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Old 08-20-2019, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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I'm sure you'd get a different definition from each person in this thread as to what they consider Boston "proper".

I'd personally love to learn of some great spots I'm not familiar with in any neighborhood. Bring them forth.
D Coal Pot
Zaz
Singh's
Flame's (Mattapan)

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Old 08-20-2019, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I'm sure you'd get a different definition from each person in this thread as to what they consider Boston "proper".

I'd personally love to learn of some great spots I'm not familiar with in any neighborhood. Bring them forth.
I shouldnít. The boundaries are well defined.
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Zaz Hyde Park
Bon Apetit Mattapan
Suya Joint Roxbury
Merengue Roxbury
LeFoyer Bakery Mattapan
Run on Caribeno Hyde Park
Jerk Dorchester
Cesarias Dorchester
Various Banh Mi places Dorchester
Shanti Dorchester
Top Mix Bar Roxbury
Savvor Financial District

To name a few there are several dozens other but they can’t get liquor licenses. Half of the one up here don’t have liquor licenses. It’s seem insane to me Boston would be satisfied with capping the value of these restaurants-which makes them far less desirable than if they could serve liquor. The neighborhoods suffer
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:42 PM
 
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Zaz Hyde Park
Bon Apetit Mattapan
Suya Joint Roxbury
Merengue Roxbury
LeFoyer Bakery Mattapan
Run on Caribeno Hyde Park
Jerk Dorchester
Cesarias Dorchester
Various Banh Mi places Dorchester
Shanti Dorchester
Top Mix Bar Roxbury
Savvor Financial District

To name a few there are several dozens other but they canít get liquor licenses. Half of the one up here donít have liquor licenses. Itís seem insane to me Boston would be satisfied with capping the value of these restaurants-which makes them far less desirable than if they could serve liquor. The neighborhoods suffer
You had Singh's Roti on Columbia Rd?
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I'm sure you'd get a different definition from each person in this thread as to what they consider Boston "proper"..
Maybe from the out-of-towners (like how the OP so graciously included Roxbury in their personal definition of “Boston”), but anyone who’s lived in or near the city will know which places are within Marty’s jurisdiction and which aren’t.
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:58 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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Zaz Hyde Park
Bon Apetit Mattapan
Suya Joint Roxbury
Merengue Roxbury
LeFoyer Bakery Mattapan
Run on Caribeno Hyde Park
Jerk Dorchester
Cesarias Dorchester
Various Banh Mi places Dorchester
Shanti Dorchester
Top Mix Bar Roxbury
Savvor Financial District

To name a few there are several dozens other but they canít get liquor licenses. Half of the one up here donít have liquor licenses. Itís seem insane to me Boston would be satisfied with capping the value of these restaurants-which makes them far less desirable than if they could serve liquor. The neighborhoods suffer
the radio said about 1,100 restaurants serve liquor in boston and only about 100 of them are black owned.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:15 PM
 
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Maybe from the out-of-towners (like how the OP so graciously included Roxbury in their personal definition of “Boston”), but anyone who’s lived in or near the city will know which places are within Marty’s jurisdiction and which aren’t.
I had previously thought "Boston Proper" was interchangeable with the City of Boston, but apparently under some definitions that is only the city's original boundaries prior to annexation (excluding Dorchester, Roxbury, West Roxbury...). Back to the original topic, I think it's ridiculous to exclude Cambridge, Somerville, Quincy, etc. when measuring "Boston"s offerings vs. another city ie. Atlanta or Philly. The invisible boundaries are meaningless under that context.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Boston
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You had Singh's Roti on Columbia Rd?
Yea, but Iím more talking comfortable sit down spots. I could name many places better than Singhís of the same ilk
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I had previously thought "Boston Proper" was interchangeable with the City of Boston, but apparently under some definitions that is only the city's original boundaries prior to annexation (excluding Dorchester, Roxbury, West Roxbury...). Back to the original topic, I think it's ridiculous to exclude Cambridge, Somerville, Quincy, etc. when measuring "Boston"s offerings vs. another city ie. Atlanta or Philly. The invisible boundaries are meaningless under that context.
Naw Boston proper is just the city of a Boston but people who donít think of West Roxbury as city of Boston use it to refer to the 5square mile core. Which is pretty ridiculous given how small Boston proper already is.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I had previously thought "Boston Proper" was interchangeable with the City of Boston, but apparently under some definitions that is only the city's original boundaries prior to annexation (excluding Dorchester, Roxbury, West Roxbury...). Back to the original topic, I think it's ridiculous to exclude Cambridge, Somerville, Quincy, etc. when measuring "Boston"s offerings vs. another city ie. Atlanta or Philly. The invisible boundaries are meaningless under that context.
I hear what your saying about not excluding Camdrige Somerville but when 80%+ of all the places were saying are in 3/4 TINY areas-thatís a huge red flag and workin in Atlanta or Philly advantage-big time. I think Bostonians and especially folks on C-D see that As normal and okay but I think itís actually quite shocking to people from other metros. Itsfar from normal for a city of Bostonís stature. The way we concentrate all the smaller offering in 2 places seems more on par with Baltimore or Charleston or maybe maybe Denver and not on par with Atlanta Philly Sf (I.e. cities we think of as piers). Itís also not acknowledging that depending where you are Boston area cuisine really is ho-hum. Throughout ALOT of the area
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