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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o ya – grand omakase

  The grand omakase at o ya is one of the most famous, if not expensive, meals in Boston.  Despite the high price tag, it is worth every penny.  A good buddy of mine invited me to o ya to celebrate the end of 2016. It was a great meal to wrap up the year.... Continue Reading →

Yvonne’s beautifully blends classic and modern

Walk across Boston Common and head down Winter Street, a pedestrian-only way.  Turn down a small alley.  On your left, you will notice an odd salon with two empty chairs and a shelf full of empty hair product bottles. This is what has become of what was, until it closed in 2012, the third oldest... Continue Reading →

quick bite: Surf ‘N’ Shack Burger

For some reason the people at McDonald’s thought it would be a good idea to serve lobster rolls and who better to serve them to than the people who know them best, New Englanders. It was, thank god, only a limited time item, disappearing from the menu mid-August. I thought when it came out I... Continue Reading →

Travel: Baltimore – Faidley’s Seafood

I had to go to Baltimore for work.  As far as I know, this and to watch the Red Sox beat the Orioles are the only two reasons people go to Baltimore.  Sadly for Sox fans the tables have turned leaving just business travelers in the city.  Knowing I would be without a car or... Continue Reading →

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