Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Fall Foliage in New England: Restaurants to go to on a Foliage Trip

I recently added a page to the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site about New England restaurants that are great places to go to during foliage season. This Fall Foliage in New England restaurants page has mostly diners and old-fashioned New England restaurants that are located in or near prime fall foliage spots in the six New England states, plus New York and Quebec.

My personal favorites on the list for going to on a fall foliage trip? Perhaps the Pilsen Pub in North Hatley, Quebec, mainly because it's in such a beautiful riverside setting. Or maybe The Foxfire Inn in Stowe, VT, because of both the terrific Italian food and the fact that the restaurant is in one of the best foliage areas in New England.

Check out the list for yourself and let me know if any of the restaurants are favorites of yours, too. And let me know of any other New England restaurants that are good stops for a fall foliage road trip.


Monday, August 08, 2005

Arlington Needs a Good Pizza Place

I live in the suburbs northwest of Boston, and am always frustrated by the lack of good pizza places in Arlington, which is otherwise a terrific town for restaurants. I am not all that impressed by ZA in East Arlington (it's good, but not great), and other than that, the rest of the pizza joints in Arlington are just that--pizza joints. And none of them really stand out, though I do go to the Villa Pizza in Arlington Heights and Sabation's in East Arlington every now and then.

For good pizza, I tend to go next door to Medford, which has Bocelli's in South Medford and Giuseppi's in West Medford, both of which are outstanding. I also go to Cambridge, which has Emma's, a top gourmet pizza place in Kendall Square. But that's about it for the area. If anyone knows of any other great pizza places northwest of Boston, please let me know!