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: Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard
This week’s show is hosted by the beautiful Sakonnet Vineyard. Owner Carolyn Rafaelian embraced the history of the vineyard and gave a renewed spirit to the piece of property in 2012. Sakonnet offers daily tastings, a café for lunch and dinner, and live entertainment on Thursday and Sunday nights.
*162 W Main Rd, Little Compton, RI 02837
Review: Babbo Pizzeria
Mario Batali has made his mark in Boston at this new Fan Pier restaurant.
*11 Fan Pier Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210
New restaurants feature
One of the oldest farms in the country now offers a Farmhouse Blend hard cider and Taproom with small bites.
*89 Pleasant St S, Natick, MA 01760
A new high-energy restaurant featuring small Mediterranean dishes.
*50 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02110
A new Cambridge restaurant that features colonial-inspired food.
*660 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141
Shape Up: BFX Studio
Studio instructors, called Xperts, teach three multi-discipline classes in a boutique studio setting with cutting edge fitness technology.
*699 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116
VIP Seat: Select Oyster Bar
Billy interviews VIPs Ellen and Bruce, who dined at the new Select Oyster Bar in the Back Bay.
*50 Gloucester Street, Boston, MA 02115
Guest: Justin Masterson
Jenny talks to Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson and his wife, Meryl, about his favorite restaurants and sweet tooth.