I'm expanding the content of my blog a bit for no particular reason other than I feel like with all of the social medias I actively participate in, it gets a little exhausting to try and follow them all. For my own sake, I wanted to put them in one space and neatly sum everything up. Sometimes this space will just be a summary of what we've been up to or it might be some food-related things that I just find interesting. Mostly, I think it's going to end up being places that we've been for food and have just really enjoyed. Ready? Here we go!
This week we ate out a little more than usual, and we ate well, at that. All of these pictures are from my Instagram feed, which is usually what I find easiest. Yes, I'm that annoying person that snaps away when the food arrives but I can't help it. We always put so much thought into where we go and what we eat, I want to remember it all.
The above sandwich was from Commonwealth. We stopped in for lunch this week and I ordered the roast beef sandwich. I think it was the crispy chicken skin that was embedded into my sandwich that sold me on this one. Crunchy like croutons, they were a great addition to the roast beef, arugula and sour cream horseradish. It was a beast of a sandwich and came with a side salad and thickly cut and duck fat fried potato wedges. I could have eaten more of those than I'd like to admit.
On our way to catering a private dinner party, we stopped in at Le's. Always a favorite of ours, we ordered big bowls of soup and I swirled hoisin and sriracha sauce into mine. Seems this time of year we can't get enough soup and I think Le's has some of the best Pho.
Speaking of soup, we had the Ramen at East by Northeast. It was their inaugural run of their ramen program and I really liked it. The noodles were homemade and had a great chewy bite to them and the broth was unlike other ramen I've had, more vinegary and sweet and the thick slabs of pork were so intensely smoky. Definitely one to try.
We popped into Beacon Hill Bistro after cooking for one of our clients that live nearby. Pictured here, the brisket, which was resting on two slivers of rye bread, was smoky and had the pink rings and crispy exterior to prove it. The pickles were sweet and acidic and I couldn't help but douse the meat with the sauce. I hope this BBQ trend is something they continue. It's just that good.
If I were forced to pick a place in the Greater Boston Area that constantly inspires me, I think it would have to be Sofra. I love the creativity with the spices and though I don't consider myself a dessert person, I always crave the pastries at Sofra because most of them have savory elements to them that I can't get enough of. On this visit, I tried the cheese borek and now know that I will always have the cheese borek every time it's on the menu. It's like a custard meets lasagna dish and after we had it, I went right to the Armenian markets in Watertown to get the ingredients to make my own version at home.