Hungry Mother: Plantation-Chic Southern Favorites

Hungry Mother is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. The atmosphere is that of a Southern plantation dining room: conservative, clean and elegant, while the menu is a fusion of comforting, delicious Southern recipes and New England ingredients. Southern style cornbread with sorghum butter One of the most interesting bread and butter dishes I’ve ever…

Kitchen Shoot at Cuchi Cuchi

Walking into the kitchen of Cuchi Cuchi, a strange little restaurant on Main St. in Cambridge, I had no idea I’d be embarking on a globe-trot adventure. Creative and slightly crazy twists on classic dishes from every continent served on small plates (making it possible to try 4-5 of them in a row) surfaced from…

CHEF’S TASTING AT CRAIGIE ON MAIN

A gentleman took me on a date one night to Craigie on Main and I finally got the chance to try their legendary Chef’s Tasting Menu. It started with simple, bite-sized thoughts, followed by a series of more complex concepts materializing perfectly on our plates. Zesty, yet delicate cocktails prepared by famously talented mixologists periodically intervened like products…

11 Slices at OTTO Pizza in Harvard Square

Tipsy from July 4th weekend day-drinking and movie-hopping in Harvard Square? No? Well either way, a slice or three at OTTO Pizza will definitely hit the spot. I remembered the hype when this place opened but since I’m generally jaded when it comes to pizza (too many greasy, late-night catastrophes to count), I didn’t try…

Dali: A Fantastic Little Tapas Bar

Dali is lively, welcoming and romantic Spanish tapas bar in Cambridge and is a well-known and well-liked place among Harvarders to bring a date. I can see why. The sangria is phenomenal, the atmosphere relaxing yet elegant and the menu is full of tasty, funky little 5-bite, small plate dishes some of which are extremely hard…