North Square Oyster

After binging Game of Thrones on Sunday nights, I am in the “oysters, clams and cockles” mindset, and so is Arya, apparently, as the actress Maisie Williams has been spotted dining at North Square Oyster in the North End at least 5 times in the last few weeks. We headed to the recently-opened North Square […]

Temazcal’s Grand Opening in Burlington

One of my favorite Mexican restaurants, Temazcal Tequila Cantina, just recently expanded to Burlington and hosted a Grand Opening celebration, complete with a roving Mariachi band, guacamole bar, passed margaritas, and small tastes of the menu items. Temazcal is known for having over 250 varieties of tequila, housed in what they call “tequila libraries”, and […]

Ruka Restobar

You know when you aren’t in the mood for a typical #dinna (i.e. protein, starch, vegetable all on one plate)? I’m usually either too full from a big lunch or want a more interactive dining experience where I can try several items on the menu without going overboard. For example, when I’m at 5 Corners […]

Aria Trattoria

How else would a #dinnalady celebrate her 25th birthday than by having an 8-person dinner at one of the North End’s best restaurants before riding a party trolley around the city? We managed to get the best table at Aria Trattoria on Hanover Street, a second-floor restaurant with big windows overlooking bustling Hanover Street. Aria […]

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

Davio’s is an upscale Northern Italian Steakhouse with several locations all across the country from Boston to New York to one opening up in L.A. that serves up delicious handmade pasta creations, top of the line steaks and veal chops, and signature appetizers. Davio’s headquarters in Boston’s Back Bay has an open kitchen layout in […]

Abe & Louie’s Steakhouse

We all have our preferences when it comes to steakhouses; the place you go when it’s a special occasion or you want to really indulge and you’re willing to make the reservation and fork over the money because you know it’s going to be the best meal you’ll have all week (or month). Last Saturday […]


FINALLY, Pabu. I’ve been wanting to try this new, high-end Japanese restaurant from Chef Ken Tominaga and Chef Michael Mina in the swanky Millennium Tower since it opened downtown a few months ago and Ryan took me out to dinner there last week. Pabu offers a modern take on traditional Izakaya-style Japanese dining (tapas-style food […]

Serafina Boston

We celebrated Valentine’s Day last week at Serafina, a modern Italian eatery in Boston’s Financial District with a cool bar scene and plenty of seating. It was my first time there and I was not disappointed despite our last minute dinner reservation on one of the restaurant industry’s busiest nights. I stalked the dinner menu […]


As a Bostonian, I am very familiar with snowstorms and Nor’easters but three storms in a span of just a couple of days is enough to exhaust even the most hardy New Englander. On Sunday night after hours spent in the car driving through snow on the way home from skiing in New Hampshire, the […]