Italian Cocktail and Tunes

I’m noticing that my birthday list is taking on a drinks theme as of late… Well, my journey to drinking an Italian cocktail began at a record store in my hometown. Allen and I stopped into the House of Guitars when we visited Rochester a couple of months ago. The place is iconic and chaotic—at […]

Trader Joe's banana spread

Fruit and Flowers

My birthday is mere weeks away, and I’ve completed half of my birthday list. I expected to be further along by now, but “It is what it is,” as my mom would say. So many people have talked about new hobbies they’ve picked up during the pandemic with all of the extra time they’ve had. […]

black pasta

Black Pasta

I tried black pasta from a neighborhood restaurant called the Daily Catch. The restaurant serves amazing seafood and pasta dishes, and I’ve been intrigued by the black squid ink linguine on the menu. I finally ordered some—just a side order to see if I would like it. I tried it with the oil and garlic […]

apple cranberry pie

Pi Day

As you know, Pi Day (3/14) was last Sunday. In light of, oh, the pandemic going on, I thought that some pie would be a good distraction for a few minutes. Just our luck, there’s a pie shop called Drive-By Pies a short drive from our apartment. We headed over around lunchtime. We got one […]

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 […]