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WTF Did I Just Eat? | Breakfast Salad Doughnut Frittata

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Who else but Brian Poe? I know we talk about him a lot, but that’s just because there are so many things to talk about. Like this mountain of randomness, for example, which is part of his new Tipsy Brunch menu at the Tip Tap Room. Yes, that is a doughnut, hiding under a salad, sitting on top of a frittata. This totally-weird-but-I-can’t-stop-eating-this combo of salad, pastry, eggs and cheese actually tastes pretty awesome, in a McGriddle sort of way. (Come … read more

Tres Gatos Redux

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It was obvious that when Tres Gatos first opened a year and a half ago (wow time flies) they had a good thing going. We loved it! During the first few months I trekked out to JP a few times for the Barcelona tapas stylings of Chef Marcos. Then, I moved across the city, Kendall Square exploded with new restaurants, and all of the sudden whole year had passed and I hadn’t been back to Tres Gatos. Sometimes it’s hard … read more

Food Porn Friday | Lobster Grilled Cheese | Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia MD

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In my suburban hometown of Columbia, Maryland, 90% of the restaurants are chains, maybe more. In high school we went to places like Ruby Tuesday or On The Border all the time. If we really wanted to make a night of it, Macaroni Grille. That’s why it’s so nice to have a refuge like Victoria Gastro Pub where the food is the opposite of chain food. It was the perfect spot for a friend and I to catch up over lunch, drink … read more

Food Porn Friday | Lasagna Special at Anchovies

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Between all this annoying rain and waiting for Christmas to just get here already, this has been the LONGEST week of all time. Thank god it’s Friday. And that we’re still alive. And that we get time off SO SOON. And that Anchovies has lasagna specials on a nightly basis – for $13. Yup. This particular lasagna special was of the bolognese variety, which is and always will be the best thing ever. It comes with enough melted cheese, meat, … read more

New Cheese Offerings from Eastern Standard

There’s a lot to love about Eastern Standard– open for every meal of the day seven days a week, the food is consistent, the environment is appropriate for any occasion, service is spot on, and the rotating cheese selection is what’s up. Needless to say, as soon as I heard there were some new varieties being displayed on the board I was all over dat queso. The new offerings come by way of a cheese challenge the restaurant held back in October. Inspired … read more

Bokx 109 | Newton’s Quantum Kitchen

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Sometimes it seems like every restaurant I go to is farm to table. Local, seasonal food, simple dishes, spotlight on ingredients, etc. It’s the thing. And as much as I love the thing (as you can see here, here, here and basically every other restaurant post we do), it was so nice to experience a change of pace at Bokx 109 in Newton Falls. I knew nothing about it before the dinner. The dim lighting, dark wood bar, and big wine glasses gave the … read more

Caroline’s Fine Dining | Jericho, Vermont

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Meesh and I recently made our first trip out to Jericho, Vermont. Funny, we never thought we’d be spending a weekend in September there either. But if there’s one thing that can get us to jump in a car and drive four hours into the unknown, it’s when a good chef friend tells us he’s moving to Vermont to take over a fine dining restaurant. Which is exactly what happened when John Gilman told us he was leaving Church of … read more

Flatbread Company | Pizza Perfected | Davis Square

So I recently moved to Davis Square, and have been loving all then new restaurants that have been making a regular appearance in my life now that I’ve relocated. So you can expect a lot of neighborhood love popping up on JAC soon, starting with Flatbreads, who currently ranks high on my favorites list. There’s plenty of pizza competition in the area, but this place is holding its own. And they have candle pin bowling, what?! Entertainment and awesome eats in … read more

Food Porn Friday | Prosciutto & Goat Cheese | The Salty Pig

I love Prosciutto. Prosciut. Prosciut. Prosciut. Here it goes, down into my belly. I know we talk about it a lot, but I will never get sick of Prosciutto. And I hope you guys won’t either because I don’t plan on slowing down my Prosciutto intake anytime soon. Especially when it’s sitting next to an oozing wedge of French goat cheese. Thank you, Salty Pig for making my dreams come true. And for being so close to my home. And for existing … read more

Oh Hi New Neighbor | Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe

Moving week is officially over and I am finally settling into life in my new ‘hood: the South End. Wahoo! I loved Beacon Hill but let’s be serious, the food options over there just don’t compare. Now I have tomato and cheddar omelettes like this just a block away… I discovered Charlie’s Freshman year at Northeastern by googling “best breakfast in Boston” and I’ve been coming back ever since. And I totally agree that it’s the best breakfast in Boston. … read more