All posts tagged: restaurant reviews

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 …

Lanxang Star – Dracut, MA

I was introduced to this place by my Yoga teacher because it’s in the same little plaza. After a great yoga session we would go to Lanxang Star for a quick dinner. This past weekend I took my babe and our friends to eat dinner there and I wanted to share our experience. This Laotian/Thai restaurant while small, is run efficiently and the ladies behind the counter and in the kitchen always having a smile for their patrons. The aromas engulf you as soon as you walk through the door and the food has been spectacular every time I have gone in or ordered takeout. When we arrived it was quiet and we ordered our appetizers while waiting for our friends. I ordered the Crab Rangoon because this place has one of my favorite renditions of it and the Spicy Chicken Wings which were sweet, spicy and brimming with flavor. Both dishes came out quickly and I really wished there was more of it after we scarfed them down. For our main dishes we ordered …

Twelve Hours – Brighton, MA

Finding a gem in the food world is a thrill for me. Particularly one that is as cute and friendly as this one. Located on a corner in Brighton, MA  Twelve Hours is a lovely little restaurant that has a plethora of menu options to choose from in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We arrived late on Friday night craving something new and we were met with a menu that featured Asian fusion but more experimental than many places I have been. We started off with two appetizers, I had the Blueberry Crab Rangoon’s (yes you read that right, Blueberry) and the Dragon Ball Z appetizer which were fried meatballs. The options are beef or pork- we chose beef. Let me start with the Rangoon, the flavor was stellar. Sweet, tart and perfectly crispy on the outside. This came with a sweet chili sauce on the side for dipping. Superb Close up of the Rangoon’s The Dragon Ball Z appetizer was very good, smokey flavor- good texture. This was served with a red sauce that …

Chicken & Waffles – Atlanta Day 3

You can’t go wrong when you start your day off with Chicken & Waffles in Atlanta. This was my first time having real, authentic chicken & waffles with syrup. I am hooked, if the the perfectly fried chicken is this juicy all the time with the perfectly soft but not too soft waffles and just a bit of syrup is the same then I can eat this for brunch every weekend 🙂 . We started off the day at the Atlanta Breakfast Club in downtown ATL. Very wide open spaces, bright decor and fantastic music. I ordered the above mentioned Chicken & Waffles and promptly fell in love. I also had some of the best biscuits and chicken sausage gravy ever. Coffee was also good and service was stellar. Definitely will go back next time. This was everything!! Super yummy biscuit with chicken sausage gravy Another shot because it was just that good! Wall of Chalk art in the restaurant 🙂 After a filling breakfast we walked over to Dragon Con to check out a …

Gormley’s Cafe – Lowell, MA

Gormley’s Cafe reopened under new ownership this past February. I had never been there before and I was anxious to try it, but I kept missing the opportunity until this weekend. Located on E. Merrimack Street in Lowell right outside of downtown, Gormley’s Cafe has a 1950’s diner vibe going with an eclectic mix of artwork; some from local artist like Flourish Cafe and other vintage pieces. The second you walk in you feel welcomed and the feel is an all around clean and fresh atmosphere. After yesterday’s visit with my husband, I also came today with friends because I just can’t get enough of their amazing food. With Joanne and Craig at the helm of this place, they are sure to be around for years to come. What a welcome addition to Lowell; fresh food, just right prices, incredible specials and two lovely individuals that get what Lowell is about. Yesterdays’ meal consisted of the Duck Eggs Benedict with Homefries and a blueberry pancake. The eggs benny consisted of a Portuguese sweet roll, topped with bacon, …

NoLo Bistro & Bar at Stonehedge Inn & Spa – Tyngsboro, MA

It was my birthday on Monday and we went to NoLo Bistro & Bar which is at Stonegedge Inn & Spa in Tyngsboro, MA. This is a beautiful area and the Inn just recently underwent a large renovation project which included a revamping of the eatery. I was excited to try it and I was not disappointed. When you drive into the Inn you get this feeling of total privacy and seclusion even though its right off of the Boulevard.  Walking in, seeing the ambient lighting and cozy tables as well as modern, contemporary decor made me feel  at home.  We were seated at a nice table near the window that had a small candle that created a lovely romantic atmosphere. After perusing their extensive wine list, I settled on a 2014 Selbach Riesling. It was a great choice for someone like me who loves white wine but likes to mix it up a bit. It had a fruity, citrus flavor and was a perfect compliment to the rest of the meal. For the appetizer …

Pig Tale Restaurant Nashua, NH

Pig Tale Restaurant in Nashua, NH sits on Amherst Street in a cozy, energetic nook of the plaza there. Bustling with people and filled with aromatic smells it is the place to go for good eats and great service. I had been going back and forth on Twitter with them about food (of course) that I posted up and what my favorites were. I had heard of them before through a friend who said I should try them and I decided to head up on Friday after a long week. It was the perfect choice and in addition to trying a couple appetizers, their pasta was phenomenal and flavorful. I was impressed by the quality of the food, and liked that the pasta portions were just enough and not overwhelming. The flavors of the appetizers were addicting; from the Wings with a Memphis dry rub to the Deviled Eggs with Bacon. The presentation was also beautiful of each dish and made my mouth water. I cannot wait to go back and try more of their …

Grassfields Food & Spirits- Andover, MA

On Saturday before going to see a movie myself, Roose and friends decided we wanted to have a good meal before heading to the theater. Since I was recovering from a stomach bug, I was still not feeling 100%. The only cuisines that sounded remotely appetizing were Seafood or American Grill style which if you know me is so unlike me 🙁 . We settled on Grassfields Food & Spirits which is located right on Main St in Andover. We waited about 15 minutes to get seated and our waitress came right over once we were seated to take our drink orders. This is where it became slightly problematic, three out of the four of us ordered waters, and then one juice order. The waters came pretty quickly, but the juice didn’t arrive until after we had received our appetizer. Our waitress brought us the complimentary bread, once we had ordered the appetizer, this was very good. Nice and fluffy. The appetizer ordered was the Coconut Crusted Shrimp, with a Citrus Sauce. These were phenomenal, order …