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…

Family Fun at the Marriott Burlington

The Burlington Marriott is in the suburbs but perfectly situated so that there is plenty to do within minutes of stepping outside the door. The Marriott has a great space if you want to just hibernate and not leave the property.  The lounge area is spacious and has a sleek, long, modern gas fireplace there…

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…

Union Square Love: Somerville

Union Square is a place I drove through every week when I used to tutor a child.  It was somewhere I passed through but never had time to stop.  As the tutoring days ended and my family life began, I started to explore the area a little more.  Honk brought me to Union Square and…

Posto Mobile Pizza Food Truck: Come for the Pizza and Keep the Sauce

Pizza really is the best fast food available.  The problem is that it isn’t always fast and it isn’t always made from the best ingredients.  If you can find a place that makes it well, they have the right ingredients and the right equipment. In the Boston area (Boston’s South End, Cambridge, Somerville), we have…

Weekend Guide: Slush it Out

Live it up this weekend. No need to beware the ides of March because (a) you are not Caesar and (b) they’re not until the 15th. So here are a few ways to celebrate the weekend. Saturday Blue Man Group Lips are blue, but then again so are their entire faces. Blue Man Group is…

Breakfast for Dinner: Fun Night Out at The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is a great little spot just across the river from where I live, nestled in behind The Skating Club of Boston and Harvard Stadium. In addition to a great, huge breakfast menu, there is a perfect little parking lot which this winter is kind of a big deal. Go there for the…