NESN’s Dining Playbook features two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports with help from the region’s best known hosts, athletes and tastemakers. Emmy Award-winning duo Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson leverage their considerable following and bring NESN viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best of what the region has to offer.

Host: Smith & Wollensky

Jenny and Billy try options from Smith & Wollensky’s Holiday Feast menu and learn about the new wine program.

*Seaport location   294 Congress St, Boston, MA 02110  (617) 778-2200

Review: The Velveteen Habit

Dining Playbook travels to Maine, for an exceptional farm to table restaurant called the Velveteen Habit.

*37 Ogunquit Road, Cape Neddick, Maine 03902  207.216.9884

Interview with: Patrick Chung

Billy and Jenny chat with New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung about his favorite meals and his charity, Chung Changing Lives.

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Dining Playbook Gala Recap

This recap is a thank you to our sponsors and guests that attended the Dining Playbook Gala on Nov 14.

Training Camp: Chef Renee Scharoff

Billy and Chef Renee of Blonde on the Run create a lamb recipe perfect for the holidays.

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Taj Boston

The Taj is featured because they offer more than 40 fireplace suites with specific menus that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

*15 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 536-5700‎

True Aussie Rescue Me Contest

This week’s winner is Jessica Boardman. Congratulations, Jessica! You have won a pre-prepared holiday meal for 8-10 people.

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