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Calling all Food Lovers: new chef on the block

We've got a new chef on the South Shore. A great chef, actually: one who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, cooked at Boston’s L’Espalier, and comes to us directly from 12 years as executive chef of the enormous, celebrity restaurant empire of Todd English. And … [Read more...]

One fine find: Solstice

What do you call a chef who makes his own pancetta, bacon, pasta, salami, sausage, breads, cheeses, and ice cream? I don't know, but I know one when I taste his food and I tasted it on two visits earlier this month at Chef John Cataldi's  Solstice in Kingston. Our first visit … [Read more...]

Restaurant News & Notes

Chef Paul Wahlberg's new restaurant, Alma Nove, , is slated to open mid- to late-April at the Hingham Shipyard on Route 3A. Rumors about its demise were, in fact, only a change of plans: a first location at the shipyard fell through and a second was found. Which may end up being … [Read more...]

Jasper White’s new Summer Shack

It's only the third Saturday night since Jasper White's fourth Summer Shack opened at the Derby Street shops, and at 5:30 p.m. there's already a wait. The crowd is a mix of ages and styles, but en masse this feels like a group that absolutely knows its seafood. Trying to … [Read more...]


If it seemed quiet in Hingham last Saturday night, I can tell you why: Everybody was at Tosca, either dining happily, milling around the bar, or lined up 30 deep waiting for a table. Everybody, that is, except executive chef Kevin Long, who is splitting his time between Hingham … [Read more...]