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Chef O’Neil Demo’s Dinner at The Blue Ox – Redux

  One could watch the Food Network or attend a demo at Williams-Sonoma but the experience would not be particularly engaging but rather passive – couch potato passive and adoring audience passive. Frankly, one needs more zip in one’s culinary life and what better avenue to culinary engagement than attending a cooking demonstration with Chef Matt O’Neil […]

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An Evening of Ice Wines & Seasonal Desserts at Finale

The evening’s fare The Evening’s Featured Pairings 2006 Jackson Triggs Vidal (Niagara, Canada) – Finale’s Signature Cheesecake 2009 Renwood Amador Ice Wine (California) – Strawberry Frangipane Tart 2006 Selaks Marlborough (New Zealand) – Key Lime Tart 2009 Cooper Mountain Vin Glacé (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – Lemon Tart 2006 Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine (Niagara, Canada) – […]

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He Said, She Said – Sweet Caroline’s in the Fenway

Part of the occasional series The Fenway: One Bite at a Time Katrin – Located at 1260 Boylston Street, just one block from Fenway Park, Sweet Caroline’s is in a space that has been home to some rather short-lived restaurants and bars in recent years, including a chicken wing place and a Mexican cantina. Every […]

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The Dinearound – Myers+Chang

The members of the Dinearound were looking for a change. We’d grown bored with chef-inflected white table cloth dining where a server strolls through the dining room rationing rolls one by one. We were seeking something more  fun and – shall I say – basic. For our last outing, we’d gathered at Tupelo (again) for […]

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He Said, She Said – Sweet Cheeks Q

GLENN – This sign shines like a beacon up and down Boylston St. calling all ‘que lovers – smack in the middle of Boston’s newest restaurant scene, The Fenway.  Was this the most anticipated restaurant opening in Boston this season, edging out Catalyst across the river in the Republic? Whatever – we were finally dining […]

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Picks and Pans, Rants and Raves #5 – Burger of the Year

Part of a series looking back at the best – and occasionally the worst – of 2011 Happily for me, the tsunami of burger-centric dining continues. Burgers now abound in myriad iterations – “obsessive foodie” (Craigie on Main); “burger palace” (5 Napkins);” no frills plain and simple” (Tasty Burger); “patty geometry” (The Gallows’ flat patty); […]

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Google Places+Church=The Feast of the 5 Macs

I’d won a contest.    The email notification read,     “Hi Glenn,Congrats! You’ve got yourself a seat at our Mac n’ Cheese Tasting/Pairing at Church THIS Friday, 12/16 .”    Awesome.     I”d come across the contest sponsored by Google Places while reading a post on Just Add Cheese. I entered with no intention of winning. But I did. I’ve dined at Church before […]

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He Said, She Said Goes East (by Northeast)

  Katrin: Tucked away in a small storefront near Inman Square, East by Northeast has quickly been developing a reputation as one of Greater Boston’s best Asian fusion restaurants. Chef and owner Phillip Tang has received great press since opening in 2010 and we were eager to check it out. Yes, it took a Rue […]

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Dinner with David Mirassou: Exploring the Wines of America’s Oldest Winemaking Family

On October 17, I had the pleasure of joining a select group of Boston writers and bloggers for dinner with the wonderfully knowledgeable and charming David Mirassou at The Brahmin. The Mirassou name is certainly instantly recognizable as being one of the most popular California wine brands, not to mention the oldest. Mirassou Winery was […]

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Dispatch from Provincetown #2 – Ten Tables

Cloudy here all day – the rain ended early this morning. Now, the sky is clearing, but I’ve had too much beach. I’m overly tanned; I’m beginning to look like an old broad from Carson Beach. (Thankfully, though, I no longer chain-smoke.) So, it’s the perfect day to head to Ten Tables for some “Buck-a-shuck” […]

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