April 27th, 2012

Gardening 101

Confession: I can cook, but in all my life I’ve never grown a vegetable. An herb garden? But once, and only for two months before my landlord mistook my potted rooftop plants for that other kind of herb. In truth, my neighbor was growing pot in the stairwell beneath his gargantuan cacti that I guess […]

April 20th, 2012

Downgraded Decadence

I’m back in New York–catering, restaurant hopping and eating myself into a state only slightly shy of a full-fledged food coma. I simply cannot resist the bounty of dining options here, and I’m not even trying to. Hunting down good, thoughtful, real food in Boston feels like my part-time job. I’m not kidding when I […]

Neptune Oyster bar feels more like Brooklyn than Boston. It’s as if someone transported Prime Meats in Williamsburg, brought it to Boston’s North End and substituted steak for seafood. Needless to say, I’m a big fan. Covered in subway tiles with a long bar that spans the length of the restaurant, there’s always a wait […]

The Daily Catch is spot-on. It delivers what it promises (and little else), but the squid ink pasta on their calamari-driven menu is incomparable. Housemade, it’s likely the best these lips have ever tasted. With serious chew, mellow squid ink flavor and thick, slurpy noodles, I get it every time I go…which is often. You […]

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