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 New England Revolution striker Charlie Davies.
DAVIES’ FIVE FOR FIVE
1.) Mistral is Davies’ choice for date night and features delicious French Mediterranean cuisine, such as the tuna tartare and the pan-roasted prime sirloin.
Mistral 223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA (617) 867-9300 www.mistralbistro.com
2.) Prezza in the North End is another one of Davies’ favorites, as it features unique offerings like their spicy mussels with chorizo and a crispy pork chop. Prezza also has an extensive wine list.
Prezza 24 Fleet St, Boston, MA (617) 227-1577 www.prezza.com
3.) Charlie’s choice for comfort food is Kashmir on Newbury Street, which features authentic Indian food prepared in a tandoor, a tradition Indian oven made with clay.
Kashmir 279 Newbury St, Boston, MA (617) 536-1695 www.bostonkashmir.com
4.) Toast is Charlies’ go-to place for breakfast and lunch. Located across from Nantasket Beach, Toast serves breakfast all day and also has a full lunch and sandwich menu.
Toast 121 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA (781) 925-5221 www.toasthull.com
5.) Caffe Tosca in Hingham is Charlie’s pick for pizza and features an outdoor patio and delicious wood-fired pizzas available for lunch and dinner. Charlie’s favorite is the margherita pizza.
Caffe Tosca 15 North St, Hingham, MA (781) 740-9400 www.caffetoscahingham.com
Granite Links Golf Club
Billy and Jenny pay a visit to Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, Mass., which boasts a breathtaking view of the Boston skyline and an expansive golf course and clubhouse. Billy and Jenny got golfing tips from Granite Links director Chris Sleeper, went in the kitchen with Tavern at Quarry Hills chef David Todisco and chatted with special guests Carol Bulman and John Yazwinski about Father Bill’s & Mainspring’s upcoming event, Food Fest & Auction 20.
*Granite Links Golf Club 100 Quarry Ln, Quincy, MA (617) 689-1900 www.granitelinksgolfclub.com
Shape Up: Jenny stepped in the octagon by heading to Combat Sports in Boston, where she learned some special moves from mixed martial arts instructor George Birkadaze.
*To learn more about Combat Sports – go to www.combatsportsboston.com
Review: This week’s review featured Ester in Dorchester, Mass., which boasts a rooftop garden where it grows its own fresh produce.
*Ester 2261 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA (617) 698-2261 www.ester-dot.com