Thursday, June 25, 2020


Bourbon's new outdoor dining area.

Purple Haze

Nachos piled high!
Nachos piled high!


Crispy Brussels
Crispy Brussels

Bourbon's Kitchen & Cocktails
Framingham, Massachusetts

Bourbon's Kitchen & Cocktails is back at it, serving dinner indoors (limited seating) and outdoors at their dining area. The outdoor spot is wonderful especially on a warm summer night. It's lined with small palm trees and all of the tables are spaced out for social distancing. Like all restaurants, Bourbon's has made a few changed because of the coronavirus. The menu can be found using a QR code. Paying is also done by cell phone. There is also a $1 charge person customer so they can keep things running during the pandemic.

There are a bunch of refreshing summer drinks on their menu right now including mixed berry or grapefruit rose sangria. I enjoyed one of their many beers on tap: a Purple Haze, a raspberry blend from the Abita Brewing Company in Louisiana.

Our family shared a bunch of their amazing appetizers. We loved their tower of nachos with street corn and pepper jack cheese. Everyone seemed to be ordering their crispy brussels. The sprouts are stirred up with truffle aioli and parmesan. Amazing. We also loved their rangoons with onions and cream cheese inside. ALL of these apps are vegetarian, but Bourbon's has plenty of plates for carnivores like their steak tacos, meatballs and candied bacon.
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Thursday, June 11, 2020


Outdoor dining is back at Murphy's in Ashland, Massachusetts and restaurants across New England.

After only takeout and delivery service for four months because of the coronavirus, things are finally starting to get back to normal at restaurants across New England. This week, outdoor dining at restaurants was given the green light in phase two of the reopening in Massachusetts. This is great news for places like Murphy's in Ashland, which had its picnic tables roped off for a month. Other restaurants like TJ's in Ashland are adapting to the times, setting up tables with umbrellas outdoors. Outdoor dining is being allowed in all New England states now. Just be sure to call ahead because the tables fill up fast. Al fresco is the way it will be for now, but what perfect timing, just in time for the summer.