Sunday, December 27, 2015

Seafood lunch at Legal on the Mystic

After driving around the city and not being able to find parking by Copley, the Mo and I headed to Assembly Row  where there is a plethora of free parking.  We picked up some things for ourselves at the outlet stores before grabbing lunch at Legal on the Mystic. It was Sunday around noon and the restaurant was only half occupied.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Bibimbap, drunken noodles, sushi and more at 3 Country Bistro in Woburn

To kick off our four day holiday weekend, Tayla treated me to a nice Asian luncheon in Woburn. She introduced me to 3 Country Bistro on Main Street in the smack of Woburn Center.  I've heard of the restaurant and always thought the name was weird, "country" suggests there would be grits and gravy on the menu. Then I realized, that "3 Country" implied that the menu boasts dishes from Thailand, Korea and Japan.

Monday, December 21, 2015

All-You-Can-Eat-Soup at Uno's

Uno's has an amazing "All you can eat soup" special during the lunch rush. For only $6.99, you get breadsticks, a garden or Caesar salad and unlimited soup! Choices change daily but you can always count on French onion, clam chowder, tomato and some kind of vegetarian soup.

Unos Lunch Soup Combo $6.99
It was a cold afternoon and my friends and I were in the mood for some hot soup to warm us up. We headed to the Uno's in the Woburn Mall location a few miles from our office.  The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived and we were seated in the dining area where the soup station was located.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

10 things to make with that leftover turkey

Dishes made with Thanksgiving Turkey leftovers
Although we had a fantastic meal at the Delorie's during the afternoon on Thanksgiving, we still had our own turkey that had been brining in salt water and spices for two days.  After a quick nap, I popped the bird into the oven, breast side down for 4 hours.  I know.. what a faux pas!.. I'd rather have a moist bird than risk dry breasts.  Who cares? It's just us two tonight and there's no one I need tioimpress.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Modern sushi and Asian cuisine at Nobo in Chelmsford

Move over Sushi Yanagi, I've found a new favorite sushi joint in Chelmsford! I've been meaning to check this place out since its opening earlier this year but for some reason, we never got a chance to.  The Mo and I finally visited last Friday to celebrate my birthday (and to rack extra points on Chase First Fridays Dining!)
Spider Roll $9.50
We went around 9 PM and the place was pretty busy.  There are 2 sides, one is more of a lounge and the other is a dining area with a sushi bar where you can sit and watch the chefs prep maki rolls and sushi boats.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

36 hours Grand stay at the new St.Regis in Mumbai

St Regis Mumbai
Photo Courtesty of
For our last night in India, the Mo and I wanted to indulge a little before our 37 hour journey back home.  We booked a night at the Palladium Resort in the lower parel area in Mumbai.  Through Agoda, we got a Club King Panoramic View for about $270.00 a night (with tax and fees) which was a bit more than our typical hotel budget since we usually spend that much for a whole week in Southeast Asia.

I was intrigued by the hotel special because the club room included airport transfers, cocktail hour(s), breakfast, high tea, early check-in and late check-out.

To our nice surprise, the hotel would be acquired by the premier St.Regis brand and I would be staying at an exclusive hotel.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Afternoon high tea at St.Regis Mumbai

During our stay at St.Regis Mumbai, we were treated to a delightful afternoon high tea experience in the drawing room.  Traditionally, high tea was a social event for upper class British where they can get in  a quick bite in between meals since their dinners were later in the evening and much more formal and lengthy, not to mention getting dressed for the dinner itself. (Think Downton Abby)

In addition to the other high end hotels like the Taj Mahal Palace and the Taj Lands End, St.Regis jumped on the bandwagon and offered its own version of the tea service.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Dabbawala, Sea Link, Taj Palace, Colaba, Gateway of India and Busaba Buffet

Gateway of India
(opposite Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai)

We only had a day in Mumbai before our flight back to the states so we didn't have a jammed pack itinerary for the 9th most populated city in the world.  We hired an air conditioned taxi for four hours to drive us around Colaba.

Burmese Kaukswe and Banh Mi's at BusaGo in Lower Parel Mumbai

BusaGo Kaukswe
Surprisingly, we didn't eat at much curry and biriyani as we thought we would in India. Being in Mumbai, a large capital city, we ate lots of other Asian staples.  Within a 15 minute walk from the St.Regis, we walked the Lower Parel area of Mumbai to BusaGO, serving Southeast Asian staples in a quirky eatery.

The restaurant is down a little alleyway so it can be tricky to find. Luckily, I spotted the delivery truck infront of the restaurant.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sunset & Cockails at Go with the Flow Baga Beach Goa

Go with the Flow was one of my favorite dining experiences in India.  The ambiance was wonderful and the food was great. Prices were very reasonable and we had a great time. Also, all profits from the restaurant goes to the Samarpan Foundation, "surrendering your identify to the Universe."  The non-profit charity serves the most poor and vulnerable people so I was happy that we were dining for a good cause.

Go with the Flow
Beef Na Pedra
We were told that the best sunset view was from the tower at Go with the Flow in Baga Beach Goa.  One can sit in the funky chairs, sip on cocktails and watch all the fisherman's boat come in.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Shisha and Dancing on Baga Beach

Safil's Beach Shack on Baga Beach was one of my favorite places to hang out in Goa.  We took a late nap and woke up around 9:30 PM before heading out on Halloween. There were some people dressed up and others with just a basic light up prop.  Our AirBnb hostess told us that the expats up north in Arpora go nuts and get fully dressed up because most of them are western.  We were invited to a party but opted to stay in Baga beach since the taxi ride was another 20 minutes away and we didn't bring any costumes.

Baga beach is a quick 10 minute walk from our hotel down Tito's lane where there is a plethora of shops, restaurants and bars.  It reminds me of Pub Street in Siem Reap, Bar street in Faliraki but not as raucous as Bangla Road in Patong.

Weddings, infinity pool and spa retreat at Alila Diwa

After a 37 hour door to door journey, we were relieved to enter the grounds of Alila Diwa Goa.  Sure, our taxi got scanned for bombs and we had to walk through metal detectors but once we were in, we were ushered to seats in the open air lobby where refreshing towels and juice was brought to us.  We were told the hotel was booked to occupancy for the weekend so I wasn't too thrilled to hear that off the bat.

The hotel grounds are exceptionally beautiful. Some people have different definitions of beauty but I loved the infinity pool against the paddy fields.  Workers were constantly cleaning leaves and brush form the pool and the grounds to keep it immaculate.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Delicious fresh seafood at Martin's Corner in Goa

Martin's Corner Goan seafood Cuisine
During out stay in southern Goa, we were conveniently located near Martin's Corner, an award winning local legend that serves some of the best Goan cuisine and seafood in the area.  Our hotel Alila Diwa Goa was a short 12 minute walk away.  Although it was quick, it was a bit scary as there is limited street lights and stray dogs and cows. Bring a head lamp!

Once we arrived, we were happy to see that the restaurant was full of life.  The parking lot across the street was full and the restaurant was almost at capacity by 7 PM.

Beachfront lunch at Zeebop Utorda Beach

We had a relaxing beachfront lunch at Zeebop by the Sea on Utorda Beach in southern Goa.  We almost attempted to walk the 35 min duration along the beach but I am glad we opted for an Air conditioned taxi.  It was 2 PM and the sun was blazing hot.

Since the restaurant is right on the beach, the taxi had to drop us off at the end of the road where we walked down a small walkway.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fish 'Ka Bar and Restaurant in Betalbatim Goa

Spicy Goan Crab
We went to Fish 'ka for dinner because we didn't want to pay hotel prices for a meal and the restaurant was literally a stone's throw away form our resort.  We arrived around 6 PM and thought we made a big mistake because we were the only ones at the restaurant.  We got a few round of drinks and ordered some Indo Chinese apps.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Breakfast and Birthday on Etihad Business Class

I ain't gonna lie, I am getting used to the star/celebrity treatment on business class. Unless we are using miles to upgrade, I refuse to pay for it. It's still TOO much money.  Being a Business/First Class passenger is like being the prettiest girl in the room. The cabin crew is eager to please to the point where it may be cumbersome.

For the leg of our flight from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai, we arrived to the gate 20 minutes before take off and boarded the plane.  The plane was on the smaller side and was an A321 so there was no first class and just a mediocre business class.  The seats aren't that nice.  I was a bit more alive than our JFK flight despite it being 2:30 in the Morning local time.

Lounge Hopping from JFK to Abu Dhabi to Mumbai

For the Mo's birthday this year, we are off to India! It will be a very short trip (10 days). I wished we could stay longer but I don't have any vacation time left!! Sometimes I think my company should get on the train along with other companies like Groupon, Netflix, etc that offers their employees unlimited vacation days, Hey I ain't complainin', just wishful thinking.

To get to the beach resort of Goa, India, we'd have to take 4 flights with a "door to door" time frame of about 37 hours.  Hopefully, it will all be worth it when we get there!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Lester's Roadside BBQ in Burlington

I'm not a huge fan of Smokey Bones in Lowell and RedBones in Davis Square is quite the hike (not to mention the limited parking). In between those two, there's Lester's Roadside BBQ in Burlington, MA.  I love the charm this place offers. Just like what a real BBQ joint should be, it's non pretentious.  I work down the street so my coworkers and I visit for lunch every once in a while.  

Their ribs and chicken combo plates are a bit on the pricey side but there is always a coupon online.  You can even share the plate with someone else.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday Brunch at Tavern in the Square - Burlington

I'll keep this short and let you see the pics for themselves.  I've been meaning to try the Sunday brunch at Tavern in the Square for quite some time now but it seems like such a pain the ass to drive 18 minutes from Lowell on a Sunday.

After a long weekend of drinking, we decided to bite the bullet and do it.  I did not regret it at all.  We arrived around 10:45 AM and the parking lot was already full.  Brunch starts at 10:00 Am and gets busy pretty quickly, I would recommend making reservations.

The menu items change on a weekly basis but some of the stations remain constant.

1981 Ramen Bar

This has got to be the best new addition to Downtown Lowell's dining scene.  

Tonkotsu Ramen
We had planned on checking out Oktoberfest at JFK plaza but once we walked by the event, it looked pretty sad.  There's wasn't any live music, there were no heated tents and there was no crowd. I didn't want to pay $5.00 to get in, buy cold food and drink beer with the wind blowing on my face.  Instead, we headed to Cobblestones and got a round of drinks and some apps.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Lunch Buffet at Seoul Kitchen

On our last visit to Seoul Kitchen in Westford, I saw a sign for the lunch buffet offered on weekdays. The website advertised the buffet to include a "drink, soup, sushi, Korean BBQ, a variety of Asian dishes, desserts and more!" for only $14.99.

I was bummed because Westford is no where near where I work and I would never be able to try it! Columbus Day came around and we had the day off work and were furniture shopping off 495 and thought to stop by for lunch.  After-all, it was Monday so the buffet would be hope! *Crossing our fingers*

We arrived right before 2:00 PM, the last sitting for the lunch buffet.  The variety looked plenty but the food quantity was lacking a bit. The employee quickly said to me "We are adding more food soon" once she saw me snapping pics of the buffet tables.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Hot Pot and more at the Purple Bamboo in Billerica

I've been driving by Purple Bamboo, a new restaurant in Billerica on my commute for a few weeks now. The restaurant recently opened up in August in an awkward location on 3A near McDonalds/Stelios.

I finally got a chance to visit for a birthday celebration with 6 other girls on a Fall Sunday evening. The restaurant has a main dining area with a bar as well as a separate dining room featuring tables with built in burners for hot pot.  Hot Pot or "Shabu Shabu"  or "Sukiyai" isn't a new concept but the popularity is growing.  Boston's Chinatown alone features many eateries with the nabemono style of eating with restaurants like all you can eat Hot Pot Buffet, Shabu Zen and The Q.  The "cook your own" meal features a variety of meats, seafood and veggies that you can choose to cook and simmer on your own tabletop served alongside with other noodles and condiments.

Purple Bamboo Hot Pot Buffet and other entrees

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Foundry in Davis Square

The Foundry French Picnic Plate $21.00
It was a Sunday afternoon and the Pat's weren't playing so when Jill texted us to join in on some day-drinking at a bar in Davis Square, I was quick to agree.  I think I was super happy when I was able to score an on-street parking right in the smack of Davis Square.  Sure, there was some parallel parking involved and a tiny bit of anxiety but I was literally a stone throw's away from the bar.

We were seated in  high top booth in the corner of the front windows where we could people watch. We watch a band come marching down in their polka dot gear playing a variety of instruments.  ( I looked it up later and it was the "School of Honk" where they parade the streets of Davis Square every Sunday between 3-5 PM, playing "loud lively music for fun and inspiration."

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Express lunch at Romano's Kitchen counter

I've actually never eaten at Romano's Macaroni Grill before but I received a great email deal for lunch.  The special was 2 lunches for $10.00 from their Romano's kitchen counter menu.  It's a different approach to a seated lunch.  You arrive, look at the menu, order and pay then sit.  When the food is ready, it's brought out to your table.  There is still a server that gets water and sets the table.

Macaroni Grill Lunch Bolognese $7.00

The menu consists of 2 salads, a variety of sandwiches served on fresh ciabatta bread, calzones and a handful of pasta entrees.  Since the price is so cheap, they charge a buck for their delicious "Rosemary Peasant Bread" (which is HUGE) and you can also get cookies, chips, side salads and tiramisu at an additional small cost.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Korean Dinner at Seoul Kitchen in Westford

We wanted to celebrate Dary's milestone 21st birthday over some nice cocktails and dinner so we headed over to The Sunset Tiki Bar in Westford.  Stupid us, we never made reservations and the wait would be over an hour and a half during prime dinner time.  Since we were starving, we opted not to wait and check out other places nearby.

After a few google searches for "sushi", we found Seoul Kitchen a few miles away serving, "creative sushi, traditional Korean and craft cocktails."  The restaurant was pretty busy when we arrived. Diners enjoyed the warm summer weather on the patio while imbibing pints of imported beers.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bachelorette party at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch & Spa in Scottsdale

Hyatt Gainey Adults Pool
I love any reason to get away so I was super stoked to be going to Lisa's bachelorette party weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Everyone thought we were nuts, "I'ts going to be soooo hot!", "You guys are crazy!" "What are you going to do in 100 degree weather?!!" Despite all the doubt, we continued on with the plan and settled on Scottsdale in mid July weather. Plus, all the hotels in Scottsdale were running specials, we got the third night free at the Hyatt.

Salad # 17: Pineapple habanero crab cake

Crab cake avocado corn salad

I love crab cakes but ordering them at restaurants can get really expensive. I'm pretty sure I paid $16.00 for ONE SINGLE piece of crab cake at Del Frisco's Grille before. Yup, I was SUPER PISSED.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Rainy days calls for pho at Cilantro in Woburn

When it rains, nothing cheers me up more than a nice hot bowl of Pho, a traditional favorite Vietnamese noodle soup. I'm spoiled by the many options in the Lowell area with so many local mom and pop shops but it's quite a different story near my work in Burlington, MA. I've been quite loyal to Pho 1 Woburn but sometimes the parking and wait just doesn't cut it.

Lg. Pho with rare steak and meatballs at Cilantro

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Girl's Night out at Strega Prime in Woburn

I received an email invite for dinner and was sold at "RESTAURANT WEEK. Yup, count me in for dinner with 7 other girls at Strega Prime in Woburn. I'm no newbie to the restaurant but it's always fun to get out with the girls, take some tequilla shots, let our hair down and converse about things we probably shouldn't discuss at the dinner table.

For the Boston restaurant week special, Strega Prime was offering a 3 course dinner menu for $38.00. Starters included chilled corn soup, caprese salad and smoke tuna tartare.  For dinner entrees, patrons could choose between the 6 oz filet, grilled salmon, cornish hen or pappardelle.  The two dessert options were chocolate cream pie and creme brulee.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Amore Mondays at Carrabba's Italian Grill in Tynbsboro

The Mo and I have never dined at a Carrabba's restaurant before.  We were in the area after stocking up on some goods at Costco down the street and wanted to grab dinner before heading home.  He found a credit card offer for $10.00 off $25.00 or more so we headed to Carrabbas's Italian Grill in Tynbsboro.

The restaurant was pretty busy for a Monday night.  Our server greeted us and gave us our menus and to our surprise, there was an "Amore Monday" special with prix fixe selections that include a full size appetizer, soup or salad, entree or dessert (in lieu of the app) starting at only $12.99. What a steal! Not only do we get 3 courses, we also have the coupon! (Not to mention the free bread basket!)

At first I thought the appetizers would be on the smaller side, but once the calamari and caprese were brought to our table, I realized I was wrong.  The calamari was OK but the caprese salad was amazing.  I love the contrasting course black pepper and salt with the sweet balsamic glaze.

Carrabba's calamari 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Salad # 16: Loaded Wedge salad with bacon and more

This is going to be short because I'm a bit embarrassed this is considered a salad. It's high in fat, calories and it has no nutritional value. Even the "green" stuff called iceberg lettuce doesn't really have much to it. Despite all of that, I still LOVE it and it's one of my favorite staples at a steakhouse.

My version includes iceberg lettuce, lots of bacon, balsamic glaze, olives, red onion, Danish blue cheese and of course extra blue cheese dressing.  Sometimes I like to be fancy and throw on some sliced scallions for garnish.

Mami- Eggroll's loaded wedge salad

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Best sushi in the area at Sushi Yanagi Chelmsford

The Mo left me for a long weekend of debauchery in Vegas for a bach party and there was no way I was going to sit and mope around the house and eat frozen dinners.  I rounded up the friends and we headed to Sushi Yanagi in Chelmsford for a sushi fest of our own.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Salad #15: Tropical fruit with grilled shrimp spinach salad (under 300 calories)

Tropical Spinach Salad
This salad is AMAZING and only under 300 calories! There's a bit of prep work included so it's not something you can just whip up together in a jiffy.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Salad #14:Black Fig & Gorgonzola Meets Chickpea & Quinoa

One of my new favorite places for lunch is Papa Razzi Metro in Burlington. Of course I've already blogged about it before HERE, but today its a special post because it s bookmarked in the "28 Days of Salad" section.  

The lunch menu has a few choices for salad, pizza, panini as well as some limited entree offerings. Typically, I'd go with a panini and fries or a pizza but today I went with a salad. I love their fluke panini and I'm a HUGE fan of their vegetarian option which has chicken pea and quinoa cake (and I'm not even VEGETARIAN)!

I decided I wanted to create a salad that wasn't on the menu by combining two different dishes. Luckily for me, the chef was pretty accommodating and created a delicious lunch! I know I know, I'm a pain in the ass and I can never just order a standard dish of the menu, and so the Mo and Jill tells me so.

Metro Customized salad
Black Fig & Gorgonzola Meets Chickpea & Quinoa 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The BEST DONUT ever at the new Boston Public Market

To escape the summer heat, the Mo and I headed into the air conditioned newly-opened Boston Public Market  that showcases close to 40 different local vendors hawking the most fresh butchered meats, organic vegetables, homemade dressings, beautiful floral creations, local craft beers and the like.  If you're not in the mood to shop and carry around good, you can still enjoy the atmosphere and dine at one of the eateries or snack shops.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Seafood Shack, mini -golf, bumper boats and more at Kimball Farms in Westford

Kimball Farms in Westford has got to be the best "non-coastal" place get your fried seafood fix. With three lots, parking is plentiful.  The Mo and I went on a beautiful summer Saturday night for dinner. It was past 7 and the line for the seafood grill and shack was still going strong.

Salad # 13: Peephup Tmei "French Beef" Salad

I'm sad to say that my FAVORITE salad on this blog series so far is one that I didn't make.  Lisa & BG introduced me to this salad a few months back when they brought it over to my place for pot luck.  When she first told me, "We're gonna pick up a beef salad form Peephup Tmei, BG really likes it", I was a bit confused.  Is she bringing beef plear (the Cambodian raw beef salad cooked in lime juice).

When the dish arrived, it was not your typical Cambodian salad.  It was grilled (or fried) marbleized cut of beef atop a bed of spring mix, topped with sliced black and green olives, red onions, carrots and bell peppers. The salad had already been mixed with the restaurant's house dressing.  (No you can't buy it on its own either, I already asked)

Peephup Tmei French Beef Salad $18.00

Friday, July 31, 2015

Salad #12: Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo chicken with blue chips

My favorite version of the buffalo chicken salad is a salad topped with deep fried battered chicken fingers that's been smothered in butter and hot sauce with mounds of crumbled  blue cheese and dressing.  Something that looks similar to the pictured salad below...

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Salad # 11: Cambodian "Loc Lac" salad bowl

You've probably already seen this dish on my FB posts many times.  This is a different take on the popular Cambodian beef dish.  Typically. the beef loc lac is served as an entree, accompanied with white jasmine rice.  Seeing that the blog theme is "salad", we'll skip the rice and make this dish a meal of its own.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A bachelorette party "Spa Day" At the Fairmont Princess Scottsdale

Rooftop Pool and cabanas
image via
The girls and I wanted to pamper ourselves during the weekend trip to Scottsdale.  Sure we wanted to indulge but we also didn't want to pay premium prices either.  Since we went during off season, we lucked out and found some incredible spa deals through Travelzoo and Groupon.

Friday, July 24, 2015

HOLI: A Festival of Flavors!

This new Indian restaurant just recently opened its doors a few months back in March.  The Mo actually told me about this place after driving past it on his daily commute.  The restaurant is located on North Road in Bedford, next door to the Bedford Farms ice cream shop.  The exterior of the restaurant is bright and colorful, not to be missed.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lunch buffet at Mandarin Reading

No one could decide where to go for lunch so my coworkers and I drove 12 minutes down 95 and headed towards Mandarin Reading for their daily lunch buffet.

Usually parking is tough in the crowded parking lot but we scored a prime spot by the entrance a little past noon.

Originally, some of us were going to order sushi a la carte but once we saw the sushi chef prepare the sushi platter, it was a done deal to go with the buffet option for $12.50 per person.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Salad #10: Chicken Salad with Grapes

This is almost similar to the Tuna Fish salad  but is ore appealing to those who don't eat fish or those who want to skip a few steps preparing the actually mixture.

Willow Tree deli salads are on sale this week at Market Basket for $4.99 ($2.00 off regular price).  The premade salad comes in 3 different flavors; Premium White Meat Chicken, Buffalo Chicken and  a new Cranberry Walnut blend.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

My first Hot N Juicy experience

It's all the rave! Every time a friend visits Vegas, DC, or Florida, my FB feed blows up with pics of my friends wearing silly bibs with buckets of crustacean shell in the foreground. I've never been and I was totally stoked to hear that there was a franchise location within 20 minutes of our resort in Arizona.  Yay, I can finally try and blog about this place!

Garden salad topped with Tuna Fish salad

Salad # 9 : Garden salad topped with tuna fish salad

I'll skip the nutrition facts and Myfitnesspal calorie count for this salad as well.  It can be as light as you want or as calorie laden as you want, I prefer the latter.  

If it's on sale, I typically buy the prepackaged salad blends.  This week, it was only $1.25 at Shaw's for a 9 oz bag of Fresh Express "Premium Romaine" Blend.  For my tuna salad, I like to add sliced bell peppers, sugar snap peas, black olives and pepperoncinis for some added flavor and texture for the base of the salad.

For the tuna salad itself, I use a large 6.4 oz bag of tuna.  I prefer the bag over can because its easier to open and clean up.  I add a squirt of yellow mustard, teaspoon of dijon mustard, 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise (yikes!) some equal (artificial sweeter), 1 teaspoon of relish, diced celery (if I happen to have some stalks sitting in the fridge, a dash of salt and ground black pepper)  Mix it up and fridge it. This will last for 2-3 salads.

Monday, July 20, 2015

b.good watermelon and feta salad

Salad 8: b.good watermelon & feta salad 

b.good enticed me with their promotion email, order one of their "summertime specials" and get a free blueberry smoothie added to your account for free. I was sold at free!  

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A Tuscan Summer Night with Billy & Jenny

My friend Jill and I attended a special event a couple weeks back, "A Tuscan Summer Night with Billy & Jenny" at Tuscan Kitchen in Burlington.

Tickets were $125.00 each and included a cocktail hour, a live cooking demonstration by the chef Joe Faro  himself, a multi course dinner with wine pairing and a favor bag filled with goodies.

The beautiful evening started with amazing pineapple mojitos and sangria on the side patio.  There were a tasting of the "Artisan Cured Meats and Specialty Cheese" on display and a couple of passed hor d'oeuvres that included beef crostini and colossal bacon wrapped scallop.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Huge samosas & fresh garlic naan at Zaika Indian Bistro

I never knew this cozy Indian restaurant existed. $ 8.95 lunch buffet in WOBURN!

Zaika Indian Bistro is situated on the busy Main street in Woburn Center.  Parking is a bit tricky in downtown but if you're lucky you can get street parking or walk a couple blocks and park in the city's lot by the bowling alley.

Zaika Indian Bistro Downtown Woburn

I arrived at the restaurant at quarter past noon and it was already busy.  There were lots of business diners as well as a few families.  They sat me in the corner by the window. I was happy to be surrounded by the natural light (better opportunity for food pics !)