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: Sea Level
This week’s episode is hosted by Sea Level in Salem. Owner George Carey, also of Finz, shares details about the menu, décor and why this restaurant is a waterfront winner.
*94 Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970 (978)741-0555
*More information at sealeveloysterbar.com
Review: Strip by Strega
Dining Playbook reviews the modern steakhouse Strip by Strega, Nick Varano’s newest venture.
*64 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116 (617)456-5300
*More information at stripbystregaboston.com
Training Camp: Joanne Chang
Joanne Chang makes her famous lemon meringue pie that gets rave reviews at Flour Bakery.
Before, During & After the Game
New to the Kenmore neighborhood is Josephine’s. Specializing in contemporary French cuisine Josephine’s is a great meeting place before you head to Fenway.
*468 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (617) 375-0699
*More information at josephineboston.com
Lulu’s has amazing food, a fun atmosphere and plenty of screens to watch the game.
*421 Cambridge St, Allston MA 02134 (617)787-1117
*More information at lulusallston.com
This large and stunning space adorned with exotic Asian art is fun and energetic.
*1 Marina Park Drive, Boston, MA 02210 (617) 295-0001
*More information at empireboston.com
J-Tox: Nettle Leaf
The J-Tox this week is Nettle Leaf, a natural herb that is a natural remedy for allergies.
Billy chats with Linda Henry, who came up with the idea for a Fenway garden with rotating seasonal vegetables and herbs.