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Jonathan Ngo
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Carmelina's: Homestyle Italian-American al Fresco
Since 2012, Carmelina's has been cooking up their own fun and modern twists on classic Italian dishes . Here, Chef DiPaola shares his own interpretation on old family recipes with a focus on fresh pasta and seafood .  In the summer, the front walls are retr...
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Milkweed: The Key To A Successful Morning
What better way to start your weekend than with plates and plates of food ? On one fine Saturday, Steph and I decided to stop by Milkweed for some hearty brunch.  The restaurant itself is a bit small and there is usually a short wait . Try to go early if yo...
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Xe May: A Sandwich Made In Heaven
Xe May is a true hole-in-the-wall in the heart of the East Village. I'm proud to say that I've been a loyal Xe May fan for the last 5 years . This place was instrumental in keeping me from malnutrition during my years as a poor college student.  For referen...
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Gaslight: The Next Iconic Brasserie
Over the years, Boston's South End has grown to become a haven for some of the most adored eateries and drinking establishments in town. Some of my favorites include Bar Mezzana, Myers and Chang, Barcelona Wine Bar, and Wink & Nod. Since 2008, Gaslight has ...
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Bar Mezzana: Secrets of the Amalfi Coast
In 2017, Steph and I decided to celebrate our 6th anniversary at Bar Mezzana in Boston's South End neighborhood. Owned and managed by Barbara Lynch alums, Colin and Heather Lynch,  Bar Mezzana presents simple yet vibrant dishes from the Italian coast .  The...
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Myers & Chang: Fusion Done Right in Boston's South End
Tucked away in Boston's South End neighborhood, Myers & Chang is home to a wide variety of Asian cuisines. Here, you'll find that there are no boundaries of what ingredients can be mixed and paired together. Each dish has the essence of a particular cuisine...
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Little Donkey: Boundless Flavors
In the heart of Boston's Cambridge, James Beard Award veterans , Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, present an evolving menu showcasing flavors from around the globe. This casual yet trendy spot is among several other notable establishments owned by Oringer...
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Badshah: A New Look At Indian Cuisine
In the midst of Hell's Kitchen, I made contact with a contemporary Indian restaurant called Badshah, named after a Hindi term for " King of the Village ". They focus on inventive Indian cuisine inspired by a combination of traditional flavors found througho...
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Shuka: An Oasis of Old-World Mediterranean Flavors
New York's MacDougal Street is well-known for the colorful and diverse history embedded in its buildings and (current or previous) residents. For example, Bob Dylan had his first NYC gig at "Cafe Wha?". I've also got some sentimental connections to this str...
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Curated Libations: Island Getaway
Sick of Margaritas? Probably not. But, here's a frozen raspberry and tequila slush to enjoy with friends... or by yourself. You deserve it.  1 serving :  1.5oz Tequila (Strong recommendation: Tequila Reposado) (Up to 2oz of Tequila) 8-10 Raspberries .75oz C...
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