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[PAX EAST] Wombat's Magical Foodie Tour of Boston - 2010


#1 Lord Jezo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   135 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2009 - 06:04 PM

So besides for Wombat not actually endorsing this thread and knowing nothing about it at the time of posting the last podcast gave hints at a pretty good idea for a CAG PAX East event: a Wombat hosted Boston food tour event. He seemed to know a lot about the city and also mentioned all the places that he wanted to take Cheapy to. So instead of him giving only Cheapy the food how about all the rest of us here at CAG?

Here's my idea: Wombat can either post a list of "must eat" places for PAX and we can organize ourselves into a hoard of conventioneers to hit them all up, or the better version, Wombat can lead the charge and we can follow him across the city as we explore the culinary delights that Boston has to offer. He could be the tour guide.

We have 7 months or so to figure this out so it should be enough time.

Anyone with me? Or at least Wombat?

A year or something ago he mentioned the Chocolate Buffet, that is one I will be going to for sure during PAX East.

#2 Hbomb5   Cross Border Gamer CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2009 - 06:16 PM

Has there been a date announced for PAX East?
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#3 Lord Jezo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   135 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2009 - 06:44 PM

Has there been a date announced for PAX East?


Yup.

March 26 - 28
http://www.paxsite.com/paxeast/

Passes are also already for sale and we have our hotel booked.

#4 Hbomb5   Cross Border Gamer CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2009 - 08:08 PM

Yeah. Probably not going. Was hoping my schedule would work. :(
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#5 TheAggroCraig   Hummus! CAGiversary!   1388 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:19 PM

Living in Mass pays off for once.

And if you want good food, go to Fire and Ice or the general North End area.

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#6 Lord Jezo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   135 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:00 PM

Living in Mass pays off for once.

And if you want good food, go to Fire and Ice or the general North End area.


Fire & Ice? Come on man, that's a chain, I can go to one of them at a mall. For the food tour we need to explore the real heart and soul that is Boston food and eat at places that offer up stuff you can't get anywhere else.

Where's Wombat? Someone needs to get him in here.

#7 Wombat   CAGcast or nothin CAGiversary!   2317 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:53 PM

I would be happy to do something, but I need to get my plans straight first, stay tuned

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:08 AM

Fire & Ice? Come on man, that's a chain, I can go to one of them at a mall. For the food tour we need to explore the real heart and soul that is Boston food and eat at places that offer up stuff you can't get anywhere else.


While I understand what you are saying, don't bash on chain restaurants too much there are chains that put most independent joints to shame. The Capital Grille is a chain and it has strong roots in the Boston area. There are even some locations malls ;)
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#9 Lord Jezo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   135 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2009 - 03:39 PM

While I understand what you are saying, don't bash on chain restaurants too much there are chains that put most independent joints to shame. The Capital Grille is a chain and it has strong roots in the Boston area. There are even some locations malls ;)


Yeah, that can be true, I do enjoy my chains, but a true local food tour should be to the places the tourists dont know about, small out of the way locations on back roads that no one would ever think to go to. Go to a place and eat like a local, its a good way to really experience somewhere.

#10 heyyoeddie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1290 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2009 - 03:44 PM

I know that my trip to PAX East will include a stop at Ida's in the North End. It is one of the places that I simply MUST go to when I'm in Boston.

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#11 LiK   Internet Superstar CAGiversary!   2295 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:54 PM

i live 15 min away so i don't need a hotel, woo~!
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#12 buxton   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   30 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:53 PM

Dude I live in Boston I know everything there is to know about this city.

Edit: A few would be: Eagle's Deli, Pino's Pizza, Pizzeria Regina, Bull & Finch Pub (Cheer's Bar)...Generally if you stick to the North End you can't go wrong.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 05:11 PM

buxton, i grew up in Boston and i don't so show me the way!
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#14 lordwow   Fmr. VP of the OTT CAGiversary!   20534 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2009 - 02:00 AM

Pizzeria Regina, Bull & Finch Pub (Cheer's Bar).


Anyone who really lived in Boston would avoid these tourist traps.
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#15 buxton   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   30 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2009 - 02:55 PM

Anyone who really lived in Boston would avoid these tourist traps.


You're crazy about Regina's, but I totally agree about Cheer's.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 09:30 PM

There are way better pizza places in Boston than Regina's
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#17 Sexbomb   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   175 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:39 AM

On a sidenote, since I live in the area I think it could be cool to go. How much do tickets go for?

#18 Darknyss   Trophies 4TW! CAGiversary!   916 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:59 PM

On a sidenote, since I live in the area I think it could be cool to go. How much do tickets go for?

From the PAX site:

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#19 lordwow   Fmr. VP of the OTT CAGiversary!   20534 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2009 - 03:44 PM

Pizza Pie-er is wayyyy better than Regina's.
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