Oberlin Restaurant Review – Providence, RI

From the kitchen of Chef Benjamin Sukle, the two-time James Beard Award Finalist for Best Chef: Northeast and the people of the nationally renowned Birch came Oberlin Restaurant. The idea behind the second restaurant opening in 2016 centered on making even more versatile use of local ingredients provided by local purveyors in a casual setting.... Continue Reading →

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Gennaro’s Eatery Review – Quincy, MA

I've passed by Gennaro's Eatery more times than I can count. I always thought to myself that I'd like to try their food, but nothing about the outside of their restaurant impressed an urgent need to do so even though their slogan is "Family Dining With Flair." I read some reviews and they seemed on... Continue Reading →

Pasta Primavera Recipe

I'm kind of an idiot when it comes to Spring. My favorite season is the fall because it's not as hot and humid as the Summer, which is great for a bigger guy like me that isn't at his most attractive when damp. On the other hand, I always get excited for the Spring even... Continue Reading →

Scallops and Orzo Risotto

This pan seared sea scallop and orzo risotto is easy to make, deliciously filling, and looks beautiful on the plate. The light flavor of the scallops goes really well with the broth flavored orzo and the lemon adds a zesty twist that binds the ingredients together. It's a bit of a misnomer for me to... Continue Reading →

Tender Classic Meatballs

After my first attempt at meatballs yielded a very dense product, I decided to go back to the drawing board. I read that using white bread and milk can really help make meatballs tender, so I incorporated those ingredients into the recipe.  I also used a slightly fattier ground beef mix (85/15) and pureed the... Continue Reading →

Chicken Parmigiana (Chicken Parmesan)

It's time for a classic.  Chicken Parmagiana (or Chicken Parmesan, however you spell it).  I love this almost cliché dish.  It is the guilty-pleasure touchstone upon which I judge all Italian-American restaurants.  If a restaurant can't make a good chicken parm then there's something wrong. It's such a simple dish, but it is definitely one... Continue Reading →

Chicken Marsala

I wasn't always the biggest chicken Marsala fan after tasting the mass produced, overcooked, dry version at my college cafeteria.  It is super easy to make though and can hit the spot when you want a little Italian in your life (insert "that's what she said" joke here).  I can't take full credit for this... Continue Reading →

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