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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tommy’s three: The best things I ate – week of July 24, 2016

Back to reality. This week was a little more ordinary compared to the past two weeks.  It's not that I didn't eat well, but there aren't twenty dishes fighting to get into the top three spots.  There were a few things that were good, but just missed out.  The most notable was a veal sausage... 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 →

America’s Classics: Shady Glen – Manchester, CT

I was watching TV one day and saw a show on burgers from around the country.  It featured Shady Glen in Manchester, CT and their very unique burger.  Just days later, James Beard named Shady Glen one of America’s Classics and I decided I had to give it a try.  In case you aren’t familiar... Continue Reading →

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