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 early thirties with a big appetite.  Needless to say, whatever money doesn’t go toward mortgage payments 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 document my culinary journey, eating my way through Boston’s best food establishments, cooking some mean dishes in my small greater Boston kitchen, and making and sharing memories 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 husband, 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 5.  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/cooking 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.

8 Comments on “About”

  1. fu
    February 28, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Hey cool blog. Note on gmail accounts, you do not have to actually type in the [dot] between your name to actually get to your email address. As in you don’t have to type out katie.freketic but rather katiefreketic [at] gmail work just fine =). Even cooler is you can actually have the email account K.A.T.I.E.freketic and it still redirect to your regular account.

    Looking forward to see more photos of food

    Yep that my public service announcement for today.

    • ktfrek
      February 29, 2012 at 9:20 am #

      Ha thanks for the know how Fu! I appreciate your PSA.

  2. boomerontario
    April 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    Well I don’t live anywhere near Boston, but now I wish I did (semi-tame Toronto will have to do) This is a great blog: you have a photog’s eye and a writer’s heart. Very enjoyable. Very.

    • ktfrek
      April 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

      Honestly, thank you so much for saying that. Comments like these are so encouraging!

      I’ve always wanted to visit Toronto. If I do, I’ll have to reach out to you for good places to eat.

  3. eddiemyers
    July 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It looks like you have found some wonderful places to dine. The food shots look great!

    • ktfrek
      July 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

      Not at all! You have some really great pictures in your blog.

      Thanks for visiting.

  4. Edibles&Travels
    March 6, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Love your blog 🙂

    • ktfrek
      March 7, 2013 at 11:30 am #

      Thank you so much Ally! I did some snooping around your blog and noticed you attend uni in Sydney. I’m actually headed there in late May. I’d imagine you have some great suggestions for food and activities around the area. If you don’t mind sharing, I’ve love to hear.

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