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New spot from award winners

Even a mediocre french fry can hit the spot, but a real one — made from raw potatoes and deep-fried perfectly — is one of life’s simple pleasures. The new JW’s Burger Bar has some. Cut from russets daily, they’re thinish, crispy on the outside and meaty on the … [Read more...]

For Jacques Pepin cooking is about creating pleasure

As Jacques Pépin made the rounds of the 120 guests attending the celebrity chef dinner at Hingham’s Summer Shack last Monday, guest after guest embraced the legendary chef - metaphorically or literally. “We just love you!’’ said a woman as she held Pépin’s hand in both her … [Read more...]

Wahlberg brothers open Wahlburgers

News of the recent opening of Hingham’s new burger joint exploded this summer in a Hollywood-powered media blitz that was hard to miss. Even before the TV segments, newspaper, US and People magazine blurbs, there was lots of local talk: a deal for a reality show on the place had … [Read more...]

Free food

I bumped into Paul Trojano today. He lives in Norwell, has a place in Vermont, owns Caffe Graffiti in Boston's North End, and loves to forage for food. Look what he gave me. They're called Chicken of the Woods mushrooms.  He picked them on Prospect Street in Hingham this … [Read more...]

South Shore Dish: News & Notes- June, 2011

Being a café lover of the first order (there’s not much I enjoy more than hanging at a great café), I am thrilled out of my mind that Hingham resident Bob Weeks, of Redeye Roasters, is planning to open a café in the Bare Cove Marina building, across from Stars Restaurant, on … [Read more...]

Met Bar & Grill at Legacy Place

It’s so easy to criticize restaurants and so hard to run them. Turning out hundreds of dishes, fast, day in and day out is a monumental effort. And although that’s the business restaurateurs have chosen, I think it’s smart for diners to recognize what it takes to give them the … [Read more...]

This man knows his dandelions

I cannot understand why -- what with all the locavores and food bloggers out there going on and on about ramps, fiddleheads, and morels this time of year -- nobody’s raving about how great dandelion greens are. Am I missing something? I think they should top everybody’s list … [Read more...]

Celebrity chef series at Hingham’s Summer Shack

Living and dining in today’s ubiquitous celebrity chef and foodie culture, anyone could be forgiven for not knowing that the American food scene wasn’t always so. But chef Jasper White [left], who was part of the culinary flowering of the late ’70s that led to the scene as it is … [Read more...]

Postcard from New Orleans — with Drago’s oysters

It’s late October and I’m sitting in Drago’s Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar in New Orleans on the first night of a five-day family reunion at my brother- and sister-in-law’s house in the French Quarter. Having relatives in great places is sweet and this is my sixth or … [Read more...]

One fabulous food truck

Before biting into an amazing egg and eggplant sandwich from Clover Food Labs in Boston’s Dewey Square a few days ago, I hadn’t truly understood the growing phenomenon of food trucks. But this was the most wonderfully flavor-packed, unusual, and satisfying sandwich I’ve had in … [Read more...]