White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

Few foods are as comforting a really good bowl of chili and every region has their own special take on it. For example, in Texas, chili means just meat and spices, where in other parts of the country, chili can have beans or other ingredients in it. Some believe that chili should only be made with … Continue reading

Ken’s Ramen – Providence, RI

Ken’s Ramen – Providence, RI

I was introduced to ramen noodles fairly late in life as far as I’m concerned. Nonetheless, I’ve been making up for it by trying different restaurants offering this hearty Japanese soup. There has been a ramen-boom in RI and Massachusetts relatively recently and new restaurants are popping up more than ever. I’m not sure why … Continue reading

Perfect Pecan Pie Recipe

Perfect Pecan Pie Recipe

Pie is a quintessential dessert during the holiday season. When I was a kid, I didn’t understand how to make one because my family only purchased them from bakeries. One Thanksgiving, my aunt made a pecan pie from scratch and in response to my utter amazement, she brushed off my praise by telling me it … Continue reading

Joe’s Shish Kabob – Fall River, MA

Joe’s Shish Kabob – Fall River, MA

I have yet to find more than three real Middle Eastern restaurants that actually have good food in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas. One of them is the incomparable East Side Pockets in Providence, RI (Syrian), another is Falafel King in Quincy, MA (Iraqi) and the other is Joe’s Shish Kabob (Lebanese) covered in … Continue reading

Mini Beef Wellingtons Recipe

Mini Beef Wellingtons Recipe

It’s taken me almost a year to post this recipe since I first made it for a friend’s party. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean that I wasn’t incredibly eager to post it. I was just waiting for the right time of year and the day before Thanksgiving seemed appropriate! The recipe uses sirloin steak tips as … Continue reading

Negra Modelo Beer and Food Pairing (Recipes Included!)

Negra Modelo Beer and Food Pairing (Recipes Included!)

A representative for Negra Modelo Beer contacted me and asked if I would like a free blogger kit that I could use to throw a party for my friends that featured Negra Modelo food pairings. These pairings would support Negra Modelo’s “Perfect Complement” campaign (#theperfectcomplement). As someone that already enjoys Negra Modelo, I agreed to … Continue reading

Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread is easily one of my favorite accompaniments to barbecue or Southern cooking. It’s hearty, comforting, and adds a touch of savory-sweetness to any dish. It’s often one of the touchstones by which I judge any self-respecting barbecue restaurant. Unfortunately, it’s shocking how many restaurants don’t know how to make a good cornbread. Often, it … Continue reading

Tacos Don Nacho – Pawtucket, RI

Tacos Don Nacho – Pawtucket, RI

Before one of my friends moved to Boston, MA, we were hanging out near where he used to live in Rhode Island. A few hours after dinner, we were hankering for a taco and he suggested that we head to Tacos Don Nacho for a taco fix. I had seen Tacos Don Nacho before while … Continue reading

Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe

Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe

Every fall there is a nationwide run on pumpkin food items. It’s no different at my house except that between my wife and I we’re constantly trying to one up one another with our pumpkin creations. We’ve had some great achievements and a few set backs (mostly mine!) when coming up with new fall treats. … Continue reading

G Pub – Providence, RI

G Pub – Providence, RI

While looking for somewhere new to meet up with a couple of friends for dinner, my wife found G Pub and suggested we try it. The four of us met at the restaurant, eager to try something new in Providence. We had a great time hanging out, but the atmosphere and food at G Pub … Continue reading

Dill Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

Dill Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

I thoroughly enjoy pickles. I’m that guy subtly eyeing the pickle on your plate to see whether or not you’ll eat it. If you don’t, I may just swoop in and snatch it away. As a result, I’ve come to realize that the best pickles in my opinion are cold pickled and therefore require refrigeration. … Continue reading

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe

Whenever fall rolls around the need for pumpkin and pie spices takes over the general populace. Many of us rush over to our favorite coffee shop to spend an absurd amount of money for a Pumpkin Spice Latte or some other pumpkin-related beverage. Well, I was sick of my pumpkin addiction burning a hole in … Continue reading

Ceviche Recipe

Ceviche Recipe

For those of you that don’t know, ceviche is a dish made from shellfish or white, non-fatty fish and that uses no heat to cook the fish. Instead, the dish uses acid from fresh limes or lemons to cold cook the seafood. When done properly, the dish is a coolly refreshing combination of ocean and citrus. I’ve … Continue reading

Pho Countryside – Quincy, MA

Pho Countryside – Quincy, MA

Not too long ago I was at a barbecue with some friends and we fell into a conversation about good places to eat pho (pronounced “fuh” – click to listen), a delicious Vietnamese soup full of delicious broth, noodles, and meat. My friends started naming Vietnamese places in Rhode Island and simultaneously crossing them off the … Continue reading

Pickled Watermelon Recipe

Pickled Watermelon Recipe

Yes, this recipe is for pickled watermelon, but don’t go running for the hills just yet! The results are weird, but surprisingly tasty. This may just be one of the more unique recipes you experiment with. So many people love watermelon and it’s devoured in mass quantities every summer. Personally, I love watermelon that is … Continue reading

Quito’s Restaurant – Bristol, RI

Quito’s Restaurant – Bristol, RI

When my cousin, her husband, and two children (now three!) were staying with us while visiting the U.S., my family and I tried to show them around to let them try new things. Sometimes the best way to immerse people in another country is to have them try that country’s food. On this occasion, we opted … Continue reading

The Perfect Grilled Burger

The Perfect Grilled Burger

I’ve spent years of my life trying to figure out the secret to the perfect hamburger mix. As it turns out, my efforts were somewhat foolish considering how simple it is to make a great burger. In fact, the simpler, the better. I tried almost everything to perfect a ground meat mixture for my burgers. … Continue reading