i love to cook, but since i work full-time in a restaurant, i enjoy going out and being waited on. boston is a densely populated city, so very little room for big chains. there simply isn't real estate available for their required footprints. i have no idea where the nearest applebee's or chili's is located.
i am friendly with many chef/owners and know where much of the food they serve and i eat comes from.
we have a very vibrant nose-to-tail scene for chefs here and i am frankly too lazy to make my own charcuterie.
am happy to have somebody shuck oysters for me while i sip a glass of wine.
we eat sashimi/sushi out a few times per month and have access to lots of great authentic southeast asian places.
we're spoiled, i guess, since so many americans live in culinary wastelands where a "chinese" buffet is considered dinner out. blech.
Last edited by noodletoy; 02-17-2013 at 11:32 AM.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway