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Tonno

By On April 27, 2017

Thank you so, so much to everyone who commented on last week’s post or sent me an email or text.  Some of you went to see the movie, The Promise, as we… Read More

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Island Creek Oyster Bar – Burlington

By On January 26, 2017

If you are a fan of oysters, then you have undoubtedly tasted the omnipresent Island Creek Oysters that appear on menus across the country.  What started as an oyster farming business has grown… Read More

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Myers & Chang

By On November 3, 2016

Back in January when I shared a recipe for Spicy Sesame Noodles, I mentioned that I had been doing some recipe testing for Joanne Chang’s forthcoming cookbook that she is writing with… Read More

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Rino’s Place

By On October 20, 2016

Rino’s Place is a restaurant that has been on my list of places to try.  I discovered the restaurant when it was featured on a Food Network show I reluctantly admit to… Read More

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The Maiden

By On September 15, 2016

One of the best ways I have found to keep track of the many restaurants I want to try is to follow them on Instagram.  If I want to follow a place that… Read More

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Trattoria di Monica

By On August 11, 2016

We are back from our summer vacation, just in time (literally) to welcome our daughter’s friend from college who came to the Boston area for a three day visit.  Our daughter was… Read More

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New Rivers

By On July 28, 2016

About a year ago, I started following the Instagram of a Providence, Rhode Island based restaurant New Rivers. It’s not a new restaurant, but a friend who lives in the city told me… Read More

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Tiger Mama

By On June 23, 2016

There are three friends, Amy, Laura and Sheila with whom I have enjoyed many dinners and cooking classes over the years.  In fact, they were the “original companion diners” in my post… Read More

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Amuleto Mexican Table

By On April 28, 2016

Maybe it’s ironic, or divine intervention that I had a review of a newish Mexican place scheduled for the blog this week.  If you don’t already have plans for Cinco de Mayo… Read More

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Doretta Taverna

By On December 3, 2015

Michael Schlow is a fixture of the Boston food scene, although he is equally well known on the national stage.  Schlow currently owns 8 restaurants in California, Washington, D.C., New Hampshire, Connecticut and… Read More

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The Blue Ox

By On September 17, 2015

The city of Lynn, once a bastion of manufacturing (shoes in particular) has some really great things going on, not the least of which is a female mayor, but that’s for another… Read More

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Ohana

By On July 30, 2015

This past Spring, one of my dearest friends, Susan invited me to a luncheon for the Massachusetts General Hospital Friends of Cancer Center in Boston.  It was a lovely event and proceeds… Read More