Whiskey and Jerky. Bye-Bye Boston!

Boston…I will miss you. And this is probably the combo I will miss the most. Citizen’s Public House’s house-made Beef Jerky and a glass of Makers Mark on the rox. Citizen’s has some of the best food in Boston but I unfortunately never had my camera there to capture them, mostly because I never PLANNED to go there, I…

A Shot of Energy at the Thinking Cup

The post-work, pre-drinkswithfriends espresso is a crucial part of my day as it defines the end of one day-part and the beginning of another, waking me up from office slump and getting me excited about the night ahead of me. This espresso must also usually be accompanied by a pastry to get the job done…

A Chilean Sandie at Chacarero

– “Excuse me, where in Chile exactly are these from? I lived in Santiago for 5 months and I never ran into them.” – “Habla epañol?” – “Si. Weón, biben Santiago pero nunca bi etos sándwiche’. S’benden en la ciudad o en Valpo o el Norte…? –  “Todos partes, carita.” –  “Bacán. Que lo mejor? –  “Con carne y…

A Feisty Tequila Bar Named Papagayo

Papagayo is an fantastic little Mexican restaurant and tequila bar that opened recently on Summer Street in Seaport, dangerously close to my office. The bar-wall is lined with hundreds of tequila bottles which serve as a base for many very unique margaritas. The food here is also great, although I will have to go back to…

Gaslight: A Boisterous Brasserie

Far removed from the jewelry-box-sized, cramped and uptight boutique enotecas, tapas bars and bistros of Tremont and Shawmut, Gaslight proves that the South End still has some tricks up its sleeve, some hidden surprises, some good times. Located in a spacious warehouse-like building with incredibly high ceilings, brick-lined walls and a rustic hardwood floor, furnished…

Pan-Asian Shaved Ice at Foumami

Red Bean Shaved Ice KAKIGORI? PATBINGSU? BAO BING? SNOW CONE? Foumami’s done it yet again. Amidst the countless identical soup-salad-sandwich places frequented by countless identical suit-tie-loafers businessmen looking for a rushed “artesenal” BLT or “country-style” white bean soup sparkles this singular gem of clean, simple, super-flavorful (?Pan-)Asian lunch alternatives. Their sandwiches are made with fresh Shao…

Lounge Snacks at Top of the Hub

Top of the Hub’s innovative, always-changing but always-satisfying menu is simply worth both the price and the bitchy treatment you will inevitably receive from the prim little-black-dress clad hostesses working there if you neglect to make a reservation. (As someone who just doesn’t do reservations that often but likes to spontaneously drop in on places…

Tuna Tartare at Mare

Mare Takes on the Tuna Tartare The tuna tartare at Mare in the North End is definitely not the best I’ve ever had, but not bad. The tiny chunks of fish were tender and very flavorful. However, I felt that the capers and kalamata olives were not the best combination, as they seemed to be fighting…