About this blog

My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Albany Pump Station

Having a burger with son of Man from Pawtucket at The Albany Pump Station. This is a burger and beer joint.

Monday, January 25, 2010

That's so cheesy

Thanks to a generous birthday gift from our friends who manage things and automate things, we went to Artisanal for dinner Saturday night. I was surprised to see the place was jumping. We started with a small order of the traditional fondue - a rich, creamy tasty, cheesy blend, followed by a beet salad - endive, walnuts and goat cheese and a carpaccio of yellowfin tuna - shaved fennel and ratatouille vinaigrette. We were seduced by the special of the day - a seven hour braised lamb shank - so decided to share one. Good call - it was delicious. All of this was paired well with a 2008 Bourgogne Aligote from Olivier Leflaive. A selection of assorted housemade petits fours completed a wonderful meal and even better evening with my wife.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


January 13, 2010

Lunch at Zaytinya with Man from Pawtucket's oldest brother. We were joined by The Phantom Diner so we could take full advantage of Washington, DC's winter restaurant week. With the Phantom expected at any minute, we ordered three " three-course fixed-price meal" - a bargain at $20.10. Unfortunately Phantom never showed and we were forced to eat the extra meal. Our bad.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010


January 2, 2010

Having first pizza of 2010 at Co. We started with a few bowls of Ribolita - a soup of tomato, savoy cabbage, cavolo nero, cannellini beans, parmesan, mirepoix and chili powder - perfect for the cold day. Next was the main event - we ordered 5 pizzas - Rosa - tomato, garlic, fresh oregano and chili; stracciatella - tomato, black pepper, stracciatella and arugula,; margherita - tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil; cauliflower - roasted cauliflower, buffalo mozzarella, caramelized onions and lardons; and finally brussels sprouts pizza- brussels sprouts, béchamel, buffalo mozzarella, chestnuts, lardons and onions. All were delicious and absolutely worth a return visit. but go early, the wait was long by the time we left after 1 pm.