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The Barking Crab

The Barking Crab is somewhat of a Boston landmark. Open in 1994, they provide the city with some amazing seafood options, in a casual, laid-back atmosphere right on the water. In my nearly 10 years living in this city, I haven’t ever had a chance to check it out until a couple of weeks ago, when they hosted a PR event and invited some local foodie folks. (more…)


Lunching with Farmavore

It’s safe to say I have been a lazy blogger lately. L-a-z-y. Work has been busy, life has been busy, physical therapy fills my empty time, and the weather has been too nice to ignore. I think it’s just that time of year, when the world comes back to life, and we all remember how amazing it is. It’s easy to leave the kitchen behind in favor of sunshine! But as we speak, there’s a loaf of banana bread in the oven, so that’s progress, right?? (more…)


Scenes from a Weekend in Baltimore

I made a promise to myself that this year would be a really good one — full of new experiences, fun trips, more time with friends and family, and pushing my boundaries a bit more than normal. After making this same promise to myself year after year and never really following through, I’m doing my best to make it a reality in 2015. Having to undergo unexpected ACL and meniscus surgery has certainly thrown a wrench in those plans, but I am still determined to make the most of it! (more…)


Nibbles and Sips in Portland, Maine

I love Portland Maine. It’s such a lovely little city with wonderful New England charm — cobblestone streets, waterfront properties, great eateries, and some adorable shops. I am fortunate to have a good friend that lives just north of the city, so I have an “excuse” to visit more frequently than I otherwise might. I’ve been visiting the city and surrounding towns since I was a little kid, and as a result have had the good fortune to visit, and more importantly eat at, a lot of different places. But every visit, I try to seek out a few new-t0-me spots to try, and during my most recent visit, I finally got a chance to try Eventide Oyster Co. But first, the Portland Hunt & Alpine Club! (more…)


Brunch at Beat Hotel

The Beat Hotel is a fairly new (fall 2013) Harvard Square establishment, and I’ve been wanting to check it out ever since it opened. Their live music and funky decor were always intriguing, as was the menu which changes seasonally, something I always appreciate. This was the brunch that almost didn’t happen, thanks to a ski accident on my first EVER ski trip (trees and skiers don’t exactly mix, I learned), but I was able to hobble in at a snail’s pace for a delicious, lazy Sunday brunch. (more…)


Besito Mexican

A few months ago I shared my surprisingly pleasant experience at Margaritas, and then as luck would have it, I got invited to try out another Mexican spot — this time, Besito Mexican. My first introduction was actually over the summer, when their new Burlington location opened, but I wasn’t able to make the trek up to Burlington at the time. Fortunately, I had another opportunity to check it out when their Chestnut Hill location opened up this fall, and jumped at the chance. The restaurant is a hop, skip and a jump from my new office in Burlington, which could definitely prove to be dangerous! (more…)


Making Truffles with Boston Chocolate Tours

The weekend before Christmas, my Mom and I checked out a chocolate making class put on by Boston Chocolate Tours. I’d taken a similar chocolate making class at the same location before (Elephant and Castle), and another one with Lee Napoli from Chocolee and Bread + Butter, but this was my first experience with Boston Chocolate Tours. Mid-day on that Saturday, we joined a group of other chocolate lovers for an afternoon of chocolate education and truffle making. (more…)


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