Dining Playbook: Where They Ate Episode 15

NESN’s new show, Dining Playbook with Billy and Jenny, features 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 Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow.


1.) Paramount is Craig Breslow’s favorite for breakfast – they’ve got two locations, with Beacon Hill as his pick, and he goes for eggs over medium, toast, and a chocolate chip pancake.

Paramount 44 Charles St, Boston MA (517) 720-1152 www.paramountboston.com

2.) Island Creek Oyster Bar is the spot for Breslow when he and his teammates want to have a night on the town. Craig’s drink of choice is a Ketel One with lime.

Island Creek Oyster Bar 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA (617) 532-5300 www.islandcreekoysterbar.com

3.) Pizzeria Regina, started in the North End in 1926, they’ve now got plenty of locations and the pizza is fantastic. Craig’s order is a large Supreme – the more toppings the better!

Pizzeria Regina – Find your location at www.pizzeriaregina.com

4.) Neptune Oyster in the North End is the go-to for Craig at lunchtime – and he’s not alone! It’s incredibly popular and shows no signs of slowing down. Craig loves the lobster roll and the chowder.

Neptune Oyster 63 Salem St, Boston MA (617) 742-3474 www.neptuneoyster.com

5.) The Fireplace in Brookline is Craig Breslow’s favorite place to go when the family is in town. Jim Solomon’s restaurant is cozy and relaxing – Craig’s order is the open face tuna melt.

The Fireplace 1634 Beacon St, Brookline MA (617) 975-1900 www.fireplacerest.com

Legal Harborside

Billy and Jenny chat with Roger Berkowitz, the man behind Legal Seafoods, and Richard Vellante, at their fantastic Seaport restaurant, Legal Harborside. They talk about Legal’s empire, new openings, and future plans. With Legal Harborside’s three floors, the top being the rooftop, it’s a great place for literally any occasion.

*Legal Harborside 270 Northern Ave, Boston MA (617) 477-2900 www.legalseafoods.com

Training Camp: Billy is joined by Jason Santos, of Hell’s Kitchen fame, as they put together a seared ahi sesame tuna dish – and talk with the blue-haired chef about his three restaurants: Blue, Inc., Back Bay Harry’s, and Abby Lane.
*To take classes at the BCAE – go to www.bcae.org

Special Correspondent: Our very own special correspondent Joe Piantedosi stops by Legal Harborside to talk with Billy & Jenny about the food offered at the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field.
*Piantedosi Baking Company www.piantedosi.com

Special Guests – New Kids on the Block:
Billy and Jenny are at the New Kids on the Block’s secret studios as they get ready for an international tour and talk about food, music, and much more.