All posts filed under: Boston Restaurants

Nosh and Tell Journeys: A Boston Brunch at Henrietta’s Table

I need to start out this post by saying that I am fasting for Yom Kippur. I haven’t eaten anything since 6:15 last night and can’t eat until 7:15 tonight. For someone like me who loves food and loves even more to constantly eat just for the sake of eating, this is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. I don’t know what is keeping me from running into the kitchen and stuffing my face with whatever is in the fridge right now. To make things worse, I am about to blog about the most delicious brunch I have ever had. Getting through this is going to be difficult… This is a statue of Henrietta, the pig. The restaurant Henrietta’s Table is named after her. I assume she’s still alive and is a beloved family pet- otherwise I think the restaurant would be called “Henrietta on the Table.” I know I have mentioned this before but there is truly nothing better than sitting down at a restaurant and being delivered a basket of steaming hot, freshly baked bread. To be …

Rel’s Ravenous Review of Union Street in Newton Center

As some of you know, Newton is my hometown. The word “town” usually connotes a small suburban area with one main street and lots of trees, but Newton is actually a massive place with about 8 different subsections. One of the subsections is Newton Center. It’s a friendly spot with middle school students innocently flirting outside of JP Lick’s Ice cream, locals walking their dogs, and families enjoying a Sunday brunch at Johnny’s Deli. I know Newton Center like the back of my hand as I have been raised so close to it. I could probably walk blindfolded and find the Walgreens, the beauty parlor, the trendy clothing stores and even the jewelry store where my mom works. The problem with Newton Center is that I’ve been to every restaurant more times than I can count. While it does boast several delicious restaurants like Sweet Tomatoes Pizza, Bill’s, Pie, Jumbo Seafood and Sabra, it all has become monotonous over the past 20 years. I want something new, something exciting and of course, something tasty.  When …

Rel’s Ravenous Review of The Metropolitan Bar and Grill

While I was home, the family decided we wanted to go to the Metropolitan Bar and Grill. I have been there before but I was apprehensive since it’s known for its many burgers and not much else. When you arrive, you are handed a regular menu and then THE menu, a burger menu : a huge piece of paper with every type of burger and every sort of topping you can imagine from tomatoes to truffle oil. I have actually tried the veggie burger before. To be honest, it looks a lot cooler than it tastes. The purple burger is loaded with wild rice and veggies and while it is a good try, it isn’t very juicy or reminiscent at all of an actual burger.  We started with the onion strings. As opposed to your typical onion rings, these battered shoe-strings are light and have a delicious oniony flavor without being over-powering. Now I LOVE onion rings but what really gets me is when you take a huge bite and the onion slips out of …

Rel’s Ravenous Review of The Biltmore

Are you the type of person who, when choosing a restaurant, wants to go to a place “where everybody knows your name”? Well look no further than The Biltmore Bar and Grille in Newton, Massachusetts. My Dad goes to the Biltmore all the time for lunch and since I’m finally home from school, I met him there yesterday for a nosh.  The menu at the Biltmore has your traditional American bar food with a twist. Here’s what we got… These are the Lobster tacos. I didn’t get to try them (not kosher) but my Dad devoured them. He said the Lobster was really fresh and worked well with the mango.  I’ve actually had mango in my sushi before- it definitely tastes good with seafood.  Then we got the Caprese Salad- no surprise there. As you can see, the tomatoes were super juicy and crisp, and the mozzarella was creamy and fresh. As usual, it was the perfect combination.  Then my Dad ordered the crab cakes. Again, I can’t eat these but they smelled great! The …

Rel’s Ravenous Review of Oishii Boston

Today I’d like to blog about my favorite Sushi restaurant in Boston.  I know most of you are New Yorkers out there but if any of you feel like trekking to Red Sox-ville, this is the restaurant to go to. Oishii sushi is a classy, high end sushi restaurant. It’s the sort of place that college students wait for their parents to take them to. Lucky for me, I was home last weekend and my family asked ME where we should go. (because now I’m the professional food blogger extraordinaire). I suggested Oishii because I had been there once before and really enjoyed the food. On Saturday night, 6 of us went to the South End in Boston, had our car delightfully valeted at the door and entered the beautifully decorated restaurant. Right away we were led to our table downstairs.  We were given a private room because our waitress said we “looked nice”- hey I wasn’t going to complain. Six Kanters, now feeling like royalty, were handed our menus. My sister and I were …