The 25 Most Creative Seafood Dishes in Boston Right Now

Ever eaten a $900 lobster roll? Devoured a tower of crab rangoon nachos? Dive into our list of 25 dishes that make a splash and see how Boston is reinventing seafood—all over again. The New Shrimp Cocktail Lemon-shandy-poached shrimp, Buttermilk & Bourbon At his funky New Orleans–inspired restaurant, chef Jason Santos puts a uniquely New England spin on the southern tradition of peel-and-eat shrimp: He poaches the shellfish in Old Bay and Narragansett Del’s Shandy, a collaboration between the Ocean State beer and lemonade makers. They’re served with a trio of condiments: malt vinegar mignonette, red pepper-flaked “atomic” horseradish cream, and cocktail sauce spiked with Crystal Hot Sauce,

The Best Brunches in Boston Right Now

Brunch is everything you want in a meal: carbs, casual dress code, reasonable prices, and day drinking. So where best to ward off the Sunday scaries? While the city is awash in hollandaises, some brunch menus elevate the midday meal to event dining status (specialty cocktails may have something to do with it). Who cares if eggs are suddenly bad for us again? Buttermilk & bourbon Back Bay Proof that fried chicken works any time of day Jason Santos wants you to have fun at brunch, dammit, even if that means serving you soft-serve ice cream before noon. And that’s just one of his New Orleans brunch menu’s many quirks -- when’s the last time you made a midday meal of crawfish boudin croquette

Chef Jason Santos’ new cookbook inspired by Big Easy

While Boston isn’t known for its Southern cuisine, chef Jason Santos has helped us fall in love with it. The executive chef and owner of Buttermilk & Bourbon in the Back Bay (160 Commonwealth Ave.) has his first cookbook, aptly titled “Buttermilk & Bourbon: New Orleans Recipes with a Modern Flair,” hitting shelves March 26. It pays homage to his restaurant by showcasing recipes inspired by the exciting flavors and culture of New Orleans, including a few straight from the menu. Inspired by a trip to New Orleans, Santos opened the restaurant Buttermilk & Bourbon to share soulful Southern dishes with Boston. “Boston didn’t have a lot of Southern dining options and after my first trip to New

Obsessions: Jason Santos of Buttermilk & Bourbon

Fuel your Fat Tuesday with the Hell's Kitchen vet's favorite New Orleans-related snacks and supplies. First, fuel your Fat Tuesday with recipes from star chef Jason Santos’s new cookbook, Buttermilk & Bourbon, named for his New Orleans–inspired Back Bay restaurant. Then stock up on some of his favorite Crescent City–related snacks and supplies. Read Full Article

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