Brooklyn Brewery Kiwi’s Playhouse

Brooklyn Brewery Kiwi’s Playhouse

We’ve had this tasty sour by Brooklyn Brewery before and it’s just great. Kettle sour aged in a mix of oak barrels and red wine barrels with fresh kiwis. It’s a sour without being so tart it’s overwhelming on the palate. Nice tropical fruit flavor on a strong ale. Brooklyn Brewery makes this in a […]

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Easy Shrimp and Grits

Easy Shrimp and Grits

I returned from being on the road for work for nearly a week and the first thing I did when I got home was to get in the kitchen to fix myself some lunch! I miss my kitchen when I’m away (yeah, I know, rough life eating at top restaurants and getting room service) – […]

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Berries & Ricotta by Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

Berries & Ricotta by Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

July is National Blueberry Month and Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas will feature specialty cocktails and dishes starring the little blue beauties as their juicy flavor come into full seasonal swing. This summery dish will be served at the popular restaurant throughout the summer. Berries & Ricotta Makes 6 Ingredients: Whipped Ricotta: 16 oz […]

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Revival Brewing Company Pinky Swear

Revival Brewing Company Pinky Swear

We lunched at Brutopia in Cranston, RI on the way to Providence because we knew it pours Revival Brewing Company beers. Our favorite of the lineup was the Pinky Swear sour. Pinky Swear is a Berliner Weisse-style beer with big sour and tangy flavors. It’s made using 300 pounds of blueberries and raspberries. Brewed by: […]

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Crunchy Peanut & Chocolate Chip Pepper Cookies

Crunchy Peanut & Chocolate Chip Pepper Cookies

My friend Diane is a great baker so when she posted this yummy-looking photo of a batch of cookies she made, I knew I had to share it with you. Ingredients: 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 ¼ tsp. kosher salt ¾ tsp. cayenne pepper ½ tsp. baking soda ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, […]

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Tasting Notes – Scarpetta Frico Frizzante

Tasting Notes – Scarpetta Frico Frizzante

I was in Providence, RI for the holiday weekend and was served this fun bubbly at Slow Rhode. I admit I’m always a bit suspicious of wine served in vessels other than bottles, but this was nice. No metallic after taste, good bubbles, light, and refreshing. Think Prosecco but a little lighter on the amount […]

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Short Cut Creamy Lobster Bisque

Short Cut Creamy Lobster Bisque

Last weekend, I hosted my annual Lobsterfest where I boiled ten 2 – 2 ½ pound lobsters for my party of nine. Not being one to run out of food at parties (the Canadian in me), I bought and extra lobster….just in case. Needless to say, with all the sides and appetizers, the extra lobster […]

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Tasting Notes Tuesday – Butcher & Bee Charleston

Tasting Notes Tuesday – Butcher & Bee Charleston

Butcher & Bee, which was a sandwich shop for five years prior to opening as a full-service restaurant in its current North Morrison Drive location, is the brainchild of Michael Shemtov. Chef Chelsey Conrad conjures up Israeli-inspired food using seasonal products, sourced locally. The Drinks and Food The cocktails menu is limited but each concoction […]

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Brunch at Sunday in Brooklyn

Brunch at Sunday in Brooklyn

Sunday in Brooklyn is a neighborhood restaurant offering breakfast, brunch and dinner daily. The popular restaurant is the brainchild of New York City restaurant veterans Todd Enany, Adam Landsman and Chef Jaime Young (formerly of Michelin-star restaurant Atera in Manhattan). About the Space & Service The three-story restaurant offers a rooftop garden, a sidewalk café […]

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National Lobster Day Recipe

National Lobster Day Recipe

Today’s National Lobster Day and in its honor, I’m sharing a delectable lobster pasta recipe from a local New Jersey restaurant serving that appetizing dish. Saffron Rigatoni with Lobster Coral Butter Courtesy of Chef Seadon Shouse of Halifax, Hoboken Main ingredients: 3, 1 1/4 pounds lobsters ½ pound royal trumpet mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp. […]

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