NESN’s “Dining Playbook” features two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports with help from the region’s best known hosts, athletes and tastemakers. Emmy award-winning duo Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson will leverage their considerable following and bring NESN viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best of what the region has to offer.
Host: Abby Lane
This week’s Dining Playbook is hosted by Abby Lane in the Theater District. Jenny and Billy chat with chef/owner Jason Santos about the restaurant inspiration, menu, cocktails and upstairs lounge.
*253 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 451-2229
*Information can be found at: abbylaneboston.com
Dining Playbook reviews Saloon, a speakeasy style restaurant in Davis Square that just revamped its menu.
*255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144118 (617) 628-4444
*Information can be found at: saloondavis.com
VIP Seat: Davio’s
Our VIPs, Paul and Kim, dined at Davio’s in Chestnut Hill. They tried the spring rolls, veal masala, flat iron steak and a couple fantastic desserts.
*55 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 (617) 738-4810
*Information can be found at: davios.com
Billy and Jenny explain Top Nosh and show some videos that viewers have sent in of their favorite restaurant meals.
Billy mixes a popular St. Elder drink with a Beat Hotel bartender.
*Information can be found at st-elder.com
Shape Up: Batting Cages
Billy and Jenny check out a local batting cage facility, right in time for the Boston Red Sox home opener.
*100 Parker St, Watertown, MA 02472 (617) 393-3858
*Information can be found at: extrainnings-watertown.com
Special Correspondent: Joe Piantedosi
Joe Piantedosi travels to the Honda Center, home of the Anaheim Ducks, and shares some interesting facts about the stadium, its food and the social atmosphere.