Dining:

Some Like it HOT

Local Hot Cocktails to Help Get You Through the New England Winter. My wife and I were visiting Florence for the first time, and we were enjoying the Italian city’s heady mix of art, history and shopping. Because it was a chilly autumn day, we slipped into the legendary Harry’s Bar and ordered a couple of… Read More

Dean Johnson

Wine Notes – Sauternes

During a business trip to Long Beach, Calif., I was invited by the owner of the company I was visiting to dine at his favorite French restaurant. At the beginning of the dessert course, the waiter brought over a half bottle of Sauternes. As he carefully poured the wine into small glasses, Eric, the small business… Read More

Steven Goddu

Eating the Bull

There is an old Greek expression that roughly translates into something like this: “I ate the bull, why be afraid of the tail?” In other words, once you’ve taken care of the big stuff, make sure you also handle the details. It’s a nice piece of advice for folks in the restaurant industry. Not long… Read More

Dean Johnson

Good Eats – Great Road Kitchen Oyster Bar & Grill

There was a time in the Merrimack Valley’s primordial past when dining in the Westford/Littleton area was highlighted by a restaurant with an airplane on its roof (Polly’s) and an OK Italian eatery (Domenic’s). Thankfully, things have changed in a dramatic way, and the latest evidence is the Great Road Kitchen Oyster Bar & Grill…. Read More

Dean Johnson
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