Study Cambridge

I am loving the boom of new and exciting restaurants in Kendall Square. It’s happening so quickly that I feel like I just can’t keep up.  When I look at the list of my favorite restaurants in Kendall, I realize that none of them were around five years ago. The dining landscape in that neighborhood has improved dramatically, and I love it.

A couple weeks ago, we celebrated a friend’s birthday at Study, yet another new restaurant in the Kendall Square. Study is the the third venture for owners Diana Kudayarova and Tse Wei Lim, who opened Journeyman in Somerville in 2010, followed by Ames Street Deli and Study in Kendall Square in late 2014. Ames Street Deli is the more casual sister, serving gourmet sandwiches, coffee, pastries, and cocktails. Study is meant to be a space for “academic exploration.” Expect an ever-changing menu where the chef plays around with seasonal ingredients and other fun food concepts.

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Sonoma Starlight at Francis Ford Coppola Winery


This is the first post in the West Coast! A Week in San Francisco and Sonoma Series. Welcome to the gorgeous Francis Ford Coppola Winery! Every year around Labor Day weekend, Sonoma throws a huge weekend-long fundraising wine even called Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. It is a phenomenal weekend filled with various food and wine…

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Shabu Zen Allston


Hot pot = family. To me, the two are inextricably tied. Throughout my childhood, a hot pot (or shabu) dinner represented the times when the family came together. Often it would be just our nuclear family. Other times, it would include aunts, uncles, cousins, and even grandparents. Whoever was over, hot pot always meant sitting…

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Beijing Chinese Dining Lexington


The Chinese food scene in the Boston area has dramatically improved in the twenty years. Back in the mid-1990’s when I first moved to Boston, you had to go to Chinatown for Chinese food. Furthermore, most of it was Cantonese food, with a few exceptions, like the Taiwanese restaurant Wisteria House on Newbury street (who…

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