travel bite: cheeseburger sushi in NYC

In 2001, a hotdog cart appeared in Madison Square Park, a cart that launched the burger revolution called Shake Shack. That cart is long gone, and while the shack that now stands in the park is a must see for Shake Shack fantics, there is no need to travel to NYC to eat a ShackBurger.... Continue Reading →

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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 →

quick bite: Justin’s Burger

There are a lot of great burgers out there right now.  That's a good thing because it means to be successful you have to be good. Roxy's Grilled Cheese has a great burger. Justin's Burger (I have no idea who Justin is) comes with house made pimento cheese, caramelized onions, Grillo's pickles, and chipotle mayo.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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