Tag Archives: Brookline

Restaurant Review: Gyu-Kaku

 
Last weekend, I tried a fairly new restaurant in Brookline – Gyu-Kaku – that had opened its first location in Mass. back in April 2013. Gyu-Kaku is a chain restaurant with over 700 locations worldwide and features Japanese Barbecue cuisine. In short, it’s indoor grilling. Customers can order raw, specially-marinated a la carte items from the menu and cook the food themselves – a fun concept and dining experience. The staff are helpful and will explain the process and cook time to newcomers. Besides barbecue, there are also various cooked appetizers, rice and noodle dishes that you can order. I …

 

Restaurant Review: Orinoco

Last weekend, I celebrated my birthday with a delicious feast at Orinoco restaurant in Brookline Village. Orinoco specializes in Venezuelan cuisine, which I had never tried before until recently. I had read great reviews and as expected, this restaurant was perfect for celebrations – great food, great drinks, and great ambiance. They also have locations in the South End and Harvard Square.
 

I am a big fan of mojitos especially in the summertime because they’re so refreshing. At Orinoco, my friends and I tried both the autentico version and the mixed berries; both were tasty, but I prefer the autentico, which was made …

 

Heading to the Fireplace the Week of Boston Bakes!

Yesterday, I received an incredible email from our good friend Jim Solomon, chef and owner of the Fireplace in Brookline, Massachusetts. Jim’s email gave me the “heads-up” on his dessert, knowing I would want to make a reservation! He was right!
Jim has been a supporter of Boston Bakes for more years than I can remember.  The Fireplace and Jim are all about Americana!   His restaurant is all about embracing the foods of New England, simple and deliciously prepared, homey and comfy. The Fireplace is also a certified green restaurant.
In the early years of Boston Bakes, Jim would serve a wonderful …

 

National French Toast Day

Happy National French Toast Day! This special food holiday was recently celebrated on November 28. French toast also happens to be my favorite breakfast/brunch item, which is no surprise since I have a big sweet tooth. I’m on a mission to try all the best French toast dishes in the Boston area, and hopefully around the world since it is a dish that is enjoyed in so many countries.
It doesn’t take rocket science to whip up a French toast meal: soak slices of bread in a mixture of beaten egg/milk/cream, fry both sides on a skillet, and finish it off with a sweet topping (i.e. powdered sugar, …

 

Chocolate Shoes – 2 sizes a great way to raise money for Breast Cancer!

 
Serenade Chocolatier in Boston and Brookline is participating in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer for the second year in a row.  Last year they made chocolate pursers which were fantastic but this year they have stepped up their game by offering a shoe to fit everyone’s budget!  Check out their gold and silver shoes available in milk or dark chocolate which comes in two sizes!  Seven dollars for the small shoe and thirty dollars for the larger shoe!
Walk to Serenade’s to get your chocolate shoes to raise money for breast cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston May 2-8th.   …