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Dining Out: State Park

Before I started working in Kendall Square, I had only explored the food scene a little bit - Belly Wine Bar, Catalyst, Friendly Toast, Lord Hobo,

February 10, 2017

Dining Out: PAGU

It used to be that you only went to Central Square in Cambridge for two reasons: (1) to dance to Whitney Houston at the Phoenix Landing and (2) to eat Hi-Fi pizza, drunk at 2:00am. However, in the past two years, Central Square has been morphing into a food mecca.

February 7, 2017

Dining Out: Super Bowl Sunday at Wahlburgers

This Sunday our very own New England Patriots will face off against the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl. The team at Wahlburgers knows that you are going to need plenty of fuel to cheer on Tommy and the boys, so they've added a couple of special things to their menu for game day. I headed to the Fenway location this week to get a sneak peek. 

February 2, 2017

Dining Out: East Coast Grill (Part II)

For most of my life my father worked for an architecture firm in Inman Square in Cambridge. He and his colleagues would head across the street to East Coast Grill to celebrate promotions, birthdays and farewells. He also loved to dine there with us. When my sister and I were younger we would order our drinks and fidget uncontrollably waiting to see which neon, plastic animal would be swimming in our cup when it landed on the table. 

January 26, 2017

Dining Out: Bandita

Every Thursday night I have dinner with one of my best friends from college. We started this tradition when we graduated in May 2006. In those early years, we'd pick up take out and watch "Grey's Anatomy," but as we've gotten older, we love using our weekly catch up to try new restaurants. 

January 23, 2017

Dining Out: Volturno

Twice this holiday season I have driven west to Worcester, MA to go treasure hunting at the Crompton Collective. If you haven't been, it is one of my absolute favorite places to find unique, handmade and vintage gifts. Normally, after a successful outing at Crompton, I head to Armsby Abbey for brunch or lunch.

December 19, 2016

Dining Out: Ramen Yamadaya

I have just returned from six days in San Francisco for work. Each year, in the first week of December, my company hosts a week-long retreat for all employees. It's an amazing chance to explore the city, which happens to have some of the best food in the country. 

December 13, 2016

Dining Out: Parsnip

In December 2013 Upstairs on the Square closed its doors after 31 years. I was in complete denial and spent months mourning the loss of a place that was so special to me, and also where I had hoped to one day host my bridal shower (yes, after I meet someone). You can read about my farewell meal here. Parsnip is the name of the restaurant that has moved into that space. 

December 8, 2016

Dining Out: Ink

I have been on the road for most of October and November, traveling for work. Last week I spent three days in Los Angeles and was lucky to sneak in one dining out adventure in between meetings and events. 

I was staying at The Standard in West Hollywood, which is just steps from Chateau Marmont, a huge celebrity hangout. I did not see anyone famous during my stay, though my eyes were peeled the entire time.

November 22, 2016

Sugar Fix: Treat House

Only in New York City can you find an entire bakery dedicated to Rice Krispie treats! As I walked toward the storefront I felt a magnetic pull drawing me toward the front window. 

Like a child, I pressed both hands (and my nose) against the glass to get a closer look. 

November 15, 2016

Dining Out: Parm

On my most recent trip to New York City I took the subway from Chelsea to the Upper West Side to meet one of my oldest, dearest friends for dinner. She and her fiancé recently moved to the Upper West Side and we've been having a great time exploring the neighborhood together. 

We decided to check out Parm for dinner. The restaurant has five locations, including an outpost at Yankee Stadium. 

November 14, 2016

Dining Out: Jacob's Pickles

I have been in New York for the last six days on business. Though most of my time has been with my client, I have been able to share a few meals with friends in between meetings. 

On Saturday morning I took the subway to the Upper West Side to meet two family friends for brunch. They let me pick the location and after some quick Google research, I suggested Jacob's Pickles. The restaurant is known for its Southern-style comfort food. 

November 9, 2016