Statesman Tavern Restaurant Review – Bristol, RI

When Persimmon (a really excellent restaurant) left Bristol to move to Providence, I wondered if anything could really fill the empty shoes it left behind. Luckily, Statesman Tavern moved in and while they offer a different experience than the fine dining of Persimmon with its casual comfort food style, the quality makes it a welcome... Continue Reading →

The Difference Between Shepherd’s Pie, Cottage Pie, and How to Make Them

There's a really simple difference between Shepherd's Pie and Cottage pie and I won't even drag out the lukewarm mystery until the end of the post to make you read the whole thing! It just comes down to what kind of ground meat you use. Shepherd's Pie is traditionally made with ground lamb while it's... Continue Reading →

Menton Restaurant Review – Boston, MA

After receiving more than a few recommendations to try Menton (some from the same friends repeatedly), my wife and I decided to use our annual birthday dinner to splurge on a meal at this French-inspired fine dining restaurant. Even though we're a little late joining the bandwagon, we had an excellent meal that lived up... Continue Reading →

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