Season 2 Episode 21
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: Lucia Ristorante
Known as the family that started it all in the North End, Donato Frattaroli shares more of his family history and the new happenings in the restaurant world.
*13 Mt. Vernon St, Winchester, MA 01890 (781) 729-0515 www.luciaristorante.com
Review: Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar
Mare’s new location now includes an incredible outdoor patio with fire pits and low seating.
*3 Mechanic St, Boston, MA 02113 (617) 723-6273 www.mareoysterbar.com
Training Camp: Rich Vellante
Jenny makes a blue soft shell crab dish with Legal Sea Foods executive chef Rich Vellante.
*For all locations, check out www.legalseafoods.com
*BCAE information can be found at www.bcae.org
Australian Rugby & Beef
We give viewers an opportunity to get to know the Boston Demons, Boston’s Australian football club.
*Boston Demons information can be found at www.bostondemons.com
*Catalyst 300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 576-3000 catalystrestaurant.com
Abby Park Feature
Billy visits with Chef Tony of Abby Park, who has an interesting new line of SanoVita meals inspired from his MMA fighting days.
*SanoVita information can be found at www.sanovitameals.com
* 550 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186 (617) 696-8700 www.abbypark.com