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My 21st birthday present from my boyfriend was a tasting menu at o ya, widely regarded as Boston’s best sushi restaurant! Chef Tim Cushman makes magic in the kitchen while his wife Nancy provides award-winning customer service in the front of the house. The Leather District restaurant’s renowned hospitality, eclectic music, and creative cuisine keep raising […]

Molecular gastronomy is the elevation of science in cooking. Obviously all cooking involves science—biology, chemistry, physics—but molecular gastronomy is about viewing food through that lens and using that scientific perspective to find new ways of being creative. Critics point out that sometimes molecular gastronomy elevates process above results. It’s not popular here in Boston, so […]

“You will love this place.” “You’re going to want to order everything on the menu.” “Nic, I’m telling you, you can already mark this as one of your favorite restaurants in Chicago.” My boyfriend had been talking up Little Goat in Chicago, Illinois for months before I got to try it. The diner is owned […]

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The hours advertise, “until sold out.” This is the most important thing to know about the Doughnut Vault in Chicago, Illinois. From this single fact, you can deduce that (1) the donuts must be good if they always sell out, and (2) you need to wait in line. A long line, for a long time. […]

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The Girl Who Ate Boston is joining the chorus of every other food blogger in the Boston area: Strip T’s Restaurant in Watertown, Massachusetts serves in an unassuming diner some of the most exciting haute-cuisine food I’ve found in New England. Ironically, I first learned about Strip T’s not from the crowd of foodies singing its praises, […]

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Oishii was my first—and to date, only—haute cuisine sushi experience in Boston. This Best of Boston sushi restaurant has two locations, a large restaurant in the South End and a small sushi bar in Chestnut Hill. I have had great experiences at both. Wednesday, December 26, 2012. The day after Christmas, my boyfriend and I made […]

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I consider myself to be Serious About Pizza. Like, drive-two-hours-across-state-lines-for-pizza serious. Keep this in mind while reading the following story about how I was so enamored by lunch at Pizza Barbone on Cape Cod in Hyannis, MA that I returned for dinner the next day. Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Ordinarily I wouldn’t have been up […]

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