March 21, 2012
Visiting Boston used to mean one of two choices of restaurants: surf or turf.
Now, you can order a variety of Ethiopian, Vietnamese and Brazilian food, or just take the surf and turf upscale with grilled skate and locally-grown vegetables. If you've been thinking about splurging on a night out, this is the time to do it, as Restaurant Week has again lowered prices, making lunch or dinner in the city a more palatable option (if you can get a table).
Why fight for a table (and parking) when you can make your own gourmet dishes using restaurants' own recipes?
Food trucks – mini restaurants in their own right – have been a big topic among foodies in the city lately. Nevermind that a few BBQ trucks have always been in lesser-traveled neighborhoods like along Blue Hill Ave., there's now real competition to line up on the Rose Kennedy Greenway downtown to serve white shirted cubicle dwellers. This list shows what's on the menu there this summer.
If getting into the city isn't a possibility, some restaurants are making their tastes more accessible by offering recipes on their websites. Try making this dessert of peaches stuffed with marscapone, courtesy of one of the most popular places in town.