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47. The Kirkland Tap & Trotter: Your Friendly Neighborhood Hipster Bistro

Last week after work, I met Mr. B at The Kirkland Tap & Trotter as part of my Best of Boston Restaurant Challenge. It’s a humble looking place, about halfway between Inman Square and Harvard Square. The servers wear checkered shirts and the silverware is tossed casually into a bucket on the table. There are metal [...]

Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar

This weekend, Mr. B’s family was in town and his parents requested to try a new restaurant near our house – Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar. Four years ago, when we first moved to Davis Square, we visited the old Rosebud Diner one time. Unfortunately, Mr. B had a traumatic experience with a very vinegar-y chicken “pot [...]

33. Puritan & Company: A Very Cambridge Brunch

For the first official meal of this Best of Boston adventure, Mr. B and I went to a place I’ve had my eye on since before it opened. We decided to go to Puritan & Co.‘s Sunday Brunch. I was enticed by the menu‘s pastry section and I was not disappointed. The pastry counter was a sight to [...]

Best of Boston: Restaurant Challenge

Boston Magazine‘s list of the 50 best restaurants in Boston came out a few days ago. As I skimmed the winners, I realized how many of them I want to try. In fact, some I’ve been thinking about trying for a few years. And yet I’ve only been to a handful of them. So here [...]

Two Tomato Sandwich

I was having lunch with a friend last night and as our forks began to slow over a pile of delicious Indian food, I was describing a few of the odd leftover-based concoctions I’ve made for myself when Brian is out of town. She asked me, “Do you ever post stuff like that on your [...]

Bookprint

This is a Scholastic campaign from a few years ago, but I’ve just come across it now. To quote, “A Bookprint is the list of 5 books that leave an indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we become.” Many celebrities created these “Bookprints” as part of a campaign to encourage [...]

Ice Bucket Challenge: A Few Thoughts

By now, you’ve probably heard of the ice bucket challenge so I’ll keep the background brief: A former Boston College baseball player named Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS in 2012 and started a challenge among his friends to donate $100 to ALS research within 24 hours or dump a bucket of ice on their [...]

Food Cycle

I was going to tell you all about the new way I’m eating.  And I want to.  But as I was trying to organize the ideas on the page, I realized something… I’ve been here before.  In 2011.  And again in 2012.  And that’s frustrating. As I reflect over the past three years, here’s the [...]