The Last Word: Comfort Food, Lobster Soup and a Sad Goodbye
Our week in review: snippets of food, drink and fun stuff that didn’t make it in to a full post but we thought good enough to share. Happy Friday!
Comfort in an Irish Pub: Sometimes you just want an easy meal. One you know you will enjoy. A place where the menu and foods are familiar, the selection is traditional and there is Guinness on draft. Our go-to Irish pub is O’Hara’s in Newton. The food is always good and you can’t beat their prices. I was under the weather for the last two weeks, so we’ve been staying close to home. The relaxing and recharging has done wonders.
Ally’s Chicken Martini with mushroom, sundried tomato, basil and marsala
Amy Margarita Pizza; sauce is put on last to keep the crust extra crispy.
Food Porn of the Week: Lobster Soup at Farmstead Table. Do you see that serious piece of lobster in there?!
What Jon’s Drinking: Brandy Alexander at Sycamore (Brandy, Creme de Cacao, Cream, nutmeg dusting).
A Sad Goodbye: One of favorite Pastry Chefs, MacKenzie Loughlin, is moving on from her post at B Street. She is a very talented baker, and the one who truly opened my eyes to the value of a trained pastry chef in this industry. On many occasions, we would walk into B Street for just a cocktail and a quick dessert, knowing that anything we chose from MacKenzie’s arsenal of sweets would be delicious. You can read more about MacKenzie here and here, but in the meantime, we wish her all the best in her new ventures.
Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
A New Industry Night: Speaking of B Street, they introduced their new Tuesday Industry Night this week. Stop by late night for some small appetizers, like Salted Cod Croquettes (featured image), and tasty cocktails. Or perhaps a tallboy of PBR. Details (as of this posting):
- When: First Tuesday of every month
- Time: 10 – 11:30 pm
- What: Free bar snacks from Chef Colin, and $5 bartender’s choice cocktail
Highlight of the Week: This little diddy from Scott over at Sycamore; his rendition of the classic Hanky Panky, made with cognac instead of gin. Oh, and fire.
Read of the Week: Richard Auffrey’s thoughts on the fact that the US spends a surprisingly low percentage of income on food.
From the BE Archives: An oldie but goodie; Border Cafe reminds us how fun and inexpensive good Mexican food can be.
In Case you Missed It:
We are really excited to check out Cinquecento (newly opened in the South End) tonight for drinks and dinner with friends.
What are your weekend plans?