If you can’t beat Boston, eat it.
I’m Katie. I’m a Big 4 auditor. I’m also a little kid in my mid-twenties with a big appetite. Needless to say, whatever money doesn’t go toward rent ends up in a restaurant in the South End.
I grew up in a NY multicultural kitchen with a taste for braised meats, super punchy sauces, and on occasion, individually wrapped cheese slices. I moved out of the city proper and into the Boston metropolitan area, after graduating from BU in 2008. Although not outright obnoxious, I am a fierce defendant of New York pizza, bagels (with lox and schmear), and the Yankees.
My goal here is to eat my way through Boston’s best food establishments and no, that doesn’t mean I’ll be wining and dining at all $$$$ rated restaurants according to Yelp. This blog will serve as a collection of loosely based restaurant reviews documented in essay form focusing more on the experience of eating and the memories I make with my fellow diners.
A little bit more about me –
Aside from eating, waking up and picking out an outfit is one of my favorite parts of the day. Whether it be going to work, grocery shopping, or even chilling at home with a book — I like knowing I’m getting dressed on purpose. I love skinny jeans, ankle booties, Jack Purcells, and cropped trench coats. If you see my brightly colored cardigan in a blog photo and tell me you love it, I’ll tell you I love you.
My manfriend, Mr. E is straight edge. I am not. My normal drink of choice is an extra dirty vodka martini. I’m a gin hater, so sue me! That being said, I am not ashamed to say I have dabbled in the mocktail scene with very pleasant results. I have a deep appreciation for the art (yes, art) of making drinks. Talk to your bartender about making mocktails. If he’s good, he’ll give you the business.
And now for some technical stuff –
In the comfort of my own home (or when I’m feeling especially bold in public places) I shoot using a Nikon D200 equipped with my nifty fifty. When I feel like a meek little church mouse, I opt for my slightly less obnoxious Panasonic DMC-LX5 or my iPhone 4. On even rarer occasions, I’ll shoot with my plethora of film toys (Minolta XG-1, Diana, Holga, Lomography Fish Eye, FujiFilm Instax, Polaroid One Step, Polaroid Sx-70).
I don’t care who you are, you can’t beat natural light. My job rarely affords me with memorable day time meals. However, on weekends, I will be that annoying person pushing for a window seat… I may also call to make a dinner reservation at 4:30 p.m. just to make sure we have ample light around.
I’m so glad you’re here. I truly, truly am. The blogosphere is a big place, so thank you for spending a moment with me and experiencing my Boston eating adventures.
Food suggestions? Email me at katie [dot] freketic [at] gmail [dot] com. Don’t forget to include your name, the restaurant name, and favorite dishes. I’ll do my very best to write you back in a timely fashion.