EVER WONDER ABOUT THE
HIDDEN GEMS CHEFS
DISCOVER ON THEIR DAY OFF?

Let’s Shack. Explore the gems where I love to eat.

Most of my picks are in the New England area. I was born in New Haven, and when I owned The Fireplace, we served what was fresh and local, celebrating my love of New England and its history.  However, whether I’m traveling in the U.S. or abroad, I always share favorites & cool little spots I discover.

Shack With The Chef

Ever wonder about the hidden gems chefs love? Often underground, wildly varied, comfort food spots with all the soul and none of the attitude? Shack with the Chef is your ticket to all of it, the lesser-known shacks, dives and small family restaurants (with a few splurges thrown in) that I’ve discovered in off-nights spent exploring the more diverse areas of Boston and beyond with my sous chefs, fellow cooks and wife Rachel.

Jim Solomon

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