Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Drinks and appetizers on the outdoor patio at Tavern in the Square

Tavern in the Square was a welcoming addition to the Burlington bar/restaurant scene.  With so many new corporate offices being built in the area, there was a lack of bars to support the after work drinking crowd.

Although, its awkwardly located in an executive park, the modern bar/restaurant has plenty of parking and a great al fresco area.  The clientele during the lunch rush and after work are typically business men from the area.  There are lots of umbrellas, plants and trees to camouflage the background traffic.  After throwing down a few drinks, who even notices the cars anyway?

During a beautiful afternoon, my friends and I were able to score seats on the patio.  We split a few appetizers and ordered a round of drinks.  The Thai calamari was served on a large platter with daikon and drizzled in Thai sweet chili sauce.  The portion was small and it was more "tapas" like.  I think our order was just messed up because the table nearby also ordered it and got doubled the amount.  The drinks were good. I got the Buddha martini which had lemongrass and ginger and my friend got the mai thai served in a cute Hawaiian mug.

Thai Calamari $11.99

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Newly opened Tech Heng Cambodian restaurant on Chelmsford Street

This hole in the wall restaurant space has undergone many different owners and cuisines.  When the Mo and I first started dating, it was known as Koh Kong over a decade ago.  It was unoccupied for a long period of time before becoming Neak Meas Cambodian restaurant selling $5.00 noodle soups to compete with Simply Khmer.  After that didn't work out, it was a Chinese takeout selling roast ducks and pigs.  Needless to say, the Chinese takeout didn't last either.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

28 Days of Salad: Steak tips & Peppadew salad

Salad # 7: Steak Tip & Peppadew

I love to grill up extra meat on the weekends so there are leftovers for lunch for the next few days. After grilling up some corn, veggies, wings, Delmonico steaks and marinated steak tips using the rub from La Cascia's, we had a great dinner with lots of food to pack.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

28 Days of Salads: Hearty Vegan Salad

Salad # 6: Hearty Vegan Salad

So a salad is supposed to consist mainly of veggies, but I never fail to have some kind of seafood or meat to make it more satisfying.  With the national movement to consume less animal product, I've created a vegan salad consisting of eggplants, tomato, artichoke lentils and chickpeas.  Surprisingly, it was pretty good!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

28 Days of Salads: Goddess Shrimp Salad

Salad # 5 : Goddess Shrimp Salad

No Excuses, it's been over two weeks since my last 28 days of salad post! I only have a month left to finish 23 more posts! can you say time crunch? Moving forward, I'm gonna keep these posts shorter so I don't feel like they become a burden. Say good by to photos of the ingredients and sayonora to the calorie counts and Weight watchers points calculator. If you really want to know the worth, do it yourself.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

WaterFire kickoff Memorial Day Weekend in Providence

Family & Pet friendly beautiful afternoon at Sakonnet Vineyard

With Chewie and Odie in tow, we drove down to Little Compton for some day drinking at Carolyn Sakonnet Vineyard and Winery in Little Compton Rhode Island.  The drive was about 75 minutes and luckily for us, the holiday traffic had already passed.

Seafood at Evelyn's Drive in Tiverton, Rhode Island

I knew we were going to be in Rhode Island so I googled "Best Seafood Rhode Island."  Evelyn's Drive-In kept coming up and had conflicting reviews.  They were featured on Phantom Gourmet  and Diner's, Drive-In's and Dives on the Food Network.

After a trip the nearby Carolyn Sakonnet winery, we headed to Evelyn's Drive-In for a waterfront seafood lunch.  The eatery had a beautiful location overlooking Nannaquaket Pond in Tiverton.  There are two seating options available; a shaded self serve patio that is pet friendly or a full service patio attached to the restaurant.  We opted for the later.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bone-in Rib-Eye at Del Frisco's Boston

Del Frisco's in Boston is not only our favorite steakhouse but also our favorite restaurant! The patio has opened for the season and it was great sitting on the water with the heated lamps.  Service was inconsistent, it took us a while to get drinks. I got a blue cheese stuffed martini (The Professional) for $15.50 and the Mo went with his usual whisky, Dewar's 12 yr special at $11.00 each.

The food was amazing as always!  We started with the Seafood Plateau for 2 raw bar that had 4 oysters, 4 shrimp cocktail, 2 crab claw and 2 King crab leg along with a few sauces.  Our server advised us that it was the end of the season for the crab legs but the restaurant somehow negotiated to get a few more shipments.  The meat in the crab leg was sweet, tender and succulent.  

Del Frisco's Seafood Plateau for 2 - $79.50

Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

Whether if you are a tourist or a local, the Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise is not to be missed.  The cruise departs daily at 7 PM at Long Wharf.  Before the cruise, guests can visit the Aquarium nearby or Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall area.  Christopher Columbus Park is a really beautiful waterfront location to sit back, relax and watch the boats go in and out of the harbor.