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acetheriveracetheriver Registered User regular
So I am not from MA and was wondering what's the best hole in the wall places to get food near PAX. I know there is a food court inside the BCEC but I been eating there since last PAX and would like to try something new. I love food and it would be great to find unique food in boston. The types of food I am into is anything really, I have no limitations. I just don't really like going to big chain restaurants.

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    KythosKythos Mister. Registered User regular
    I hear Legal Seafood near the docks is pretty good. A little on the pricey side in my opinion. http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/boston-legal-harborside

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    tvethiopiatvethiopia Salem MARegistered User regular
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    TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    China Town isn't that far of a wok

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    acetheriveracetheriver Registered User regular
    Thanks reading the last year food thread really helped!

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    thanks @tvethiopia I was about to go dig up that food thread. It's solid, and all its advice will still apply to this year. @arsonisfun may even do another writeup for this year if we're lucky :)

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    @kythos legal harborside was very good the two times I went there last year.

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    KythosKythos Mister. Registered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    @kythos legal harborside was very good the two times I went there last year.

    I'll be sure to stop by then. Any recommendations?

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I was a big fan of their various bruschettas, and I always get their chowder.

    I think I had fish and chips the one day, and grilled tuna the other.

    I'm sure some Bostonians will tell me that there is better elsewhere in the city, and they're probably right, but I was pleased with everything there and never had trouble getting a table on the first floor.

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    arsonisfunarsonisfun Registered User regular
    *mumblemumble* I'll see about chiming in soon. I normally don't look at PAX stuff until March ...

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2013
    pax is *in* march :P

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    koolarookoolaroo Registered User regular
    I would like to recomend Fire and Ice that place is awsome. The only thing is that it is about 2 miles away from pax so it takes a bit if you want to walk there.

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    lunkheadlunkhead Registered User regular
    Has anyone been to Papagayo? If so, would you recommend it?

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    xilxil New YorkRegistered User regular
    Fire and Ice is deff worth the walk, just make sure to make reservation ahead of time on opentable.

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    mmpiemmpie Registered User regular
    I liked Durgin Park, which is where I think the pre-PAX dinner is?

    It may have helped that it was a terribly rainy cold day when we went, which sort of added to the Irish bar atmosphere!

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    China Town isn't that far of a wok

    I see what you did thar....

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    lunkhead wrote: »
    Has anyone been to Papagayo? If so, would you recommend it?

    Papagayo is amazing, especially if you like Guacamole. They also specialize in mixed drinks containing tequila if that's your thing.

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    lunkheadlunkhead Registered User regular
    Vapok wrote: »
    lunkhead wrote: »
    Has anyone been to Papagayo? If so, would you recommend it?

    Papagayo is amazing, especially if you like Guacamole. They also specialize in mixed drinks containing tequila if that's your thing.

    Mixed drinks containing tequila are very much my thing. Papagayo is definitely where I'm going Friday night, right after going to the Harpoon tasting room.

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    AboutLastNightAboutLastNight Whitney Registered User regular
    Vapok wrote: »
    lunkhead wrote: »
    Has anyone been to Papagayo? If so, would you recommend it?

    Papagayo is amazing, especially if you like Guacamole. They also specialize in mixed drinks containing tequila if that's your thing.

    Mexican food, good guacamole, and tequila drinks? I'm in.

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    TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    Vapok wrote: »
    lunkhead wrote: »
    Has anyone been to Papagayo? If so, would you recommend it?

    Papagayo is amazing, especially if you like Guacamole. They also specialize in mixed drinks containing tequila if that's your thing.

    Mexican food, good guacamole, and tequila drinks? I'm in.

    Is this the Mexican place right beyond the bridge between the red line and the BCEC? Their food was pretty good when I went last year, I can definitely recommend the Guac.

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    Is this the Mexican place right beyond the bridge between the red line and the BCEC? Their food was pretty good when I went last year, I can definitely recommend the Guac.

    Yep, that's the place!

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    JB4GDIJB4GDI Registered User regular
    KO Catering and Pies fits your requirments. I'm there once a week, minimum. Their meat pies are incredible (think cheeseburger but way better) and it's totally affordable. 11 minute walk from the back corner of the BCEC. Walking directions here.

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    JB4GDIJB4GDI Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Weird, it double-posted but I can't delete.

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    JB4GDI wrote: »
    KO Catering and Pies fits your requirments. I'm there once a week, minimum. Their meat pies are incredible (think cheeseburger but way better) and it's totally affordable. 11 minute walk from the back corner of the BCEC. Walking directions here.

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    Sir AurosSir Auros Registered User regular
    No Name Seafood is really good and cheaper than Legal Seafood. IIRC, it's pretty close to where Legal Seafood is too.

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    AboutLastNightAboutLastNight Whitney Registered User regular
    Sir Auros wrote: »
    No Name Seafood is really good and cheaper than Legal Seafood. IIRC, it's pretty close to where Legal Seafood is too.

    No name seafood is really good, I've been there both years I've gone to PAX. I have nothing but good things to say about The Whiskey Priest too.

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    Fetch26291Fetch26291 MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    If you want a good place not too far from the BCEC, try Lucky's. It's on the corner of Congress and A Street. The special thing about Lucky's is that there is NO signage for it on the building. You have to be told it's there.

    The nearest cheap fast food to the BCEC is the food court over at South Station: Au Bon Pain, Auntie Anne's, Cajun Cajun, Cheeseboy, Cosi, Master Wok, McDonald's, Pizzeria Regina, Southwest Grill, Surf City Squeeze. Oh, and a Pinkberry is supposed to be opening there soon.

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    SausageSausage FLRegistered User regular
    lunkhead wrote: »
    Has anyone been to Papagayo? If so, would you recommend it?

    Mmm, we make sure we go here every year. Tableside guac and strong margaritas, I can't wait. We waited an hour for a table last year, we had 4 people, but it was a Saturday night.

    Also, we ate at The Whiskey Priest last year, we met some people there who were saving a table for us. We walked in right at 9pm and then had to pay a cover fee just to eat dinner even though our friends who had gotten there a few minutes before us didn't. Something to keep in mind for those that aren't used to that kind of thing. I don't think the food was good enough for $10 cover pp plus food, but it would have been ok just for the cost of food.

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    ArwenArwen Registered User new member
    Eh... I wouldn't recommend Legal Seafoods... they're not that good. There are plenty of seafood restaurants by the waterfront. If you want seafood, I recommend The Barking Crab. Great seafood! Just keep in mind, there are some affordable and expensive food options around BCEC.

    Plus, there may be some Food Trucks there on the weekends. >.> But think I remember they were booked for Industry folks.

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    xilxil New YorkRegistered User regular
    Forgot to mention another place my group tried last year, being on a budget last year we were looking for something on the cheaper side and found 5 Napkin Burger. They had a night time special with a mini menu of stuff that was $1 like sliders and half dozen wings etc. food was pretty good and inexpensive, and the place had a nice atmosphere.

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    Pure DinPure Din Boston-areaRegistered User regular
    Fetch26291 wrote: »
    If you want a good place not too far from the BCEC, try Lucky's. It's on the corner of Congress and A Street. The special thing about Lucky's is that there is NO signage for it on the building. You have to be told it's there.

    The nearest cheap fast food to the BCEC is the food court over at South Station: Au Bon Pain, Auntie Anne's, Cajun Cajun, Cheeseboy, Cosi, Master Wok, McDonald's, Pizzeria Regina, Southwest Grill, Surf City Squeeze. Oh, and a Pinkberry is supposed to be opening there soon.

    I've found Lucky's to be hit or miss. Specifically the sliders there were awesome, but the vegetarian dishes were oversalted and not very fresh.

    Groupon right now has a deal for a German restaurant called Jacob Wirth. It's a little over a mile from the convention center (though a short walk from south station), and the food and beer are both great.

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    sidran32sidran32 MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    Have you never been to Faneuil Hall? Go to Faneuil Hall! It's not too far away.

    Tons of food to eat (more of a lunch spot, really). Also, tons of shopping and usually some roadside performers (last time I went there on a whim, there were street musicians, a moving statue, and an escape artist).

    It's a destination in itself, but I highly recommend it for a lunch outing.

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    AxonAxon Registered User regular
    Some of the best Italian cuisine I've ever had: http://www.rinosplace.com/

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    EchoZeroEchoZero Registered User regular
    Since i saw a few people comment on it, personally i wouldnt eat at the whiskey priest again, nice place relatively good service but i went in for a late lunch around 3ish on Thursday (so wasnt too crowded and the majority of the crowd was fellow paxers) but they completely botched my order, i asked for my burger medium and got a pretty solid well done to the point that it was dry. Fries with the burger were so heavily seasoned i couldnt eat them, despite asking them not to season them (couldnt even taste the fry). The potatoe skins i got too were also overcooked (to the point they were legit burnt and black) and overall pretty gross.

    Its a nice place though if you are just looking for something close by to grab a few drinks.

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    NeuralLinkNeuralLink Registered User regular
    What's the best burger joint in Boston?

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    cookiekrushcookiekrush Registered User regular
    NeuralLink wrote: »
    What's the best burger joint in Boston?

    I personally love UBurger. . There is one that is about a 15 minute walk, just outside of Chinatown.

    I'd recommend using yelp for find some good food nearby. There may be some food trucks in the area as well (I'm not sure of their winter/weekend hours).

    Arwen wrote: »
    Eh... I wouldn't recommend Legal Seafoods... they're not that good. There are plenty of seafood restaurants by the waterfront. If you want seafood, I recommend The Barking Crab. Great seafood! Just keep in mind, there are some affordable and expensive food options around BCEC.

    Plus, there may be some Food Trucks there on the weekends. >.> But think I remember they were booked for Industry folks.

    I also second the nay for Legal Seafood. It's overpriced and very commerical food. Barking crab is where it's at for seafood, but there are many seafood joints through that entire pier.

    There are not many places there are open very late or are 24 hours. I'd recommend to keep an eye on the clock for dinner time, and gauge what you want to eat and when. There are a few places in Chinatown that are open until 2AM, so wander over there if you're hungry before then.



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    danielofthekingsdanielofthekings Silver Spring, MarylandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Here are a couple of places I recommend...

    If you like oysters there is a wonderful place in the North End (little Italy). This place is called Neptune Oyster Bar. Great oysters and an AMAZING clam chowder. When they say they open at 11:30am, get there before because there will be a line to get in.

    Also in North End there is a place called Il Panino Express. Great food, great Italian sandwiches. Average Prices.

    Another good North End spot right up the street from Il Panino is called Galleria Umberto. Galleria Umberto Really really cheap pizza and other traditional italian foods that are really really good. The thing about this place they open for lunch at 11am and when they are out of food they close for the day which is usually around 2pm sometimes before then depending on how busy they are. And you better be there by or before 11, last year when I went I waited for almost an hour to get some food, and the line was out the door.

    Out in the Back Bay area there is a good burger joint called 5 Napkin Burger
    5 Napkin Burger Unique burgers and your typical american type food.

    If you like Indian food also in the Back Bay there is a place called India Quality I had the Chicken Vindaloo and asked for them to make it and spicy as they could and it was great! I also recommend the Royal Nan (OMG!!!!!!) Nan with Coconut, Raisins and Honey. Its amazing!

    Out in Cambridge there is an AWESOME pizza place called Otto Pizza. They always have different and unique topping pizza's. The Boston "T" (subway) or Buses will take you right out to Harvard Square and the pizza place is right there.

    These are just a few if I think of anymore I will add them here, but totally try to check these places out! Enjoy good eats!

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    So for best burger place I would recommend R.F.O'Sullivans & Son Pub If you are feeling a little adventurous and you are in town a day or two before PAX starts try this place. This is a train and cab ride away so just keep that in mind, but I think its worth it.

    Although my places might not be close to the convention center it's food for thought if you come in town early and want some eats. They are not chain restaurants and all of the are average priced except for Neptune Oyster Bar which can be somewhat pricey. But like some of the other had said, Faneuil Hall has a ton of different fast quick one stop shop places to eat, from burgers, to sandwiches, to mac and cheese to pizza. Everything you want or could think of is there. Happy dining!

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    edited January 2013
    NeuralLink wrote: »
    What's the best burger joint in Boston?

    Boston Burger Company. Hands down the best.


    http://www.bostonburgerco.com/

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    GrimRupertGrimRupert Registered User regular
    Oh wow, I'm going to have to keep this thread in mind as we get closer.

    My train won't be getting in until about 8pmish on Thursday, and I'm located at the Renaissance Waterfront, right near the Seaport and close to places like Whiskey Priest. What would people recommend for post-9pm? I could always eat at the hotel bar (or Seaport's, since their pizza is delicious), but would prefer to avoid those prices so early in the trip.

    For an idea of tastes, I love crab (so Barking Crab already has my interest), pizza and burgers.

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    GrimRupert wrote: »
    For an idea of tastes, I love crab (so Barking Crab already has my interest), pizza and burgers.

    Barking Crab is yummy! I try to go there at least 3-4 times a season!

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    KilonumKilonum [E] Somewhere near BostonRegistered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Myself and my friends that I am going with are going to Fire & Ice Sunday night after PAX ends... It's become a tradition for us.

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