tommy cooks: learning to cook Thai

For a bunch of years now I have wanted to take a cooking class.  Every time Stir (Stir is the cooking "school" run by the Barbara Lynch Grupo of No. 9 Park et al.) puts out their list of opportunities I find two or three classes I really want to attend, but then I never... Continue Reading →

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quick bite: Benjarong Thai Restaurant

I lost my neighborhood Thai restaurant about a year ago when the strip mall it was in was torn down.  Recently, I found a new neighborhood Thai restaurant in Acton. Benjarong Thai Restaurant, which also happens to be located in a strip mall,  has quickly become my go-to stop for good Thai food.  I have... 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 →

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 →

tommy’s three: The best things I ate – week of July 17, 2016

Another week of great food has come and gone.  Not quite as incredible as the week of July 10, but nonetheless pretty amazing.  Some really good stuff didn't make the list, including mint ice cream with Thoreos, 80 Thoreau's take on an Oreo.  Also an entire meal at Woods Hill Table, lead by their pork rillettes,... Continue Reading →

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