About

If you can’t beat Boston, eat it.

I’m Katie Freketic. I’m a kid in my early thirties with a big appetite. 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.  If provoked, I am a fierce defender 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.

In the real world, I have a passion for young entrepreneurial start ups and local corporations. As a senior manager at a Big 4 public accounting firm, I have served clients in industries ranging from medical supplies and devices, technology, life sciences, consumer goods, and environmental services at all stages of a company’s life cycle. My profession lends to my often sporadic blogging throughout the year, but both balance my peace of mind.

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?  Leave a comment below!

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For the 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 Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II or more often, my iPhone 7.  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.

 

8 thoughts on “About

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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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