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 Red Sox game.
*62 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215 (617) 536-4840 www.casknflagon.com
Dining Playbook reviews the brand new Serafina, which hails from the popular New York Italian restaurant chain.
*10, High St, Boston, MA 02110 (617) 426-1234 www.serafinaboston.com/
Best of: Burgers
JM Curley’s gets it right with simple, yet perfectly prepared burgers.
* 21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111 (617) 338-5333 www.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, MA 02118 (617) 227-5011 www.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, MA 02116 (617) 351-2037 www.fourseasons.com/boston/dining/
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 14th at the House of Blues in Boston.
*For more information, or to buy tickets go to www.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 7th at Pier 6.
For more information, or to buy tickets go to www.g2ospasalon.com