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Pre Game Meal ?
« on: January 06, 2011, 08:12:59 PM »

Offline alaa_abdelnaby

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    I am headed to the garden tomorrow for the first time in almost 20 years!  Last time I took my son to watch Isiah drop 30+ on Dino Radja and co.
    This time my son bought the tickets!   I am looking for a recommendation of good place to have dinner (nothing fancy ) before the game - within walking distance of the garden.
     Thanks.  Go C's


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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 08:18:54 PM »

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There are a bunch of good Italian restaurants in the North End.

My father took me to Massimino's before a game last year and it was great. I think you need a reservation there though.

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 08:19:42 PM »

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Have a great time together. I don't live in Mass so don't know but I am still jealous.

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 08:28:44 PM »

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I work on the corner of Washington and Causeway, which is practically across the street from the Garden.  So I am fortunate to get to go out to lunch and business dinners in the area often.  The Boston Beer Works and the Fours are right across from the Garden and have solid bar food. 

Trattoria la Famiglia is on Salem Street about 5 min walk from the Garden and has tremendous Italian food and obscene portions for a reasonable price ($13-$18). My favorite Italian place in the North End is Ar Tu on Hanover Street, little more expensive ($18-30) but tremendous. 

There is a great seafood place called Posiodens on Salem, top notch raw bar.  And that place makes me think of pizza, because Ernesto's is right next store and that is my lunch joint.  Pushcart further down Salem and the Original Regina's are can't go wrong choices. Stay away from Half-Time on Causeway. 

Lastly, I'd be remiss to not mention Bolle Nolle on Hanover, it's a sandwich shop and it's probably not open but I have to plug my old friends.  They make a great Pastrami sandwich!

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I've always been partial to the Grand Canal.  Its a bit farther down the road than the usual suspects;  Fours, Beerworks, Sports Grille but I like the setup.  Usually a little less crazy.  Good food and great place for a pint.


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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 08:34:26 PM »

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How can you say stay away from Halftime? I think it has great pizza and very cheap big beers.

As far as bars in the area Boston Beer Works is your best bet when it comes to beers and food.

If you are looking for a legit nice dinner you've got the North End, Beacon Hill, and Fanuiel with plenty of nice places

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I'm a big fan of the Fours.  It's a sports bar, but it's got some tasty grub.


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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2011, 09:02:39 PM »

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How can you say stay away from Halftime? I think it has great pizza and very cheap big beers.

As far as bars in the area Boston Beer Works is your best bet when it comes to beers and food.

If you are looking for a legit nice dinner you've got the North End, Beacon Hill, and Fanuiel with plenty of nice places

Truth that the slices and beer are cheap (particularly considering the area), but compare it to what you can get if you walk 3 minutes from North Station and its not even the same game, imo.

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 12:09:03 AM »

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Good stuff guys. Ill be headed to Boston in february to see them play the lakers. They play the night before my bday so Ill be flying out there from California to soak in the Garden

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 12:15:25 AM »

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I'm a big fan of the Fours.  It's a sports bar, but it's got some tasty grub.

A lot of great food in the area, but I'd have to go with Roy on this one ... try The Fours ... you won't regret it. :)
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Boston Beer Works is the only place I've been.  Definitely a good choice.
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