Category Archives: Boston

Santarpio’s Pizza, Boston MA

Santarpio’s Half Cheese and Half House Sausage and Garlic Established in 1903 as a bakery and turning out pizzas since the 30s Santarpio’s is truly iconic – a family owned East Boston operation now in its third generation serving up … Continue reading

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Maria’s Pastry Shop, Boston MA

Maria’s Pastry Shop Ricotta Cannoli Lobster Tail Cream Baba Rum Cream Puff with Maraschino Liquor Custard Having been to Mike’s and Modern but told by some that Maria’s made the best cannoli in Boston I decided to find out for … Continue reading

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North Street Grille, Boston MA

North Street Grille Nutella Banana Sliders Raspberry Cream Cheese French Toast Coffee Roll French Toast Crudité French Toast with Brie, Walnuts, Apples, Maple Syrup Cookie Dough Pancake Copious Refills Without a doubt one of those ‘places where the locals eat,’ … Continue reading

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Verna’s, Boston MA

Verna’s Chocolate Cake Coconut Cake Buttermilk Bar Cinnamon Raisin Bar Raised and Glazed Streusel Cake Chocolate Whoopie Pie Self described as an “institution” and recommended by a friend as a ‘must’ for classic style doughnuts during my brief trip to … Continue reading

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Craigie On Main [2], Boston MA

Craigie on Main Bread Basket – Seed Roll, Dinner Roll, Baguette and Butter Scottish Sea Trout with Horseradish Cream, Sardine with Ramp Aioli, and Sablefish Rillet with Hackleback Caviar and Bagel Chip Kona Kompachi with Citrus and Pine nuts Pendennis … Continue reading

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Toscanini’s [2], Boston MA

Toscanini’s Salty Caramel and Maple Walnut Praised since 1981 and declared by The New York Times as the best ice cream in the world my second visit to Tosci was every bit as good as the first – and without … Continue reading

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Durgin Park, Boston MA

For my very last meal in Boston I took a chance on Durgin Park; sure its location, reputation, and fame screamed “tourism” but then again how could a space in operation since 1827 not be? With a sign reading “Established … Continue reading

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Rino’s Place, Boston MA

For my very last 3/4 day in Boston my agenda finally had nothing to do with the conference but rather with seeing the New England Aquarium – the last remaining “Top 10” aquarium left on my United States list – … Continue reading

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No. 9 Park, Boston MA

While many touristy stops such as Durgin Park, Mike’s Pastry, Pizzeria Regina, and Union Oyster House come to mind when thinking of the Boston dining landscape there is perhaps no other location (save for the currently closed Olives) as significant … Continue reading

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Eastern Standard Kitchen, Boston MA

When I arrived in Boston my Monday lunch had originally been unscheduled; on one hand I figured I’d be getting a bit worn down by the conference by that point but at the same time I did not want to … Continue reading

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Parker House Restaurant, Boston MA

With the first lecture of the day scheduled to be a good one I got up for an early run at 5:00am on Monday June 6th so that I could have a proper sit-down breakfast at a Boston landmark before … Continue reading

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L’Espalier, Boston MA

As one of the earlier East Coast members of the “farm to table” revolution and a regular amongst the “best of” lists in various local and regional publications dinner at L’Espalier was the easiest dining choice I made in all … Continue reading

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Mistral, Boston MA

Of all the places I’d marked as likely visits in Boston Mistral’s brunch was the only one that raised some red flags with a few trusted opinions stating it was not worth it, yet aside from being part of a … Continue reading

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O Ya, Boston MA

Save for the newly appointed Restaurant at Meadowood the only stateside Michelin 3-Star I’ve not yet been is MASA and considering how frequently I visit New York this is admittedly no accident. Call me crazy or call me unrefined but … Continue reading

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Island Creek Oyster Bar, Boston MA

…on Saturday the Boston Bruins by way of the Boston Red Sox unknowingly threw a big monkey wrench into my well planned trip to Boston. Having visited many of the most storied stadiums in baseball and the most fabled arenas … Continue reading

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Sportello, Boston MA

If someone were to ask me my biggest gripe about Boston the third thing on my list would be the dearth of quality eats around the conference center; numbers one and two are reserved for the confounded green line that … Continue reading

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Craigie On Main, Boston MA

Walking in to Craigie on Main I must admit I was hesitant; as a matter of fact, for the sake of full disclosure I’ll note that until Chef Tony Maws won the Beard Award for Best Chef Northeast one month … Continue reading

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Neptune Oyster, Boston MA

I’m just going to come right out and say it – the hour plus wait at Neptune Oyster (even at lunch) did not make a whole lot of sense to me. Sure the oft raved restaurant has a fanciful location … Continue reading

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Bakeries and Bites, Boston MA

Prior to early 2011 it seemed as though Boston would never quite top my ever growing list of places to visit; an incredibly historic city with a culture quite unlike any other it was a place I knew I wanted … Continue reading

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