Stir: All About Mushrooms

Stir: All About Mushrooms

It's been a while since I last visited Stir, the South End's small 10 seater demonstration kitchen. If it sounds familiar to you, it's because Stir has been a talent mill for chefs like Kristen Kish and Stephanie Cmar, Top Chef winner and current Top Cheftestant. As a lovely birthday surprise, Mr. E nabbed us [...]

Cinquecento

Cinquecento

Restaurant Week. We have a love/hate relationship. I feel like a restaurant's RW menu is very telling of its understanding of the value of customer growth and retention. If you find only cheap items, then you're truly getting what you pay for. Whereas other restaurants pull out all of the stops or simply let you [...]

Summertime

Summertime

Guess who's back? Back again. Katie's back. Tell a friend... Yes, admittedly I was dragging my feet for a month and I will tell you why. I needed to get my ducks in order - ducks being my passions. Work has left me feeling rather blah these days and coming home to blog late at [...]

B&G Oysters

B&G Oysters

As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I [...]