Posted on February 5, 2013 by Admin of TBJ
Oh little slice of heaven on Boylston Street, I’m so glad I found you! Closer to the residential area near Fenway Park in Boston is a small gastropub called The Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar (or “the Citizen” if you will) that you should definitely visit next time you’re in Beantown. Charming, small, with a bar that circles not only very friendly bartenders but also a clear view of the fresh seafood you’re about to eat (or you can tuck in to the sumptuous booths), this pub is a great new eatery for the Fenway/Kenmore area. The chalkboard specials – butternut squash soup, anyone? – reflect local and seasonal ingredients, and the mains – while pretty heavy on the meat (duck, ribs, steak, tuna) – are exquisite. And the apparently roast whole pigs, so thus the pub’s mascot and logo is a pig. The Citizen pumps a mean soundtrack while good times are had over board servings of artisinal cheese and pork, the cocktails are fun and heady. Of course I have to talk about the oysters – DIVINE. Large, shucked right in front of you, and served with some house-made horseradish concoction that had me drooling. Non-carnivores will revel in the creative salads and inventive sides, like polenta fries. You’ve got to check this place out; it’s one of Boston’s many MANY great eats.
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Posted on January 31, 2012 by Admin of TBJ
Bison Witches Bar & Deli is certainly a worthwhile sandwich treat to try if you’re out in the Tempe or greater Phoenix, Arizona area. Not only are there a selection of delectable sandwiches for every palate – the delicious Cally has turkey, avocado slices, cream cheese, alfalfa sprouts, and mayo on a croissant, while the Beef & Brie sports Brie cheese melted over smoked beef with tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, and Russian honey mustard, just to serve as examples – but the restaurant also has salads and soups. You can totally combine a half sandwich with soup or salad (the cream of broccoli is lovely), and the conveniently located (right in the “Mills” area of town around Arizona State University – you can spot the “A” on the nearby mountain if you opt to eat on the sunny patio) spot is a great place to start your roam around a hip area of Tempe. The homemade potato chips are wonderful, and the beer list has everything from your average Budweiser domestic to high gravity microbrews and yummy ciders. Tuck in a good lunch at Bison Witches (and say hi to the friendly staff) next time you’re in Tempe – you won’t be disappointed!
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Posted on December 13, 2011 by Admin of TBJ
Stumbling into the little hole in the wall that is the P&G Restaurant and Bar in the Warehouse District of New Orleans, Louisiana was a great idea. This small restaurant has everything you could want in terms of New Orleans staple fare: po boys, creole-spiced seafood, rice & beans, and excellent salads. The woman who takes your order might call you darlin’ or honey, and the chef’s name is “Miss” So-and-So – very authentically southern. While the restaurant might be small, do note the Zagat sign outside; you won’t be the first patron to enjoy these home-cooked meals, but you might be one of the few folks who venture outside of the more popular French Quarter to get some good grub. Grab a chair and a Coke (they do have beer, like everywhere else in New Orleans) and people-watch during the week, as P&G’s is located right off of Baronne Street, where many of the city’s white collar folks work and play. Even something as simple as a shrimp salad will be delectable, with itty-bitty spiced shrimp tossed on a bed of cucumbers, lettuce, and baby tomatoes with the house’s special home-made dressings. So give P&G a try next time you’re in the Big Easy!
345 Baronne Street | New Orleans, LA 70112-1628 | (504) 525-9678
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