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Restaurant Reviews

Avery Provision Co., Boston, MA

September 19, 2012

Avery Provision Co is this awesome little specialty food cafe next to Naomi’s dorm. They offer To-go sushi made daily to order, fresh cut deli meats and cheeses, dolmades, falafel and hummus, hard boiled eggs, salads, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese kits, pasta, and sauces, soups, and salads.

Yes. All of it. In my face.

We ordered the prosciutto caprese sandwich and Israeli couscous salad, which was absolutely amazing. That was possibly the most delicious sandwich I’ve ever eaten, which is surprising, considering I don’t usually love prosciutto. The couscous salad was also delicious.

This sandwich was amazing. I don’t even have anything clever to say.

So, if you’re in Boston, somewhere near the Paramount on Washington St. and you want a delicious sandwich, I definitely recommend stopping in and grabbing something delicious from Avery Provision Co. Naomi has no idea how lucky she is to live next to such an amazing little place.

Avery Provision Co.
581 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

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Restaurant Reviews

Florentine Cafe, Boston, MA

September 15, 2012

When I first found out I was going to Boston, I had one thing on my mind: Lobster Ravioli. Namely, Lobster Ravioli from Rino’s Place as seen on Diners, Drive ins, and Dives. When we landed in Boston, I found out that Rino’s place was closed for renovations, so I’d have to find another venue to satisfy my lobster ravioli craving. Enter the Florentine Café. We started our meal with bruschetta and pomodoro (basically a caprese salad with red and yellow tomatoes). We ate it so fast I barely had time to snap a picture before it was gone.

Aunt Karen got linguini scampi (thin linguini with sautéed shrimp & diced tomatoes in a garlic lemon butter sauce). I didn’t try any of it, but she ate all of it, so I’m assuming it was good.

Tina and Uncle Greg ordered the Lobster ravioli, which consisted of ravioli filled with shallots, crabmeat & ricotta, tossed with lobster meat and porcini truffle oil in a vodka cream sauce. It really, really yummy.

Because I have a thing where I don’t like to order the same thing as anyone else at a table (it really limits my options to try more food from the restaurant if we all order the same thing), I ended up ordering the Chicken Francese (egg battered chicken sautéed with chicken stock, fresh lemon and butter served with penne). It was simple and delicious, but very, very rich.

Florentine Café
333 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113

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Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week 5/28/12

May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day! Sorry this post was so delayed. I’ve been in a food coma for a few weeks, recovering from all the food my mother made for Memorial Day weekend festivities.

Saturday night we went to dinner downtown Greenville at Pomegranate, a Persian restaurant. Who knew Greenville was worldly enough to have a Persian restaurant? I sure didn’t. But it was amazing. I’m sure I’ll be reviewing it at some point, so keep checking back!

Sunday, we celebrated Sean and Ben’s birthdays in the usual fashion: Tina made way more food than any normal human would be able to consume, and we all ate too much and drank too much and stayed up til the wee hours of the night. It was great. My dad smoked a pork butt in his new smoker (insert requisite butt joke here), and grilled hot dogs. Tina made this fruit dip from cool whip, vanilla pudding, and amaretto which was absolutely divine. I didn’t even bother with the fruit, I just kept using a spoon. She also made grape tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese (which I kept stuffing into my face), caprese bites, some kind of veggie dip and a bunch of vegetables, bread-wrapped asparagus with blue cheese, cheese dip and chips from the mexican restaurant, cold cuts, cupcakes, a cotton candy vodka sponge cake, cookies, and other various desserts and foodstuffs. There was also beer galore, and different flavored margaritas being made throughout the night.

Needless to say, I woke up Monday morning feeling like I’d been hit by train. It’s a good thing it was a holiday so I didn’t feel so bad about lounging around in sweatpants for the remainder of the day. For lunch we went to Logan’s Roadhouse (the one where you throw peanuts on the floor) where, for some reason, I thought it was a good idea to order cheese fries, and spent the rest of the day feeling even worse than when I’d woken up. And of course, that was when my mom decided it would be a good idea to go to the mall to look for bathing suits. I bought 3.

This week’s food quote comes from George Bernard Shaw and I think it pretty much sums up my thoughts about this weekend.

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
–George Bernard Shaw

I need someone to remind me how to breathe. My stomach’s so full I seem to have forgotten how.

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