All posts filed under: Restaurant

Church St. Coffee at Connector Cafe & Grill

I had the opportunity to check out an incredible pop up this past weekend at Connector Cafe & Grill a local favorite cafe of mine. As you all know by now coffee is my go to for just about anything, not only does it give me a push to start my day off right but I really just love the flavors of coffee and always look for different kinds I can check out. Church St. Coffee Company specializes in cold brew coffee & nitro cold brew coffee – what is cold brew you may ask? Well it’s coffee that is never exposed to heat and the steeping process is a bit different than a normal hot brew. Denis Toomey, owner and founder of Church St. explained to me how it works, what they do with their own coffee, where it comes from and then of course I had several samples and had a full cup of their original brew. For a little history, Church St. started back in 2015 and was named after a street …

Spicy Noodle Challenge- Twelve Hours

Twelve Hours in Brighton, MA is one of my favorite restaurants and ever since I had been there this Spring I had been wanting to go back. After seeing them post about a mega spicy dish they have on Instagram I decided to challenge myself to try to eat it. I live streamed it on IG and did my best but in the end it conquered me. It’s not very often I write twice about restaurants unless I have such unique dining experiences that I just have to- which in this case I did. This time we brought some friends and we ordered lots of appetizers, and just had such a pleasant meal. Although the spicy noodles conquered my tastebuds and I everything else was incredible, fresh and so tasty. Twelve Hours redefines Asian Fusion by providing unique mash-ups with traditional food dishes and they keep exciting your tastebuds. From Blueberry Crab Rangoons (remember those from last time) to Curry Duck & Avocado you are sure to find something to excite the senses and enjoy …

Food Truck Madness – Kerouac Park – Lowell, MA

Last Friday I went to a super fun event hosted by Made in Lowell – Food Truck Madness, where a bunch of Food Trucks come out, vendors are set up, live music is playing and delicious drinks are served. This is the third year and honestly, it was my favorite so far. Put me in a place with food and I’m happy- add music, friends, and drinks? Even more happy and that s what so great about where I live. Local organizations that are about community engagement always inspire me and in turn help me become closer to my own local community. This event was no different and between trying out different food trucks and chilling with friends it was a great night. Have you been to a Made in Lowell event? check out the FB for more information on all their events and see how you can become engaged in your community. Check out the photos below of my food and other fun stuff 🙂 Pork & Bean Arepa from Galeria Cafe – with them sauces! …

My Food Tour Through Atlanta

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” -James Beard Atlanta, oh how I missed you! Full of warmth, hospitality and some the most incredible restaurants I have ever eaten in;  Atlanta is a city you don’t feel overwhelmed by because of how friendly the people are. All over the city, no matter where we went, we were welcomed and that is something I never forget and it’s why I keep going back. The last couple years we have been going because of the big convention that happens every year: “Dragon Con”. This convention brings thousands of people to the city during the labor day weekend. We had a blast this year exploring the convention but we also ate tons of food in many different places. I wanted to share my food experiences with you from this year and also mention last year’s gems so you could get a real look into the cuisine of Atlanta and everything it has to offer. Restaurants Visited: Thumb’s Up Diner Sublime Doughnuts Ginya Izakaya Desta Ethiopian Kitchen DAS …

Finding Rainbows in Nashua

“Food should be fun” – Thomas Keller Having impromptu adventures is one of my favorite ways to experience life because it allows me to do things with no plan in sight. While planning is great, sometimes the spontaneity that comes in taking a random adventure is what you need to get focused again. Last weekend I had only planned to check out What a Bagel in Nashua, NH because I had seen that they had Rainbow Bagels which I wanted to try ever since I heard about them, but it is mainly a New York thing so not many people do them around here. On top of that, we went to one of my favorite bakeries in Nashua and I was able to witness some yumminess being made and shown the process. This is what I love most about being a food(lifestyle) writer/blogger is when people and businesses welcome you in and want to show you how they do what they do. Not only does it make it fun for me to write but it …

Lowell Folk Festival 2017

“Whatever is good for your soul, do that.” The festival vibes this year were incredible. The community, the small businesses, the performers and even the weather- everything just meshed together and created a beautiful atmosphere all weekend long. I have to say it was the best year yet and no I’m not just saying that because I finally got to try the Filipino food booth 🙂 My weekend started with Friday night- first day of the festival. While its a short night, the streets were closed downtown, food booths were set up and the festival hum had started. People were milling the streets checking everything out. My friends and I checked out the opening of Warp & Weft a new restaurant on Market street that will officially open later this fall, we went over to Boardinghouse Park to catch the sunset and had some yummy food and drinks. It was a beautiful evening filled with good times and almost every single downtown restaurant had something going on. It was great to see so many people …

Sneak Peak-Lowell Burger Company

Monday was a day filled with lots of food adventures including a trip to a secret menu tasting at the new Lowell Burger Company spot Downtown Lowell, MA. As we all know this was the old location of the much beloved Bishop’s Legacy Restaurant and while we were sad to see it go I am energized by this new restaurant that has taken over. Together Tobias Marx and Chef Nick Speros have created an incredibly welcoming space that is open and inviting with a clear sense of community. With just the small sliver we were given insight to, I know that this venture will prove to be a good one. With warm lighting, fun decor and incredible burgers, Lowell Burger Company has the ingredients to make this restaurant work. In speaking with the Chef, it was great knowing the food would be locally sourced and local farms would be supported. As you all know I believe that supporting local is a big deal and its important to retain that sense of community by building each …

Trattoria Sabbioneda – Milan, Italy

“When you have the best and tastiest ingredients, you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary because it tastes like what it is.” -Alice Waters I’ve been waiting to write this for almost three months now simply because it was one of the best meals I had in my life and I wanted to give it the praise it deserved. I also wanted a secret for myself, a place we had found while roaming the streets of Milan on our last day in Italy and it was a beautiful secret which I now want to share with you. We almost didn’t stop and eat here, we almost went with what all the apps were saying or on what you should eat in the area we were in. We walked by this place twice before deciding on entering its small, yet homey interior full of jovial Italians who were eating delicious food with friends. This was  our best meal in Italy. Yes, I can say that. We had plenty of food in different …

Go Nuts for Donuts

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy donuts and that’s kind of the same thing.” I will never tire of writing about donuts and hopefully, you all will never tire of hearing about them and going on your own little adventures. I had the pleasure of going on a #doughnutadventure with my best friend this past Monday and somehow we made it through five doughnut shops. From small homegrown mom & pop shops to artisanal, newer shops we tried all sorts of donuts. While in my own life I try to be as healthy as possible, I am a strong believer in splurging and enjoying the things you love. That just happens to be food for me (really anything about life) and every once in a while I love going on an adventure like this to check out what the world of sweets is doing now and what new flavor concoctions they’ve made. Here in Lowell, we have our very own Donut Shack which should be famous as far as I am concerned because …

Short Stop Cafe – Bedford, MA

With the aroma of freshly baked Almond croissants in my mind, I want to share with you this lovely new cafe that just opened up in Bedford a little over a month ago. Located on Loomis St in the new plaza, this cafe has welcomed me with open arms as I enjoy their delicious sandwiches, waffles, and drinks. Their specialty are “Liege Waffles” which are a type of Belgian waffle and you can have them with various toppings. I am not sorry to say I have had tried several different variations of the regular size waffles as well as the mini waffles that have predetermined toppings. For the regular waffles, you can choose any variation of jam, fruit, whipped cream, chocolate or go the savory route with a “Bacon, Avocado, Cheese Waffle”. Needless to say, the sweet, soft, yummy goodness of their waffles will lift up your spirits. They also carry a variety of sandwiches all created with croissants- either regular or multi grain. These are baked fresh and filled with incredible fillings such as “Chicken …