There’s something about sitting in a coffee shop, listening to frantic fingers, and chatter of an intimate setting, that catches peoples intrigue. Coffee shops have become a stable in communities, a place to reflect, to get away, and to become inspired. Boston keeps the art of the café alive as we see it thriving in a city that pumps history in its veins. Here’s a list of some café’s that have consistently consumed the masses in the Boston neighborhoods.
Looking for a place to curve your café fix? Become immersed in scenery of redefined delight that is Boston Common Coffee. Local and new faces flood in all hours of the day, while the coffee, along with the food provides colossal blends that transcends your taste buds. Warm and comforting, you could spend hours in this original refinement of cafe mastery. You can find not one, but three Boston locations.
Blue Olive Market, an eatery featuring fresh ingredients and traditional Greek favorites, kicked off their first ever Weekly Wine Tasting and Pairing Event last Friday. Joonbug sampled the specially designed three-course meal (including expertly paired wines for each dish), and let us tell you: We were impressed.
This Mediterranean marketplace; comprised of various food stations, a marble wine bar, and small eating area; made its grand debut last month. With a focus on organic ingredients and fine imports, the hot spot prides itself on chef-centric cuisine and authentic Greek hospitatlity. They also house the best frozen yogurt we've ever tasted. That's right. Out of all the Pinkberry and wannabes in the world, this place's Greek fro-yo beats them all, hands down. But we'll get to that later.
Madeira Month at Terroir is a time to honor one of America's oldest and most beloved wines, Madeira. Originating from the Madeira Islands in Portugal, Madeira wine is a fortified wine that ranges from dry to sweet.
To celebrate Madeira Month Terroir had a special wine crawl throughout all last week that featured tastings of different Madeiras. We had a chance to sit down with Beverage Director Matt Stinton at Terroir's location in Park Slope to try some Madeira wines from The Rare Wine Co. and two other special selections of Madeira wine.
The first thing you should know before planning your St. Patrick's Day menu is that the stuff people normally consider bad for you is actually the best thing to prevent hangovers, meaning carbohydrates, fats, and dairy. What better combination of all three than pizza? While just about any topping will do, these cute Shamrock Pizza Squares have a distinctively Irish vibe to them, don't you think?
Convert one of Ireland's signature dishes into a prevention-friendly food with this Corned Beef Panini, which even includes wilted cabbage. The protein from the meat will provide energy needed to keep your drinking stamina up, while the muenster cheese's dairy will coat your stomach, slowing the rate at which you absorb alcohol.
It’s that time of year again, foodies: The James Beard Foundation has announced their list of semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards. Ever since Josh Ozersky, longtime Grub Street writer, leaked the once-internal list of semifinalists seven years ago, people in the food world have anticipated the (willing) release of the list every year.
-1.5 oz. Thai Peppers and Bay Leaves infused Blanco Tequila (Don Julio)
-Bacon Salt and 1 Bay leaf for garnish
Mango Basil Margarita (Andrea Correale)
Mango Basil Margarita Ingredients
Procedure for Margarita
1. Add 1 1/2 oz. of the mango puree, the tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, lime juice and torn basil leaves to cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice; cover and shake vigorously.
In the grain game, wheat is losing the popularity contest as other, healthier forms take center stage: flaxseed, quinoa, steel cut oats, millet, buckwheat, barley, spelt, rye and faro, to name a few.
The industry has exploded with a whole array of whole grain manufactured foods and food stuffs made with other grains. There is a growing need for these things it seems because of the populace having either wheat intolerance or for the idea that other grains are healthier than wheat itself. Therefore, why not explore this facet of the food environment? Presenting to you some of these products currently on the market, plus some places in the city which specialize in creating dishes with these alternatives.
It’s no surprise that The Park in Chelsea is dubbed as one of Manhattan's trendiest restaurants. Helmed by Eric Goode and partner Sean MacPherson, this West Village eatery is a restaurant and night club hybrid — it is a culmination of five different worlds: the garden, the penthouse, the red room, the atrium and the main room.
Each area has its own distinct charm and character — the garden is complete with Japanese maple trees and vines of Wisteria; the penthouse is capped by a glass ceiling and displays a gorgeous view of the High Line (perfect for sunset-watching too); the red room impersonates an old Asian speakeasy with wicker scoop-backed chairs and banquettes covered in raw silk; the atrium is a glass-enclosed area backed by a glazed brick fireplace and the main room is the typical dining room furnished with a 900-year-old red wood root bench and a 30-foot-tall cluster of bamboo.
Midtown East, NY -- Where does one go to find an indulgence of 400 Tequilas and New York City’s only Tequila librarian? Step into the tri-level Zengo, at 622 3rd Avenue, and be swayed by an infusion of Latin-Asian ambiance, romantically lit by an 8-foot wrought iron chandelier handcrafted in Guadalajara. Zengo is the creation of Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year Chef Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include one of the Best Chefs by New York Magazine, and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro.