This easy to make dinner provides a lot of flavor and can be prepped and cooked in approximately 30 minutes. Ingredients include: 1 lb of chicken, 2 bell peppers, 6-8 small spicy peppers, 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed red pepper, oregano and flour.
Step 1: Dredge the chicken in flour and add to an already hot pan with olive oil and two crushed garlic cloves over medium heat. Cover the chicken once added and flip the pieces as they start to brown. Add the dried herbs – crushed red pepper and oregano.
Step 2: Cut the bell peppers and smaller spicy pepperoncini and add to the pan then cover. Continue to vigorously shake the pan to keep the chicken from sticking. The peppers will create a lot of steam that the chicken will absorb so be sure to cover the pan once they are added.
Step 3: Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of white wine and cover. Continue to vigorously shake the pan rather than taking the lid off to stir so the ingredients all mix. Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes depending on the size of the meat.
The smell of this as it cooks (esp. once you’ve added the peppers and wine) is heady, keep it covered so the chicken will absorb those flavors. This dish is best served over a bed of pasta – my preference is linguine. If possible add 1/4 of a cup (half a ladle) of the boiling water that cooked the pasta this will add more liquid and flavor. Toss the cooked pasta in the pan or use tongs to coat it with all the flavors from the chicken, peppers and wine.
Tonight The BiNA Family Hospitality Group will open their latest restaurant, Merrill & Co. This is the same restaurant group who also own jm Curley’s, Bogie’s Place, Bin 26 Enoteca and Lala Rokh. However this is their first venture into Boston’s South End. They are located at 1 Appleton Street, formerly the home of 28 degrees. While their menu is not available online (yet), executive chef Jason Cheek (previously with KO Prime) indicated they would focus on local seafood.
Wink & Nod shall open this Saturday, according to G.M., Curtis McMillan. BNV has remodeled the space that had previously been home to their subterranean restaurant and lounge, Noche. Although they’ve not shared much about the menu, Boston.com featured a write up last week announcing that the chefs would be Philip Kruta and Jeremy Kean – best known for a North End pop-up restaurant.
I’m happy to see these spaces coming back to life and bringing more dining options to the neighborhood.
For anyone living in the northeast (although this probably applies to most of the United States), this winter has been a real b*tch. We learned new terms like “Polar Vortex”. I’m still not certain what that is, but prior to January 2014 I’d never heard of it and having lived through it once, I know I never want to experience it again.
Boston enjoyed an ever so brief warm up this weekend and now that we’ve “sprung forward” I’m ready to put this winter behind me but it seems that Mother Nature is head over heels, cuckoo for Ol’ Man Winter. What does this New Englander have to do to break up this relationship?
Last week ABC News and The Washington Post released findings from a marriage equality poll. The findings show that support for marriage equality is at an all time high with 59% of those surveyed indicating their support; up from just 32% in 2004 when Massachusetts first legalized same-sex marriage.
More interestingly those opposing marriage equality has dropped by 13% in the past two years. The poll also found that 81% of respondents oppose allowing businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians. You can see the results of the poll’s 8 question survey here.
Anyone else start their morning like this today?
Too funny. Thanks to Seduced by the New.
It is hard for me to believe, but YouTube has been around for nearly a decade. Hey betch, do you remember this vintage ‘tube that was post back in the spring of 2006?
Have a great Saturday night.
The Friendly Toast first opened in Portsmouth, NH twenty years ago and opened a second location in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA five years ago so this review is a bit late in the making. Despite that fact, I’ve been looking forward to visiting this restaurant since it opened. The funky vibe that is so evident in the original restaurant is replicated in Cambridge, although there is a haphazard nature to the decor in the Portsmouth location that seems more planned or contrived here.
Tacky decor aside, our food was delicious. The breakfast menu options are abundant and each plate seems to have plenty of flavor. Shown above is The Friendly Toast’s Costa Rican breakfast $10.75 which comes with black beans and plum tomatoes under melted provolone;
two eggs with a dollop of sour cream, served with homefries & homemade toast.
Sergio opted for a breakfast sandwich for $8.50 that came on a homemade biscuit with a thick slice of ham, eggs and cheese and a side of their breakfast potatoes which are flavored with chili powder to give them some kick. The presentation of both breakfast plates was imposing so it is best to bring your appetite.
Since the restaurant doesn’t take reservations, you may end up waiting quite a while so if you don’t arrive hungry, by the time you get a table you likely will be. The Friendly Toast in Cambridge is open for breakfast at 8 a.m. seven days a week at 1 Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.
Get up and enjoy the day. Today Boston will actually hit 50 degrees.
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Hold the press. Did you see the article in the Boston Herald today? Of course you didn’t – which is why I’m here to point it out to you. They are reporting that Mayor Marty Walsh, is advocating for a “late night task force” to help reshape the city’s nightlife — with a mandate to look at 3:30 a.m. closings.
The article mentions that the group will look to create a pilot program in the Seaport District to test extending the closing time of bars and restaurants, possibly easing into it by allowing establishments to serve alcohol until 2:30 a.m. but stay open until 3:30 a.m. The staggered closings could help avoid the crush of people who file out into the streets at 2 a.m. This comes just months after the MBTA announced they will launch a pilot extending weekend service back to 3 a.m.
It goes without saying that I’m in favor of this and hope it can also help struggling restaurants and bars who may now be able to collect more revenues by staying open longer. Now if we can do something about those pesky liquor licenses I think we might actually be able to foster a nightlife that would allow more gay bars to open.
You can read the article here.
No plans on Sunday afternoon? You may want to talk to your buddies this weekend and check out this Sunday’s Back2Basics Tea Dance at Club Cafe which will be spinning 80s classics from 5 pm to 10 pm.
Each Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, feel free to get help or share it with a friend or colleague to see if you can figure it out together.
I’ll confirm answers later in the day so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance.
This weeks riddle: When young, I am sweet. When I’m middle-aged, I can make you gay. When I’m old, I’m valued more than ever.
What am I?
Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.