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 →

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 →

Perfect execution can be found at Bistro du Midi

I was called on to host a birthday party and the only request of the birthday girl was a place with a good chocolate dessert. After consulting with her brother, we settled on Bistro du Midi, in part because of the chocolate soufflé and in part because both of us like the food there. Bistro... Continue Reading →

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