Brunch a Love Story: Il Casale

il Casale Cucina Italiana in Belmont is a warm, welcoming space.  The dining room is often filled with regulars from around town, the occasional Top Chef film crew, and those who have heard how good the food is. I am a fan of dinner at il Casale and have been in for special occasions and…

La Chandeleur: Crêpe Day aka Candlemas

February 2nd is La Chandeleur, a French holiday. Some say the holiday celebrates the sun and longer days of sunlight ahead.  As for Candlemas, that refers to February 2nd the date marking when Jesus was presented at the temple in Jerusalem. Before this religious tie in, Chandeleur was rooted in pagan traditions celebrating the fertility…

Lunch in Belmont: Patou Thai

Weekdays, I often will meet friends for work or just because we need to get out and chat. This Friday was a busy day between interviews for a story I’m working on and photos I needed to snap for an app job, I grabbed lunch with Jennifer of Politics for The Girls. We went for…

Kitchen on Common: Chef Joh Kokubo’s cooking is the best kept secret

Kitchen on Common is a little spot I stumbled upon a few years ago and I fell in love.  It’s not the kind of place you fall head over heals in love with, swept of your feet, over the moon and you might not come back.  It is more like a little crush, that you…