Review: Date Night at The Farmhouse

With non-stop schedules and juggling family, friends and obligations, my husband and I don't go out on a date often enough. Recently we decided to make the effort to have more one-on-one dates. Luckily, this lead us to The Farmhouse in Needham Center.
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Hibachi Throw-Down!

Like many kids I know, my girls adore Japanese hibachi. If you haven't ever taken your kids, you are definitely missing out. With hibachi, it's all about gastro-tainment wherein a mildly comical 'chef' in a tall white hat slices, dices, squirts, and performs small feats of dexterity all while cooking your food before your very eyes...
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Review: Davio’S Power Lunch

Recently, Davio'S invited to experience their new Power Lunch. Don't let the name fool you. While ostensibly geared toward the business crowd, the Power Lunch is also designed to please the palates - and schedules - of stay-at-home and work-at-home parents alike.
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Starbucks Frappucino Happy Hour Deal

Frappucino happy 50% off for a limited time...
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Comedor: My Favorite Restaurant!

Local foodies, rejoice! We are so fortunate to have some amazing restaurants in and around Newton. Restaurants that, in my opinion, rival some of the best in Boston. My personal favorite is Comedor. My husband and I have been there a handful of times and have never been disappointed...
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Review: Hot New(ish) Restaurant Branch Line

Tucked behind the brick walls of Watertown's Arsenal area is a restaurant worth discovering; Branch Line. Friends had been raving about it for months, but I had a hard time getting a reservation. Later I'd understand why...
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Review: Good Friends & Good Food at Ronsky’s

My friend Becca and I have been pals since our oldest children met in preschool. We spent time together on a weekly basis. Now that they're in 4th grade, we need to plan to get together, which brought us to the popular Ronskys Italian-style cafe on a recent Saturday. Here's how it went...
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Review: The Naan Americans Cooking Class

I was convinced I could never cook Indian food. (At least not well.) But recently I discovered Newton start-up The Naan Americans - an Indian food cooking class taught by Home Chefs to showcase "simple and easy recipes with a blend of modern and classic International cuisines that can be easily reproduced in your own kitchen." I was intrigued.
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Book Your Easter Brunch!

For those who celebrate Easter, it's a wonderful, fun celebration when families come together and enjoy the holiday and each other. It's also a good excuse to get out and eat a special meal! If you're planning to stay local and would like to find a good restaurant for Easter Brunch, look no further.
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Restaurant Week Is Back!

It's new name may be Dine Out Boston, but it's "Restaurant Week" all the same. It starts today (Sunday) and runs through Friday. Participating restaurants in Boston, Cambridge, and Metrowest, North and South design 3-course prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner that highlight their best selections. There's no better time...
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Review: Red Apple Lunch (+ Gift for our Readers!)

Admit it. You hate packing kids' lunches. I'm *almost* positive it's something all parents have in common; the grueling night before (or morning of) school, trying desperately to pack a lunch your kid might like/eat (nevermind the different lunches for siblings). One...
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REVIEW: Singh Cafe in Wellesley

I'm always on the hunt for great Indian food. Today I'm sharing my discovery in the hope that we won't all flock there on the same night. If you don't already know about the Singh Cafe in Wellesley, you're welcome...
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Family-Friendly Recipe: Parmesan Chicken with Arugula

Holly and I are both fans of Ina Garten, and we each came to love this simple recipe on our own. Even our kids enjoy it (sometimes with a slight twist on it...)
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REVIEW: LeDu Thai Eatery in Newtonville

LeDu Thai Eatery in Newtonville opened it's doors last Monday for their soft open. Located in the heart of the village, the cuisine is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. My husband and I went there...
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Treat Yourself (and others) to Galit’s Treats

This week in our Holiday Showcase, we're featuring Galit's Treats, a home-based bakery that specializes in preservative-free, made-to-order Jewish and Israeli pastries.
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