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feast :: a cookbook club

By |October 14th, 2015|

If you’re anything like me, you have an amazing selection of cookbooks sitting nice + pretty on your shelves — yet there are volumes of recipes just waiting to be discovered + experienced. Such an undertaking must never be done alone. So I said to myself, “Why not gather new + old friends together to […]

Focusing Local in 2015

By |January 13th, 2015|

Like most people, as the new year rings in, we here at Dinner Dealer are reflecting on the past year and dreaming about the next. In our second year of promoting local restaurants and businesses, we are so proud to have contributed to the business health of dozens of local, independent restaurants in 2013 and […]

An Impromptu Pasta alla Carbonara

By |June 3rd, 2013|

Today’s meal is brought to you by Pantry + Fridge. That’s right, we did a little pantry raid to try and pull together a meal for dinner. An open package of bacon, couple of eggs, cream, Parmesan cheese and immediately I knew […]

Pizza of the Week | Steak & Arugula

By |May 17th, 2013|

This time of year, we have an abundance of crisp peppery fresh greens to indulge in. Salads are great and all, but why not spice things up a bit and make a pizza? […]

Alchemy Cafe & Bistro – Gloucester

By |May 6th, 2013|

If you’re feeling a little adventurous for dinner tonight, or want to make a great first impression on a first date — swing into Alchemy’s Bistro. Their inventive and creative menu will keep you coming back for more. […]

Cala’s – Manchester

By |April 18th, 2013|

When dining at Cala’s you’re guaranteed to run into someone you know. With such a fun and inviting atmosphere, locals enjoy coming to Cala’s for the good food, drink, and company. Night after night, these guys are always bustling with diners — […]

What to do with leftover Indian food?

By |April 15th, 2013|

Quite often, Dennis and I find ourselves with leftover Indian food. A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but never enough for another meal. What we love to do with our leftovers is […]

Willow Rest – Gloucester

By |April 9th, 2013|

Good luck walking out of Annisquam’s Historic Willow Rest empty handed. Talk about good ol’ home style cooking that comes from the heart . . . […]

Pizza of the Week | St. Patrick’s Day

By |March 15th, 2013|

We reached out to Dean Border, Owner of Maple St. Tavern and said, “Give us a great St. Patty’s Day inspired pizza!”
Here’s what he had to say . . . […]

Curried Rice Pilaf

By |February 9th, 2013|

From Jessica’s Kitchen — A couple years ago, Dennis and I were invited to a family’s home to learn how to prepare authentic Indian cuisine. We showed up with a bottle of wine and a blank notebook — eager to learn and taste. It was a collaborative process, with […]