Dining Playbook with Billy and Jenny, combining two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports. Emmy Award-winning Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson will be cooking with your favorite athletes and showcasing the places to go before, during and after the game.
FIVE FOR FIVE: Each week a professional athlete shares his five favorite restaurants. This week features former Patriot Joe Andruzzi:
1.) Davio’s Foxboro is Joe’s go-to for a romantic evening with his wife, Jen. They love the Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls and the grilled flank steak.
Davio’s Foxboro 236 Patriot Place, Foxborough MA (508) 339-4810 www.davios.com/fox
2.) Gillette Stadium A stadium Joe knows very well, Gillette is Joe’s choice to host events for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation.
Gillette Stadium 1 Patriots Place, Foxborough MA (508) 543-8200 www.gillettestadium.com
3.) Wright’s Chicken Farm is the Andruzzi choice for family night out. With 5 kids the all you can eat family restaurant.
Wright’s Chicken Farm 84 Inman Road, Harrisville RI (401) 769-2856 www.wrightsfarm.com
4.) Jake n Joe’s is Joe’s choice for guys night out — with fifteen taps in house, it’s no wonder that Joe’s favorite drink is beer!
Jake n Joe’s 25 Foxboro Blvd, Foxborough MA (508) 543-0535 www.jakenjoes.com
5.) Waxy O’Connor’s When Joe wants to watch a game he goes to Waxy O’Connor’s in Foxborough for a big pile of wings.
Waxy O’Connor’s 121 Main St, Foxborough MA (508) 698-9299 www.waxys.com
Billy and Jenny chat with the owner of Tuscan Kitchen & Market, Joe Faro, and discuss his restaurant, market, favorite Italian dishes and information on his soon to open second location in Burlington, MA.
*Tuscan Kitchen 67 Main St, Salem NH (603) 952-4875 www.tuscanbrands.com
TRAINING CAMP: Billy is joined by Karen Akunowicz, executive chef at Myers + Chang in the Boston Center for Adult Education kitchen to cook Korean Style grilled short ribs.
*Myers + Chang 1145 Washington St, Boston MA (617) 542-5200 www.myersandchang.com
To take classes at the BCAE – go to www.bcae.org
BEFORE DURING AND AFTER THE GAME:
BEFORE: The Tip Tap Room offers just what the name suggests – tips, as in steak, lamb and more – and taps, with more than 35 rotating beer taps in house. Try the Boar Meatballs or Lamb tips.
*The Tip Tap Room 138 Cambridge St, Boston MA (857) 350-3344 www.thetiptaproom.com
DURING: Lincoln Tavern is the go to spot in Southie and the perfect place to watch the game. Try the wood fire grilled spicy wings or the Kobe sliders.
*Lincoln Tavern 425 W Broadway, South Boston MA (617) 765-8636 www.lincolnsouthboston.com
AFTER: When it’s time for postgame celebration/consolation, you don’t have to walk very far from the Garden to find North Star, a fun bar with a great menu. We say try the Nacho Libre, steak and cheese egg rolls, or Connor’s Cheeseburger Club
*North Star 222 Friend Street, Boston MA (617) 723-3222 www.northstarboston.com
Billy catches up with the one and only color commentator extraordinaire, Jerry Remy. They chat about the upcoming season and his four restaurant locations.
*Jerry Remy’s Fenway 1265 Boylston St, Boston MA (617) 236-7369 www.jerryremys.com
RESTAURANT REVIEW: This week it was Scoreboard Bar & Grill in Woburn MA.
Found in the Crowne Plaza Woburn building, Scoreboard is a great spot for sports and fun. Specialties include train wreck fries, flatbread pizzas and a decadent molten lava cake.
*Scoreboard Bar & Grill 15 Middlesex Canal Park, Woburn MA (781) 897-4000 www.tpsscoreboard.com