Tuesday, September 20, 2016


The Stowe Mountain Lodge is a beautiful resort nestled in the mountains of Stowe, Vermont. It has breathtaking views of the mountains all year round, easy access to skiing and a massive luxurious pool with two hot tubs. They also have a wonderful restaurant called Solstice. It's open for all meals, but EatUpNE recently stopped by for Sunday brunch.

Bring your appetite for this! Their buffet has hot bacon and sausage, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, croissants, bagels, Vermont cheeses, French toast and so much more. They also have several fresh juices to chose from, including a really good smoothie. The buffet is around $30 per person and also includes made to order dishes like omelets and pancakes.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016


Cabot's is one of those old school restaurants that's been around for so long that everyone in the area knows all about it. Stop by at any hour of the day and you'll find this classic restaurant and ice cream shop packed full of locals of all ages.
Cabot's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast, they serve all of the classics like omelets, homemade muffins, pancakes, waffles, benedicts, eggs and French toast. They also have a huge lunch and dinner menu with burgers, salads, wraps, sandwiches, baked mac & cheese and a stuffed turkey dinner. Today, we ordered the onion petals, their take on onion rings. It was plenty for three of us. For lunch, I enjoyed their cheddar melt served with sautéed onions on rye. 

What really puts Cabot's on the map is their ice cream. They have countless flavors and serve it in large portions. Right now, they have pumpkin ice cream for the fall, so I had to try that. The picture you see above is a SMALL! They also have a bunch of sundaes, frappes and ice cream sodas. Cabot's gets mobbed on Friday and Saturday nights for their ice cream especially in the summer.

Cabot's in CLOSED on Mondays and is CASH ONLY. 

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Sunday, September 11, 2016


Every September, I am quick to jump on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. One of my favorite pumpkin spice foods is the pumpkin spice doughnut at Krispy Kreme. I discovered these sugary wonders last year while on vacation in Hilton Head. Down south, Krispy Kremes are everywhere, but in New England they are hard to come by. Today, I stopped by one of the Krispy Kremes at Mohegan Sun and got some of their pumpkin spice cake doughnut holes and donuts. They also have a pumpkin spice latte on their menu. Get them while you can, because they are only available during the fall. , , ,

Thursday, September 08, 2016


Treva in West Hartford, Connecticut is known for its fine Italian food that's a feast for the stomach and the eyes. All of their dishes are so elegantly prepared that it's almost a shame to dig in.

Treva's bar offers many white and red wines to chose from, along with a large selection of cocktails. I started off the evening with their "Blueberry Smash," a high west double rye with blueberries, lemon, honey and mint. They also have a smaller happy hour menu with $5 wines, $6 cocktails and $3 and $5 appetizers.

We began with a couple of their appetizers. Their zucchini blossom stuffed with ricotta was amazing. It's served on a bed of arugula with slices of tomatoes. Other apps include steamed mussels, calamari and arancini. We also ordered their sheep's milk ricotta from their mozzarella bar. It's served with peas and walnuts and drizzled with honey. Be sure to save some of your Italian bread to eat along with this amazing dish.

For dinner, their menu features all of the classic Italian pastas. Ravioli. Pappardelle. Gnocchi. Rogatoni bolognese. Orecchetti. They even have a squid ink pasta. I ordered one of their specials, a stunning pappardelle with truffles. It was one of the most delicious pastas I've ever eaten. The cook on that homemade pappardelle was perfect. Not in the mood for pasta? Try their salmon. It's a massive cut served with saffron risotto. Pork chops, steak, swordfish, scallops and cod are among the other entrees also on the menu.

They have all of the Italian favorites for dessert including ricotta cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate cake and gelato.

Treva was unforgettable from start to finish. Put this restaurant on your "must try" list.



Sunday, September 04, 2016


Another summer Dine Out Boston has come and gone. I hope you were able to venture out and try a new restaurant or two. I loved City Table in Boston's Back Bay. It's right across the street from the Boston Public Library, attached to the Lenox Hotel.

City Table was offering a three-course menu for $33. To start, I loved their bowl of New England clam chowder. It was a massive, hearty portion of perfect chowder. Entrees included steak frites, City table burger, vegetable risotto and salmon. I ordered the "Murray's Statler Chicken," a roasted chicken breast with whipped potatoes and wild mushrooms. Amazing. For dessert, it was a choice between red velvet cake and summer berry shortcake. I loved the light and fluffy shortcake, which was surrounded by a flavorful medley of berries. The perfect way to end the perfect meal.

City Table is open for breakfast every day and offers traditional fare like omelets, breakfast sandwiches and French toast. They also do brunch on the weekend. They are open every night for dinner and specialize in comfort foods like shrimp & grits, jerk chicken mac & cheese and scallops. They also have a bar packed full of craft beers, wine and specialty cocktails.

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Thursday, September 01, 2016


Anna's Taqueria opened its seventh location in Newton highlands back in February. Last night, Eat Up NE finally got a chance to check it out. What stood out immediately is that this location has TWO service lines to help with the busy lunch and dinner rushes. They have all of their classics from three different sizes of burritos to tacos and quesadillas. This Anna's is also serving ice cream and breakfast. , , ,