How to Survive Hell Night; P.F. Chang's Too Noisy

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Tangerine shrimp from P.F. Chang's Photo: scardey kat/Flickr

A six point guide to surviving Hell Night atEast Coast Grill & Raw Bar. Step one: "Coat your digestive tract before and after. Pepto-Bismol, ice cream, milk, Rolaids." [Fork It Over, Boston!]

At the Legacy Place P.F. Chang's, "amazingly high noise levels (it seemed like every single conversation in the place was being beamed right at our table), topped with insipid sorta-pop music (not even Chinese pop music, but good ol' American dreck) made for a frenetic, unsoothing experience." [Universal Hub]

FYI about Craigie On Main's pigs' tails: "I hadnt realized that a pigs tail is mostly uh, fat. Think of it like a petite, very fatty version of a chicken drumstick or a spare rib - a small bone encased in a rich, lip-smacking casing of fat that leaves you feeling a bit stickier for the wear." [Lingbo Li]

One verdict on Cafe Fleuri's Chocolate Bar: "go for birthdays, big groups, kids etc.. its overhyped.. but its a fun thing to do, just dont have high expectations." [Miss NOM NOM.com]

At the new South End Parish Cafe, "the kitchen still has a few kinks to work out." [Chowder/BoMag]