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Springtime on the High Line

NYC Food Diary

It was just a quick trip into Manhattan. I was visiting friends north of the city and we wanted to re-visit both the High Line and the New Museum. We had toured the High Line shortly after it opened in 2009; ditto for the New Museum. An update was in order. The High Line fascinates […]

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Introducing Alex Sáenz – Chef de Cuisine at LiNEaGe

 Actually, Chef Sáenz needs no introduction to Boston, having spent time in the kitchens of both Spire and Great Bay.  He then decamped to the Cape and Islands for several seasons, working at The Straight Wharf on the Vineyard and most recently as the opening Executive Chef at Ten Tables in Provincetown. Then it was time to […]

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Del Frisco’s “World of Wine ” Dinner Series – Napa

For 2013, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is offering the “World of Wine” Dinner Series. Each dinner focuses on the wines of a notable wine region rather than on those of an individual producer. Del Frisco’s Boston kicked off the series on March 22nd with an evening featuring the wines of Napa Valley. I was fortunate […]

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Wahlbloggers at Wahlburgers

    While still in his teens, Paul Wahlberg knew what he wanted to do in life: he wanted to be a chef. After a childhood diet of good but unexciting Dorchester food, he had an epiphany at a Vietnamese restaurant. A dish of crispy whole fish opened his mind and palate to the endless possibilities […]

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“Escape Your Winter Woes with a Mezcal Dinner at Saloon”

The invitation from Liz Green of All Heart PR was just perfect – “Escape your winter woes with a Mezcal dinner at Saloon” – perfect for several reasons. First, I’d never been to Saloon and it was on my “go-to” list. Secondly, aside from a single wonderful cocktail at Brick and Mortar, I didn’t know much about Mezcal – but […]

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The Dinearound – M3

. The Dinearound had developed an aversion to white tablecloth dining. On our last visit to such a restaurant  we had been amazed at the bread service. A member of the waitstaff  traipsed through the dining room with a basket and tongs bestowing bits of baguette on the patrons. For us, it was too precious, too twee […]

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Snapshot – The Clam Box

Even though the fried clam may have been “invented” in Essex MA at Woodman’s, it was perfected up the road apiece in Ipswich at The Clam Box. (And with that statement, I enter the ongoing debate over just who – Woodman’s, The Clam Box  or Farnham’s has the best fried clams on the North Shore.) […]

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A Lesson in Pairing: Samuel Adams Beer Dinner at Del Frisco’s

 Ideally, our tastes evolve – our palates sharpen, our interests broaden – we embrace more. At WineDineWithUs, the focus from the start has been on wine and all that a “wine lifestyle” encompasses.  Good wine does entail good food. Gourmet, gourmand, connoisseur, wineau – whatever designation we chose, taste is always foremost. And as our tastes evolves, we’ve lately […]

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The Dinearound – Chez Henri (At Long Last)

  Chef Paul O’Connell has been a presence on the Greater Boston dining scene for many years and his bistro Chez Henri has long endured while lesser venues have come and gone. I had dined at Chef O’Connell’s first venture, Providence, and had been impressed with his cuisine. When next he opened Chez Henri with a […]

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The Dinearound at the Blue Ox

  Once again, the Dinearound landed in Lynn for an evening at the Blue Ox. The demonstation dinners presented here by Chef Matt O’Neill have become a favored destination for us. Since this was the last such dinner of the season, we signed on early. The format for the dinners is basically the same: Chef O’Neill […]

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