Shaking Crab mussels, fries, and sweet tea

Seafood Boil and Dominican Chicken

I ate a seafood boil out of a plastic bag for the first time at Shaking Crab, which just opened in my Boston neighborhood. My boyfriend and I ordered the mussels in the one non-spicy sauce offered, cilantro lime (thanks, Boyfriend, for accommodating my zero tolerance of spice). We also ordered fries and I had […]

Old School Game Show in December 2018

Old School Game Show

I kicked off my 15th annual birthday list in December by attending a holiday edition of Old School Game Show with a friend. OSGS is a live theater experience that is part game show with audience participation, part musical, and part sketch comedy…with a ’70s/’80s vibe. The event was held at the Oberon in Cambridge, […]

glorified rice recipe

Another Family Recipe

I decided to make another of Grandma Peg’s recipes for the birthday list. When Mom and Dad married, Grandma Peg gave Mom a small book of handwritten recipes of some of Dad’s favorite foods—one of which was glorified rice. When I read about the origins of the dessert, I was kind of at a loss, […]

Gore Place Welcome Sign

A Moonlight Tour of Gore Place

Visiting historic homes is one of my hobbies, so when I saw reduced tickets for a Moonlight Tour of Gore Place, I bought some for me and the boyfriend. I had heard of its annual sheepshearing festival but have sadly always missed it. The Gores were a wealthy New England couple who built the “country […]

Back Room at Moody's

Brunch and Dinner

I read in a travel magazine that Jim’s Deli was one of the best diners in the country. I lived in its neighborhood for eight years and had never heard of it! So I had to check it out. My boyfriend and I arrived right before throngs of college-aged people on a late Sunday morning. […]