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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been on a marathon business trip for the past few days. Four days in San Francisco, followed by six days in New York. Though I have been working pretty much every minute of every day (or flying back and forth across the country) I have managed to sneak in a few meals out.
A few years ago I started going to the Hard Rock Cafe in Faneuil Hall to see some of my favorite local bands perform. Now I know what you are thinking, isn't that place a tourist trap? I used to feel that way too until I started visiting regularly. Not only is it a great place to see live music (you can stand as close to the stage as you can push), but Hard Rock has a pretty killer food menu.