My New Life as a Chef

A few weeks ago I started my new second job at The Regal Beagle, and I finally feel like I am getting into the groove of things, and I want to chat about it a bit.  I work the Garde Manger station, which is cold appetizers, salads, and desserts. My days at work usually consist…

A Great Birthday

So it was my birthday last Saturday, and I don’t really like making a big deal over my special day.  Luckily for me, The Russian is an awesome guy and hooked it up.  Knowing my love for local chef Ken Oringer, he took me to Clio, Oringer’s flagship and an institution in Boston restaurants (the…

Cheap Eats: Smoken Joe’s

I apologize in advance for these photos.  They’re not perfect in the least, but it was dark and I didn’t want to use flash and kill the rocking vibe of this place, so I just did what I could and hoped for the best. That being said, I had the most awesome experience the other…

Eating for Monkeys

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to represent my job at a benefit for Helping Hands, a wonderful organization that pairs the paralyzed with a Capuchin monkey to help them with tasks and provide companionship throughout their lives. The cause is incredible, and I really wish the monkeys could have been there (although we…

Cheap Eats: Bon Me (Again!)

So I’ve written about my love of Bon Me before, but (gasp!) I had never tried their sandwich, the classic Banh Mi. I saw the sandwich in a recent issue of Food Network Magazine, and my mouth started to water and I started to look for a good time and location to find one of…

Cheap Eats: Petit Robert Bistro

Sometimes, when my schedule isn’t packed and I’m not home asleep, I like to head downtown to visit The Russian at work.  Last week, he urged me to come downtown to visit him because he had a place to eat that he thought I would enjoy.  He was right. We went to Petit Robert Central,…

Cheap Eats: Barcelona Wine Bar

The Russian and I have recently made the move out to Brighton, and while its farther out than our old place in Fenway, it certainly has given me a whole new group of restaurants and areas to check out, which is awesome. It’s good to know the city in which you live. So after I…

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…

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…