I'm 28 and an engineer in the suburbs of Boston. I was born and raised in a small town in NE Texas. After graduating from the Univ of Texas, I lived in LA for 1.5 years before moving to Boston.

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  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Favorite foods: TexMex, chicken fried steak, fried catfish, biscuits and gravy, smoked brisket, okra, tomatillos, winter squash, cilantro, greens, grilled pizza, brussels sprouts, mushrooms, peaches, French food

The Best Lobster Rolls in Boston

I LOVE the Neptune hot buttered lobster roll (and pretty much anything else they make). If you don't want to wait 2 hrs, just go early and preferably on a week night for a MUCH shorter wait. We liked to get there at 5, put our name on the list, go hang out in the Rose Kennedy Greenway or walk around the North End, and then usually within a half hour, we would be seated!

The Best Ice Cream in Boston, 2015 Edition

Loved the Kimball Farm shout out! That's one of my favorite summer pilgrimages!

Light and Easy 5-Minute Fruit Mousse

This recipe is SO dang good. And so easy! And pretty! I love it!

9 Fantastic Fruit Beers to Seek Out

If you're in Boston and like sour beers, give Night Shift Brewing a try. Their Cape Codder Weisse (a sour aged with cranberries) and their Mainer Weisse (a sour aged with blueberries) are both FANTASTIC!

10 Essential Books For Cocktail Lovers: Vintage and Modern Classics

We also love Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails!

Though for 2014 and beyond, we are HUGE fans of the Death & Co cocktail book. I like it even better than PDT's. It's organized by spirit rather than alphabetically, which I find much easier to use when you're wanting to figure out a new drink to try.

Sam Sifton's Basic Cranberry Sauce

This is now a staple on our Thanksgiving table. I absolutely love it (and this coming from a person who honestly usually prefers canned cranberry sauce).

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Make These Black Eyed Peas With Kale and Andouille for a Simple One-Pot Dinner

Gosh I love black-eyed peas! This sounds fantastic!

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Win a Copy of 'Ovenly'

anything with salted caramel

Win a Copy of 'Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food'

green chile scrambled eggs with toast

Win a Copy of 'A Boat, a Whale, & a Walrus'

Start with chips and homemade salsa and guacamole. For the main course, Carne Guisada with homemade tortillas, Spanish rice,and borracho beans. Sopapillas and vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Win a Copy of 'Huckleberry'

apple cider donuts!

American Chop Suey: The Cheesy, Beefy, Misnamed Stovetop Casserole That Deserves a Comeback

This article made me so happy to see! I just moved away from New England where I had my first experience with American Chop Suey in a dive-y small airport diner in Fitchburg (outside of Boston). Gosh was it good!

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Win a Copy of 'The Big-Flavor Grill'

spice rubs and hickory smoke!

From Scientific Cuisine to Southern Icon: The Real History of Pimento Cheese

Interesting, I've never heard of Velveeta in pimento cheese either. I've only seen it made with grated cheddar. Thanks for the interesting article! It's really cool to learn about the history of something so beloved!

Win a Copy of 'Seriously Delish'

Do apple cider doughnuts count?

Win a Copy of 'Fried & True'

simple and classic buttermilk fried chicken!

Win a Copy of 'The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook'

A baked vegetable casserole from my mother.

The Real Reason Sugar Has No Place in Cornbread

Very interesting article! Thanks so much for the enlightenment! I'm definitely one of those southerners that uses some flour and a pinch of sugar (though less than my mother uses), but I would LOVE to try cornbread made the "old fashioned" way with stone-ground cornmeal!

Win a Copy of 'Salad Samurai'

couscous salad with vegetables, feta, and a vinaigrette mixed in!

Anyone been to Bimini?

I'm heading to Bimini island in the Bahamas in August for a friend's wedding, and I was wondering if anyone in the Serious Eats world has ever been there.

If so, are there any restaurants, bars, markets, or foods that we should be sure not to miss? I definitely want to try lots and lots of conch, but I'm having trouble finding much information about Bimini. Thanks so much!

Google Reader Interface

Is anyone else noticing some issues when reading Serious Eats through Google Reader? After going to the SE website to see the new layout, I noticed that there were lots of articles that I hadn't seen before. For some reason, only a handful of articles are showing up in my Reader feed these days. Anyone else having that problem post-redesign?

London Recommendations

My husband and I are taking a 4 day trip to London in June, and we're both fairly unfamiliar with the city. Our favorite part about traveling is the food, and we like to try local favorites and specialties, whether it's fine dining or a dive.

The problem is that I'm having trouble finding a source to guide us toward good places. I was hoping someone in the SE universe would be familiar with London and could help us out. Can anyone make some recommendations of restaurants/pubs/markets/coffee shops/etc that we shouldn't miss while we're there?

We do not know where we are staying yet, so unfortunately I can't request a particular area. I do know we'll catch a show in the West End, but otherwise recommendations in any part of the city are welcome. Thanks so much!

NYC Pizza and Bagels near Penn Station

I live in Boston, and my parents are visiting me this week from Texas. My Dad's father grew up in Manhattan, so my Dad would like to take a day trip to the city to see where his dad grew up. I've only visited New York a couple of times, so I'm quite a newbie myself.

We are taking the train down from Boston and will be staying close to Penn Station. I really want to try a good pizza place (I'm thinking traditional by-the-slice pizza) and a good bagel place, so does anyone have any recommendations for this part of town? Thanks so much! I can't tell y'all how much I appreciate the help!

Eating Out in NYC

Hey guys! I live in Boston and am taking some friends down to NYC this weekend. We'll be there all day Saturday and Sunday morning, and our hotel will be close to Times Square.

The trouble is that I've only been there once before, and I'm not really sure where we should try to eat while we are there. Does anyone have some "can't miss" suggestions? Also, we're all kind of "beer snobs" so if there are any good suggestions for bars with great beer selections, that would be great too! Thanks so much!!

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