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Looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion? Parents coming to town? Heading to a new city for work or for vacation? Find your next delicious meal on Pop.Bop.Shop.

Dining Out: Zak The Baker (Part II)

Zak the Baker is both a deli and bakery in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. Enjoy classic sandwiches and be sure to save room for a flourless chocolate cookie. 

October 5, 2017

Dining Out: Spillover

Spillover in Miami's Coconut Grove is a great place to share a meal with family or friends. The buffalo cauliflower appetizer is a must! 

October 3, 2017

Dining Out: Prairie Fire

The team behind Milton, MA's Steel & Rye has opened Prairie Fire in Brookline. The zucchini salad is the star of this menu. 

September 14, 2017

Dining Out: Chesca's

Enjoy a drink on the rocking chairs on the front porch of Chesca's, a delicious spot for dinner in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. The best entree option is the bento box, which comes with soup, salad, mashed potatoes, veggies and the protein of your choice. A great way to taste a little bit of everything. 

September 11, 2017

Dining Out: Black Dog Tavern

Visit Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven, one of the most iconic spots on Martha's Vineyard. The blackened burger is the star here at lunch. 

September 7, 2017

Dining Out: Pammy's

For me, there is no greater thrill than trying a brand new restaurant. I always arrive giddy with anticipation. 

August 16, 2017

Dining Out: Casa Verde

Every Thursday night I have dinner with one of my best friends from college (11 years running) and this week we were feeling adventurous. Determined to try somewhere new, we scoured the web for a spot that not only looked delicious, but where we could park easily. I don't know about you, but I can't stand circling for parking or overpaying for a garage. The worst! 

August 11, 2017

Dining Out: Bar Mezzana

The South End neighborhood has changed so much since I was a little girl, especially the far end of Harrison Avenue. What used to be blocks of warehouses and parking lots in the shadow of the Mass Pike on ramp is now home to luxury condo buildings, a shiny new Whole Foods and a few exceptional restaurants. Bar Mezzana, the Italian restaurant co-owned by three Barbara Lynch Gruppo alums, is part of that Harrison Avenue transformation. 

July 28, 2017

Dining Out: Camden Deli

Last weekend my family traveled up to Camden, Maine for four days of waterfront fun. The furthest north I had ever been in Maine was Bath, so I was excited to explore a brand new town. 

July 21, 2017

Dining Out: Blue Spoon

This weekend my family spent four very blissful days in Maine. We left Boston on Friday morning and headed north to Portland. Our eventual destination was Camden, Maine, but we had peppered in a few stops along the way. 

We had a 12:15pm lunch reservation at a restaurant called Blue Spoon, which is on Congress Street in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood. Since we had arrived about a half hour early, we decided to walk down the street to the Eastern Promenade (or the Eastern Prom, as the locals call it) to take in the view. 

July 19, 2017

10 Ice Cream Places to Cool Off this Summer

It finally feels like summer has arrived in Boston. We've had consistently beautiful weather and wearing sun dresses and flip flops is at long last the norm. During beach season my daily intake of frozen treats always seems to double. Ice cream after lunch? Sure. Walk to get a cone after dinner? Absolutely. Frozen yogurt at 2pm because I feel parched? You know it. 

If you're like me and you're in a total ice cream state of mind, satisfy those cravings at one of these ten dessert Meccas. 

1. Branch Line (Watertown, MA) 

July 11, 2017

Dining Out: Brighton Bodega

Those who are long time readers of Pop.Bop.Shop. know that every Thursday night I have dinner with one of my best friends from college. We've been dining together on Thursdays for 11 years. She lives in Brighton and is always keeping an eye out for new places in the neighborhood. A few months ago she excitedly told me, "The restaurant group that owns Devlin's bought the space next door that used to be Mandy and Joe's!" For the last few weeks she's been watching like a hawk, waiting for it to open.

July 7, 2017