Tagged with MA

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

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

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

Pho Countryside – Quincy, MA

Pho Countryside – Quincy, MA

Not too long ago I was at a barbecue with some friends and we fell into a conversation about good places to eat pho (pronounced “fuh” – click to listen), a delicious Vietnamese soup full of delicious broth, noodles, and meat. My friends started naming Vietnamese places in Rhode Island and simultaneously crossing them off the … Continue reading

Mirasol’s Cafe – Dartmouth, MA

Mirasol’s Cafe – Dartmouth, MA

  Mirasol’s Cafe 439 State Road Dartmouth, MA 02747 (508) 996-2323 Service and Atmosphere Like many diamonds in the rough, Mirasol’s is part of a tiny strip mall. The parking lot for Mirasol’s get’s quite busy around lunch time and people often wait with their engines running to pounce on an open parking spot. The … Continue reading

Lumiere – Newton, MA

Lumiere – Newton, MA

I may have mentioned that my birthday and my fiance’s birthday are a mere seven days apart. As a result, we decided that instead of scrambling within one week to get gifts for one another and essentially trade off festivities, we decided that each year we would take one another out to a great meal. … Continue reading

Shake Shack – Chestnut Hill, MA

Shake Shack – Chestnut Hill, MA

Yes, Shake Shack is a chain, but it’s not a chain we’ve had in Massachusetts prior to 2013. As with all newly opened chain restaurants from another area, people feel the need to start hyping up the quality. I heard all kinds of things ranging from, “It’s way better than Five Guys,” and then sacrilege … Continue reading

Wahlburgers Review – Hingham, MA

Wahlburgers Review – Hingham, MA

Massachusetts’ celebrity family, the Wahlbergs, have taken over Hingham within the past few years. Originally, they opened a fine dining restaurant called, “Alma Nove,” in the Hingham Shipyard. Shortly after that, they opened a burger joint right across the street, aptly named Wahlburgers. I’ve had the opportunity to eat at both restaurants and both of … Continue reading

Oishii – Sushi Review – Boston, MA

Oishii – Sushi Review – Boston, MA

When searching for the best sushi around Boston, three names kept popping up: O Ya, Oishii, and Oga’s (in Natick). After watching a wonderful documentary called, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, about the world’s greatest sushi chef, I became obsessed with trying truly high quality sushi. Unfortunately, such sushi is costly and far more expensive than … Continue reading