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I have just returned from a long weekend in Sin City. Las Vegas is one of my favorite vacation destinations. In general, I love that absolutely everything there is so over the top. More specifically, I keep going back because it is sunny 365 days of the year, every hotel has a beautiful pool, the best chefs in the world seek out these hotels for their restaurants and whatever your interest is, there is an entertainment option for you (concert, comedy performance, Cirque du Soleil show). And did I mention the luxury shopping malls?
One of my 2017 New Year's resolutions is to up my breakfast game. While I feel pretty confident I have the brunch scene mastered, there are so many great, local places that make killer breakfasts that I have yet to explore.
In my early twenties I spent a lot of time in the South End (thanks to a love interest with an apartment in that neighborhood). I have always been enchanted by the brownstones, the iron railings, the stunning window boxes, the community gardens and parks, and of course, the parade of adorable dogs.
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,
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.
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.