St. Nick visits children in Brockton, Mass. first, thanks to ho-ho-hometown hero and Hall of Fame Santa James Edgar
Artist Thomas Nast popularized our contemporary image of Santa Claus with his Civil War-era cartoons.

St. Nick visits children in Brockton, Mass. first, thanks to ho-ho-hometown hero and Hall of Fame Santa James Edgar

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Children in Brockton, Mass. grow up believing Santa Claus visits their community first, thanks to the legend of a beloved local businessman named James Edgar. Here's the story of this…

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South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club: America’s greatest restaurant success story of 2020
A classic South Shore bar pizza with "laced" edges, a crispy burnt crust made by spreading tomato sauce around the edge of the pan. Photo courtesy: Lenny Duarte and Mike McDermott of pending new Mike & Lenny's Bar Pizza food truck.

South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club: America’s greatest restaurant success story of 2020

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South Shore bar pizza proved America’s greatest restaurant success story of 2020 – a year otherwise defined by Covid-fueled devastation of the industry from coast to coast.  South Shore bar…

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Manhattan’s Michelin-rated Daniel still has “IT” – even here in the era of Covid
(Boston, MA 042315 ) Kerry Byrne, left, takes a selfie with Bar Boulud Executive Chef Daniel Boulud, right at the restaurant in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Staff Photo by Chitose Suzuki

Manhattan’s Michelin-rated Daniel still has “IT” – even here in the era of Covid

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A fabulous autumn dinner at Manhattan fine-dining landmark Daniel reminded me of some advice I typically share with my restaurant friends, new clients and aspiring restaurateurs.  There are three major elements to restaurant…

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KJB chefs in November: “I’m tapping out! I cannot take anymore Thanksgiving orders”
A Greater Boston media blitz for Chef Mike Fucci included appearances on several Greater Boston TV stations.

KJB chefs in November: “I’m tapping out! I cannot take anymore Thanksgiving orders”

The American restaurant industry is going to hell in handbasket here in 2020. You know the reasons why. But KJB Trending restaurants are not only surviving. They’re thriving! Chef Mike Fucci of…

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