Brunch in Cambridge Worth the Trip from Boston: Alden & Harlow

So yes, they say the trip from Boston to Cambridge and vice versa will be messed up for the next 10 weeks (oh joy!) but there are buses, and it is a beautiful time of year for a stroll or bike ride along the Charles River.  Also, who are we kidding, your Uber app is…

Pastry Chefs Gather for Sugar Rush

We are not Paris, but Boston’s pastry scene is magnifique and has been developing at a the speed that spun sugar sets over the last few years.  I got a taste of some of what the area’s best pastry chefs have to offer at the 4th Annual Sugar Rush.  Sugar Rush was started by pastry…

Travel to North Adams: The Porches Inn at Mass MoCA

As I mentioned the other day, I have been bitten by the travel bug or perhaps I was born with it (the more likely story).  In any case, I love Fall in New England so I don’t like to travel too far and one of my favourite places to go when there is a chill…

Memorial Day Weekend in Boston & Nearby

Start by checking out some of my favourite things to see and do for Memorial Day Weekend in Boston. ​​ Memorial Day Eating Whether you want to grill a burger at home or enjoy a burger out, the options are many.   Who makes your favorite burger? If you can, go to MF Dulock and…

Lincoln Tavern Brunch: South Boston is Only 5 Miles from Here

Okay, I’ll admit it.  To me South Boston is a bit of a fantastical distant land.  I’ve heard of that particular ‘hood and certainly seen it portrayed in the movies but the reality of Southie didn’t quite seem approachable.  The problem is that in my real life, real world existence, I had a growing list…

Shop Boston’s Piazza: Eataly at the Prudential

Alright, I’ll admit it.  I was a skeptic when I heard Eataly was coming to Boston.  “We have our very own North End,” I thought “why do we need Eataly here?”  After a tour of Eataly Boston I’m convinced we do need it here and that the North End has one role and Eataly Boston has…

Lunch By the Ocean: Ocean Prime’s Power Lunch

When I hear the world power lunch, I think of a different era.  I think of shoulder pads, suits, a group of men gathered around a dark table and a very big cheque. Today’s power lunch is an entirely different experience.  It has all of the luxe in terms of setting, the meat and potatoes…

Lunch in Harvard Square: Beat Brasserie

Whether you’re a parent and have school-aged children, you are on a tight budget this week/month/year, or you are just not a night person, lunch out is the perfect replacement for dinner out.  Sometimes, you are happy with a yoghurt and some granola at your desk, but other times you need to step away from…

Leah’s Lunch: Kane’s Donuts Pop Up (Chestnut Hill)

Okay, so this was not my lunch but I could have easily had a whole donut and a bowl of fruit and called it lunch.  Instead, I had a mini donut and later that day tasted a sliver of 4 donuts, an apple fritter, and a coffee roll. That’s how I keep my fabulous figure…

Leah’s Lunch: Moody’s Deli (Waltham)

Moody’s Deli is not a deli.  Well, it’s not just a deli.  If Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is a Seven Eleven then I suppose Moody’s could be a deli. New England Charcuterie is like Roald Dahl’s fantasy chocolate factory but for cured meats.  Lunch at Moody’s can be a combined deli grocery shopping trip and lunch…

Freshii Space: Tasty, Fast and Fresh 

In Back Bay, there is a plethora of pastries with Flour, South End Buttery, Café Madeleine, Formaggio, and Wholy Grain. In the neighborhood.  Then there are the burger spots such as Tasty Burger and 5 Napkin Burgers with salty, fried goodness. There is definitely a time for that sweet tooth to be satiated and that…