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: Salem Waterfront Hotel
Jenny and Billy explore the Regatta Pub and Salem Waterfront Hotel, a place that also happens to be Billy’s home.
*225 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970 (978) 740-8788 www.salemwaterfronthotel.com
Dining Playbook reviews a few dishes from Salvatore’s Chefs Playground.
*545 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111 (617) 542-5555 www.salvatoresrestaurants.com
VIP Seat: Bistro du Midi
Our VIPs review Bistro du Midi in terms of the atmosphere, food and service.
*272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 426-7878 bistrodumidi.com
King of Clubs serves salads, soups, sandwiches, hot dogs and dessert — perfect for a quick bite before heading back to the Foxwoods entertainment.
*350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket CT 06338 (800) 369-9663 www.foxwoods.com
Billy and Jenny explain why viewers should take a getaway to each of these New England hotels.
*61 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 536-5300 www.lenoxhotel.com
Wentworth by the Sea
*588 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH 03854 (603) 422-7322 www.wentworth.com
*14 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091 (888) 338-2745 www.woodstockinn.com
Unwrapped: Making of Candy Canes
The Chocolate Truffle owner Craig Burkinshaw explains the candy cane making process.
*494 Main St, Reading, MA 01867 (877) 335-3630 www.thechocolatetruffle.com
True Aussie Rescue Me Contest
The grand prize winner is Lonnie Cutler from Hingham. Congratulations Lonnie! You have won a catered meal by Chef Renee of Blonde on the Run catering.