How to Make Spam Musubi with Bacon and Egg

How to Make Spam Musubi with Bacon and Egg

The Hawaiian love of Spam is legendary. So much so, that the first “Hawaiian” thing I ate when I visited Oahu was a Spam musubi from Musubi Cafe Iyasume in Waikiki. For those of you that are familiar with Spam, you know that this typically pink, highly processed, canned meat product sits on shelves in … Continue reading

Enoteca Umberto – Providence, RI

Enoteca Umberto – Providence, RI

I’ve said it before that despite its reputation, it’s actually hard to find great food on Federal Hill aside from a few restaurants. Luckily, a relatively new addition to Federal Hill in Providence, makes me eat those words (pun intended)! A friend who ate at Enoteca Umberto before suggested that my wife and I meet her … Continue reading

Broadway Bistro – Providence, RI

Broadway Bistro – Providence, RI

It took about 12 years for me to reconnect with a friend from high school because she happened to coincidentally befriend my girlfriend at the time (now my wife) during their medical residency. As a result of these new connections made and old connections revitalized, we’ve had the benefit of dining out from time to time … Continue reading

Ichigo Ichie – East Providence, RI

Ichigo Ichie – East Providence, RI

There are a lot of mixed reviews about Ichigo Ichie. I’ve been there a few times and I am also unsure of how I feel about this restaurant. There are some excellent parts of it and you can easily go to the restaurant two times in a row, but still get a completely different experience … Continue reading

Every Beet of My Heart – Tequila Cocktail

Every Beet of My Heart – Tequila Cocktail

A little while ago, my wife and I went out with a couple of friends to a restaurant in Providence, RI called Broadway Bistro (review coming soon). At that restaurant I tried a drink that they called the “Just Beet It,” which is a great pun using the refrain from the immensely famous Michael Jackson … Continue reading

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant – Somerset, MA

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant – Somerset, MA

The struggle to find great food in the Somerset-Swansea, Massachusetts area continued to plague my wife and I. In a “throw-your-hands-up-in-defeat-moment,” we decided to try Fiesta Mexican Restaurant due to the good reviews it received. Our contentment at finding such a solid restaurant after so long was a nice surprise. It wasn’t that Fiesta was … Continue reading

A Comprehensive Food Guide to Oahu Hawaii

A Comprehensive Food Guide to Oahu Hawaii

As a second honeymoon, my wife and I took a trip to the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Considering that it was January, we wanted to go somewhere warm, but that was also a completely different experience for us. After much evaluation we settled on the farthest U.S. state from the Northeast. Neither of us … Continue reading

Fresh and Tart Cranberry Pie Recipe

Fresh and Tart Cranberry Pie Recipe

Between fall and Christmas, there is a surplus of cranberries at the grocery store. Other than making cranberry sauce, I wanted a way to try and use these tartly bitter berries from the Northeast to create a less common dish. Having never had a cranberry pie, I thought I would try my hand at making … Continue reading

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