#TBT: Gumbo Ya Ya

You can take the girl out of New Orleans… We had a fantastic vacation last week with my brother- and sister-in-law, introducing them to some of our favorite restaurants and places for music. We also discovered some wonderful new places, too–I am still dreaming about the barbecue I had at The Joint. But after returning, I realized I had somehow neglected in that whole wonderful week … Continue reading #TBT: Gumbo Ya Ya

Brunch in Davis Square: Five Horses Tavern

Now that nice weather has (mostly) arrived, we are spending as much time as possible outside. On a Saturday or Sunday we often walk to one of the many squares in Somerville or Cambridge, and spend a few hours window shopping, bookstore browsing, people watching, and, of course, having a nice lunch or brunch. This past Sunday we decided to hit up Davis Square, about a mile and a … Continue reading Brunch in Davis Square: Five Horses Tavern

Searsucker for lunch

Our third day in San Diego started with back-to-back conference sessions. Changing rooms each time, we were catching glimpses of the California sunshine, so by lunch time we were anxious to get outside for a bit. We ditched the conference lunch coupon ($15 of fast food, ugh) in favor of walking over to 5th Ave in the Gaslamp, and had our sights set on Searsucker. … Continue reading Searsucker for lunch

Grazing in the Old Port

Portland, Maine is one of our favorite local places to visit, and while we certainly love being here in summer, winter is great too (if much colder), with fewer tourists, lower hotel prices but just as much delicious seafood. We’ve had this weekend in Portland planned for several months, our Xmas gift to each other, and we have been anticipating what we’d eat once we … Continue reading Grazing in the Old Port

Great Mexican food the Back Bay: Zocalo Cocina Mexicana

I’ve heard a few people complaining lately that you can’t find really good Mexican food in Boston. Perhaps they haven’t tried Zocalo yet. It could be because it’s tucked away on a corner of Stanhope Street in the Back Bay; unless you knew it was there it’s not in a location you’d really stumble across. It’s also on the expensive side, which is not what … Continue reading Great Mexican food the Back Bay: Zocalo Cocina Mexicana

Wine & corn: a summer dinner at Harvest

Boston’s summer Restaurant Week started yesterday, which, if you’re not familiar, is actually two weeks when many local restaurants offer a prix fixe meal. Typically it’s the more upscale restaurants that participate, and with lunch prices set at two courses for $15, or three for $20, it’s usually a great deal. When I worked downtown I made a point to try one or two new places … Continue reading Wine & corn: a summer dinner at Harvest