Friday, November 21, 2014

Best Boston BBQ: Redbones

Boston BBQ RedBones
RedBones mural

They say those in Boston hardly ever cross the river. Boston proper lays on one side, with Brookline, Allston, South End, Southie and Jamaica Plain, while Cambridge, Charlestown and Somerville stay on the other side. 

Though I've lived here for over a year now, I can probably count the number of times I've been to the other side on one hand. This is simply because of the distance - it's about an hour commute on two trains to get from one side to the other.

That said, we've heard such great things about Davis Square in Somerville, and we recently got to adventure up there to see what all the fuss was about! We stopped for lunch at Redbones, which I was told by multiple people is the best BBQ in town.

Boston BBQ RedBones

Before even going inside, I was charmed by the adorable mural and welcome sign on the walls outside.

Boston BBQ RedBones

Instead of rolls, we were given complimentary cornbread and water in gigantic mason jars to start. I loved these touches. The waiter never had to refill our waters because the jars were so large.

Boston BBQ RedBones

St. Louis Style Ribs: lean and tender smaller pork ribs. This dish came with 2 sides - this time, collard greens and beans. The meat was tender and fell right off the bones. So good!

Boston BBQ RedBones

I ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich, a plate that comes with 2 sides as if it's not a big enough portion already. I asked for the mac n cheese & steamed broccoli. Everything was delicious, and with some added sweet BBQ sauce the sandwich was perfect - so hearty and packed with flavor.

Boston BBQ RedBones

I forgot to ask what was down there! Good excuse to go back and check. Either way, I love the funky decoration. Reminds me of the restaurants you find on Haight Street back home in San Francisco.

Comment Challenge: What's the best BBQ you've ever had?

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

That's Amore! Pizza at Mast

Boston Neapolitan Pizza Mast
Have you ever read Eat, Pray, Love? It's one women's story about finding herself again following a divorce. I never finished it, but I got through the "eat" section, where she gushes over Neapolitan pizza in Naples, Italy. Apparently this is where pizza originated, and is said to be the best pizza in the world (though Chicago and NYC may disagree). We heard about a great Italian spot called Mast that served Neapolitan-style pizzas, and just had to stop in for lunch.

Boston Neapolitan Pizza Mast

As you can see above, Naopolitan pizzas generally have more sauce than cheese, which makes them more likely to be served as a personal pizza rather than in slices. We still found it weird that we weren't offered a knife to cut the pies with. 

That said, I ordered the margherita pizza and it was devine. It's more of a flatbread style, with thin crust and healthier ingredients. 

Boston Neapolitan Pizza Mast
Mushroom Pizza

Boston Neapolitan Pizza Mast
Ceiling Decorations
All in all, we had a good dining experience at Mast. There were a couple of odd moments, like how they have a fully stocked bar but no tea (I ended up asking for hot water), and when they brought out our uncut pizzas with no knife. Even flatbread comes with a knife! But the food itself was delicious. 
Comment Challenge: What is your favorite type of pizza?

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Aquamarine Dream: A Statement Necklace

Aquamarine Statement Necklace

Happy Saturday lovely readers! As a Pisces, my birthstone is the aquamarine, and we all know how much I love a good statement necklace. So naturally when I saw this bold aquamarine statement necklace by DressV, I had to get it to go with my new cozy H&M sweater! 


Aquamarine Statement Necklace

As winter creeps closer, it unfailingly brings sweater weather with it. And what better way to class up any sweater than with a shiny statement necklace? 

I love this one in particular because it's big and bold enough to make a statement, while being subtle enough to be wearable in any situation - at work, at brunch, or with an evening dress at a holiday party!


Aquamarine Statement Necklace

The product was sent to me quickly and I had no problems with the shipping, which is a plus when online shopping.


Dress V is actually mainly a site for women's evening dresses, but they have some great affordable accessories as well. Check out some of their dresses below:


Aquamarine Statement Necklace

I love their women's evening dresses because each of them are glamorous and feminine. Maybe one day I'll get one for a winter ball or birthday! I also think it's great how you can get an evening dress, jewelry, and handbags all in one place.


Aquamarine Statement Necklace

Aquamarine Statement Necklace

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