Tag Archives: diner

Not Quite Business as Usual

The outbreak of Covid-19 threw a wrench into the works of life as we knew it. It is a struggle for everyone who has lost employment or is trying to find a new normal in their daily jobs. While they may normally lie in the back of our minds the hospitality industry continues as a backbone of our society to be there when we need them most. Through quick adaptation, going to takeout and adding provisions and pantry items, they have proven they are not going anywhere soon. Their responses were creative and put into action as quickly as possible doing …

 

Restaurant Review: Strip T’s

Many notable restaurants and chefs in the Boston area made it to *the list* this year. I’m talking about the 2013 James Beard Foundation Award Restaurant and Chef semifinalists list. Does the name Tim Maslow sound familiar? For those who have not heard of him, Chef Tim was nominated for Rising Star Chef of the Year! He’s the chef and co-owner of Strip T’s in Watertown.
Strip T’s is a diner/sandwich shop by day, and fine restaurant at night. Formerly a chef at the famous Momofuku Ssäm Bar in NYC, Tim oversees the dinner hours while his father has been making sandwiches in …

 

Waffle Day

This past Sunday was International Waffle Day (March 25). A waffle is batter or cake cooked in a waffle iron that results in a distinctive grid pattern. There are several varieties including American, Belgium, Hong Kong, Pandan (Vietnam), and Scandinavian. It can be enjoyed anytime of the day, most commonly for breakfast and dessert.

I celebrated the food holiday by enjoying Belgian liege waffles at Saus in Boston. Although known for the Belgian frites, Saus also serves a variety of other Belgian foods, including the liege waffle, known for its rectangular shape. I tried one with their homemade nutella topping and another …