Anthony Giglio

Meat of the Matter

When the trendwatchers started squawking   a few weeks ago that the low-carb craze was taking on water, friends who knew I was embarking on an eating odyssey through Boston's best steakhouses wondered if I had missed the proverbial boat….

Raising the Bar

Pity the state of the home bar. The vestiges of its romantic past — the silver laid out meticulously on white linen, the dark wood buffed to a high shine, the perfectly made martini — are now so rare, people…

Mangia Business

It's early morning at Caffè Graffiti, and men wearing tool belts abound. Everyone is speaking Italian, even the barista, the guy behind the bar who looks sort of mean until he smiles. Andrea Bocelli croons incongruously mushy arias on the…

Pretty in Pink

If you haven't made dinner plans for Valentine's Day yet, take my advice: Don't. Few days on the calendar stress out restaurateurs and diners more than the one night of the year when every diner in the house wants a…

Liquids: Nightcaps

Call me a Neanderthal, but I’ve always been amused that we call the year’s most romantic date (or, rather, forced-to-be-romantic date) Valentine’s Day, when the real celebration comes Valentine’s Night. That’s when most of the romance happens—or, at least, should,…