Honest Tea and Lemonade Review

Honest Tea and Lemonade Review

A representative for Honest Tea contacted me to see if I was interested in trying some of their products. Not one to shy away from free samples, I agreed to write up an independent review of my experience. A quick read of the label on many of the Honest Tea Company products reveals that the … Continue reading

Cafe Sushi Review – Cambridge, MA

Cafe Sushi Review – Cambridge, MA

As part of a birthday celebration, a friend suggested that we all get some sushi from Cafe Sushi. He’d been raving about it for a while and took his opportunity to have the rest of us try it out. The restaurant offers some of the usual pieces of fish that all sushi restaurants feature, but Cafe Sushi’s … Continue reading

New England Style Lobster Roll Recipe

New England Style Lobster Roll Recipe

Few sandwiches encapsulate New England like the classic lobster roll. While lobster rolls are readily available in the summer months throughout New England, they can unfortunately come with a high price tag. Even worse are restaurants that take advantage of this price tag, but still manage to sell a sub-par or skimpy product. That is … Continue reading

Citrus Marinated Carne Asada Tacos Recipe

Citrus Marinated Carne Asada Tacos Recipe

Carne Asada seems like a simple dish because the translation of the words basically amounts to “Grilled Meat,” but the truth is that it’s harder to find good preparations than one might think. No matter what kind of Mexican restaurant I try, I tend to judge their quality by their carne asada (and carnitas!). Some … Continue reading

The Classic Cafe Review – Providence, RI

The Classic Cafe Review – Providence, RI

While hunting for somewhere to grab a quick breakfast in Providence and oddly finding so many of our usual haunts closed, my wife and I decided to visit the Classic Cafe. She had been there before, but it was my first time visiting this diner-like restaurant and I’m glad I did. The Classic Cafe 865 … Continue reading

Camelia of Istanbul Review – East Providence, RI

Camelia of Istanbul Review – East Providence, RI

On the same day by sheer coincidence my wife and I both received recommendations from colleagues at work to try Camelia of Istanbul in East Providence, RI for kabobs. Prior to becoming Camelia of Istanbul, the restaurant was owned by a Lebanese family that called it “La Camelia Restaurant.” With the changing of hands to … Continue reading

Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe

It took some time for mango salsa to grow on me because in the past I just didn’t enjoy the cloyingly sweet flavor that often accompanies many fruit salsas. What turned me around on the whole thing was trying a store-bought mango pineapple salsa that had a really spicy kick to it. There was just … Continue reading

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

I’ve always wanted to make my own barbecue sauce and about a year ago, I finally got around to it. I came up with this recipe that creates a sweet, spicy, and smoky barbecue sauce that is surprisingly well balanced. I chose to use tomato paste as the base rather than something like ketchup because I … Continue reading

Townsman Review – Boston, MA

Townsman Review – Boston, MA

I have been waiting for Townsman to open in Boston ever since hearing the sad news that Chef Matthew Jennings was closing up his incredible restaurant, Farmstead, in Providence, RI. Two friends invited my wife and I to join them for dinner when they secured a rare weekend reservation. We all couldn’t wait to see if … Continue reading

Fresh Squeezed Old Timey Lemonade

Fresh Squeezed Old Timey Lemonade

Once I get a glimpse of summer approaching, I tend to start having these fantasies where I’m sitting in a rocking chair on a wrap-around porch attached to some country home. In my hand is, naturally, a mason jar filled with fresh squeezed lemonade that I sip in between nostalgic mutterings about how when I … Continue reading