Tag Archives: chinatown

No soup dumplings for you, come back one hour

I'm becoming my father.  No big surprise really, but I knew that the transformation was almost complete when I stood in line to get in to a restaurant simply because there was a line.  Gourmet Dumpling House was hopping and there was a cold crowd out front. I got on the list.  I persevered.  I…
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Boston Street Lab!

I was searching for the location of a company on Google Maps and happened to notice a link in the sidebar for a map called Boston Street Lab: Underutilized Space.  That's just my kind of thing, so naturally, I clicked on it. It turns out that there's an outfit called Boston Street Lab, which bills…
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Ends and beginnings at Hudson Street Gallery

The Hudson Street Gallery's inaugural show has officially come to an end.  I helped take the show down yesterday.  When and what will be the next HSG show?  I can't say just yet, but we're still interested in hearing from artists and others who want to help advance the Chinatown art scene. Photographers Lee Cullivan,…
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Super big turnip cake, size never seen

It's like I'd spent my life enjoying potato skins and suddenly got offered a whole stuffed baked potato. If you know what I mean. As you may know, I like fried turnip cake.  I liked it in Hong Kong.  I liked it in San Francisco.  I liked it in London.  I like it here in…
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There's a reason they don't call it Tofu Pasteur

After hearing several students at Grub Street read their work (tip: check out the essay class) I went off with A for some grub of the other kind.  We ended up at Chinatown's Pho Pasteur. We started off with the classic fresh rolls, mostly lettuce and tofu in a rice noodle skin, but served with…
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Along the Greenway

Yesterday was the official grand opening of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, the strip of urban parks that has replaced the elevated route 93 and changed the face of Boston.  I might quibble with the execution or the cost, but I can't say enough good things about the whole idea of creating this green space…
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Pig cake from Hing Shing

This weekend I was hanging out at the Hudson Street Gallery in chinatown and popped in to Hing Shing Pastry for a snack.  They were out of their delicious peanut butter buns, but they did have this peculiarly detailed pig-shaped item in an equally pig-shaped plastic container. At $2.50, it was more expensive than anything…
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How to make an art gallery in just three weeks

A few weeks ago, I got a call from C, asking me some odd questions about framing and insurance.  It turns out he's setting up a (temporary?) gallery in some vacant space in a building his family owns in Chinatown.  I've blogged once or twice about the Hudson Street Gallery, which had a stealth opening…
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Dim Sunday in Chinatown with art

Intrepid museum buddy L (who has a shiny new Marketing Analytics blog!) joined me for brunch today in Chinatown and then we popped in at the new Hudson Street Gallery. We visited local favorite China Pearl, arriving just before the 11:00 rush to the among the first seated upstairs. We had a sampling of usual…
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Keen on Peach Farm

After an evening of lengthy and expensive marketing research, there's really only one place to go: Chinatown. I dragged about half a gaggle of co-workers and some hangers-on to one of my favorite seafood joints, Peach Farm. This is not the sort of place that has a website, so I'll just give the address: 4…
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August moon festival and Hudson street gallery

Today was the August Moon Festival, celebrating what is held to be the largest full moon of the year. In Boston's Chinatown that means lion dances, kung-fu demonstrations, moon cakes, and a battle for local souls fought between the Falun Gong and various local churches. This year, it also marked the debut of the Hudson…
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Chinatown: more than the Dim Sum of its parts

Starting to fall behind on SF posts, sorry about that. I asked the concierge at the Hyatt where I could find the best dim sum. She swiftly disparaged all of Chinatown with some references to mystery meat and suggested Yank Sing in the Rincon Center. Dim sum in a food court? I'm not sure if…
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