John & Sons Oyster House

John & Sons Oyster House

I’m all about second chances. And in some cases, even third chances. But I’m sad to say that I doubt I’ll be able to give this place a third chance for quite some time. When I found out about John & Sons Oyster House opening just a 10 minute walk from my house, I was … Continue reading

Four-Course Prix Fixe at Ruby Watchco

Four-Course Prix Fixe at Ruby Watchco

I’ve been meaning to check out Lynn Crawford’s Ruby Watchco for a long time. After months of my mom’s ravings about this place, I figured it must be worth a shot. Small problem: they serve a set menu, family-style, every night. So not only do you have to coordinate with your group on which restaurant, … Continue reading

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Mondays can be slow nights for many restaurants. And it usually doesn’t help when it’s pouring rain as well. Not the case for Boston’s Island Creek Oyster Bar, where I’m oh so glad we made a reservation. Walking into this bustling bivalve joint, we’re greeted by not one, but three hostesses. I wonder how many hosts … Continue reading

Fou de Fafa

Fou de Fafa

On my first night in Avignon, I did some research on where to go for dinner. According to TripAdvisor, the #1 rated spot was a spot called Fou de Fafa. Thank god for the Flight of the Conchords, otherwise it may have never caught my eye so immediately. I quickly looked it up on my … Continue reading

Shots From Above v.s. Shots From Below

Shots From Above v.s. Shots From Below

These montages may be a couple months old, but for those who haven’t seen them: Please enjoy. I’m not a die hard Wes Anderson fan, but Tarantino certainly does it for me. And who doesn’t love a great montage set to an even greater soundtrack?

Restaurant Review: Frank’s Kitchen

Restaurant Review: Frank’s Kitchen

At Frank’s Kitchen, chef Frank Parhizgar hand rolls his own pasta, serves house made charcuterie, and locally sources St. Jacobs lamb and pork that is butchered and cured on site. And, as if that’s not enough, he bakes four types of bread daily: one eggy brioche, a crispy Epi, and a focaccia topped with basil … Continue reading

Premium Alternatives to Cuban Cigars

Premium Alternatives to Cuban Cigars

Burn quality tobacco, not money: alternative brands that impress. For decades, Cuba has enjoyed (mostly deservedly) a knee-jerk association with the very idea of the premium cigar. Fair enough: The country boasts the ideal climate and rich soil for growing tobacco — its biggest export by a wide margin — and indeed yields some of … Continue reading

How To Get Her To Sleep Over

How To Get Her To Sleep Over

6 simple home investments to keep her coming back for more. You’re careerist, and successful. Possibly, you’re still single. If it’s by choice, that’s fine; if not, here’s the likeliest factor: your bachelor pad. You don’t need to go all boutique hotel (though a woman wouldn’t try to dissuade you of such a plan), but … Continue reading