The Townshend – Quincy, MA

Recently, I was invited to visit The Townshend in Quincy and try out a bunch of their food and drinks. The Townshend located right in Quincy Center across from the T station, and I had no problem finding street parking on a Tuesday. That’s a win right off of the bat. Inside the space isn’t huge, but has a great bar and room to accommodate large parties if need be. We posted up at a high top table and got ready for a king’s feast.

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The KFC Chizza Makes Me Feel Sad

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As if there wasn’t enough to be sad about in the world, KFC came out with a “chizza” recently. I didn’t want to address them, but then my friend Vincent from Taste of Massachusetts tagged me in a screenshot of KFC’s tweet, and it made me feel things. Things like: mad, sad, awkward, disappointed, and scammed.

I guess, hypothetically, if I were an executive at Yum! Brands, and my job was to come up with gimmicky new food products, combining KFC’s fried chicken and pizza is an okay idea.

First, I guess we need to break down exactly what a chizza is in the first place.

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Eat, Drink, Bachelor: Week 7 – Real Good Pizza

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Boston just got another snowstorm, so with it being super gross out and having a work from home day, I wasn’t too keen on cooking a whole new meal. That’d involve going to the grocery store so noooo thanks. Thankfully though, I have a bunch of Real Good Pizzas in the fridge, and I’ve nailed the art of cooking them. It takes a little while, but I cook two of them in the oven for 18 minutes at 425 degrees, and then heat them up on the stove top for a few extra minutes. This makes sure that the crust (which is made of chicken!) is as close to resembling carbs as possible. Add some wine and a touch of garlic salt, and voilà – I’m ready to snuggle on the couch and recap The Bachelor.

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Boston Wine Expo Ticket Giveaway!

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I am so excited to be going to the Boston Wine Expo this year! While helping spread the word about this great event is certainly fun, what’s even more fun is getting ready for the event ahead of time by researching what vendors and seminars I want to go to. The Boston Wine Expo is a huge undertaking, and it’s highly recommended that you go in with a plan.

Since I love making charcuterie and cheese boards at home to enjoy with wine, I thought I’d create one featuring some of the vendors that are going to be available at the Boston Wine Expo.

Read on to find out who some of my favorites are, my real girl tips for creating a cheese or charcuterie board, and how to enter my giveaway to win 2 tickets to the Boston Wine Expo’s Grand Tasting on Sunday, February 19th!

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Eataly Boston – Via Emilia by Michael Schlow Tasting

Michael Schlow via emilia

Part of Eataly Boston’s Italian wonderland is La Cucina, a rotating-concept restaurant space where they will be inviting local chefs to take over the space and create their own pop-up restaurant menus. Debuting February 1st, the first chef to take over the space is Michael Schlow who has several accolades to his name such as “Best Chef in the Northeast” from the James Beard Foundation.

I was invited to a tasting of some of the dishes Chef Schlow will be featuring at his pop-up, Via Emilia, where the food is dedicated to the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Emilia-Romagna is home to several of my favorite Italian foods, including Parmigianno-Regiano and Proscuitto di Parma. (Seriously, I’ve been known to eat a plate of Proscuitto di Parma by itself as a meal.) Naturally, I was psyched.

While those staples of the region are on the menu along with other classics, the dishes we sampled were definitely a little more adventurous. As Michael Schlow put it himself, he could have served us all bolognese and we would have all loved it, but that would have been too easy.

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Eat, Drink, Bachelor: Week 4 – Boston Cheese Party Pizza Recipe

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I’ve been on a huge cheese kick for the last six months or so, picking up a new one to try every time I went to the grocery store. As it turns out, I went kind of overboard and some of the cheese was starting to go back before I could finish it. (RIP truffle cheddar from Seattle, Great Hill Blue, and 3 year Grafton.)  Like any good girl boss though, when faced with this problem, I came up with a solution: throw it all on a pizza together. Boom. Boston Cheese Party.

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Eat, Drink, Bachelor: Week 3 – Hot Italian Sausage & Ricotta Pizza

 

After cooking a few different things for weeks 1 & 2 of The Bachelor, I decided to get back to my pizza roots. Based on the assortment of food in my fridge, hot italian sausage and ricotta pizza was the winning recipe. All I needed to grab was the dough and ricotta, so this was both delicious AND kind of frugal. (I’m guilty of spending $40 in the name of cooking one meal because I needed to buy ALL of the ingredients.) Buckle up, grab a glass of Merlot, and keep reading for the recipe and Bachelor recap!

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