quick bite: mardi gras at Sweet Cheeks

I am sure that title is going to mislead some people, but if you are looking for something other than food pictures you are going to be disappointed. Growing up in St. Louis, there was a lot of leftover French influence on our culture. Mardi Gras was certainly part of that. It is a much,... Continue Reading →

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travel bite: San Francisco and Napa

February is my least favorite month to be in Boston.  It is cold and snowy and dark.  With that in mind, it seemed a good idea to escape to California for a week.  It turned out, however, that last week Northern California was 50° and covered in rain while Boston was celebrating record high temperatures... Continue Reading →

o ya – grand omakase

  The grand omakase at o ya is one of the most famous, if not expensive, meals in Boston.  Despite the high price tag, it is worth every penny.  A good buddy of mine invited me to o ya to celebrate the end of 2016. It was a great meal to wrap up the year.... Continue Reading →

tommycooks: red wine braised short ribs

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs If you are stuck in on a snow day and want something hearty and comforting, this is a rich and flavorful dish that is sure to do the trick.  Best served over mashed potatoes, it takes a good amount of time to make so start early. The good news is that... Continue Reading →

Yvonne’s beautifully blends classic and modern

Walk across Boston Common and head down Winter Street, a pedestrian-only way.  Turn down a small alley.  On your left, you will notice an odd salon with two empty chairs and a shelf full of empty hair product bottles. This is what has become of what was, until it closed in 2012, the third oldest... Continue Reading →

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