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Cafe de Boston: A Marketplace Eatery

by Julia Loschiavo May 16th, 2013| Chef Interviews
Hot Food Bar 2Located in Boston's Financial District, Cafe de Boston provides customers with a customizable and delicious breakfast and lunch experience. The unique marketplace concept provides customers with complete control over their meal, giving them the option of self-serve or made-to-order stations. From the salad bar packed with fresh, high-quality produce to the crepe station, this varied menu is sure to make your order a difficult choice. Regardless of your
selection, you're sure to have a fresh and healthy meal. Hungry yet?

I was able to speak with Cafe de Boston's owner, Levent Berksan, to find out more about what this restaurant has
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Chef Gerry Tice

by Rachel Dushkewich April 18th, 2013| Chef Interviews
OMNI dishLooking to blend historic Boston experiences with cutting-edge culinary flavor? Look no further than the OMNI Parker House! Savor Boston Cream Pie at its birthplace where literary greats like Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson hosted their “Saturday Club!” Just as historic as its location is its food – Chef Gerry Tice follows in the footsteps of such culinary masters as Jasper White, Lydia Shire, and Emeril Lagasse! His food speaks for itself: from the recipes of over 100 chefs, Chef Tice’s Short Rib and Vermont Cheddar Sandwich was selected as one of five winners
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Chef Mark Goldberg

by Rachel Dushkewich February 28th, 2013| Chef Interviews
Chef Mark GoldbergLooking for the latest and greatest in New England cuisine? Look no further than PARK, right in the middle of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts! Relatively new on the scene, PARK opened its doors in the spring of 2012. Chef Mark Goldberg mixes French technique, current culinary trends, and classic New England staples to create a down-to-earth, approachable dining experience. The eclectic atmosphere features four different dining areas, each with its own unique, distinct vibe! Avoiding the stuffy or pretentious, the casual-cool mood creates a warm, welcoming feel that corresponds perfectly with its “comfort
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Li Family of Mei Mei Street Kitchen

by Amy Harrington November 15th, 2012| Chef Interviews
If you are on the busy streets of Boston, Massachusetts, then be sure to stop at Mei Mei Street Kitchen for your next lunch.  Just look for the truck with brightly colored fish on it for delicious, creative Chinese-American cuisine. Mei Mei serves cuisine made from locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. They pride themselves on serving humanely raised meat, produce from small farms, and some of the most creatively delicious street food out there. Andy, Margaret and Irene are three siblings and the passionate co-founders of the Boston food truck. They incorporate the food they ate as children with
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Salvatore’s, Boston, MA

by TT July 30th, 2012| Restaurant News
If you're heading into Boston to dine, many people consider the option of Italian food in the North End.  While there are many, many fine restaurants from which to choose in that one neighborhood, there are other good destinations for Italian food elsewhere in the city.  One such place is Salvatore's.  With four locations in Massachusetts, two of which are in Boston (Theatre District and Seaport), they provide an excellent alternative to the North End.

Last Friday, I visited the Seaport location and was able to meet with Executive Chef Victor Paone.  In addition to overseeing the kitchens at
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Chef Lydia Shire

by TT May 7th, 2012| Chef Interviews
As our spring menu series draws near to its end, we arrive close to home.  This week, our first stop is in Boston.  Only an hour away from where I live, it is one of my favorite, local culinary destinations.  The array of foods available is just amazing.  One example of excellent dining in Boston is Scampo, home to the best polenta my husband and I have ever had.

I was able to speak with chef and co-owner, Lydia Shire, to learn more about the spring menu that she is offering at Scampo. With a bounty of fresh ingredients at
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Interview: Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

by TT March 2nd, 2012| Chef Interviews
After enjoying a fine Sunday evening of fondue and dinner, I was interested to learn more about the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro.  With its cozy dining and bar atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food, it was certain to have owners that appreciate all aspects of a great dining experience.  I was able to speak with Peter and Cecilia Rait, owners of BHHB.

TT:  What is you culinary mission in regards to the BHHB?

P&CR:  It's simple really. We just want to serve fresh, hand-crafted, innovative and interesting French bistro food at reasonable prices. We've also placed a strong
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Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, Boston, MA

by TT February 16th, 2012| Restaurant Reviews
Last Sunday I was invited to dine at Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro.  Bringing my husband as my dining companion, we headed to Boston on a cold and blustery February afternoon.  The warmth of the food, staff, and atmosphere definitely helped erase the memories of the cold outdoors.

We arrived in Boston early and spent some time shopping on Charles Street.  However, with the cold temperatures, we decided to cut our shopping short and head to the restaurant early.  They graciously seated us 30 minutes earlier than our reservation.  This didn't seem like an inconvenience, as we were the
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Atlantic Fish Company, Boston, MA

by TT December 5th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
Black Friday was an exciting day at our house but not because we were dashing to early morning (late night?) sales.  It was exciting because there were no sporting events, practices, or work meetings to attend.  As we knew all of this weeks in advance, we planned to take our kids to Boston for the day.  The plan was to visit a museum or two and browse the shops on Newbury Street.  While it was a wonderful day, our thirteen year old daughter and I never made it to the art museum.  The lure of visiting more shops was
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Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

by TT May 2nd, 2011| Restaurant News
This week many restaurants and bakeries in the Greater Boston area will be participating in 2011 Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.  In partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer has a sweet goal in mind: sell baked good with profits being given to breast cancer research.

This year over 270 restaurants and bakeries will be participating in this week-long event.  Starting today, May 2nd, and continuing until May 8th, you can know that one hundred percent of the profits from select sweets will be given to research.  Who could resist eating a little treat, especially knowing that
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Boston Olive Oil Company

by TT April 6th, 2011| Food News
A recent weekend was spent in Boston, celebrating my husband's birthday.  Although Boston is only an hour away from our home, it was quite delightful to have two whole days to explore different venues.  One of those venues was Newbury Street, which is home to numerous high-end shops, one of a kind boutiques, and wonderful restaurants.  While we enjoyed many different shops for art galleries to designer clothing shops, our favorite was Boston Olive Oil Company.

Entering the store, our eyes were greeted with the site of an island and a wall counter covered with stainless steel tanks filled
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Avila, Boston, MA

by TT March 14th, 2011| Chef Interviews
Restaurant Week Boston is entering its second week, so it seems like the right time to feature another fine dining destination, Avila. This restaurant's menu features modern Mediterranean cuisine created by Executive Chef, Rodney Murillo.  I was able to speak with Chef Murillo to learn more about Avila.

Chef Murillo has been part of the Avila family since 1992.  He began his career as a dishwasher at Davio's, a Northern Italian steakhouse that has four locations and is the sister restaurant to Avila.  Chef Murillo received much on the job training and was promoted to sous chef in 1997. 
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