Paint + Food + Booze = One Fun Night

Last week, The Russian and I were invited (by way of my awesome job) to check out The Paint Bar, a neat concept on Newbury Street down the street from my place of work.  Painting with booze and food? Awesome. It was totally sweet. The food was really satisfying, with tasty salads and pizzas, which…

Restaurant Week Bliss: Rialto

So its restaurant week.  I’m super excited about it, and to start off my two weeks of paradise in Boston, I decided to start off with a long–overdue spot: Rialto. Not only is it considered one of the best in Boston, a friend of mine, Jacki from Just Add Cheese, works there and has told…

Cheap Eats: Refuge Cafe

So last week, my mommy came to visit.  It was awesome.  She’s a lot of fun to hang with, and I’m not just saying that cause I’m her daughter (though it doesn’t hurt).  She’s sassy. So to do something fun while she was here, I told her we should check out the Hippie Chic exhibit…

Battle of the Burger a.k.a. my first Sous Chef experience

So as I mentioned yesterday, the Executive Chef at my job asked me to be one of his Sous Chefs for the Battle of the Burger, hosted by Boston Magazine.  Eighteen of the city’s best burgers under one roof, with 1,000 attendees to judge and vote for the winner.  Can I cook for it without…

Cheap Eats: The Beet Down Sandwich

It’s been a hectic few days, guys.  I hate moving, and I’m going to have to do it twice this month (woe is me).  I just left my apartment in Fenway for a new place for the month of August in glorious Allston.  Good for me, as there are so many new restaurants in my…

Cheap Eats: Prosciutto sandwich @ Trident

I don’t know about you, but I love a good sandwich.  A sandwich that has interesting flavors and textures, and that is made with fresh ingredients.  I found a new favorite sandwich last week, and I couldn’t be more jazzed about it. The melted Brie and Prosciutto sandwich at Trident. Creamy melted Brie, salty Prosciutto,…

I barely made it back but I still have a recipe

I made it back from Camp Bisco, guys.  Just barely.  It was a great weekend, full of friends, music, and pretty decent weather. And dancing.  Lots of dancing.  When I first got back from Bisco I slept 24 hours, and I still have yet to get out of bed. The funny thing is, I’m sure…

Exploring the SoWa Market

Yesterday, I had a day off from work and decided to try the SoWa market for the first time, since it’s a travesty that I haven’t gone before. I love open–air markets, being from NYC, they’re all over the place, and I have found some great items in streetside fairs in US and abroad.  I…

Cheap Eats: Windsor Dim Sum Cafe

Like many couples, The Russian and I relish the evenings when we’re both free so we can have date night.  We were both feeling something different, and decided on Windsor Dim Sum Cafe in Chinatown. While The Russian has actually spent time in China, I’ve never had Dim Sum before, and I figured it was…

Tasty Travel: The Pub, Fort Lauderdale

Last week, The Russian and I went to Fort Lauderdale, Florida with some friends.  It was wonderful.  Beach, sand, friends, and nothing but time to catch up on some Game of Thrones reading. My friend has some property connected to the Marriott Harbor Beach, so the backdrop for said reading was just wonderful. I was…