NESN’s new show, Dining Playbook with Billy and Jenny, features two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports. Emmy Award winner Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson will be cooking with your favorite athletes and showcasing the places to go before, during and after the game.
On this week’s episode, Billy and Jenny ventured to the South End to check out Stephi’s on Tremont, where they sampled some tasty food and drinks and chatted with Stephi’s CEO Leo Fonseca.
*Stephi’s on Tremont 571 Tremont Street, Boston, MA (617) 236-2063
Jenny and Billy also got the chance to talk to several Red Sox players about their favorite foods, including Clay Buchholz, Xander Bogaerts and John Lackey.
Jenny also caught up with Sox reliever Craig Breslow at a gala for his Strike 3 Foundation, which helps heighten awareness and raise support and funding for childhood cancer research.
Before, During, and After the Game: Each week, Billy and Jenny pick three places in Boston where fans can a nice meal before, during, or after a game. Here were their three choices:
1.) Sam’s At Louis: This Seaport spot offers a fantastic view of Boston harbor as well as delicious American fare and seafood.
*Sam’s At Louis 60 Northern Ave, Boston, MA (617) 295-0191 http://samsatlouis.com
2.) Ristorante Fiore: This authentic Italian restaurant in the North End features a romantic roof deck and plenty of tasty meats and pasta.
*Ristorante Fiore 250 Hanover St, Boston, MA (617) 371-1176 http://www.ristorantefiore.com
3.) Cask ‘n Flagon This favorite Fenway hangout is across the street from Fenway Park and boasts a fresh new summer menu.
*Cask ‘n Flagon 62 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA (617) 536-4840 http://www.casknflagon.com