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 will leverage their considerable following and bring NESN viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best of what the region has to offer.
Director of Marketing and Sales, Bob Schwartz, talks about the ins and outs of the best tour in Boston. Take a ride of your life on the Boston Duck Boat Tour!
*Tours depart from and return to the Prudential Center, The Museum of Science, and The New England Aquarium. (617) 267-3825, http://www.bostonducktours.com/
Before, During and After the Game: Best Restaurants
El Pelon: Offers authentic Mexican food in Boston. Try some of their popular dishes like their fish tacos and El Guapo burrito.
*2197 Comm Ave, Brighton, MA, 02135. (617) 779-9090 and 92 Peterborough St, Boston MA, 02215 (617) 262-9090. elpelon.com
Tommy Doyle’s: An Irish Pub located in Newton is a local favorite. With great food, exceptional service, and an authentic Irish atmosphere you can’t go wrong!
*349 Watertown St, Newton, MA, 02458. (617) 795-7201, tommydoylesnewton.com
Dillon’s: Known as the best ‘first date’ venue in the Back Bay. Dillon’s offers an All-American menu, warm hospitality and real entertainment!
*955 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02115. (617) 421-1818, dillonsboston.com
Abby Lane: Cocktail Segment
Jarek Mountain of Abby Lane talks about their signature cocktails and why they are fan favorites!
*Information can be found at abbylaneboston.com
Training Camp: BCAE
This is a rare occasion where you will see Billy and Jenny cooking it up in the kitchen together at the BCAE! They will be cooking an amazing jambalaya dish that will knock your socks off. Go to bcae.org and type in keyword: COOKING to get 30% off your first class!
Drink This: Short Path Distillery
Three friends joined forces to change the way people think about spirits by opening up their own craft distillery in Everett. Zach, Jackson, and Matt share their distilling operation techniques on what makes their spirits so unique.
*71 Kelvin St, Everett MA, 02149. (857) 417-2396, shortpathdistillery.com
Review: Crave Amesbury
Sean Toomey fulfilled his dream to one day own a restaurant in his home town of Amesbury.
*32 Elm St, Amesbury, MA, 01913. (978) 835-6075, cravefoodandwine.com
Athlete Interview: Xander Bogaerts
The Red Sox’s most hyped prospect to come out of their farm system is due to have another successful season as the starting shortstop. Xander talks about what his favorite thing to eat is for breakfast. One clue, it sticks to the roof of your mouth.