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 leverage their considerable following and bring NESN viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best of what the region has to offer.
Host: Cask ‘n Flagon
This week’s Dining Playbook is hosted by the official Fenway restaurant of Dining Playbook: Cask ‘n Flagon. Jenny and Billy try out the new menu additions and some old favorites before they head to the Boston Red Sox game.
*62 Brookline Ave, Boston, 02215, (617) 536-4840
*Information can be found at casknflagon.com
Dining Playbook reviews the brand new Serafina, which hails from the popular New York Italian restaurant chain.
*10 High St, Boston, 02110, (617) 426-1234
*Information can be found at serafinaboston.com
Best of: Burgers
JM Curley gets it right with simple, yet perfectly prepared burgers.
*21 Temple Pl, Boston, 02111, (617) 338-5333
*Information can be found at jmcurleyboston.com
We recommend Boston Chops — a newer restaurant to the South End that serves late night burgers from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m, 7 nights a week.
*1375 Washington St, Boston, 02118, (617) 227-5011
*Information can be found at bostonchops.com
The Bristol Burger is made on a brioche bun and comes with a side of truffle-parm fries.
*Four Seasons Hotel Boston, 200 Boylston St, Boston, 02116, (617) 351-2037
*Information can be found at fourseasons.com
J-Tox: Matcha Tea
Billy and Jenny try the new tea craze, matcha. This green tea is ground into a fine powder that has ten times as many antioxidants as regularly brewed tea.
Nonprofit of the month: Haymakers for Hope
Amateur boxers are trained months in advance to compete against each other in a boxing match to raise money for cancer research. This year’s event is on May 14 at the House of Blues in Boston.
*For more information, or to buy tickets go to haymakersforhope.org
Fenway Frank Face-Off
Billy and Jenny learn what it’s like to be a Fenway Frank hawker during a Red Sox game.
Mark Your Calendars
G2O Spa + Salon Presents the Mother’s Day Fashion Show featuring Boston Celtics Dancers to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital on May 7 at Pier 6.
*For more information, or to buy tickets go to g2ospasalon.com