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

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe Without Eggs

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe Without Eggs

Despite a lot of the somewhat recent hate towards pumpkin flavored foods, I still love pumpkin and pumpkin spices – especially in the fall. I’ve been toying with this pumpkin spice cookie recipe for a while now. I had all kinds of problems with the recipe when I started. The original cookies turned out so … Continue reading

Homemade Baked and Buttery Soft Pretzels Recipe

Homemade Baked and Buttery Soft Pretzels Recipe

My brother went on a trip to Germany for work and asked me to send him an email with different foods I thought he should try. I haven’t been to Germany unfortunately, but I’ve frequented German restaurants in the U.S. enough to give him some recommendations. Among those many recommendations was to seek out authentic German … Continue reading

Gather Chocolate by Harbor Sweets Review

Gather Chocolate by Harbor Sweets Review

Prior to their release on September 6, 2016, I had the opportunity to try a free sample of Gather Chocolate by Harbor Sweets, which makes handcrafted artisan chocolates. Even though this was my first taste of Gather Chocolate, I found it hard to believe that such beautifully crafted chocolates are handmade. In addition to making … Continue reading