Monday, June 27, 2005

A Few More Restaurants Recently Featured on Boston's Hidden Restaurants

In the past few weeks, I have been to some excellent restaurants in the Boston and New England area, some of which are now featured on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site.

Where to start...how about some of the best Japanese food in Boston? There is a place in Roslindale called Village Sushi and Grill that is truly one of the top sushi restaurants in the Boston area. The dinners from the kitchen are very good, too. Village Sushi is in the heart of Roslindale Square, an up-and-coming area for top restaurants in Boston.

Let's stay in Roslindale for a bit longer. Sophia's Grotto is a nice Mediterreanan restaurant right next to Village Sushi. Their fare tends to lean toward Northern Italian cuisine. The atmosphere at Sophia's Grotto is very romantic, with exposed brick and dim lighting, and the restaurant is in a little courtyard away from traffic.

If you're heading up to Cape Ann this summer, you might want to check out The Lobster Pool Restaurant, which is on the Rockport / Gloucester line near Halibut Point. The ocean views from this seafood shack are amazing, and the food rivals Woodman's, in my opinion.

A lot further up the coast, in Maine, is another seafood shack that is about as hidden away as you can get. The Docksider Restaurant is in Northeast Harbor, ME, on Mount Desert Island, far away from the hustle and bustle of the Bar Harbor area.

Still in Maine, in the funky town of Belfast, is Darby's, a restaurant as quirky as the town in which it is located. Darby's serves cuisine of all kinds, from Thai to Italian to American to Jewish to Mexican and so on. And the atmosphere there is that of a classic old tavern.

Well, that's it for now. Those are some of the latest restaurants on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site. Stay tuned for more to come soon...

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Pages from New Travel Web Site: Bar Harbor, ME; Lake Placid, NY; Marblehead, MA; Mendocino, CA; Rockport, MA; Waterville Valley, NH

As Boston's Hidden Restaurants continues to grow, I have decided to create a new Web site that will have more of a national presence. It is a travel Web site called Travel Guide of America and is in its early stages right now. I have pages for Bar Harbor, ME, Lake Placid, NY, Marblehead, MA, Mendocino, CA, Rockport, MA, and Waterville Valley, NH up right now and have several others in the works. Let me know what you think of these pages. Thanks!

-MH

Thursday, June 02, 2005

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Boston Restaurant Talk is now in a web ring. If you would like to check it out, see below:

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Interesting Photos of Restaurants in Boston and the Northeast

In my work with Boston's Hidden Restaurants, I have come across some rather interesting-looking restaurants. Some photos of these restaurants are below. If you would like to see larger images, click on the pictures.






Photo of Channel Cafe, Boston, MA

The Channel Cafe, in Boston's Fort Point Channel area, is a funky combination of a restaurant and an art gallery.






Photo of The Tavern, Eagle Bay, NY

The Tavern is a classic Adirondack bar in the remote hamlet of Eagle Bay. This townie joint, which is on scenic Route 28 in the central Adirondacks, has great (and VERY cheap) burgers and beer.






Photo of Ristorante Romanza, Providence, RI

Ristorante Romanza is a romantic little Italian restaurant in the heart of the Providence arts district.






Photo of Pattaconk 1850 Bar and Grille, Chester, CT

The Pattaconk 1850 Bar and Grille is an old tavern on a winding river in the heart of Chester, CT, a charming village near Essex.






Photo of Cafe Apollonia

Cafe Apollonia is Boston's only Albanian restaurant, and a great place for food. It is in Roslindale, a part of Boston with many great restaurants.



-MH

Boston's Hidden Restaurants