Monday, July 31, 2017


Inside its Boston location near Dana-Farber
Chickpea fritter sandwich
Clover Food Labs is taking all of its food truck off of the road so they can focus on their brick-and-mortar restaurants. On its Website, Clover's CEO, Ayr, Muir writes that it has mixed emotions about this. Clover started out as a food truck. They were a staple at SOWA Market and could always be seen at busy spots around the city. The good news: we can still enjoy all of Clover's fast food vegetarian menu at its restaurants. I'll have one chickpea fritter sandwich, please. , , ,

Friday, July 21, 2017


Chourico Crusted Baked Cod
Rock Harbor Grill
Rock Harbor Grill
Orleans, MA

The Rock Harbor Grill in Orleans, Massachusetts has a menu that's sure to please everyone. On a busy Saturday night, this place was buzzing with families and couples out on summer dates. 

Rock Harbor Grill has a refreshing summer drinks menu with drinks like Nantucket Lemonade and an Italian Sunset. Appetizers include Mexican street corn, house fried potato chips, and smoked haddock chowder. There are also shareables like lobster mac & cheese, PEI mussels, spinach & artichoke dip and crispy fried clam bellies.

For dinner, I really enjoyed their chourico crusted baked cod. It's served in a hot skillet, with potatoes, veggies and corm on the cob. The sausage in the bake on the cod complimented the fish very well.

Other main courses include a daily fish catch, lobster roll, scallop platter and fish & chips. They have plenty of entrees for vegetarians and meat lovers like a pork chop, steak tips and portabella burger. Red Sox fans may want to try their Fenway Park grilled sausage sub. Rock Harbor Grill is also known for their wood-fired pizzas, from BBQ chicken and wild mushroom to lamb merguez sausage and Mediterranean. , ,

Monday, July 17, 2017


Mamma's Sangria
Chorizo quesadilla
Inside Nacho Mamma's
Nacho Mamma's

Its name sounds like a Yo Mama joke, but when it comes to food, there's nothing laughable about Nacho Mamma's in Bristol Rhode, Island. Since 2010, Nacho Mamma's has brought Mexican flavor to this picturesque ocean-side town that is known for its seafood.

Sweet plantains, yuca sticks, chips & salsa and their Famous Wings are just some of their appetizers. Nacho Mamma's also serves heaping portions of nachos topped off with chili, chicken, pork, ground beef, flank steak or grilled shrimp. They also have BBQ Pork Nachos, which are topped with cheese, scallions, red onion, black olives, jalepenos and drizzled with avocado ranch. 

Entrees include Mexican favorites like burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, tacos and quesadillas. I LOVED Nacho Mamma's chorizo quesadilla. The flavor of the meat was so good and this sucker was stuffed full of cheese. It was so big and filling that I took half of the meal home.

Signature meals include a Portuguese Burrito (flank steak, fries, cheese, rice, two eggs, Portuguese hot pepper & sour cream) and a Fried Chicken Quesadilla (fried, chicken, bacon, cheese and BBQ-Ranch drizzle). Nacho Mamma's also serves up salads, fried yuca bowls, burgers and even a taco pizza. This is also the home of "The Big Burrito Challenge," where they dare customers to eat a 5-pound burrito in just 30 minutes.

Nacho Mamma's has its liquor license! In the spring and summer, they serve up a wonderfully refreshing sangria. Don't let that red Solo cup fool you. This drink is all class. , ,

Saturday, July 15, 2017


This Sunday, July 16, is National Ice Cream Day. Many restaurants are celebrating with deals:

Carvel: Buy 1, Get one FREE cup or cone of any size
Friendly's: Get a Friend-Z for $2.99
Good Humor: Ice cream truck will be at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. free Firecracker Jr. popsicles Sunday from 10-Noon. Zoo animals will get ice treats on Sunday.
J.P. Lick's: Giving out one free medium sundae every day in July. Info HERE.
Kringle Candle (Bernardston, MA): Free small cones from 11am-3pm; free vanilla cone candle when you spend $75 or $100
McDonald's: FREE vanilla cones to anyone who downloads their app
PetSmart: Get a FREE doggie ice cream sundae
Pizzi Farm (Waltham, MA):  donut ice cream cones, blueberry cobbler mason jar sundaes & an antique car show on Sunday


Friday, July 07, 2017


Green Garlic Frito Twists
Local Strawberry & Snap Pea Salad
Atlantic Fish Cakes

Sycamore is one of those buzzed about restaurants that Eat Up New England has been meaning to try and FINALLY got a chance to. We were able to reserve one last table on a busy summer Saturday night and sat down for a delicious and seasonally inspired meal.

Dinner begins with their fresh, homemade bread and salted butter. It is wonderful, and they are more than happy to bring you seconds and thirds. Up next, we ordered the Green Garlic Frito Twists from their "snack" section on the menu. These homemade twists are inspired by the Fritos twists in grocery stores, but so much better. They're made with just enough spice. We also enjoyed their Local Strawberry & Snap Pea Salad. This delightfully fresh summer salad was complimented by French feta, Thai basil and pistachios. Fantastic. 

I enjoyed their Atlantic Fish Cakes for dinner. They were fresh and surprisingly filling. My wife ordered their Caramelized Onion Pierogis. They were served in a mushroom cream with an English pea salsa verde. You don't often see pierogis on menus, so I was happy to try one. They were excellent. A creative and delicious vegetarian option.

Sycamore also has some very tempting summery mixed drinks on their menu, along with wines and beers. 

Sycamore is open for dinner only. Their menu is always changing, so give them a call or visit online to see what's cooking before you visit.