Heading out in Boston is a fascinating thing to me. Being new to the town, every outing is certainly an adventure. What I love love love about this city is the number of amazing theaters and superb restaurants.
As we geared up for a night on the town, family style this time, we headed into the South End of Boston. We had tickets to see Blue Man Group and needed just the right dinner to set our evening off!
MASA is located at 439 Tremont St in the South End. From what I hear, the South End is trendy but also an excellent area to find some of the cities brightest chefs.
Masa is billed as a Southwest Bar and Grill but I assure you, it is way more than a mere Southwest Bar.
The exterior of Masa is festive and inviting and upon entering we were immediately greeted by the friendly staff. At 6 o clock on a Friday, the bar area of MASA was already starting to fill up. Young professionals were filing in to have their after work cocktails and famous tapas. The bar has $1.00 tapas and half off combo tapas platters from 5-7pm evenings!
What I found that I loved about MASA was that it was geared towards everyone! Not one particular group or age range here, there is literally something for everyone.
The staff was extremely knowledgeable and the menu was easy to read and follow. They bring out fresh cornbread with homemade butters and jams! The cornbread was hearty and thick, so delicious!
We couldn’t do Southwest without trying their homemade chips, salsa and guacamole. It was perfectly seasoned with the right amount of spicy.
Starting with a platter of their famous tapas, a beet and goat cheese salad and a wonderfully fulfilling spinach enchilada, we were full before we had time to order an entrée!
Chef Philip Aviles is a true artist. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he brings something amazing to Boston’s South End. Southwest flare and true culinary talent, This Chef is an inspiration and someone we will surely keep up with!
The kids ordered standard kids fare, including chicken fingers, which I actually enjoyed as well.
The room was comfortable, the food divine and we will definitely return again.. and again!
Tapas : Grilled Chorizo Cranberry Chutney – Chili Almond Stuffed Date
Bacon, Ancho Crema – Shredded Chicken Taquito Chipotle Aioli – Pork Spring Roll
Bbq Sauce – Queso Fundido Empanada Jalapeño, Cilantro – Jalapeño Polenta Fries
Feta Crema – Fried Plantain Banana Guava Ketchup – Santa Fe Chicken Wing
Feta Crema – Smoked Salmon Poblano Quesadilla
521 Kitchen and Que = Our Pick for Holiday Meat!
521 Kitchen and Que is located in Atlanta off Roswell Road and is our pick for ordering your Holiday Meal this year, and dinner tonight!
Owned by local Atlanta couple, Drew and Roma Kirkland, this is by far one of the best BBQ’s we have been to. One thing that strikes us in particular about this restaurant is their commitment to locally sourced and fresh food. Also, they are vegetarian and gluten free friendly. Vegetarian? A BBQ restaurant is vegetarian friendly? Yes, believe it or not, as Roma told us, there are quite a lot of vegetarians that love to grab a bite at 521 Kitchen and Que.
As someone that works with my significant other, I loved the fact that the “521” in 521 Kitchen and Que is their anniversary date. Awe… Heart melts.
So, long story short; We sampled all the yummy goodies they have and for your holiday meals, do yourself a favor and let them cook it.
Must have picks:
Turkey – Moist and Delicious. All your guests will be impressed.
Kale Slaw – So delightful! It doesn’t have the bitterness you might expect from Kale. It is definitely worth getting
Baked Sweet Potato – Cooked perfectly, season with salt and pepper
Brisket – Melt in your mouth delicious!
Let’s just say that we loved everything we tried and we are certain you will too.
Go ahead and try them for lunch or dinner! While you are there, place your holiday order! Do it quickly!
Murphy’s Farmer’s Table Dinner Series Continues
ATLANTA – Any frequenter of Murphy’s knows that each plate is made up of delicious ingredients, locally grown and thoughtfully prepared. To honor the sources of these ingredients, Murphy’s is excited to continue their Farmer’s Table Dinner Series. Already proven to be a fan favorite after a sold out dinner in June, the series will take place the last Wednesday of each month. Guests are invited to enjoy a multi-course meal highlighting local farmers and their contributions to Murphy’s menu.
The first dinner of the series, a successful “trial run”, took place Wednesday, June 24, 2015 and featured farmer Richard Kessler (“RJ”) from Planted Rock Farms. The 4-course dinner included wine pairings and a variety of summer-inspired dishes, thoughtfully prepared by Chef de Cuisine Ricky Navas. Guests also had the opportunity to meet and mingle with RJ and Chef Ricky.
The next dinner will take place Wednesday, July 29 and will be hosted by Geezer’s Farm out of Gurley, Alabama, where Farmer David Sisk will travel to Atlanta to join the feast.
Melting Pot 1/4 Off the 4th!
Midtown-Atlanta’s scrumptious Melting Pot will have a delicious 4th of July menu available–and it’s 1/4 off! Skip the grill on your holiday, because there will be a meal for everyone to enjoy aside from burgers and hot dogs. Personally, I’d get all over that watermelon and feta salad. And the Buffalo chicken.
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