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Blue Ribbon BBQ Review – West Newton, MA

Blue Ribbon BBQ Review – West Newton, MA

The search for great barbecue in Southern New England is not a futile effort, but it is most certainly an effort. There is, of course, plenty of edible barbecue, but really great barbecue, like the kind you might find in the Southern U.S., is hard to come by. There are a few havens I’ve come … Continue reading

Durk’s Barbecue Review – Providence, RI

Durk’s Barbecue Review – Providence, RI

Good barbecue in the Northeastern U.S. is hard to find. It’s like to trying to find a real New York style bagel anywhere outside of New York. That’s why I’m always excited when I hear about new openings in or around Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In this case, Durk’s Bar-B-Q opened up on Thayer Street … Continue reading

KNEAD Doughnuts Review – Providence, RI

KNEAD Doughnuts Review – Providence, RI

It seems like Rhode Island is finally catching up to the doughnut craze that hit New York about 8 years before. It may have taken a while, but the doughnut renaissance of Rhode Island is finally here with the opening of a handful of gourmet doughnut shops in and around Providence. One of those bakeries … Continue reading

Eataly Boston – Sneak Peak and Review

Eataly Boston – Sneak Peak and Review

I was invited to go to the sneak peak of the Eataly Boston opening where I had the chance to meet the co-owner and world renowned Master Chef Mario Batali. He is recognizable as a regular face on the Food Network who sports trademark orange Crocs and is an owner of the famous restaurant OTTO in … Continue reading

Dry Brined and Smoked Whole Turkey Recipe

Dry Brined and Smoked Whole Turkey Recipe

Traditional oven roasted whole turkey is the fail safe for most American homes when it comes to Thanksgiving (or any celebratory event that warrants roasting an entire turkey to feed a lot of people). There’s a reason for that and it’s because for the most part, oven roasting a turkey is a safe as well as … Continue reading