastier than it did in the dim lighting!  Thanks for planning this . . . always a pleasure to participate in any RF adventure.  Good food, great people!  I'm looking forward to February's outing . . . hoping to have a minimum of a Plus One!  Cheers . . . Karilyn
                                             
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                                              CajunKing

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                                              Re:Boston Monthly Meet-Up, Thurs. Jan. 12 Fri, 01/20/12 5:22 PM (permalink)
                                              wanderingjew


                                              ChiTownDiner


                                              wj...
                                              This is a food website..."conceded to my desires" is sounding a little creepy...


                                              Oh, and you've never heard of "sexy food" before?


                                               
                                              yeah but talk of such things is frowned upon by the management and will get me booted.
                                               

                                               
                                              This is a "G" rated site not a NC-17+
                                               
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