Saturday, August 25, 2018


Every meal starts with their bagel chips.
Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner
Zaftigs Delicatessen
Natick & Brookline, Massachusetts

Zaftigs is a classic Jewish deli that specializes in hearty portions of flavorful food. One thing that sets them apart: they serve breakfast ALL DAY!  There are a bunch of egg dishes like beef salami & scrambled eggs and steak tips and eggs. They also make a bunch of omelettes and benedicts. Hungry customers can also order favorites like Banana Stuffed French Toast, Challah French Toast and Buttermilk Pancakes from the griddle. 

Every meal at Zaftigs begins with their bagel chips and they will happily bring you seconds. It's tough to settle on just one thing at Zaftigs. There are a bunch of salads, loaded latkes, soups and sandwiches. Diners can also make their own deli sandwiches by choosing a meat, bread and other fillings. Some of their entrees include baked mac & cheese, Grandma's Brisket, Latke Piccata, Homemade Baked Meatloaf and Grilled Chicken Kabobs. I ordered their Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner - a large portion or turkey with gravy, stuffing, masked potatoes, beans and stuffing. It was tasty and filling. 

One of my favorite things about Zaftigs is their dessert showcase. They have pies, cakes and pastries on display. I LOVE their New York style cheesecake, which is drizzled with just enough raspberry syrup. ,

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Fishbowl cocktail complete with Swedish Fish
Lobster mac & cheese
Fresh from the salad bar
The waterfall is one of the star attractions at Old Grist Mill Tavern.
Old Grist Mill Tavern
Seekonk, Massachusetts

For decades, my family has always made reservations at The Old Grist Mill Tavern in Seekonk, Massachusetts for special occasions. Graduations. Anniversaries. Birthdays. Why do we keep coming back? The food is fantastic. The portions are perfect. There's a waterfall right outside, which makes for a super pleasant dining experience. And, of course, there's their salad bar. There aren't so many restaurants with salad bars anymore, but the Old Grist Mill Tavern has kept theirs going much to every diners delight.

Every meal begins with a basket of their fresh bread, which also includes their famous cinnamon bread and butter. The Tavern offers all kinds of fun cocktails. In the summer, I love their fishbowl.

The Tavern is known for its seafood and steak. For dinner, there are dishes like Baked Boston Scrod, Sea Scallops and Shrimp Scampi over Linguini. Diners can also order fresh lobsters of various sizes right out of the tank.  They also offer prime rib, sirloin, filet mignon and ribeye steak combos. Pair your meat with grilled salmon, baked stuffed shrimp, lobster saute or a steamed lobster

Every summer, Old Grist Mill tavern celebrates lobster with their Lobster Feast. There are steamed lobsters, a lobster roll, seafood pie, lobster scampi and lobster salads. There are also lobster inspired starts like lobster bisque, lobster spring rolls and lobster stuffed mushrooms. I ordered their lobster mac & cheese. This rich dish is made of bowtie pasta, chunks of fresh lobster meat and topped off with crumbled Ritz crackers. , , , ,

Wednesday, August 01, 2018


The Mia Tia
Seafood chowder
Fettuccine and meatballs
The Rome Restaurant
Franklin, Massachusetts

Since 1965, The Rome Restaurant established itself as a prime spot for a hearty family dinner. Portions are huge, so bring your appetite. 

The Rome's full bar offers a large selection of beer and wine, along with some yummy cocktails. I enjoyed the tropical Mia Tia, with black rum and pineapple juice. 

Their menu is full of large entrees. Pastas include homemade spaghetti, fettuccine, cheese ravioli and penne, which can all be topped with sauce or olive oil. I ordered a heaping helping of their fettuccine with meatballs. I could only finish half and had plenty for lunch the next day.

Other entrees include several chicken, veal, eggplant and alfredo dishes. There are also many house pizza specials like chicken ranch and white shrimp & garlic or make your own pizza. Several salads and steaks round out there plentiful menu. All of the entrees come with soup or salad and a basket of bread & butter. For the summer, The Rome is offering a bunch of seafood specials. , ,