On Demand Cream Puffs at Beard Papa’s

Have you ever had an on demand cream puff? I didn’t know that such an awesome thing existed. A friend took me to Beard Papa’s new Allston location the other day and it was so cool! I got two cream puffs because research. Here is the original cream puff: Look at all the creamy, gooey…

To All the Restaurants That I’ve Loved Before

On the eve of yet another move to yet another neighborhood in our fair city, I find myself reflecting back on all the favorite hangouts that are no longer, sadly, a short walk or short T ride away. Over the past 10 years I’ve (somewhat affordably) lived near Brighton Center, Packard’s Corner in Allson, Cleveland…

Herrell’s in Allston Now Allston Cafe

Up with originality and “funkiness,” according to the Globe, just please please please keep the chocolate pudding ice cream if possible: The Herrell’s in Allston Village has always been a little different from other franchises in the ice cream chain. Other stores have a blue-and-white color scheme. In Allston, the walls are lemon-yellow and hung…

Palatable Boston Bagels Part II, The Rise of Bagel Rising

Check out Part I of the discussion here. I’m trying to get in the habit of photographing treats before eating them so I can “show & tell” here. However, I realized while I was taking notes for this post that I had eaten my entire cookie. Oops. 🙂 Bagel Rising, in Allston Village, is my…