Boston Restaurants

Good Eats Boston: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Today’s good eats restaurant feature needs no introduction but deserves some love for sure. Chipotle Mexican Grill is one of the most popular fast casual restaurants in the country and for good reason. The food is real, full of flavor and tastes like something you would eat at home. Everything is prepared by hand, they even hand-mash their guacamole every day from scratch which I love. 

Whenever the hubby and I order from Chipotle he orders a salad bowl and I order a burrito. The burritos are enormous, I can never finish it at one go. The way the restaurant works is you go to the counter and tell them what you want in your burrito and they make it in front of you. I am always amazed at how much they put in them and still be able to wrap it perfectly. 

The great thing with Chipotle is that there are vegan options and meat lover options. Most importantly it is a very affordable place with very good. 

So if ever you are looking for a quick delicious meal I highly recommend Chipotle Mexican Grill. The food is excellent. They have so many locations around the country so you are bound to find one near you. If you are looking for something a little more formal, Moon Bar is a nice alternative. 

Good Eats Boston: Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Bar

This week’s Good Eats Boston Feature is a awesome Cajun seafood spot, Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Bar, located just outside of Boston in the town of Revere. If you have been to New Orleans, which is one of the nation’s culinary cities, you are probably familiar with Cajun food. Cajun food is known for its amazing flavor and rustic elements. 

Since I have yet to visit New Orleans I have always hoped to find a place around town that serves Cajun food. So glad to have found Hook & Reel. They serve amazing seafood dishes with authentic Cajun seasonings, fresh garlic, and zesty lemon.

Good Eats Boston: Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood BarThe restaurant is mainly known for its seafood boil where seafood such as crab, crawfish, or shrimp is boiled in seasoned broth. Other ingredients such as potatoes, corn, eggs and sausages can also be added. They serve it in plastic bags as they do in New Orleans which I love. You also get gloves and a bib to eat the meal which really creates a fun and authentic eating experience. 

Other delicious dishes served here are Soft Shell Crab Baskets, Crab meat Roll Sliders, Po Boy Sandwiches and much more. We ordered some fried calamari and a small portion of the paella for our starter; both were delicious. This place is just seafood heaven. 

Good Eats Boston: Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Bar Good Eats Boston: Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Bar

If you love seafood, Cajun food or want an amazing eating experience filled with great flavors I highly recommend Hook & Reel. With locations in Massachusetts, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and many more locations to come, you know they are doing something right and are here to stay. 

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Hook & Reel Revere

                                                          151 Vfw Pkwy Ste 10 Revere, MA 02151

Mon – Thu 12PM – 10PM
Fri-Sat 12PM – 12AM
Sun 12PM – 10PM

FYI: My meal at Hook & Reel was complimentary but as always the opinions and content in this post are all mine. 

Good Eats Boston: By Chloe Seaport

February is over and I am happy to report that I have managed to stick to my 80/20 eating plan. Before you think this is some crazy diet, it’s not. The 80/20 eating plan means 80% plant based and 20% everything else. That means there are no restrictions, it’s all about moderation. I believe that it’s fine to have a slice of pizza or a piece of bacon sometimes. Thanks to restaurants like By Chloe it is easy to stick to my eating plan.

By Chloe Beet Mine Burger
Good Eats Boston: By Chloe Seaport

Following my 80/20 eating plan means careful consideration when choosing restaurants. Although most restaurants dedicate part of their menu to plant based dishes, it is usually a small section with really boring dishes. Unlike California where I feel like there are more vegetarian and vegan restaurants, Boston is slowly upping it’s game with vegan and vegetarian restaurants. By Chloe being one of them.

Good Eats Boston: By Chloe Seaport

You may be familiar with by Chloe from a previous post I wrote about them. They are a vegan fast casual restaurant with delicious and creative menu items. Recently I tried their Beet Mine Burger, made with a beet-lentil-walnut patty topped with sauteed mushrooms, sauteed kale, pickled red onion, truffled basil aioli‌ and served on whole grain bun. This is by far one of the best vegan burgers I have had.

I added a side of air baked sweet potato fries and a seasonal lemonade to drink. Next time I would like to try the Guac burger which my new photographer friend Becky had. The Guac‌ burger is made with a black bean-quinoa-sweet potato patty, guacamole, corn salsa, lettuce, tomato, onion, tortilla strips, chipotle aioli on a whole grain bun. They do offer gluten free option for those who need.

Good Eats Boston: By Chloe Seaport
By Chloe Seaport Swing Chairs

There is something to be said for the simple, bright and clean ambiance that each By Chloe location has. I absolutely love succulent flower wall and the swinging chairs at the By Chloe Seaport location. With locations in Boston, New York, Providence, Los Angeles and London already, I feel this is not the last time we will hear about By Chloe. Check them out at ByChloe.com

Good Eats Boston: Moon Bar

Last Saturday we headed out to Moon Bar; a casual and super chill spot in Boston with delicious bites and drinks. The small corner bar serves some amazingly fresh seafood plates and the curated wine selection is on point. Even the hubby was converted to a white wine lover after trying a glass of German Riesling from the menu. Moon Bar is a great choice if you don’t want to spend tons of money but still want to get very good seafood.

One of my favorite items on the menu was the smoked mussel toast made with pumpkin, sage, roasted garlic aioli and sourdough. As a lover of toast with toppings, I would have never thought of mussels on toast but it works very well in this dish. The different textures in each ingredient create the perfect bite.

SWORDFISH SOULVAKI - Moon BarThe Swordfish Soulvaki with garlic, oregano, lemon, cucumber, tomatoes, chickpeas, yogurt and pita is one menu item I simply cannot forget. There was no rubbery and tough texture. It was very tender, well seasoned and cooked to perfection. From the many seafood restaurants I visited, this was best cooked swordfish I have ever tasted.

Another favorite was the the fish tacos. Made with beer battered fish, cabbage slaw, cilantro, red onion pickles and a Thoreau sauce. These tacos are worth trying on your next visit to Moon Bar.

We tried a few other small plates including Poke with Spanish mackerel and a smoked bluefish plate which were all tasty. Overall the food is great and the wine is amazing. I highly recommend Moon Bar if you are in the Boston area.

Because of it’s location, the bar has become a great hang out spot for many locals and visitors staying in the nearby hotels. Moon Bar is located downstairs from Mooncusser fish house which is already on Boston’s best list for Seafood. The hubs and I plan on going there next time for date night and I can’t wait to try it out.

Moon Bar Location:

304 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116 Get Directions

Phone: (617) 917-5193

Website: Moonbarboston.com

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