Monday, September 19, 2016

Newton, Lately

Blue Ribbon BBQ | West Newton
This plate was actually from the Lexington Battle Green BBQ Festival. We were biking along the Minuteman Trail and out of nowhere live music and smokin' ribs, pulled pork, beans, coleslaw, mac n cheese, cornbread, the works!! 

sycamore | Newton Centre

Tempura of soft-shell crab with green sriracha. Polenta fries. Unique homemade pasta dishes. Exquisite fish entrees, like bluefish with rabe pesto, chickpeas and sweet pepper jam. Strawberry rhubarb angel food cake with hibiscus sorbet. Beignets with salted caramel sauce. The menu is always changing and no matter what, it is always exceptional. If you ask me for a restaurant recommendation in Boston, I'll ask if you don't mind venturing slightly outside the city because sycamore is consistently at the top of my list. With an easily accessible location in Newton Centre on the Green (D) line, sycamore really is a must if you're looking for somewhere new to impress!
Sycamore Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Max and Leo's | Newton Corner
 This isn't Max and Leo's first shout out! Places I love deserve to get mentioned again and again! Their coal fired pizza and cozy Newton Corner digs are the BEST. Start with a nice glass of red wine and a Fire-Roasted Stuffed Red Pepper with rice, chicken, vegetables + drizzled with a balsamic glaze; then go half and half with their creative pies. For tomato sauce based, half Dante / meatballs, house-made mozzarella, roasted red pepper + basil with half Jero’s Pineapple / house-made mozzarella, bacon, pineapple, + jalapeƱo is a winning combo. And if you're in a white olive oil base kinda mood the L’Umina with sliced pears, caramelized onions, basil, ricotta cheese, fresh-sliced Prosciutto + drizzle of organic wildflower honey with half L’Oscar / Italian sausage, caramelized onions, wild mushrooms, mascarpone + mozzarella cheese will really do the trick.
Max and Leo's Artisan Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Shake Shack | Chestnut Hill
Love indulging in a Shake Shack Burger and their golden crinkle cut fries. SO GOOD. 
P.S. Their 100th Location just opened in the Seaport!!

Where have you been eating in your city or neighborhood lately?!


  1. I haven't been to Sycamore in way too long! I love that place. In our neighborhood, we've been making the rounds between Ashmont Grill, Steel & Rye, and Tavolo mostly.

  2. I always hear amazing things about Sycamore - I need to get there when we move back! And we only have four more weeks in PDX, so I've been eating...everywhere lately. Haha.

  3. wow go Newton! I gotta get out there for some BBQ.

  4. I love reading your thoughts on my hometown! Blue Ribbon makes the best veggie burrito on earth and I totally agree that Max & Leo's is really exceptional pizza. I keep saying I will try their nachos (made in the oven) but then I never do because I can't stand to skip the pizza.

  5. ahhh max & leo's- once we are ready to have more pizza again, we will be back. i thought one of them in the pics was the Julian- a favorite of ours!

  6. Time to spend more time in Newton with Daisy. Max & Leo's pizza anyone?