Category Archives: Food

Dos Lobos Tequila Bar North Reading MA

Dos Lobos  an American Taqueria and Tequila Bar in North Reading MA offers a full selection of tequila and a mix of American and Mexican cuisines. 

Check out the review by writer Dean Johnson in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine and enjoy a flight.

Also posted in Interiors, Portrait

Road Trip Brattleboro VT

Last weekend I took a little road trip to Brattleboro VT for dinner and a tour of their downtown area.

If you haven’t been to Brattleboro in a while things have changed. It had been at least 30 years for me.

It reminded me of Portland Oregon with it’s quirky look and feel.

First stop was a quick coffee at Mocha Joe’s then a stroll down Main Street.

When you are there check out the classic white New England Centre Congregational Church, Brooks House and the art deco Latchis Hotel.

For the arts I spent a little time at the Vermont Center for Photography Gallery and met with Greg Worden at the Vermont Artisan Designs.

We ended our visit with dinner at Peter Havens Restaurant with chef and owner Zack Corbin a second cousin to my wife Janet.

Dinner was excellent with mussels, salad and a delicious ginger glazed pork chop. I plan a trip back in the spring.

Also posted in Architecture, Personal

Holiday Chef “Beni” at Grazie

I end this years Holiday Chef views with a portrait with Arben “Beni” Kurti Executive Chef at Grazie Italian Restaurant at the Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut MA.

He served up a Pumpkin Ravioli dish with Shaved Parmesan and Amaretto Crumble. Next time try out the “Tiramisu” while you are there.

Check out the article “Tradition in the Kitchen” by writer/editor Doug Sparks in the Holiday issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Also posted in Editorial, Product

Holiday Chef with Burtons

Another Holiday Chef view for the article “Tradition in the Kitchen” by writer/editor Doug Sparks for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

I made a trip to Burtons in Shrewsbury MA to meet with Corporate Chef Daniel Greenough for his family recipe.

Cider Braised Short Ribs with Cranberry Chestnut Stuffing and a Scallop Crudo with Grapefruit, Fennel and Vanilla. Check out his recipes in the Holiday issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Also posted in Architecture, Editorial, Portrait

Holiday Chefs with the Horseshoe Grille North Reading MA


Another holiday chef view this time at the Horseshoe Grille in North Reading MA.

I met with General Manager Brian Shue with his beef short loin and a hearty fireside chili.

Check out his chili recipe in the article “Tradition in the Kitchen” in the Holiday issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine by writer/editor Doug Sparks.

Also posted in Editorial, Portrait

Holiday Chefs with CR’s Restaurant


I always enjoy a trip to Hampton NH to CR’s Restaurant and this year was a great one.

I met with Owner Chuck Rolecek and Executive Chef Tom Gegani for the Holiday Chef’s article in this months issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Check out the article “Tradition in the Kitchen” by write/editor Doug Sparks and find some of their recipes for Mushroom Bruschetta and especially the Fresh Fried Doughnuts with Pumpkin Cream Filling.

Also posted in Editorial, Portrait

Culinary Arts with Taste Buds North Andover MA



Last August I shot at North Andover’s  Taste Buds Kitchen for an article on culinary programs in the Merrimack Valley.

I enjoyed the savory smells and picked up a few slicing and dicing tips while I was there.

Check out the article in Merrimack Valley Magazine ” Slice, Dice, Braise & Bake” by writer Elizabeth MacLean in the Sept/Oct 2017 issue this month.

Also posted in Editorial

Postcard Park City Utah


Taking some time off the past few weeks and enjoying a family wedding in Park City Utah.

My niece Courtney and her husband Brandon celebrated their nuptials at the Red Cliff Ranch with a perfect evening for dancing and smores by the fire.  It was great to be and see our west coast family again.

Lots of fun seeing the view from Deer Valley and enjoying hikes, sunsets, a street festival on Main Street Park City and the local cuisine.  Janet and I finished our visit off with the Solar Eclipse of the Sun just as we headed our way to Moab Utah. Move to come on that.

Also posted in Event, Landscape, Personal

Dream Diner Tyngsboro MA 20th Anniversary


Had a great time in Tyngsboro Ma with the Dream Diner for their 20th Anniversary celebration yesterday.

Lots of classic cars, live music and the best breakfast in town.

Check out their new expanded seating and enjoy a step back in time.

Also posted in Event

Andiamo Restaurant Chelmsford MA


Some new food views with Andiamo Restaurant at their Chelmsford MA location for Merrimack Valley Magazine with writer Dean Johnson.

I met with owner and chef Jim Rogers. Check out the Burrato with Black Mission Fig, Antipasti Board, Pear Sage Martini, a classic tagliatelle alla bolognese and two way short rib. Stay for the creme brulee or the limoncello cheesecake.

Also posted in Editorial, Portrait, Still Life