A Day Customers Will Truly Appreciate at South Street Diner

Can you believe it’s possible to get a three course dinner with choice of lobster or sirloin for only $10, and that you can expect it to be awesome? The always fantastic South Street Diner is holding a customer appreciation dinner (RSVP on Facebook) on Thursday, March 7th from 11am-11pm: Get Ready for Customer Appreciation…

New Offerings at When Pigs Fly

The owner of When Pigs Fly Bakery emailed me (!!) to let me know about some of their new breads. They have a new Gluten-free Cornmeal bread and a new Potato Bread. You can sample each of these new breads this weekend at the locations in Somerville and Brookline. Enjoy and let me know how…

Nashoba Brook Bakery Cafe Closed, Hopefully Temporary

Alas, yet another closing. This time it is Nashoba Brook Bakery’s cafe in the South End. Here is a note from the owners: To Our Customers: As you may have heard, Nashoba Brook Bakery closed our café in Boston. Our last day of operation was December 23rd. We were very disappointed to leave our home…

It’s Berry Time

One of the best things about the short New England summer, besides being only a short winter skiing break, is the short growing season. It’s not often mentioned but my sense is that this short growing season and the climate of New England produce the most densely-flavored fruit. By densely-flavored I mean that the fruit…

When Pigs Fly Coming to Coolidge Corner

A new When Pigs Fly bakery is coming to Brookline soon. I noticed a “coming soon” sign on their new storefront next door to Zenna Noodle Bar on Beacon St. I’ve previously blogged about my love of When Pigs Fly so I’m excited one will be so close to home. Stay tuned!

It’s Official – You Love Portuguese Sweet Bread

The most popular post on this blog, by far, is Portuguese Sweet Bread. Over 1/3 of recent traffic to the site was through this post. Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be sure to keep my eyes open for additional bakeries carrying Portuguese sweet bread loaves to review here. This may finally be the excuse I…

Late Night Bread Run

It’s 9:30 p.m. – do you know of any good places to get decent bread at this hour? I was really craving some Nashoba Brook bread tonight but at 9:30 p.m. your impulse bread-buying options are limited. I was able to make a quick run over to the Whole Foods nearest me before they closed…

Fly to When Pigs Fly Bakery

Finally I made it up to Davis Square to check out the new When Pigs Fly bakery! I’d been looking forward to checking out the new bakery after I read about it in the Globe. They have a small space, essentially a walk-in, walk-out bakery. The bread is shipped in daily from Maine. There is…

You Need to Try This at Home

While wandering through the bread aisle at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury recently, I noticed a different brand on the shelf. I had passed by this bread before and dismissed the Boston Magazine Best of Boston sticker. Today I’m happy to report the sticker won.I picked up a loaf of the Nashoba Brook Bakery…