Tasting Counter

Tasting Counter is a unique dining experience, a U-shaped counter with twenty seats along it.  Service is at either 6:00 or 8:00.  Diners begin and end together. There are no menus, there are no tips, there are not "add-ons".  You buy a ticket in advance, indicate allergies and aversions, pick a pairing, and the rest... Continue Reading →

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travel bite: The Veranda – Fort Myers, FL

In the winter, Fort Myers is full of Bostonians.  Some are the lucky ones who every year escape the cold and snow of New England and spend moths down south.  Others, like me, are just there for a day or two to take in a Red Sox Spring Training game and then return to face... Continue Reading →

Little Donkey is a must try

Little Donkey is the best new restaurant I have been to in years.  It was so good that after dinner there on Thursday night, I went back on Saturday for brunch.  The dinner out-shined the brunch, but both were really delicious.  The food is complimented by an incredible bar program that includes two rotating cocktails,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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