Restaurants

Rino’s Place

Matt and I have talked about going to Rino’s ever since we moved to Boston, but hearing about the long wait kept us away until last week. (I blame you, Guy Fieri.) We went on a Friday for lunch, thinking there would be no wait. Of course we were wrong…we still had to wait an [read more →]

Chez Henri

I have a rule that I’ll only buy a Groupon (or similar deal) if its for a restaurant I actually wanted to try before seeing the deal. That doesn’t happen very often, so I jumped at the Chez Henri deal offered over the summer. Their French-Cuban menu always intrigued me, and I had been dying [read more →]

Ball Square Cafe

Those familiar with Ball Square in Somerville might have heard of the Sound Bites vs. Ball Square Cafe breakfast rivalry. There is a deep rooted animosity between the two restaurant owners. The abbreviated version goes something like this… Sound Bites existed long before Ball Square Cafe. The landlord renting out the space to Sound Bites [read more →]

Audrey Claire

Audrey Claire is another one of those BYOBs that was a favorite of mine when I lived in Philly. I remembered the food as both comforting and elegant, with a Mediterranean flare. It’s a little classier than some of our college haunts, but not at all pretentious. We decided on dinner here the night of [read more →]

Amada

Amada is one of Jose Garces’ many restaurants that are sort of taking over the Philadelphia dining scene. Considering I’ve had nothing but superb food at every one of his restaurants I’ve tried, he can open as many restaurants as he likes. Not that he needs my permission. I never actually ate a full meal [read more →]

La Viola

If you’ve ever been to Philadelphia, you might have noticed the popularity of BYOB (bring your own bottle) restaurants. What’s amazing is that there are some very high end places without liquor licenses, making fine dining in Philadelphia quite affordable (that is, if you’re a wine drinker like me). I now appreciate the fancy places, [read more →]

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