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.
Although Salvatore’s is known for their pizzas, “Dining Playbook” shares some other food recommendations including the watermelon feta salad, the Burger Muenster and the lobster fra diavolo.
55 High St, Medford, Mass., 02155, (781) 393-9333, www.salvatoresrestaurants.com
Brine is the newest of Nancy Batista-Caswell’s restaurants located in the heart of downtown Newburyport, Mass. The intimate restaurant is a must visit for anyone who likes oysters, crudo and chops.
25 State St, Newburyport, Mass., 01950, (978) 358-8479, brineoyster.com
Training Camp: Ming Tsai
Billy makes Smashed Shrimp Shumai with Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon.
Best Lobster Roll
Pauli’s has several lobster options, but we recommend the hot butter roll with fresh lobster meat on a grilled sub.
*65 Salem St, Boston, 02113, (857) 284-7064, paulisnorthend.com
Union Oyster House
This historic restaurant is a staple for good seafood and a traditional-style lobster roll.
* 41 Union St, Boston, 02108, (617) 227-2750, www.unionoysterhouse.com
Yankee Lobster Company
Head to Yankee Lobster Company for good potions and reasonably priced fresh seafood right on the water.
*300 Northern Ave, Boston, 02210, (617) 345-9799, www.yankeelobstercompany.com
J-Tox: Coconut Oil
In this week’s J-Tox, Jenny explains the cooking and skin benefits of coconut oil.
Park Plaza Feature
This feature focuses on the changes to the Park Plaza including the hotel, Strip by Strega and the David Barton Gym.
Boston Park Plaza, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, 02116, (617) 426-2000, www.bostonparkplaza.com