Dinner at La Motta

The South End has an interesting dining scene. There are the sought after spots cooking up some of the best bites you will ever put in your mouth. There are the delicious, unfussy, neighborhood spots for regulars and visitors alike. There are the less chef-driven kitchens that just put out good, popular dishes, that are…

10 Reasons to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Suburbs (Boston)

The city (Boston) is known for being vibrant, sleepless, up all night, and hot hot hot but the suburbs get the reputation of being sleepy and void of hipness.  Lately though, while city folks are doing their thing, the suburbs have been quietly upping their game. Gone are the days of a 3 hour wait to…

Deux Etoiles at Deuxave: Above and Beyond

Chef Chris Coombs has received many accolades all well deserved and hard-earned. Clearly, Chef Coombs knows what he is doing on more levels than one because he has at least one other star in the kitchen at Deuxave. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Pastry Chef Shaun Velez to chat about his pastry…

Superbowl: The Edible Experience Boston Edition 

The Superbowl is a televised event wherein friends and family gather, beer in hand, surrounded by a lot of snacks and tasty foods, periodically cheering and groaning.  Essentially, its like Oktoberfest minus the parade (we always had a parade in Kitchener- Waterloo) and with a bunch of men parading around a field in jerseys amd…

Dinner Dinner: One Meal, Two Restaurants, Many Dishes

The Leather District is a unique little corner of Boston nestled between Chinatown and the theatre district. It has a historic Boston industrial feeling and actually reminds me a little of NYC with unexpected restaurants, apartments, office buildings, and small independent artists and artisans. When you walk into Bel Ari, you are wrapped up by…

Fantasy Thanksgiving Menu: Boston Area Thanksgiving To Go

   I love to cook, so our Thanksgiving is prepared by me and my entire family with a few exceptions. We always have a selection of Fastachi nuts, seeds, and mixes for guests to nibble on while the turkey is cooking. I also love the ooey gooey deliciousness of Petsi Pies pecan pie so I…

Falmouth Gastropub Bear In Boots Gets it Right

I’ve had some great meals on Cape Cod and Nantucket, but most of them are made at home with goodies from the farmer’s market and the local fisherman.  Dining out on the Cape has historically been a bit of a let down.  I would head to Wellfleet or Nantucket leaving my high standards for dining…

Growing Season is Here: Now Just Add Cooking

Just as the farms are starting to grow some delicious things for us to eat here in New England (or to be fair the greenhouses are doing a lot of the work right now), the kids’ schedules are going crazy.  From end of year events, special meetings, concerts, recitals and ball games, planning for dinner…

WITS15 Guide To Boston: Eat Well

Cocktails at Toro. Women in Travel is coming to Boston and in addition to the love of travel many of us also have a love of good, local food. Luckily Boston has plenty of that. The Revere Hotel is not too far from Chinatown, Newbury Street, Charles Street, Boston Common. Boston is a pretty small…