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 Location: Pier 6
Pier 6 is located in Charlestown, steps from the oldest commissioned naval ship in the world, the USS Constitution. This premier, authentic seafood restaurant has three levels of dining, including a roof deck, private dining room, mahogany bar and floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors with stunning waterfront views.
*18th Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129, (617) 337-0054 http://pier6boston.com/
One of Boston’s best-known chefs, Jody Adams, opened Saloniki in March near Fenway’s most beloved ballpark. Saloniki showcases food of the Aegean Sea port city. The “fine casual dining” restaurant will have customizable pita platters, brown rice bowls, and salads; with add-ons like spicy lamb meatballs, honey-braised pork shoulder, and zucchini feta fritters. This 60-seat restaurant has locally sourced white oak walls, concrete floors, marble counters and copper exterior.
*4 Kilmarnock Street, Boston, MA, 02215, (617) 266-0001 http://www.salonikigreek.com/#new-greek
J-Tox Segment: Cricket Flour
Billy unknowingly tries cricket brownies. Yes, you read correctly, cricket brownies! Grasshoppers are a nutritional powerhouse that is filled with protein, amino acids, and low in saturated fats and sugars. Cricket flour is gluten-free and a perfect substitute for your normal baking flour!
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