Monday, September 30, 2013

Tavern at the End of the World (or Charlestown)

Tucked away on the Charlestown/Somerville line is a classic Boston pub - Tavern at the End of the World. When I walked by initially I thought it was not necessarily an establishment that would welcome the presence of anyone who wasn't a "regular," but after accompanying friends there (at their suggestion) for a few drinks I was pleased to find a cozy atmosphere with an extensive the beer list and a menu filled with great options.


Friday, September 27, 2013

Bronwyn - Delicious German food in Somerville

Something is happening over in Somerville's Union Square - I find myself there more and more, enjoying great food! The latest adventure was Bronwyn, a restaurant with beers and food inspired by Germany. The brain child of chef Tim Weichmann (T.W. Food) and his wife Bronwyn (the namesake), the food and drink pulls from their own heritage and its surrounding regions. With a severe lack of this type of food in the city and hearing that they have a beer garden, I was ready to head over!

Pretzel the size of your head!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Southie Day - Sullivan's and Harpoon

We recently had some out-of-towners come for a visit. Lobster rolls were on their list of Boston things to try, so Nick brought them to Neptune Oyster their first day for lunch, but I thought a fun activity would be a trip to Sullivan's on Castle Island where we could grab lunch and tour around the island itself. This way, we made sure they got to try all sorts of New England classics (including more lobster rolls). Since I had never been, I was also excited to play tourist in my own city.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Pier 6 at the Navy Yard

When Nick and I were about to move to Charlestown, I was excited to have Tavern on the Water in our back yard.  However, that dream ended abruptly when the bar closed shortly before moving day. I know it had issues, but the views of Boston's waterfront are some of the best in the city. When I heard that Charles Larner of Mija Cantina decided to buy and gut the place, I couldn't have been happier. After watching the progress all summer, the space was finally transformed at the end of August into the new Pier 6.

Downstairs outdoor bar and upstairs dining area

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fresh Picked Blueberry Pie

When you go to Maine between the months of July and October (i.e., the first frost), blueberry picking is a must-do. When we were up in Maine recently, the weather was topping out at 75 degrees - not exactly swimming weather. When we set out blueberry picking at Crabtree Blueberry Picking, we each grabbed a large pail and set off into their blueberry patch that had about 10 different types of blueberries!  

Blueberry Farm

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A week on Sebago Cove in Naples Maine

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that Nick and I spent a week up in Maine enjoying some time away from the city with the pups.  Using VRBO we found a small cottage on Sebago Cove, which is on the north side of Sebago Lake in Naples Maine.  The house was pet friendly and right on the lake - just about our only requirements.  The week away was just perfect.  The time flew by and its hard to believe its already been a couple of weeks since we were there!  Here are some pictures from our time away...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Deep-Fried Bluefish

After fishing in Boston Harbor for Nick's birthday, we first took a stab at cooking up the striped bass but still had some bluefish to play with.  Bluefish is a more oily fish, is definitely more "fishy" tasting and traditionally harder to work with.  Captain Scott told us we cold easily fry these up, so I figured I would give it a go and searched around the internet for some recipes.

Fish-Fry At Home

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