Sangria Restaurant & Tapas, Newton, MA

Steak topped with ham & fried egg at Sangria restaurant & tapas

Last month, Sangria Restaurant & Tapas opened around the corner from us in Newton, MA.  This is co-owner Marlon Cardona’s first adventure in restaurant ownership after a long career of working in (mostly Italian) restaurants. We went during their grand Continue reading

Not Your Average Joe’s in Waltham – The future of this local chain

NYAJ salmon

Not Your Average Joe’s opened in the new Market Basket Complex in Waltham, MA last month. A few weeks ago I joined some bloggers and Not Your Average Joe’s (NYAJ) Executive Chef Jeff Tenner for an introduction into the future Continue reading

Top Nut Contest with Temptery: Gourmet Nut & Chocolate Gifts

Dark Chocolate covered almonds from temptery

I have this strange affliction where I love to identify ingredients that are missing from things I taste, or ingredients that should be swapped. It’s weird but true. That is why when my friend, and owner of Temptery: Gourmet Nut Continue reading

The Best Restaurant Dishes and More of 2014

Cafe ArtScience Crustini

Happy New Year! Over the past few days, I was thinking about all  the great things that I experienced in 2014. Naturally, food played a large role in the year’s happy memories. Here is a taste (pun intended) of some Continue reading

Steaks Across America – The Massachusetts Steak!

Massachusetts steak

Creating a steak that represents Massachusetts is a big responsibility. I mean, how do you represent your state (sorry Florida) on a plate? But, LongHorn Steakhouse asked me to do just that to help promote their new Steaks Across America Continue reading

Del Frisco’s Grille Menu Semi-Secret Item – The Triple Treat

Del Friscos Burlington Triple Treat 2

Before last week, I was only familiar with Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. The upscale steakhouse chain is well-known, upscale, and always on-point. And then I discovered the “other” Del Frisco’s concept, Del Frisco’s Grille. This more family friendly concept Continue reading

My Other Kitchen in Belmont, MA

Vegetarian Grape Leaves My Other Kitchen Belmont

Last week, a new restaurant quietly opened in Belmont, MA. With no fanfare, advertisement, or even a website, My Other Kitchen opened its doors and began serving comfort food with a Mediterranean twist in a cafe setting focusing mostly on Continue reading

That’s right, I eat at the Olive Garden…and I like it!

Olive Garden Salad

I am no Marilyn Haggerty, so when Olive Garden reached out to see if I would be interested in reviewing their new menu, I was intimidated at first. I also almost turned them down because I had never reviewed a Continue reading

Domino’s Pizza introduces Specialty Chicken … and a contest to win a Domino’s gift certificate!

Dominos New Specialty Chicken (7)

On Monday, Domino’s launched Specialty Chicken, its first new product since 2012’s Hand Tossed Pizza and I am very excited to have snagged the blogger exclusive for Domino’s on this new line!  Think plump, white meat chicken chunks topped with Continue reading

Brunch in Inman Square, Cambridge: Puritan & Co.

Wagyu steak and eggs from Puritan & Co in Inman Square, Cambridge

Sunday’s with the Boston Brunchers are always something to look forward to. I get to see bloggers I haven’t seen in a while, meet new bloggers, and enjoy some absolutely delicious brunches. This past Sunday, we had the pleasure of Continue reading