Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ANNA'S TAQUERIA IN BROOKLINE

Grilled chicken quesadilla
For years, I've heard the buzz about Anna's Taqueria and I was finally able to try this Mexican spot out. This place is all about the food. They specialize in Mexican favorites like burritos, tacos and quesadillas. Choose from a bunch of different meats including grilled chicken, steak and carnitas. They also gave grilled vegetables for vegetarians, including corn right off of the cob. I'm interested in stopping back for breakfast. I love a good breakfast burrito and theirs come with eggs, sausage, potatoes, beans, salsa and cheese.

Anna's Taqueria has a bunch of locations in the Boston area including this one in Brookline, Porter Square, Davis Square and at MIT in Cambridge. 

www.annastaqueria.com , ,

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

EAT UP NEW ENGLAND FAVORITE: ANTHONY'S NORTH END DELI

Anthony's North End Deli in Plainville, Massachusetts has been one of my favorite places to eat since I was a child. I don't live anywhere near it anymore, but whenever I'm home I make it a priority to stop there. It's just that good.

The North End Deli specializes in all of the very best Italian foods. They will make any kind of sandwich fresh for you. Their pasta salads are so good. My favorite is their tortellini salad, which includes carrots and broccoli. Be sure to try one of their many calzones. My favorite is the Italian with pepperoni, salami, cheese and peppers. It's delicious hot or cold. Another favorite is their stuffed shells dish, which comes with four cheesy shells and a big ole meatball. You can get many of their dishes frozen and they taste wonderful when you warm them up.

No trip to the North End Deli is complete without some of their desserts. They have a huge showcase of Italian cookies. I always bring home a bag of their champagne cookies - you know - the ones with the sprinkles along the edges. I also enjoy their strawberry cheesecake and Zeppole for St. Joseph's Day. , ,

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

GOING GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY

No St. Patrick's Day would be complete without a green bagel. I got mine this morning from Bruegger's Bagels. They dye their plain bagels green every year for the holiday. Einstein Brothers Bagels is also selling green bagels today. If you need something to wash your green bagel down, head to b.Good where they are offering their Three Greens Smoothie through Sunday. It's a smoothie infused with mint.

If you're going out for dinner tonight, you may want to stop by Margaritas where their margaritas are just $5 today. Miller's Alehouse in Watertown, Massachusetts has all of your favorite Irish dinners including Shepard's Pie, corned beef & cabbage and a corned beer reuben. They're offering a 20 ounce Guinness for $5.95 and an Irish Mule pitcher made with whiskey and ginger beer for $13.95. The Yardhouse also has a bunch of St. Patrick's Day specials today including corned beef brisket, shepard's pie and a corned beef sandwich. One of their special drinks is the Guinness Cinnamon Bear made with creme de cocoa, whiskey and Guinness. King's in Dedham will make green beer for you, along with Irish dinner specials, a live DJ and contests. , ,

Sunday, March 15, 2015

CELEBRATING ST. PATICK'S DAY EARLY AT THE WHISKEY PRIEST

St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday, so we celebrated a couple of days early at The Whiskey Priest on the waterfront in Boston. This spacious spot has spectacular views of the water. Their mega-sized bar is packed with a large selection of beers and their whiskey menu is one of the largest I've ever seen.

I began my lunch with a lovely, cold pint of Guinness. Their lunch menu features a bunch of yummy apps like Irish nachos, tater tots sprinkled with parmesan, potato skins and chicken wings. There are several soups and salads, Irish pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and wraps. Since it's St. Patrick's week, I ordered the shepards pie. It was delicious, only I wish it would have been a little larger. Whiskey Priest also has Guinness stew and a corned beef dinner on their menu.

The Whiskey Priest has roof top seating in the summer. It can get loud and crazy on weekend nights with local bands playing.

@TheWhskeyPriest
www.whiskey-priest.com , , , ,

Friday, March 13, 2015

DUNKIN DONUTS IS TESTING A MAPLE BACON DONUT

This picture is all over Twitter today. Dunkin Donuts is texting out this maple bacon donut in Providence, RI. If it sells well expect to see it at Dunks near you. I've had bacon pieces on donuts before but never full strips. I'd be will to try this! , ,

Thursday, March 12, 2015

IT'S RESTAURANT WEEK AT PATRIOT PLACE IN FOXBORO

Football season may be over with, but there's a good reason to visit Gillette Stadium in the coming days. Patriot Place is hosting its own restaurant week from March 12-22. Several of their restaurants are offering specials right now. CBS Scene, Olive Garden, Skipjack's and Toby Keith's are among the restaurants taking part. For more info: CLICK HERE. ,

Monday, March 09, 2015

DINE OUT BOSTON AT BRICCO

It's the second week of Dine Out Boston aka Restaurant Week. The North End is one of my favorite spots in the city, so I checked out Bricco. They are offering 3-course dinners for $33/per person. Every meal starts out with their Italian bread and olive oil and garlic cloves for dipping. I enjoyed the Wellfleet mussels to start out. For the main course, I really enjoyed their mushroom risotto. It was hearty and cheesy as it should be. With just enough room for dessert, I had to choose between bread pudding and tiramisu. That's a no brainer. I'd eat tiramisu everyday if I could, especially from a restaurant in the North End! , , ,

Saturday, March 07, 2015

MOZZICATO BAKERY & PASTRY SHOP IN HARTFORD

Get a taste of The North End at Mozzicato de Pasquale Bakery and Pasty Shop in Hartford, Connecticut. This bakery has been around since 1908 and is a favorite of all of the locals. There are several huge showcases of cookies, candies, cakes, pastries, gelato, Italianj breads and other Italian treats. They even have sheet pizza which I am very interested to try. 

I was amazed by how many cakes they have ready to order. There are shelves and shelves of fresh-baked cakes. You'll often see one of their bakers bringing one out. Right now, you'll notice the huge sign in the window for zeppole. They come in three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and ricotta. I got the ricotta and it is delicious. 

They even have a cafe next door which has a full bar, cappuccino and many of they delicious pastries. 

www.mozzicatobakery.com

Locations: Hartford, Plainville & Wallingford, Connecticut , ,

Thursday, March 05, 2015

WOULD YOU TRY PEEPS MILK?

Peeps sure has come a long way since I was a kid.  This photo is going viral on Twitter. The Just Born Candy Company is branching out and introducing Peeps-flavored milk this Easter. I'm not sure how I feel about this. They are also making flavored Peeps this year including blue raspberry, sour watermelon, party cake and lemonade. There are also orange creme-flavored bunnies. Check out all of the Peeps Easter products HERE. , ,

Monday, March 02, 2015

VISITING THE NEW SHAKE SHACK IN DEDHAM, MA

Step inside Shake Shack's third restaurant in Massachusetts. It opened on Sunday, March 1 in Dedham in Legacy Place. Shake Shack hired about 35 new workers for this restaurant. Yesterday, I enjoyed a bacon cheeseburger, some fries and a lemonade. Delicious. 

The new Shake Shack is just a few steps away from B Good in Legacy Place and it will be interesting to see if both will survive. By the way, Shake Shack is coming to Boston today, opening its first restaurant in the city in the Back Bay. , , ,