I have a big birthday coming up Friday, and in honor of it, I’m doing a giveaway for my readers- a $65 gift certificate to CSN. CSN’s 200+ web sites offer everything from contemporary coffee tables to Le Creuset… there is truly something for everyone.
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Of course all this celebrating means a lot of eating. My dad came into town last night to surprise me and brought my sister Chicky and I out for not one, but two dinners! Yes, you read right. Two! We started off at Neptune Oyster in the North End… in addition to four varieties of oysters, we had uni toast, lobster cocktail, pulpito, fried clams, blue crab salad and (my absolute favorite) Neptunes on Piggyback, a pulled-pork smothered toast topped with a fried oyster. Great stuff. After that we headed over to The Palm for rib eyes, asparagus and a great bottle of wine. Epic. The rib eye there is possibly one of my favorite things of all time- a salt crust locks in the juices in this wonderfully marbled piece of meat like no steak I’ve ever had before.