Amy Traverso'S latest stories

A Summer Celebration

Festive tableware and an upscale, island-inspired menu for your next al fresco event.

Cocktail Recipe: Great Elm Punch

Feel free to play around with your own garnishes.

Recipe: Grilled Wild Shrimp with Green Mojo

Inspired by the Canary Islands.

Recipe: Grilled Skirt Steak with Corn & Farro Salad

'My go-to marinade for grilling in the summer.'

Recipe: Sweet Cornbread Cake with Strawberries & Chantilly Cream

Combining two summer favorites.

Is the Worst Over?

Things were looking grim for the restaurant business last January. The tanking economy seemed to reached its nadir during what is already the slowest dining month of the year (too many people feeling too cash-strapped or too stuffed to eat…

First Bite: North 26

The Millennium Bostonian Hotel sits on a prime patch of real estate–directly across from Faneuil Hall, a stone’s throw from the North End–but no one seems to know about it. Or, at least, here’s the standard reaction I got when…

The Sun Sets on Aujourd'hui

If you haven’t heard already, the Four Seasons announced this weekend that it will close its celebrated restaurant, Aujourd’hui, after a final dinner on June 27. This is sad news for lovers of Boston tradition (the restaurant opened in May…

The City's Best Falafel: Not in Brookline!

Wow, that headline really feels like sacrilege, given how long I’ve bowed at the altar of Rami’s, and the Israeli takeout joint still does turn out fantastic chick pea fritters. But the spinach falafel wrap at Sofra has made a…

First Bite: Boston Burger Company

One advantage to living in a college town: You don’t have to go much farther than the nearest campus to satisfy your craving for a decent burger: Harvard has Bartley’s, BU has UBurger, and now Tufts has Boston Burger Company,…