Sibling Rivalry wins us over

Posted August 27, 2010 by Sir Eatsalot
Categories: Restaurants

Thanks to Restaurant Week Boston, I finally dined at Sibling Rivalry, a restaurant I have only heard good things about and have long been longing to eat at.

I must give a shout-out to the extensive RW menu, unlike most restaurants that limit the choices and quantities, this one pulled out all stops. It did make matters tough for us because everything sounded divine – and it was. Between the eight of us we got a fairly good array of delicacies from soup and salad to duck and steak.

Sibling Rivalry
525 Tremont St.,
Boston, MA


Great food, atmosphere, service at Bergamot

Posted August 24, 2010 by Sir Eatsalot
Categories: Restaurants

A bunch of us recently dined at Bergamot in Somerville near the Cambridge line (in Evoo’s old spot) and found it fabulous. Even though we were a large, noisy group, the service was excellent, the decor tasteful and the food hot and mouthwatering.

They even welcomed us with a complimentary fish bites and fresh greens.

We tried several entrees and a couple of desserts – everything was delicious, well-cooked and totally worth it. I believe they specialize in farm-fresh ingredients, as many area restaurants seem to nowadays. Read the rest of this post »

Food with a view at Artbar

Posted August 23, 2010 by Sir Eatsalot
Categories: Deals, Eating events, Restaurants

Headed to Artbar last week for a Restaurant Week lunch – only $20 for three courses.  The food was all right but the patio seating and view was splendid on a nice summer day.

The gazpacho was a cool concept with a twist, but slightly more oily and sour than I liked; the hangar steak was just right – tender and juicy – with creamy polenta; the dessert was delicious but I wish I could have had a bigger helping!

A special mention to the fried crab sandwich which my colleagues had – it was mouthwatering, crispy and super fresh.


40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02142

Farm fresh goodies at Verrill Farm

Posted August 20, 2010 by Sir Eatsalot
Categories: Eating events, Fresh produce

If you are hankering for farm fresh summer produce, head to Verrill Farm in Concord tomorrow for a celebration of freshly harvested  tomatoes (over 30 varieties) and corn (8 – 10 varieties).  Verrill Farm chefs will prepare a meal inspired by just picked crops.

The Corn and Tomato Festival is on Saturday, August 21, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., costs $8.50 per person, $4.50 for kids under 10 and includes unlimited corn and tomato samples and tastings of corn and tomato dishes made in the farm kitchen.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages, pony rides will also be provided with live music by Monadnock Bluegrass

Check their website for upcoming farm events this year like a farm barbecue in September and a Harvest Festival in October.

Verrill Farm
11 Wheeler Road
Concord, MA 01742

Cupcake bar in Needham

Posted August 18, 2010 by Sir Eatsalot
Categories: Chocolate, Just desserts

Wicked Local staff photo by David Gordon

It looks decadent and can be had at the Treat Chocolate Bar now open in Needham Center, according to a review from Needham Times:

Treat Cupcake Bar features ready-made cupcakes, but also gives people the chance to design their own cupcakes. Customers can pick the cake, the frosting and any ingredients they want mixed in — from coconut to gummy worms.

Treat Cupcake Bar
1450 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02494.

Ever try a bacon cheeseburger sandwiched between doughnuts

Posted August 14, 2010 by Sir Eatsalot
Categories: Fast food, Just plain weird, Quick bite

I love the Globe’s fun food slide shows. This week, it’s quirky fast food items.

I thought immediately of poutine and the KFC chicken sandwich but I think the bacon cheeseburger doughnut from Krispy Kreme in their list takes the bakery. Very weird.

Newton wine store moves to Brookline

Posted August 13, 2010 by Sir Eatsalot
Categories: Beverages, Cheers!

They call themselves Boston area’s most innovative wine shop, both online and in-store and soon moves to Beacon Street according to this Brookline TAB story.

Vinovido promises affordable and highly acclaimed wines for every occasion with a varied selection and expert recommendations.

Their current recommendation is the Muscadet, a dry white.

The 2008 Muscadet Sevre et Maine Cuvee Harmonie hails from a single parcel, and represents one of the finest expressions of Muscadet we’ve tasted. This limited production wine is perfectly suited to these hot August days, and will pair beautifully with grilled shellfish.

Special deal
Regular price: $15.50
1-5 bottles: $14.73, that’s 5% OFF.
6+ bottles price: $13.95, that’s 10% OFF.

1669 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02445.

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