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Burrito ? Bookstore ? Seafood ? Florist ? Who Is the Best in Boston ?

Posted by Rick Canale on Tue, Jul 08, 2014

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For the third year in a row, Exotic Flowers has been named Best Florist in Boston by the Improper Bostonian Magazine. We welcome the microscope that the title brings. After all, who is to say that Pizzeria Regina's pizza is better than Santarpio's ? Or that, Sweet Cheeks has better barbecue than Red Eyed Pig ? I am sure there are many clients at Winston Flowers and Olympia Flowers that are mystified that the Exotic Flowers was named best florist in Boston for three years in a row. 
Boston's best florist Thank you to the Improper Bostonian for this recognition and the write up (as seen below). 

    Exotic Flowers

    Exotic’s assortment of pristine arrangements and stunning wedding-reception centerpieces help this business to stand out in the ever-blooming floral services market. In a pinch to find a gift and can’t make up your mind? Designer’s Choice bouquets are updated daily and always offer something colorful and unexpected.

    609 American Legion Highway, Boston (617-247-2000)
Congratulations to our Roslindale neighbors Fornax (best bread) - it is; and Tables of Content (catering).

Tags: Boston Florist, Santarpios, Pizzeria Regina, Improper Bostonian, Boston's Best

42 Things We Love About Being a Florist in Boston

Posted by Rick Canale on Mon, Apr 15, 2013

Patriot's Day in Boston is filled with an abundance of activities for all Bostonians and New Englanders. From revolutionary battle reenactments to the 11am Red Sox game to the Boston Marathon, this day is a major holiday in Massachusetts. In 2013, Patriot's Day happens also to fall on April 15th. While April 15 is synonymous with Tax Day, this year it is also Jackie Robinson Day.  42 resized 600

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy tells us that 42 is the answer to everything in the universe. Perhaps. But today I just want to share the 42 things we love most about being a florist in Boston in honor of the great Jackie Robinson.

  1. The Swan Boats
  2. The Boston Marathon
  3. Heartbreak Hill
  4. The Celtics
  5. The Museum of Fine Arts
  6. Fenway Park
  7. The Zakim Bridge
  8. Arnold Arboretum
  9. Franklin Park Zoo
  10. Santarpio's Pizza
  11. New Kids on the Block new kids320 resized 600
  12. Paul Revere's House
  13. The North End
  14. Bunker Hill Monument
  15. The Freedom Trail
  16. Athens of America
  17. Hospitals in Boston
  18. Roxbury Latin School
  19. Sam Adams
  20. USS Constitution
  21. The Bruins
  22. Pizzeria Regina
  23. Mike's Pastry
  24. The Public Gardens
  25. Baked Beans classic boston baked beans resized 600
  26. Union Oyster House
  27. The Holocaust Memorial
  28. Castle Island
  29. Gardner Museum
  30. Boston Pops
  31. JFK Library
  32. Newbury Street
  33. The ICA
  34. Beantown
  35. Red Sox
  36. Hubway
  37. New Edition
  38. Faneuil Hall
  39. Walking City
  40. we 'Pahk ah cahs'
  41. Forest Hills Cemetery
  42. Bostonians
of course no tribute to Jackie Robinson we could be complete without recommending the new movie 42. 

Tags: Fenway Park, Boston Bruins, Patriot's Day, JFK, U.S. Constitution, Boston Florist, Santarpios, Pizzeria Regina, Boston, Red Sox, Boston College

Exotic Flowers Top Five Pizzerias in Boston

Posted by Rick Canale on Fri, Oct 07, 2011

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At Exotic Flowers in Boston, we often work on our feet. Lunch is usually eaten at a work station and the end result is often fast food. Unfortunately, you might say we are fast food critics. On our Boston flower design benches, you might find a beef lo mein from Seven Star Street Bistro, or a Chipotle Burrito. Pizza has become a staple for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Some are good. Some are great. Here are our five favorites.
Pizzerina Regina
  • In West Roxbury, Tony's Pizza is an institution. Elio has been hand making one of the best Chicken Parmigiana subs and some of the tastiest area pizza for more than twenty years.
  • Also in West Roxbury is Comella's; Comella's is a family owned chain which is know for its Italian Mess (a delight of mixed pastas, sauce and cheese) but its pizza $5 large cheese pizzas keep me as regular. This is the best $5 you can spend in Boston.
  • A traditional favorite remains local icon Papa Gino's. For chain pizza, Papa Gino's nails it with its rustic pizza. This thin stretched crust cut into mini squares and odd shapes is as close to authentic as a chain can get.
Batting it out for the top two spots are everyone's favorite pizzerias. Both institutions have even expanded with huge pizzerias during the recession.
Pizzeria Regina and Santarpio's are everyone's favorites. But keep in mind, Pizzeria Reginas is good in any of its location, but the north end location remains the best of the chain. From its large slices oozing with cheese on a fluffy crust, Pizzeria Regina never disappaoints but still our #1 pizzeria remains Santarpio's in East Boston.
Santarpio's Pizza remains the best there is. No one comes close and it never disappoints. I continue to ask why no one can replicate this pizza. 
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Tags: Pizza, Santarpios, Pizzeria Regina, Boston

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