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January 12th, 2011

As I sit at my desk in our new place The Citizen Pub, watching the first snow storm of 2011 and staring across at our other new place, a foray into “fast-food”, Tasty Burger, I find myself reflecting on the State of the Restaurant Scene in Boston these days. When Mo and I first opened …

Holiday Gift Buying Guide for the Home Cook in Your Life

November 30th, 2010

Holiday Gift-Buying Guide for the Culinary Enthusiast in your Life By Kelly Hartman I’m going to take a short break from my current blog posts on the meaning of New American Food to write a little something more pertinent to the current season.  While I know there are a thousand holiday gift guides out there …

On “New American Food” pt. 2 of 3

October 25th, 2010

(On “New American Food” — Part 2 of 3) By Kelly Hartman In my last post, I discussed the “New American” food movement, expressed my dismay with the tendency of some restaurants and chefs to apply the label to cuisine which is generally unfocused, poor attempts at authentic food, and posed the question of what …

On “New American Food” pt. 1 of 3

August 20th, 2010

(On “New American Food” – Part 1 of 3) By Kelly Hartman American Food has always been my primary culinary focus. It should be; I’m American of no particular heritage – a mixture English, Scotch, Hungarian, and whatever else. Consequently, I didn’t have the influence of a first generation immigrant grandmother making me divine Pirogi’s, …

June 25th, 2010

An Open Letter to the Management of British Petroleum: We know you’re sorry.  We know that you wish your safety precautions had been more effective, and we’re aware that you are taking “every possible measure” to make sure that the massive oil leak that is still spitting millions upon millions of gallons of crude oil …

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