Dining Playbook: Where They Ate Season 2, Episode 9

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: Stephanie’s on Newbury
This weekend’s episode is hosted by the newly renovated Stephanie’s on Newbury.  Billy tours the new bar area and dining room with owner Stephanie Sokolove and Jenny cooks a new menu item with GM Leo Fonseca.

*190 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 236-0990
*Information can be found at stephaniesonnewbury.com

Review: Townsman
Dining Playbook reviews the new brasserie-inspired Townsman in downtown Boston.

*120 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111 (617) 993-0750
*Information can be found at townsmanboston.com

Best Doughnuts
Blackbird Doughnuts — Located in Boston’s South End, Blackbird is dedicated to creating unique gourmet doughnuts from scratch.

*492 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 482-9000
*Information can be found at blackbirddoughnuts.com

Kane’s Donuts — Kane’s just added a second location in Boston, where they serve artisanal donuts prepared fresh daily and made fresh with local ingredients.

*120 Lincoln Ave, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-8499
*Information can be found at kanesdonuts.com

Catalyst — Catalyst offers special doughnuts prepared daily by Pastry Chef Nicole Harrington.

*300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139   617-576-3000
*Information can be found at catalystrestaurant.com

Shape Up: The Club
Jenny tries “BoxFit” at George Foreman III’s state of the art fitness facility called The Club.

*15 Channel Center St, Boston, MA 02210 (857) 250-4140
*Information can be found at everybodyfights.com

VIP Seat: Navy Yard Bistro
Our VIPs, Mary and Joan, love the friendly atmosphere and dishes at this Charlestown restaurant.

*1st Ave, Boston, MA 02129    (617) 242-0036
*Information can be found at navyyardbistro.com

Top Nosh
This segment includes some of the best “Top Nosh” dish submissions we’ve received from viewers.

Dinner Lab
Jenny and Billy share the news about pop-up dinner events that are happening all over Boston — what makes it so different and how to get a membership.

*For more information go to dinnerlab.com

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 g2ospasalon.com